Smrz left smiling after day one

Friday, 23 April 2010 15:36 GMT
The hour long first qualifying session at Assen was halted for a few minutes to clean up an oil spill, but Jakub Smrz was still the fastest rider on his Pata B&G Racing Ducati, setting a new circuit best of 1'36.041.

Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) was second quickest, with the official BMW of Troy Corser just over 0.4 from provisional pole man Smrz, and third quickest today.

Championship leader Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) rounded out the early top four.