Guarnoni ahead of Reiterberger in Q1

Friday, 18 October 2013 14:24 GMT
Guarnoni ahead of Reiterberger in Q1

Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki), race winner in the previous round at Magny-Cours, has set the fastest time of FIM Superstock 1000 Cup first qualifying at Jerez, by clocking in 1'45.456s in what was a tight session for the series. The former STK600 champion got the better of German Markus Reiterberger, who showed good speed in the first day of his one-off ride with the BMW Motorrad GoldBet Team, as substitute rider for 2013 Champion - and WSBK debutant here in Spain - Sylvain Barrier.

Niccolò Canepa (Barni Racing Ducati), who saw his chances for the 2013 title fading away in France, finished third ahead of fellow Italian Lorenzo Savadori (Team Pedercini Kawasaki), Romain Lanusse (Team MRS Kawasaki), Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) and Christophe Ponsson (Team MRS Kawasaki).

Other Team Pedercini rider Simone Grotzky Giorgi had a crash at Turn 3 late in the session, from which he escaped unhurt as the Italian managed to rejoin straight after.