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Kenny Roberts Fastest in Early Qualifying for South African 500 GP (Yes, Gobert is Back for More)

Kenny Roberts (Suzuki) was fastest in the first qualifying session for Sunday’s South African GP race. Injured Alex Criville (Honda) could only manage seventh best.

After crashing during the first lap last week in Australia, Anthony Gobert (MuZ) is back for another try, but could only manage 19th fastest on the slippery track.

First Qualifying Session (Top 10)

1. Kenny Roberts (Suzuki) 1’38.813
2. Tadayuki Okada (Honda) 1’38.819
3. Juan Borja (Honda) 1’39.031
4. Sete Gibernau (Honda) 1’39.279
5. Tetsuya Harada (Aprilia) 1’39.410
6. Max Biaggi (Yamaha) 1’39.545
7. Alex Criville (Honda) 1’39.547
8. Carlos Checa (Yamaha) 1’39.836
9. Jurgen vd Goorbergh (MuZ) 1’39.842
10. John Kocinski (Honda) 1’39.853