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Kagayama and Yoshimura Win Superpole

Yukio Kagayama has put the Yoshimura Suzuki Racing Team on Pole for tomorrow’s Suzuka World Endurance Championship third round in Japan after clocking-up a time of 2’08.001 in this afternoon’s Top-10 Time Trial.

Kagayama and the GSX-R1000 have dominated throughout Free Practice and Qualifying along with team mates Josh Waters and Nobuatsu Aoki.

World Endurance Champions and current series leaders, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) did not qualify for the Top-10 Superpole and will start tomorrow’s race from 15th position on the grid.

Surprise second place today went to the Monster Yamaha YART squad, who clocked a time of 2’08.025 ahead of Honda’s Musashi RT HARC-Pro squad on 2’08.162.

The start of the race is scheduled for tomorrow at 10:30 am local time (GMT + 9) – an hour earlier than originally scheduled – to save energy consumption in the country that is still recovering from the after-effects of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

Top 10 Trial Results: 1 Yoshimura Suzuki Racing Team (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 2’08.001, 2 Monster Yamaha YART (Yamaha) 2’08.025, 3 Musashi RT Harc PRO (Honda) 2’08.162, 4 FCC TSR Honda (Honda) 2’08.258, 5 Honda SuzukaRacing Team (Honda) 2’09.170, 6 Yamaha Racing France GMT94 iPhone (Yamaha) 2’09.409, 7 BMW Motorrad France 99 (BMW) 2’09.545, 8 Crown Keibihosyou Racing (Honda) 2’09.725, 9 Honda Dream RT Sakuria Honda (Honda) 2’10.300, 10 Eva RT Test Type-01 Trickstar FRTR (Kawasaki) 2’10.979. 15: SERT (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 2’12.103.