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wkid_one
4th July 2004, 21:04
Roberts takes GP pole
Kenny Roberts has taken his Suzuki GSV-R to a surprise pole position for the start of the Rio GP.




Sete Gibernau set the fastest time in the first qualifying session on Friday and he stayed the man to be through the final session on Saturday, despite being the only rider not to improve his time.


As usual the pace lept up considerably in the closing seconds of the final session as all the riders tried to set the best time. But with just seconds to go Roberts lept up the the leaderboard to take pole by 0.154 seconds over second placed man Max Biaggi on the Camel Honda.


Repsol Honda man Nicki Hayden stormed in to third place to finish the front row of Sunday's grid, with Gibernau demoted to the second row with the fourth fastest time.


Alex Barros and Loris Capirossi finished the second row with Makato Tamada, Valentino Rossi and Shinya Nakano making up the third row.


Neil Hodgson starts the race in 19th, two places behind his D'Antin Ducati team-mate Ruben Xaus.





Roberts 1m48.4

Biaggi 1m48.5
Hayden 1m48.5
Gibernau 1m48.6
Barros 1m48.6
Capirossi 1m48.8
Tamada 1m48.8
Rossi 1m49.0
Nakano 1m49.1
Bayliss 1m49.5
Edwards 1m49.6
Checa 1m49.6
Melandri 1m49.7
Hofmann 1m49.8
Abe 1m50.1
Xaus 1m50.2
Hopkins 1m50.3
McWilliams 1m50.9
Hodgson 1m51.0
Byrne 1m51.7
Aoki 1m51.9
Roberts Kurtis 1m52.0
Burns 1m54.0
De Gea 1m54.1

LB
5th July 2004, 04:50
I thought this thread was about Bugsplat's new purchase!! (a shiny new red R1, for those who don't already know)

wkid_one
5th July 2004, 06:30
I thought this thread was about Bugsplat's new purchase!! (a shiny new red R1, for those who don't already know)
HAhahahaha - I readabout that first on www.r1-forum.com (http://www.r1-forum.com)

matthewt
6th July 2004, 19:38
HAhahahaha - I readabout that first on www.r1-forum.com (http://www.r1-forum.com)

Well double HAhahahaha, I sat on it before he did :niceone:

wkid_one
6th July 2004, 20:17
Well double HAhahahaha, I sat on it before he did :niceone:So did I!!!!!!!!!! And nearly bought it, scary thought really. But as much as Barry tried - he couldn't wedge my wallet open