Jun 16, 2001
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Kawasaki's Eric Bostrom took the pole and set a new class track record in the 600cc Supersport qualifying session for even-numbered machines at Loudon. Bostrom's time was a 1:12.127 set on a qualifying tire.<BR><BR>But despite the best efforts of Aaron Yates and Tommy Hayden on Dunlop qualifying tires, John Hopkins' time from the odd-number session on Michelin race tires held up for second on the grid for tomorrow's 600cc Supersport race.<BR><BR>Jamie Hacking crashed during the session and ended up sixth-fastest. Jake Zemke also crashed and ended up fifth-fastest.<BR><BR>Even-session Times follow:<BR><BR>1. Eric Bostrom, Kawasaki, 1:12.127<BR>2. Aaron Yates, Suzuki, 1:12.602<BR>3. Tommy Hayden, Yamaha, 1:12.865<BR>4. Aaron Gobert, Yamaha, 1:13.568<BR>5. Jake Zemke, Honda, 1:13.701<BR>6. Jamie Hacking, Suzuki, 1:14.101<BR>7. Jimmy Moore, Suzuki, 1:14.237<BR>8. Daigoro Suzuki, Kawasaki, 1:15.246<BR>9. Paul Hopkins, Yamaha, 1:16.241<BR>10. Roland Williams, Suzuki, 1:16.363