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Apr 19, 2002

Friday Practice Times From World Superbike At Sugo

From Honda press releases:<BR><BR>World Superbike<BR>Friday morning free practice<BR>Sugo, Japan<BR><BR>1. Makoto Tamada, Japan, Honda, 1:28.716<BR>2. Colin Edwards, USA, Castrol Honda, 1:29.664<BR>3. Noriyuki Haga, Japan, Aprilia, 1:29.885<BR>4. Yuichi Takeda, Japan, Honda, 1:29.953<BR>5. Ben Bostrom, USA, Ducati, 1:30.239<BR>6. Wataru Yoshikawa, Japan, Yamaha, 1:30.317<BR>7. Neil Hodgson, GB, Ducati, 1:30.507<BR>8. Akira Yanagawa, Japan, Kawasaki, 1:30.623<BR>9. Troy Bayliss, Australia, Ducati, 1:30.744<BR>10.Ruben Xaus, Spain, Ducati, 1:30.823<BR><BR> <BR>World Supersport<BR>Friday morning free practice<BR>Sugo, Japan<BR><BR>1. Paolo Casoli, Italy, Yamaha, 1:33.532<BR>2. James Whitham, GB, Yamaha, 1:33.787<BR>3. Katsuaki Fujiwara, Japan, Suzuki, 1:33.875<BR>4. Fabien Foret, France, Honda, 1:33.975<BR>5. Christian Kellner, Germany, Yamaha, 1:34.181<BR>6. Chris Vermeulen, Australia, Honda, 1:34.498<BR>7. Stephane Chambon, France, Suzuki, 1:34.659<BR>8. Piergiorgio Bontempi, Italy, Ducati, 1:34.760<BR>9. Andrew Pitt, Australia, Kawasaki, 1:34.800<BR>10. Werner Daemen, Belgium Honda, 1:34.851<BR>11. Karl Muggeridge, Australia, Honda, 1:34.893<BR>16. Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Japan, Honda, 1:35.855<BR><BR><BR>And from another Honda press release:<BR><BR>EDWARDS TAKES JUDO LESSONS<BR><BR>Castrol Honda¹s Colin Edwards joined a host of World Superbike and World Supersport stars for judo lessons at a local school to the Sugo circuit in Japan on Thursday.<BR><BR>The riders visited the Murato-cho Taiikukan school in nearby Miyagiken to meet schoolchildren before being fitted out in traditional judo suits to tackle the sport.<BR><BR>"It was great fun," said Edwards, who provided an additional demonstration by walking on his hands. "We were there to say hello to the kids and learn a bit about the sport. I'm not sure I'll be taking up judo full time but I don't mind having a go at anything.<BR><BR>"I ended up in a bit of a battle with Troy (Bayliss), got him in a lock and it was tempting to give him a kick!"