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Apr 27, 2002

Pridmore Team Qualifies Second-Fastest, Barnes/Ciccotto Fourth For Imola 200 World Endurance

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Jason Pridmore and teammate Mark Edwards qualified second-fastest for the 200 Miglia di Imola World Endurance race at the historic Enzo e Dino Ferrari racetrack in Imola.<BR><BR>After the final qualifying session was held on Saturday, QB Phase One's Pridmore and Edwards were second-fastest, at 1:56.200, on a SuperProdution-class Suzuki GSX-R1000. Zongshen 2's Warwick Nowland and Giovanni Bussei were on pole at 1:56.064, riding another SuperProduction Suzuki GSX-R1000.<BR><BR>GMT 94's Sebastien Scarnato and William Costes were third-quickest at 1:56.610 on another SuperProduction Suzuki GSX-R1000, while Americans Michael Barnes and Mike Ciccotto were fourth-fastest at 1:57.269 on Herman Verboven Racing 5's Suzuki GSX-R750, listed in official qualifying results as being entered in the SuperProduction class although the team has previously competed in the Superbike class.<BR><BR>In total, 51 teams have entered Sunday's race.