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Airwaves Ducati Start Quest For Snetterton Victory - July 8th 2005

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    Airwaves Ducati riders Leon Haslam and Gregorio Lavilla finished in 3rd and 10th places respectively following two free practice sessions at Snetterton today. With the eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship taking place on Sunday, the duo were pleased with their initial efforts at the Norfolk circuit. They remain undeterred following a crash each in session two, both uninjured and raring to set quick qualifying times tomorrow.

    Airwaves Ducati Team Manager, Colin Wright, said: "We've made a steady start to the weekend. I'm obviously pleased both Gregorio and Leon are unhurt following their crashes and they are both ok for tomorrow. Gregorio has got a good feel for the track and ran consistently in the top 10, Leon's effort was excellent and he's looking very good on race tyres".

    Gregorio was happy with his first taste of the circuit: "I'm not sure what happened when I came off this afternoon but until then I was pretty relaxed with things. The circuit is fairly straightforward so I'll be ready for qualifying tomorrow".

    Leon was delighted with his efforts: "I've always had good memories of Snetterton and the two sessions today have set me up perfectly for the weekend. I think I was actually trying a bit too hard towards the end, in an effort to beat my best lap from the morning session. I was quick throughout so I'll be hoping for a front row start position tomorrow".

    The eighth round of the Championship continues with two 50-minute qualifying sessions tomorrow followed by two 25-lappers on Sunday.