Fogerty sits out of the rain

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Carl Fogarty sat out yesterday afternoon's opening qualifying session for round eight of Sunday's World Superbike Championship in Sentul, Indonesia, after torrential rain and thunderstorms made it a lottery.

"Going out today was a pointless exercise for me," said Fogarty, who set the fastest time of 1min 29.376sec in the morning's practice session.

"If it rains today, then I'll have to go out in the final qualifying session, but I'll take my chance."

Australia's Kirk McCarthy is in provisional pole position while Mike Hale was another of the handful of riders who braved the conditions to take second place ahead of Aaron Slight.

"I was undecided about going out but it's probably better that I clocked a time just in case the weather gets worse," Slight said.