Motorcycling: Bayliss remains poles apart

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Motorcycling:

Bayliss remains poles apart

The Australian Troy Bayliss claimed pole position with a scorching lap of Silverstone in the final qualifying sessionfor rounds 19 and 20 of the Motor Cycle News British Superbike Championship. The Ducati rider covered the 2.25 mile circuit in a time of 1min 22.672sec to outpace the championship-chasing Chris Walker by five hundredths of a second. Title rivals Michael Doohan, of Australia, and Italy's Max Biaggi secured front row grid placings yesterday for the San Marino Grand Prix while France's Jean Michel Bayle took pole. Japan's world 250cc championship leader Tetsuya Harada crashed during practice for the San Marino Grand Prix and broke his left leg.

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