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Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki’s Steve Rapp qualified his 2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000 4th-fastest for Sunday’s Formula Xtreme race at California Speedway in Fontana, California.
The new bike had never been on a racetrack before practice started on Thursday.
Rapp was 2nd fastest early in the session but ended qualifying with a fastest lap of 1:27.09 to fill out the front row.
His teammate, Chris Ulrich, is still feeling the effects of breaking a rib at Daytona three weeks ago and qualified 15th at 1:30.502 on his 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000.
The race will be held Sunday afternoon.