Mladin sets AMA Superbike record at Barber

Updated: April 21, 2006, 7:59 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Australia's Mat Mladin earned the provisional pole Friday for the Honda Superbike Classic Doubleheader at Barber Motorsports Park with a record-breaking lap on the 2.3-mile, 16-turn circuit.

Riding a new Suzuki GSX-R1000, Mladin finished in 1:24.943 to break the mark of 1:25.047 that he set last year.

Qualifying will resume Saturday morning, followed by the first race of the doubleheader AMA Superbike Championship. The second race is Sunday.

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