I got to 1:38.073, while racing a Ducati 99x in the Unltd GP that followed the LWGP. I know I can go faster, just need more seat time. I learned that getting off of the seat and throwing my upper body into the turn allowed me to go faster through the turn. I think if Steve would have been faster, I would have had more incentive to push myself. I am the type that really needs a rabbit to follow, kind of like it was with the Aprilia boyz last year.
I can definitely see myself doing 33's or 35's rather quickly given the right conditions.