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Sykes storms to pole at Misano

Sykes storms to pole at Misano

By Eurosport
By Eurosport - The 09/06/2012 at 17:58
Tom Sykes stormed to take Superpole for the Superbike World Championship race at Misano, with several big names dropping out of the reckoning early.
 

In wet conditions that saw the session split into two 20-minute phases, the Kawasaki Racing Team rider registered a fastest lap of one minute 35.375 seconds, comfortably the quickest time of the weekend so far and bringing home his fifth Superpole win of the season.

Fellow Briton Jonathan Rea (Honda WSBK) was second-fastest with a time of 1:35.991, with Italy's Ayrton Badovani (BMW Italia Goldbet) third in 1:36.083.

Neither world championship leader Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) or second-ranked Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad) made it out of the first Superpole session.

Biaggi will start to first race in the third row, with Melandri in the row behind alongside Carlos Checa, another casualty of Superpole 1.

1. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 35.375s
2. Jonathan Rea GBR Honda WSBK CBR1000RR 1m 35.991s
3. Ayrton Badovini ITA BMW Italia Goldbet S1000RR 1m 36.083s
4. Davide Giugliano ITA Althea Ducati 1098R 1m 36.147s
5. Jakub Smrz CZE Liberty Effenbert Ducati 1098R 1m 36.183s
6. Leon Haslam GBR BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1m 36.283s
7. Eugene Laverty IRL Aprilia Racing RSV-4 1m 37.365s
8. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R 1m 36.559s 

Did not progress to Superpole 2

9. Matteo Baiocco ITA Barni Ducati 1098R 1m 37.509s
10. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Racing RSV-4 1m 37.686s
11. Loris Baz FRA Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 37.704s
12. Michel Fabrizio ITA BMW Italia Goldbet S1000RR 1m 37.796s 
13. Marco Melandri ITA BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1m 37.806s
14. Leon Camier GBR FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 37.985s
15. Lorenzo Zanetti ITA PATA Ducati 1098R 1m 38.078s
16. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1098R 1m 38.977s

Did not progress to Superpole

17. Maxime Berger FRA Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R 1m 36.934s
18. John Hopkins USA FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 37.168s
19. Niccolo Canepa ITA Red Devils Ducati 1098R 1m 37.202s
20. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Honda WSBK CBR1000RR 1m 37.250s
21. Chaz Davies GBR ParkinGO MTC Aprilia RSV-4 1m 37.312s
22. David Salom ESP Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 37.688s
23. Leandro Mercado ARG Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 38.674s
24. Federico Sandi ITA Grillini Progea BMW S1000RR 1m 40.251s

 
 

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