Superbikes Czech Republic 2012: Tom Sykes flies again in an eternal Superpole. Kenan Sofuoglu pole in Supersport
Superbikes Czech Republic 2012: Tom Sykes flies again in an eternal Superpole. Kenan Sofuoglu pole in Supersport

What we have seen today in the Superpole of the ninth appointment of World Superbikes, which is being held on the Czech circuit of Brno, it has tested the infinite patience of all of us. And it is that the session has lasted more than two hours between some things and others, which now I will tell you, because the important thing at the end of the day is the result, and once again Tom sykes He has once again shown that there is no one to catch him in a round. Nothing less than has achieved seventh Superpole of the year, and has made her fly once more Kawasaki ZX-10R, stopping the chrono in a time of 1'58.010.

In the front row, Tom will be accompanied by Carlos Checa in second place, who has been very high in all training sessions, Eugene laverty in third position, confirming his good moment with the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, and Davide Giugliano in the fourth position, which has been the culprit (he did not want) that the session has lasted a long, long time. And now let's start at the beginning, where the surprises were not long in coming …

And it is that in the Superpole 1, that has been dominated by Marco Melandri, we have seen how nothing more and nothing less than Max Biaggi stayed out, that if it is already surprising to see him finish in position number 14 like today, if we talk about Brno, it already seems something unimaginable. Although that yes, at the moment it is not the weekend of the Italian, who has had a discreet performance throughout all the training sessions. Along with the Roman, they put an end to their performance as well Leon Camier, Loris Baz and John Hopkins.

Eugene laverty

So the Superpole 2 with the twelve fastest drivers, and we were only a few minutes in when we see the red flag rise. What happened? Then friend Giugliano has been releasing an important trail of gasoline, which has made everyone who passed by go to the ground, Davide included. A) Yes, Jakub Smrz, David Salom and Ayrton badovini They tested the Brno asphalt for this reason, and in the case of Salom and Badovini they did not start again when it was resumed, leaving a Superpole 2 with ten riders. But there is still more …

And we were there, waiting for the track to be cleaned well for it to resume, which took more than an hour. First they said that the pit lane would open at 4:00 p.m., to later rectify it and say that at 4:25 p.m., and at that point I was tired of seeing Manuela Rafaetta… AND When it seemed that it was finally going to resume, the first drops of rain began to fall and everything is delayed again. With these new conditions, the Superpole procedure is declared in the wet, which means that in the end only one more session has been played, Superpole 2, but of twenty minutes, and from there the final grid would come out. Anyway … The best of all is that afterwards it was played completely dry, as evidenced by Sykes' great time.

Those began like this twenty minutes with only ten pilots, due to the already mentioned absences of Salom and Badovini. Carlitos came to lead the table, but the truth is that we already know how difficult it is to take a better time from Tom, and there has been nothing to do. As I was saying then, Sykes first followed by Checa, Laverty and Giugliano, while the second row will be made up of Marco Melandri who has been fifth, be careful with him for tomorrow because in the previous sessions he has been as strong as lately, Jonathan Rea sixth, Leon haslam seventh and Michele Fabrizio eighth. They complete the top ten Chaz davies and the local pilot Jakub Smrz. By the way, for whom do I miss in the table to Sylvain Guintoli and you don't know what happened to him, this week the news broke that the Liberty racing he did without his services due to his poor results, something rare if we consider that Guintoli achieved the first victory for the team at the circuit of Assen.

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