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- Superbikes: Tom Sykes, fastest again with debacle at Althea Racing
- Supersport: pole for Sam Lowes with Friday weather
Tom sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) took fifth Superpole of the season after having been the fastest rider in the last qualifying practice of the seventh round of the Superbike World Championship which has just finished at the Misano circuit in San Marino.
With a time of 1'35.375, the Briton has surpassed his compatriotra Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) by just over six tenths while the Italian Alex Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) took a magnificent third place. Today has been the day of the second drivers since Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) was in fourth place in this case. On Supersport the fastest has been Sam lowes (Bogdanka PTR Honda).
Superbikes: Tom Sykes, fastest again with debacle at Althea Racing
The Superpole today was surprisingly disputed in wet with what the sessions were two of twenty minutes instead of the three to which we are accustomed. I say surprisingly because you only had to see the face of Jonathan Rea who stepped on the pit lane with his boots, looked up at the sky and then at the camera with a face of: well I don't understand, but hey.
The asphalt was practically in good condition, with 41 degrees so the times were expected to be fast. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) and Jonathan Rea took first place for a few minutes until just two to go, Tom sykes He took out all his artillery to make a time of 1'36.286, which would serve him to be the fastest of the Superpole 1. The shock he had on the finish line after stepping on the piano showed that he was going fast.
The mistake would come from the Althea Racing by Carlos Checa. In the absence of those two minutes and when he was running sixth (eight qualify) he entered the pits, we do not know if because of indications from the wall or because he did not know the time remaining in the session. They quickly told him that he had to leave, while he, with a clear expression of disbelief, shook his head.
But with the time that remained, he had no chance to go round and fast. One after another they overtook him, having to settle for the last place, sixteenth. Tomorrow it will come out in the fourth row. Back in the pits, the gestures to the mechanics asking for explanations were very clear, to later make a movement with the hand of "to take for cu …".
But Carlos Checa was not the only favorite out of Superpole 1. Nor Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) or Max biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) didn't make the cut either. Along with them, Matteo Baiocco, Loris Baz, Michel Fabrizio, Leon Camier and Lorenzo Zanetti were also eliminated.
Already in the Superpole 2, Tom sykes he had no major problems getting the best time to start tomorrow from first position. The only one who stood up to him seriously during the first fifteen minutes was Jonathan Rea. Sylvain Guintoli he eliminated himself from the fight for the Superple after go to the ground losing the front wheel in one of the left curves with eight minutes to go.
Superpole Superbikes San Marino 2012 Classification: * 1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'35.375 * 2. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 1'35.991 * 3. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.083 * 4. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'36.147 * 5. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 1'36.183 * 6. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.283 * 7. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.365 * 8. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'36.559 * 9. Matteo Baiocco (Barni Racing Team Italia) Ducati 1098R 1'37.509 * 10. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.686 * 11. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.704 * 12. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 1'37.796 * 13. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'37.806 * 14. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.985 * 15. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Te am) Ducati 1098R 1'38.078 * 16. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'38.977 * 17. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'36.934 * 18. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.168 * 19. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 1'37.202 * 20. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.250 * 21. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.312 * 22. David salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.688 * 23. Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.674 * 24. Federico Sandi (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 1'40.251
Supersport: pole for Sam Lowes with Friday weather
Although in the second qualifying practice of Supersport the fastest was Jules Cluzel (PTR Honda), the British Sam lowes (Bogdanka PTR Honda) and his record on Friday of 1'38.987 served him to take pole by an advantage of only twelve thousandths.
The Turk Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini) was third at just over a tenth and Brock parks (Ten Kate Racing Products) quarter to two tenths.
An old MotoGP acquaintance took part in the PRORACE team, Gabor talmacsi, who in January was testing in Superbikes with the Pedercini Kawasaki team, and this weekend he returned to competition on the back of a Honda CBR600RR.
Sam Lowes (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'38.987
Jules Cluzel (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'38.999
Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.110
Broc Parkes (Ten Kate Racing Products) Honda CBR600RR 1'39.187
Massimo Roccoli (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.302
Fabien Foret (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.568
Ronan Quarmby (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'39.573
Sheridan Morais (Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.610
Stefano Cruciani (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki Itali) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.620
Roberto Tamburini (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'39.640
Vittorio Iannuzzo (Power Team by Suriano) Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.798
Alex Baldolini (Power Team by Suriano) Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.904
Jed Metcher (Rivamoto Junior Team) Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.187
Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.247
Luca Marconi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.309
Mathew Scholtz (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.414
Valentine Debise (SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.524
Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.874
Andrea Antonelli (Bike Service R.T.) Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.973
Fabio Menghi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.043
Gabor Talmacsi (PRORACE) Honda CBR600RR 1'41.143
Dino Lombardi (Team PATA by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.153
Romain Lanusse (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.314
Balazs Nemeth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'41.540
Joshua Day (Team GOELEVEN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.746
Alessandro Torcolacci (KUJA Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'41.943
Martin Jessopp (Riders PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'42.081
Marek Szkopek (Bogdanka Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1'42.306
Alessandro Andreozzi (Bike Service R.T.) Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.130
Roberto Anastasia (KUJA Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'43.317
Eduard Blokhin (Rivamoto) Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.220
Yves Polzer (Team MRC Austria) Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.224
Oleg Pozdneev (Rivamoto) Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.071
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