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Superbikes Europe 2012: fourth superpole for Tom Sykes and first for Jules Cluzel in Supersport
Superbikes Europe 2012: fourth superpole for Tom Sykes and first for Jules Cluzel in Supersport

Tom sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) claimed the fourth super pole of the season in practice for the fifth round of the Superbike World Championship that was held today at the circuit of Donington park. The Briton was very clear about it and after setting the clock at 1'27.716 he sitting quietly in the box to wait that others tried to take it from him, something they have not achieved. Twenty seconds to go, he got back on the bike and thus was able to celebrate the Superpole achieved in front of his audience.

Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing), Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma), Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) and Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) were the first four drivers to be eliminated in Superpole 1, which was won by Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) with a time of 1'28.323.

Then came the surprise since Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) failed to pass the Superpole 2 cut, which was taken by Marco Melandri's teammate, Leon Haslam with a record of 1'28.032. Along with the Spaniard were also Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet), Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) and Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team).

Already in the final Superpole 3, Tom Sykes took the time that served him to go out in the front row tomorrow. Next to him will be the two BMWs of Leon Haslam and Marco Melandri and the Aprilia of Max biaggi. The other Briton was the only one to also go down to the 1'27 barrier.

Superpole Superbikes Europe 2012 Classification: * 1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'27.716 * 2. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'27.864 * 3. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'28.177 * 4. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'28.340 * 5. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'28.420 * 6. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 1'28.546 * 7. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'28.551 * 8. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 1'28.785 * 9. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'28.497 * 10. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 1'28.614 * 11. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 1'28.683 * 12. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'29.032 * 13. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'29.236 * 14. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 1'29.319 * 15. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'29.371 * 16. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'29.493 * 17. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 1'30.008 * 18. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'30.237 * 19. Peter Hickman (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'30.296 * 20. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 1'30.402 * 21. Mark Aitchison (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 1 '31.102 * 22. Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.540 * 23. Gary Mason (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'33.103

Supersport: Jules Cluzel gets his first pole

Jules Cluzel (PTR Honda) has achieved his first pole according to the times of the two qualifying tests, being the only rider to be able to go down to 1'30. His time of 1'30.931 achieved today surpassed the one that yesterday had served the British for first place Sam lowes (Bogdanka PTR Honda) with 1'31.155.

The triplet of Honda CBR600RR it was achieved by the Ten Kate Racing Products rider Broc parkes, while the turkish Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini) will close the first line of the grid.

    Jules Cluzel (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'30.931

    Sam Lowes (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'31.155

    Broc Parkes (Ten Kate Racing Products) Honda CBR600RR 1'31.320

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.338

    Glen Richards (Smiths Gloucester) Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.496

    Sheridan Morais (Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.615

    Billy McConnell (Smiths Gloucester) Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.668

    Massimo Roccoli (Bike Service - WTR TEN 10) Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.005

    Valentine Debise (SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'32.036

    Fabien Foret (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.049

    Ronan Quarmby (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'32.244

    Luke Mossey (Smiths Gloucester) Triumph Daytona 675 1'32.281

    Jed Metcher (Rivamoto Junior Team) Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.369

    Roberto Tamburini (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'32.386

    Mathew Scholtz (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'32.441

    Alex Baldolini (Power Team by Suriano) Triumph Daytona 675 1'32.581

    Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'32.721

    Ilario Dionisi (PRORACE) Honda CBR600RR 1'32.787

    Martin Jessopp (Riders PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'32.959

    Luca Marconi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.978

    Kieran Clarke (Bogdanka Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1'33.004

    Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'33.017

    Romain Lanusse (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.205

    David Linortner (Gerin-Skm Racing Team) Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.264

    Fabio Menghi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.451

    Vladimir Leonov (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.475

    Vittorio Iannuzzo (Power Team by Suriano) Triumph Daytona 675 1'33.529

    Dino Lombardi (Team PATA by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.611

    Andrea Antonelli (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'33.949

    Joshua Day (Team GOELEVEN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.245

    Balazs Nemeth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'35.059

    Roberto Anastasia (KUJA Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'36.715

    Yves Polzer (Team MRC Austria) Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.868

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