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Superbikes Great Britain 2012: Jakub Smrz dances in the rain. Jules Cluzel dominates in Supersport
Superbikes Great Britain 2012: Jakub Smrz dances in the rain. Jules Cluzel dominates in Supersport

Difficult conditions that the pilots of the Superbike World Championship on the tenth appointment that is being held on Silverstone. Yesterday, during free practice and the first timed session, the track was wet, with intermittent rain and today the sky has not stopped discharging water throughout the day.

With this panorama, the Superpole It was declared in the wet for which the two pertinent 20-minute heats were disputed. Czech Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) was the fastest and was hundredths ahead of the local driver Leon camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki). The French Sylvain Guintoli (PATA Racing Team) signed the third fastest time.

Superbikes: Jakub Smrz shows his good feeling with the water

Started the Superpole 1 with sixteen pilots. Of the drivers who are normally more or less in front, the Italian BMW was left out Ayrton badovini. During the first 13 minutes, Joan Lascorz's replacement, Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) took the reins of qualifying. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) went to the ground with ten minutes to go and a couple of minutes later Loris Baz did the same.

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) was placed first and on the next lap they dropped their time again, leading by six tenths to Jakub Smrz, who was already showing himself by the positions in front. With three minutes on the scoreboard, Sylvain Guintoli rose to second position, four tenths behind Carlos Checa while Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) climbed to fourth position and sent his teammate Loriz Baz to fifth.

Already with the checkered flag, they danced the intermediate positions. Leon Camier was fourth to be immediately overtaken by Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport). Finally, Carlos Checa's partner, Davide Giugliano slipped into second place beating Sylvain Guintoli by scarcely three hundredths. Outside were people like Loris Baz, Jonathan Rea, Max Biaggi and Eugene Laverty.

Started the Superpole 2 with a Davide Giugliano very strong in the top positions. Until less than three minutes to the checkered flag he held provisional pole but then he crashed when he was improving his lap. Leon Camier then managed to take the lead although Sylvain Guintoli surpassed him and immediately the Englishman improved the best time again.

It looked like the Suzuki rider would wear it but Jakub Smrz appeared to snatch the pole for a mere 36 thousandths. Sylvain Guintoli settled for third position while Carlos Checa, with fall, was seventh more than two and a half seconds from the head, so he will start second row tomorrow. Another of those who went to the ground in a very fast zone was Tom sykes.

Superpole Superbikes Great Britain 2012 standings: * 1. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 2'20.810 * 2. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'20.846 * 3. Sylvain Guintoli (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 2'21.385 * 4 Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 2'21.613 * 5. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 2'21.951 * 6. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 2'21.960 * 7. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 2'23.356 * 8. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'24.025 * 9. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'23.777 * 10. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 2'23.889 * 11. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'24.176 * 12. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'24.274 * 13. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 2'24.294 * 14. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'25.260 * 15. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 2'26.137 * 16. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'26.360 * 17. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 2'06.795 * 18. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 2'06.803 * 19. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 2'06.869 * 20. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 2'06.921 * 21. David salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'08.069 * 22. David Johnson (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'09.762 * 23. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 2'10.912 * 24. Brett McCormick (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 2'13.730

Supersport: Jules Cluzel at the helm of Honda's dominance

Five Honda CBR600RRs in the top five and eight in the first twelve. The dominance of the wing brand in the Supersport category has been absolute and among all, the performance during the weekend of the French of the PTR Honda stands out. Jules Cluzel, that except for the first free training, in the rest he has dominated with authority.

In the second timed classification he set a time of 2'22.258, leading by more than a second to the British from Bogdanka PTR Honda Sam lowes. Alexander lundh (Bogdanka Honda PTR) was third and Mathew Scholtz (Bogdanka PTR Honda) closed the first row of the grid.

Kenny noyes, who races this weekend with a Suzuki from the WKbikes Hampshire Motorcycles team qualified in the twenty-first position, just over five seconds behind the French.

Timed standings Supersport Great Britain 2012: * 1. Jules Cluzel (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 2'22.258 * 2. Sam Lowes (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 2'23.264 * 3. Alexander Lundh (Bogdanka Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 2'23.522 * 4. Mathew Scholtz (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 2'23.844 * 5. Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 2'23.967 * 6. Vladimir Leonov (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 2'24.611 * 7. Ronan Quarmby (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 2'24.821 * 8. Andrea Antonelli (Bike Service RT) Yamaha YZF R6 2'24.840 * 9. Alex Baldolini (Power Team by Suriano) Triumph Daytona 675 2'25.042 * 10. Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Lorenzini) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2 '25.235 * 11. Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 2'25.367 * 12. Balazs Nemeth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 2'25.991 * 13. Romain Lanusse (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'26.097 * 14. Gabor Talmacsi (PRORACE) Honda CBR600RR 2'26.107 * 15. Sheridan Morais (Kawasaki Lorenzini) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'26.326 * 16. Martin Jessopp (Riders PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 2'26.586 * 17. Fabien Foret (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'26.632 * 18. Broc Parkes (Ten Kate Racing Products) Honda CBR600RR 2'26.800 * 19. Dan Linfoot (MSD RN Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX -6R 2'27.268 * 20. Joshua Day (Team GOELEVEN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'27.455 * 21. Kenny noyes (WKbikes Hampshire Motorcycles) Suzuki GSX-R600 2'27.912 * 22. Luca Marconi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 2'28.118 * 23. Jed Metcher (Rivamoto Junior Team) Yamaha YZF R6 2'28.212 * 24. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Power Team by Suriano) Triumph Daytona 675 2'28.276 * 25. Florian Marino (MSD RN Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'28.679 * 26. Roberto Tamburini (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 2'29.631 * 27. Valentin Debise (SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 2'30.410 * 28. Fabio Menghi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 2'30.968 * 29. Danilo Marrancone (KUJA Racing) Honda CBR600RR 2'31.725 * 30. Dino Lombardi (Team PATA by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 2'33.257 * 31. Eduard Blokhin (Rivamoto) Yamaha YZF R6 2'34.711 * 32. Oleg Pozdneev (Rivamoto) Yamaha YZF R6 2'34.910

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