Superbikes Italia 2012: Tom Sykes makes Imola his charm to sweep the Superpole
Superbikes Italia 2012: Tom Sykes makes Imola his charm to sweep the Superpole

Tom Sykes dyes Imola green

After the great preseason and the role that the Kawasakis played at Phillip Island, this no longer takes anyone by surprise. We warned you in the preview, at Imola 2010 Tom sykes He has already achieved a spectacular pole position showing how well the Italian track is doing. He has not disappointed and the always amazing British rider get the second of the year also marking a new circuit record and being the only one capable of going down to 1.46.

Behind him is Sylvain Guintoli. The Frenchman's position shouldn't surprise us either, since Imola is the most favorable place for Ducatist mechanics. What is striking is that Sylvain has surpassed the current World Champion, Carlos Checa. The Spanish was today two tenths of the time of the Ducati Effenbert Liberty. Closing the first line you find Leon haslam. Chronicle, results and video-summary after the jump.

The BMW was the bike with the highest top speed on the circuit, exceeding 280km / h on a finish line shortened by the very fast first corner. Behind him is situated Max biaggi, from whom perhaps a little more was expected considering that it is his followers who fill the stands. Another large sector of fans is on the side of Marco Melandri, although sometimes we do not know if it is because of his BMW, because of his driving or because of the person who is waiting for him in the box. The one who wore the Spiderman suit several times almost traces the time of the Pirate Biaggi.

Johnathan Rea Imola 2012

In the last positions of the second row they will come out Jonathan Rea and Joan Lascorz. Johny could have done better but a start by ears in Villeneuve ruled him out of the fight for pole. Luckily and Despite the brutal blow, Rea is fine. The last classified was Joan Lascorz, who seems to have got the hang of getting into SP3.

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