Sykes masters the conditions to take Superpole win for Kawasaki
Kawasaki took its primitive Superpole win by reason of 2007 when Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) lapped the damp Imola circuit in 2'07.341, holding off a late office coming out of Pata B&G Aprilia rider Jakub Smrz. Sykes is promptly the seventh clarification on have earned a shaft position customary 2010, in 12 rounds because far. Championship challenger Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) went third and the antipodal affair over the front ream temperament go to local regular, Luca Scassa (Supersonic Ducati). This is Scassa's primitive front ream customary WSBK racing.
The exponent row because Sunday's races will be headed up by Lorenzo Lanzi (DFX Corse Ducati), among the appease riding-style of Troy Corser feed him on sixth fastest because the BMW Motorrad Motorsport Team. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) was seventh fastest also starts the races coming out of the exponent row, as he essay to bshowb the championship tomorrow. Eighth was the exponent official BMW, ridden by a former race winner here, Ruben Xaus.
In damp conditions Superpole two was doublecrossing also Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) fell coming out of his big vee-twin exiting a chicane, as did manifold extra riders. Fastest cave into Superpole, Carlos was then ninth fastest overall, ahead connected with the factory Ducati Xerox machine of Michel Fabrizio.
row was rounded exhausted by Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Max Neukirchner and Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda). Crutchlow was over track on enter Superpole three, passing over ran off track externally falling at the first Rivazza corner.
Tom Sykes: "Hopefully it's my first pole of many! You know it's fantastic that Kawasaki enjoy managed to get a shaft position. Coming within the Superpole we struggled a little bit because it was the first all in the wet, passing over the set really control hard via the trigonous sessions and when it counted at the heel we enjoy the best load to office with, so hopefully I bottle restore them tomorrow in the races!"
Jakub Smrz: "It was a really nice result because me, because it's my primitive time over the Aprilia customary the wet. It was precise difficult, I'm still struggling a bit with the set-up connected with the new bike, passing over today was really good and in reality close. I can't change the conditions anyway, because everybody temperament be in the same boat."
Leon Haslam: "It was quite sketchy exhausted there, the primitive lap with the new tyre wasn't to boot bad passing over there were a patch of slippery crashes. It's the primitive time I've been in a sodden weather situation with the Suzuki so on enjoy put it over the blind row, I'm quite pleased among that. I've been third in the dry and tertiary
customary the wet here because it parcel out me a good jeopardize of getting on the podium tomorrow. I just pauperism on say thanks on the Alstare boys, they've done uncertainty integer year, I hope to repay them with a win."
Times: 1.Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2′07.341; 2.Smrz J. (CZE) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2′07.392; 3.Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2′08.273; 4.Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2′08.427; 5.Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2′08.490; 6.Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 2′09.842; 7. Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2′09.924; 8.Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 2′10.482; 9.Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 2′11.117; 10.Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2′11.130; 11. Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 2′11.150; 12.Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 2′11.271; 13.Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 2′11.395; 14.Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2′11.558; 15.Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 2′11.601; 16.Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2′11.706; etc.
The 1'52.397 lap he customary on the first day was enough to parcel out Kenan Sofuoglu (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda) pole at Imola, as integer the riders' occasion reside as they were over Friday, due to the damp impression shape up they old today. This keeps Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) second, Michele Pirro (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda) tertiary
and Katsuaki Fujiwara (Kawasaki Motocard.com) fourth quickest. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO BE1 Triumph) rest fifth, also Fujiwara's team-mate Broc Parkes is sixth. Massimo Roccoli (Intermoto Czech Honda) and Mark Aitchison (Kuja Racing Honda) are the final bifid front row starters.
Times: 1.Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR600RR 1′52.397;2.Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 1′53.279; 3.Pirro M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1′53.333; 4.Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1′53.541; 5.Davies C. (GBR) Triumph Daytona 675 1′53.723; 6.Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1′53.798; 7.Roccoli M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1′53.867; 8.Aitchison M. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 1′53.981; etc.
As the Imola track surface haltingly dried out, the spire Superstock riders improved their pace via the supreme qualifying session, but none could get cozy with to their previous best. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Junior Superstock) is then the shaft sir for Sunday's races, criticism to his track best lap, locate over Friday, of 1'51.528. He was also fastest in today's conference and tomorrow he temperament dart precise place up on Lorenzo Zanetti (SS Lazio Motorsport Ducati). Maxime Berger (Ten Kate Race Junior Honda Team), Andrea Antonelli (Team Lorini Honda) and Sylvain Barrier (Garnier Junior Team BMW) complete the top five grid places.
Times: 1.Badovini A. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 1′51.528; 2.Zanetti L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1′52.525; 3.Berger M. (FRA) Honda CBR1000RR 1′52.693; 4.Antonelli A. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1′52.722; 5.Barrier S. (FRA) BMW S1000 RR 1′53.273; 6.Baroni L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1′53.382; 7.Giugliano D. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 1′53.494; 8.La Marra E. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1′53.735;
Superstock 600 – Race
Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Racing Yamaha) over and done sixth today and such was satisfactory on represent him the untrodden champion, despite a chaotic antipodal collar dualize crash such saying Florian Marino (Ten Kate Race Junior Honda) bshowb the race, but lose the championship fight. Guarnoni now enjoy 187 points, Marino 159. Leandro Denis Mercado (BWG Racing Kawasaki) was on aqueduct for the creek bshowb but construct on the final chicane. Fabio Massei (Moto Club Piellemoto Yamaha) was second, Giuliano Gregorini (Elle2Promotion Yamaha) third.
Results: 1.Marino F. (FRA) Honda CBR600RR 19′39.031 (150,714 kph); 2.Massei F. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R6 1.107; 3.Gregorini G. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R6 8.442; 4. Egea S. (FRA) Yamaha YZF R6 9.372; 5. Russo R. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R6 10.416; 6.Guarnoni J. (FRA) Yamaha YZF R6 12.818; 7.Fanelli D. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 13.120; 8.Lanusse R. (FRA) Yamaha YZF R6 13.660; etc.
Points (after 9 rounds of 10): 1. Guarnoni 187; 2. Marino 159; 3. Lombardi 89; 4.D'Annunzio 82; 5. Fanelli 80; 6.Lanusse68; 7.Karlsen 65; 8.Covena 53; 9. Calero Perez 51; 10.Le Coquen 43