WSBK: Round #2 Superpole Report - MotorLand Aragon (Video)

Tom Sykes race action shot

wSBK Press Release:

A thrilling Tissot-Superpole this afternoon saw reigning Champion Tom Sykes claim pole position of the season aboard his Kawasaki Racing Team machine ahead of his teammate Loris Baz.

In a restarted Superpole 1 after Jeremy Guarnoni suffered a technical problem, Toni Elias and Leon Camier were the fastest within the session and joined the already seeded riders for the final 15 minute shoot-out, in what was a fast and furious fight on track for top spot.

At the end of the session it was Sykes that just clung to secure pole position ahead of Baz and Sylvain Guintoli who completed the top 3.

Tom Sykes Podium shot

In tomorrow’s races, row 2 will be headed by Davide Giugliano, who will be joined by Jonathan Rea and Chaz Davies.

After making it through into Superpole 2, Leon Camier, substitute rider for Sylvain Barrier, was the leading EVO category rider, qualifying 11th overall in his first race with the BMW machine.

Leon Haslam and Chaz Davies also fell in the session, thankfully without injury.

Tom Sykes Podium shot

Results:

1. Sykes (Kawasaki) 1'56.479 average 165.166 kph

2. Baz (Kawasaki) 1'56.675

3. Guintoli (Aprilia) 1'56.769

4. Giugliano (Ducati) 1'56.825

5. Rea (Honda) 1'56.972

6. Davies (Ducati) 1'56.977

7. Melandri (Aprilia) 1'57.063

8. Laverty (Suzuki) 1'57.736

9. Lowes (Suzuki) 1'57.975

10. Elias(Aprilia) 1'58.180

11. Camier (BMW) 1'59.326

12. Haslam (Honda) 1'58.376

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