WSBK: Round #10 Superpole Report - Jerez

Loris Baz race action shot

wSBK Press Release:

An intense Tissot-Superpole second session has been won by Loris Baz who claimed Pole Position today at Jerez. the young Frenchman will move off ahead of everyone else in the two Sunday races for the second time this year. Baz also recorded the new best lap of the track for the Superbike class in 1’40.298, beating the previous record by 0.322s.

Davide Giugliano and Tom Sykes will join Baz on the front row for the two 20 lap races tomorrow. The top-3 riders were awarded with the Superpole trophies by 2011 Superbike World Champion Carlos Checa. Row two will see Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli as well as Eugene Laverty who was 6th.

Loris Baz Jerez Superpole Podium shot

Alex Lowes crashed his Suzuki at turn two in the final 30 seconds and will start 9th behind Chaz Davies and Leon Haslam 8th just ahead of Jonathan Rea.

The accolade of being the fastest of the EVO qualifiers went to Sylvain Barrier who will start tomorrow’s races from 12th on the grid despite falling at turn 6 with two minutes to go.

Superpole 1 was as equally exciting with Sylvain Barrier posting an incredible lap of 1.41.768s, a time that would have put him 3rd overall on the pre-Superpole classification. Leon Haslam also made it through to Superpole 2 with his fastest lap of the weekend where they joined the automatically seeded top ten riders after free practice.

Loris Baz Jerez Superpole Podium shot

Times:

1. Baz (Kawasaki) 1'40.298 average 158.755 kph

2. Giugliano (Ducati) 1'40.533

3. Sykes (Kawasaki) 1'40.561

4. Melandri (Aprilia) 1'40.822

5. Guintoli (Aprilia) 1'40.877

6. Laverty (Suzuki) 1'41.092

7. Davies (Ducati) 1'41.199

8. Haslam (Honda) 1'41.338

9. Lowes (Suzuki) 1'41.421

10. Rea (Honda) 1'41.447

11. Elias (Aprilia) 1'41.882

12. Barrier (BMW) 1'42.928

13. Salom (Kawasaki)

14. Canepa (Ducati)

15. Andreozzi (Kawasaki)

16. Morais (Kawasaki)

17. Guarnoni (Kawasaki)

18. Staring (Kawasaki)

9. Corti (MV Agusta)

20. Toth (BMW)

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Baz action

Baz Checa

Tissot Superpole top-3