Silverstone WSB: Crutchlow on pole

By Pierre Galpin -

World Superbikes

 31 July 2010 17:38

Cal Crutchlow dominated Superpole this afternoon with an impressive 2’04.091 fastest lap in preparation for tomorrow's WSB race – the time would have placed him fifth on the grid of the MotoGP round at Silverstone, between Dovizioso and Hayden.

Crutchlow was 0.672 faster than Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) as he claimed his sixth pole of the season. The Yamaha rider hopes to confirm his superiority tomorrow as he bids for his first win of the season. He said “I need to get a good start tomorrow and get out front because as soon as I get held up I can't run the lines I want and I end up wrecking the tyres."

The two Brits will hold the first places on the grid tomorrow, ahead of Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) and Jacob Smrz (Aprilia Pata B&G). The Czech rider Smrz, racing for the second time with the Aprila, claimed “This result is good, as much as I am still learning about the bike. We are working a lot on it to do the best tomorrow”

Leon Haslam is fifth on the grid ahead of championship leader Max Biaggi’s Aprilia with BMW riders Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus completing the second row.

Shane Byrne (Ducati Althea) posted the ninth time ahead of Yamaha Sterilgarda rider James Toseland (12th) who crashed during the second Superpole. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) is 13th.

1  35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 2'04.091
2  65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'04.763
3  84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2'05.083
4  96 Smrz J. (CZE) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'05.168
5  91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'05.595
6   3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'05.682
7  11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 2'05.740
8 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 2'06.787
9  67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 2'05.026
10   7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 2'05.035
11  50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'05.066
12  52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 2'05.397
13  66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'05.564
14  57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2'05.903
15  41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 2'06.425
16   2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'10.663
17  25 Brookes J. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 2'06.271
18  76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 2'07.041
19  23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 2'07.636
20  99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2'07.042
21  95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'07.677
22   8 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 2'08.689
23  15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'10.431
24  46 Bridewell T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'11.057
25  87 Yanagawa A. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'11.230