Silverstone WSB: Sykes from Camier in opening Free practice

By Michael Guy -

World Superbikes

 02 August 2013 13:44

Tom Sykes was the fastest man out of the blocks in free practice session today at Silverstone setting the fastest  time of the 45 minutes session.

Sykes came under pressure from fellow Brit Leon Camier onboard the Fixi Crescent Suzuki in the dying minutes of the session, but was able to beat the Suzuki man on his final lap of the session.

Three Italians, Michel Fabrizio, Davide Giugliano and Marco Melandri secured the next three places with Pata Honda man Jonathan Rea in sixth spot.

First qualifying gets underway at 15.30 local time.

Silverstone - FIM Superbike World Championship - Free Practice

1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'06.056
2. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'06.413
3. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'06.964
4. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'06.997
5. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 2'07.005
6. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 2'07.035
7. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'07.086
8. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'07.376
9. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'07.526
10. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 2'07.577
11. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 2'07.948
12. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'08.058
13. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 2'08.189
14. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 2'08.450
15. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 2'11.320
16. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'11.475
17. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'11.806
18. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 2'12.669