Sykes, Laverty & Rea on front row after Superpole

By Steve Hunt -

World Superbikes

 08 June 2013 16:02

The wet weather of Portimao played a large part in today's Superpole session for the FIM World Superbike Championship with a combined, wet and twenty minute session of Superpole being declared.

This session saw Sykes narrowly taking first spot on the grid by just a single, thousandth of a second from Eugene Laverty and an improved Jonathan Rea in third.

The second row of the grid sees GoldBet BMW Motorrad rider Melandri, Laverty's Aprilia teammate Guintoli and Syke's Kawasaki KRT stable-mate Loris Baz rounding out the top six.

 

Portimao - FIM Superbike World Championship - Superpole 2
1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'41.360
2. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'41.361
3. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.787
4. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1'42.115
5. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.209
6. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'42.328
7. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'42.405
8. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'42.645
9. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.032
10. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'43.057
11. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.314
12. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1'43.463
13. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.139
14. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.522
15. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'44.038
16. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1'45.208
17. Alexander Lundh (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.361
18. Ivan Clementi (HTM Racing) BMW S1000 RR 1'45.607
19. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'47.322