Imola WSB: Sykes takes pole

By Liam Marsden -

World Superbikes

 29 June 2013 15:27

Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's races at Imola from pole position after setting a blistering fastest lap of 1'45.981 on race tyres in superpole 3.

Pata Honda rider Jonatha Rea will start from second on the grid ahead of Davide Giugliano and Sylvain Guintoli.

Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty will head the second row in fifth ahead of Leon Camier, Marco Melandri and Ayrton Badovini.

Superpole was red flagged after Loris Baz crashed spectacularly on the run down to Rivazza all but destroying his bike. Baz walked away unharmed.

1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.981
2. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 1'46.556
3. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'46.713
4. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'46.857
5. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'46.931
6. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'47.165
7. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1'47.221
8. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'47.396
9. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'47.597
10. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1'47.736
11. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 1'48.096
12. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'47.818
13. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'48.446
14. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'48.636
15. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'48.927
16. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'49.987
17. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1'50.787
18. Noriyuki Haga (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1'51.680
19. Alexander Lundh (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'52.232