Aragon WSB: Sykes dominates to take pole

Published: 30 June 2012

Brit Tom Sykes took his sixth pole position of the season in spectacular fashion at Aragon today.

Sykes was 0.708secs faster than second quickest man Max Biaggi. Biaggi's team-mate Eugene Laverty will start tomorrow's races in third ahead of Leon Haslam in fourth.

Marco Melandri heads the second row in fourth on the second factory BMW, ahead of Jonathan Rea, Carlos Checa and Chaz Davies.

Sylvain Guintoli just missed out on a place in the top eight after late laps from Davies and Rea knocked him down to ninth.

Crescent Suzuki rider Leon Camier failed to make it passed Superpole 1. The Brit will start from 14th.

1 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'59.123 1'58.005 34 1'56.552 1'56.552 165,063
2 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'58.973 1'58.282 29 1'57.260 0.708 1'57.260 164,066
3 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'59.263 1'58.241 30 1'57.592 1.040 1'57.592 163,603
4 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'59.396 1'58.144 28 1'57.710 1.158 1'57.710 163,439
5 33 M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'58.608 1'57.491 29 1'57.784 1.232 1'57.784 163,336
6 65 J. REA GBR Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.617 1'58.708 22 1'58.033 1.481 1'58.033 162,992
7 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 2'00.401 1'58.018 30 1'58.243 1.691 1'58.243 162,702
8 19 C. DAVIES GBR ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.146 1'58.884 29 1'58.485 1.933 1'58.485 162,370
9 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 2'00.640 1'58.710 33 1'58.073 1'58.073 162,936
10 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'59.751 1'58.641 28 1'58.249 0.176 1'58.249 162,694
11 34 D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 2'00.514 1'58.700 26 1'58.264 0.191 1'58.264 162,673
12 96 J. SMRZ CZE Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R 2'02.032 1'58.989 25 1'59.160 1.087 1'59.160 161,450
13 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'59.770 1'58.690 31 1'58.534 1'58.534 162,303
14 2 L. CAMIER GBR FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.147 1'58.612 26 1'58.660 0.126 1'58.660 162,130
15 76 L. BAZ FRA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.690 1'59.017 29 1'59.302 0.768 1'59.302 161,258
16 87 L. ZANETTI ITA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 2'01.965 1'59.003 25 1'59.549 1.015 1'59.549 160,925
17 44 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'02.616 1'59.474 20 1'59.474 161,026
18 4 H. AOYAMA JPN Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.827 1'59.686 33 1'59.686 160,741
19 59 N. CANEPA ITA Red Devils Roma Ducati 1098R 2'00.615 1'59.811 29 1'59.811 160,573
20 121 M. BERGER FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 2'01.151 2'00.164 21 2'00.164 160,101
21 21 J. HOPKINS USA FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.570 2'00.245 20 2'00.245 159,993
22 36 L. MERCADO ARG Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'02.630 2'00.975 27 2'00.975 159,028
23 64 N. BRIGNOLA ITA Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR 2'07.213 2'03.823 28 2'03.823 155,370