WSB Misano: Sykes steps up in second qualifying

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After a difficult opening day at Misano yesterday, Tom Sykes scorched to the top of the time sheets during second qualifying this morning. The Kawasaki man overcame front grip issues on his ZX-10R to post a 1.35.935s lap and was the only man to set a sub 1.36s lap time.

Carlos Checa remains a formidable force in second place ahead of his ever impressive Althea Ducati team-mate Davide Giugliano.

Jonathan Rea continued his strong start to the weekend in fourth with fellow Brit Leon Haslam stepping up his game to take fifth.

Leon Camier was another improver after moving up to eighth with Eugene Laverty 11th and Chaz Davies 21st.

Misano Adriatico - FIM Superbike World Championship - Qualifying 2

1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'35.935
2. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'36.098
3. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'36.273
4. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 1'36.315
5. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.378
6. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 1'36.486
7. Matteo Baiocco (Barni Racing Team Italia) Ducati 1098R 1'36.495
8. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'36.623
9. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'36.648
10. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.703
11. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.714
12. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 1'36.724
13. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.749
14. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.778
15. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.820
16. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.854
17. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'36.934
18. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.168
19. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 1'37.202
20. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.250
21. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.312
22. David Salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.688
23. Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.674
24. Federico Sandi (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 1'40.251


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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider