Laguna Seca WSB: Sykes takes pole

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Reigning world champion Tom Sykes claimed his 23rd World Superbike pole position at Laguna Seca ahead of tomorrow's races.

The Kawasaki rider set a best time of 1'21.811 to hed the front row ahead of Sylvain Guintoli and Chaz Davies.

Davies' team-mate Davide Giugliano will start from fourth, ahead of Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty.

Jonathan Rea, who won last time out at Portimao, fell during the second superpole session and will start from ninth on the grid.

1. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 21.811s
2. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Aprilia Racing RSV4 1m 22.339s
3. Chaz Davies GBR Ducati SBK 1199 Panigale R 1m 22.384s
4. Davide Giugliano ITA Ducati SBK 1199 Panigale R 1m 22.422s
5. Marco Melandri ITA Aprilia Racing RSV4 1m 22.704s
6. Eugene Laverty IRL Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 22.725s
7. Leon Haslam GBR PATA Honda CBR1000RR 1m 23.181s
8. Loris Baz FRA Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 23.242s
9. Toni Elias ESP Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 1m 23.358s
10. Jonathan Rea GBR PATA Honda CBR1000RR 1m 23.501s
11. Alex Lowes GBR Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 23.562s
12. Niccolo Canepa ITA Althea Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1m 23.924s (E)


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