Ducati rider Ayrton Badovini earned his first series Tissot-Superpole award in the FIM World Superbike Championship on the Nurburgring.
ChazDavies and Marco Melandri were fourth and sixth respectively with their BMW S 1000 RRs.
Ayrton Badovini concluded first qualifying in fourteenth place and Carlos Checa suffered a crash which meant he failed to set a qualifying time.
Neither rider for the BMW team fared well during qualifying for the World Superbike event at Silverstone.
Checa and his technicians managed the final (‘wet’) session perfectly, securing themselves a position on the front row of the grid.
The second day of the World Superbike Championship round at Silverstone was an emotional one as the riders paid tribute to Andrea Antonelli before Eugene Laverty earned his first-ever Tissot-Superpole.
Marco Melandri finished eighth with his BMW S 1000 RR in today’s first qualifying practice while Chaz Davies was 12th.
Chaz Davies finished second and team-mate Marco Melandri finished fifth.
Due to a wet track, no rider was able to improve on their times set yesterday during second qualifying this morning.
The 23 year old, Davide Giugliano, from Rome managed to time in 1'34.676 lap-time to secure first place ahead of Chaz Davies.
On their BMW S 1000 RRs, Melandri and Davies have successful first qualifying in Russia.
Encouraging provisional fourth place for Checa and Team SBK Ducati Alstare in today’s first qualifying at Moscow Raceway
The Championship leader managed to make the difference in the final section of the track.
It was a busy Saturday for the BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team at its home race in Imola
Badovini qualified in eighth position for tomorrow’s races; Carlos Checa crashed out, qualified thirteenth.
Team SBK Ducati Alstare made a very encouraging start to the weekend’s work at the Imola circuit.
In the World Supersport qualifying, it was again Sam Lowes but Kenan Sofuoglu did put up a fight.
Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini both made some solid progress.
The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team has a good base for the two races tomorrow at British track, Donington Park.
9th for Canepa, 10th for Checa and 14th for Badovini
Tom Sykes rode his Kawasaki to his 15th career Tissot-Superpole. Sam Lowes grabs the his ninth pole in World Supersport.
At the end of today’s qualifying Canepa was lying twelfth, Checa fifteenth and Badovini sixteenth.
Rain, wind and cold did not make for first day on track at Donington Park. For the World Supersport riders, Sam Lowes waited until the very last minutes to enter the track and top the timesheets.
Following Melandri in 2nd place a revived Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) and Sylvain Guintoli, who set an incredible top-speed of 333,6 km/h. Kev Coghlan set the pace for the Supersport classification.
Marco Melandri (ITA) finished the Superpole qualifying session in seventh place and His team-mate Chaz Davies (GBR) start the race tomorrow from 13th place on the grid.
The two Ducati Alstare flag-bearers therefore qualified easily for this afternoon’s Superpole.
Another Tissot-Superpole to "Watch-man" Tom Sykes! Sam Lowes on Supersport pole position on the Netherlands TT Circuit.
In the free practice at noon, also under wet conditions, Marco and Chaz were third and fourth respectively.
Rain continued during the afternoon meaning that riders had to face a similarly wet first qualifying session.