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.
Another Tissot-Superpole to "Watch-man" Tom Sykes! Sam Lowes on Supersport pole position on the Netherlands TT Circuit.
It was a close battle for the provisional pole in the opening round of the World Superbike at Phillip Island.
In the World Supersport qualifying, it was again Sam Lowes but Kenan Sofuoglu did put up a fight.
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.
Sylvain Guintoli earned the World Superbike series Tissot-Superpole at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca event in California, USA
Marco Melandri (ITA) set a new best lap at the famous Californian racetrack and secured provisional pole-position with his BMW S 1000 RR
Ayrton Badovini had broken a bone in his right foot and would be unable to take part in the the rest of the weekend.
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.
Canepa’s best lap of a 1’23.9, ensured him of final second place, an extremely positive result that augers well for the races.
Tom Sykes claim first pole position of the season aboard his Kawasaki Racing Team machine ahead of his team mate Loris Baz.
Tom Sykes rode his Kawasaki to his 15th career Tissot-Superpole. Sam Lowes grabs the his ninth pole in World Supersport.
Leon Haslam crashed at Turn 7 in morning practice sustaining injuries to his left leg. In the World Supersport classification, it was Antonelli who stormed to the top on the very wet Assen TT Circuit
Marco Melandri finished eighth with his BMW S 1000 RR in today’s first qualifying practice while Chaz Davies was 12th.
Checa and his technicians managed the final (‘wet’) session perfectly, securing themselves a position on the front row of the grid.
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.
Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), had a high-side at Turn 10 early in the session and was transferred first to the Medical Centre, where he was diagnosed with a left knee dislocation
Marco Melandri was classified fifth in Superpole qualifying at Phillip Island.
Today’s pole position is the 21st of Sykes’ WSBK career.
Sylvain Guintoli leads the way in Qualifying 1 at the series new venue.
The French round for the World Superbike series saw the points leader secure his 8th Superpole of the season.
Ayrton Badovini and Team SBK Ducati Alstare will start tomorrow’s races at Intercity Istanbul Park from last position.
Friday qualifying at Mazda Race Laguna Seca for the World Superbike riders prepares the teams for the run for the pole tomorrow.
Riders Ayrton Badovini and Christian Iddon carried on where they left off yesterday.
Ducati rider Ayrton Badovini earned his first series Tissot-Superpole award in the FIM World Superbike Championship on the Nurburgring.
Carlos Checa will thus line up for tomorrow’s race in eighteenth position on the grid.