Maiden Superpole of the season for Guintoli at Laguna Seca

Sylvain Guintoli earned the World Superbike series Tissot-Superpole at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca event in California, USA

Laguna Seca (US), Saturday 28 September 2013 – The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosted today one of the most challenging Tissot-Superpole of the season, that was won by Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) at the very last minute thanks to a 1'22.683 lap-time, new Best Lap for the track.

The Frenchman – who scored his second ever Superpole, first one this year - edged out Championship leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) by just 0.015s, while other works Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty had to settle for third, after crashing at Turn 3 in the final stages.

Fourth place Niccolò Canepa (Team Ducati Alstare) will share the second row of the grid with Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) and Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Apriila), while Davies' team mate Marco Melandri will start the two races – the first one scheduled for today at 2pm local time – from seventh place.

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Eugene Laverty , Marco Melandri , Tom Sykes , Sylvain Guintoli , Chaz Davies , Niccolo Canepa , Davide Giugliano
Article type Qualifying report
Tags aprilia, bmw, crash, ducati, guintoli, kawasaki, laguna seca, laverty, mrls, superbikes, suzuki, sykes, wsbk, yamaha