Jerez WSBK: Sykes leads dominant Kawasaki 1-2 in qualifying

Tom Sykes was fastest in the World Superbike qualifying session at Jerez, beating title rival and second-placed Jonathan Rea by four tenths.

Jerez WSBK: Sykes leads dominant Kawasaki 1-2 in qualifying

The championship leader was the early pacesetter of the session as him and Sykes only did one flying lap each before pitting.

Rea's benchmark was quickly lowered during the late flyers, first by Honda duo Michael van der Mark and Nicky Hayden.

However, Hayden could not hold on to first for long as Sykes went nearly a second quicker than him.

Rea's time was four tenths off but he still managed to take second with Davide Giugliano edging out Alex Lowes for third by just 0.003s.

Hayden ended up fifth ahead of Chaz Davies and Superpole 1 participant Jordi Torres, the latter two setting identical times.

Xavi Fores was eighth, followed by Yamaha's Sylvain Guintoli and MV Agusta's Leon Camier.

Van der Mark dropped as low as 11th despite being less than two tenths behind fifth place.

Superpole 2 results

ClaDriverBikeTimeGap
1  Tom Sykes Kawasaki 1'39.190  
2  Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 1'39.602 0.412
3  Davide Giugliano Ducati 1'39.977 0.787
4  Alex Lowes Yamaha 1'39.980 0.790
5  Nicky Hayden Honda 1'40.103 0.913
6  Chaz Davies Ducati 1'40.111 0.921
7  Jordi Torres BMW 1'40.111 0.921
8  Xavi Forés Ducati 1'40.170 0.980
9  Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha 1'40.239 1.049
10  Leon Camier MV Agusta 1'40.276 1.086
11  Michael van der Mark Honda 1'40.291 1.101
12  Anthony West Kawasaki 1'41.188 1.998

Superpole 1 results

ClaDriverBikeTimeGap
1  Jordi Torres  BMW 1'41.264  
2  Anthony West  Kawasaki 1'41.446 0.182
3  Markus Reiterberger  BMW 1'41.528 0.264
4  Lorenzo Savadori  Aprilia 1'41.622 0.358
5  Roman Ramos  Kawasaki 1'41.838 0.574
6  Alex de Angelis  Aprilia 1'41.876 0.612
7  Josh Brookes  BMW 1'41.978 0.714
8  Luca Scassa  Ducati 1'42.710 1.446
9  Peter Sebestyen  Yamaha 1'43.238 1.974
10  Gianluca Vizziello  Kawasaki 1'43.364 2.100
11  Dominic Schmitter  Kawasaki 1'44.011 2.747
12  Saeed Al Sulaiti  Kawasaki 1'44.436 3.172
13 Karel Pesek  Yamaha 1'45.262 3.998
14  Matthieu Lussiana  BMW 1'45.373 4.109
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