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Another Tissot-Superpole win goes to Tom Sykes

Imola (Italy), Saturday 29 June 2013 –  Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) has clocked another outstanding lap-time to grab his 6th consecutive Tissot-Superpole out of 7 held so far in 2013 – the 17th of his career – that brings the English rider up to 4th in the all-time pole position winners list, tied with former WSBK Champion Doug Polen. After seeing his time deleted as it was completed under (read more)

Tom Sykes: “That Tissot-Superpole win was down to a good call by my crew chief Marcel who said, after the red flag incident, we should use a fresh race tyre rather than the used qualifier I had wanted to go out on again. Doing that Superpole session on a race tyre has also given us good information for the races tomorrow. I am looking to put in strong results after my stupid mistake in Portimao and two strong finishes would put that memory to bed.”

Jonathan Rea: I’m delighted to be on the front row because that’s always the target for the weekend, as I said yesterday. I was feeling really strong in second qualifying and free practice earlier, making good set-up changes with the bike. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to win, but I think we’ve got a race package that will allow us to challenge for that so I’ll hope for good starts and two good races tomorrow.

Tissot-Superpole times: 1. Sykes (Kawasaki) 1’45.981 average 167.668 kph; 2. Rea (Honda) 1’46.556; 3. Giugliano (Aprilia) 1’46.713; 4. Guintoli (Aprilia) 1’46.857; 5. Laverty (Aprilia) 1’46.931; 6. Camier (Suzuki) 1’47.165; 7. Melandri (BMW) 1’47.221; 8. Badovini (Ducati) 1’47.396; 9. Baz (Kawasaki) 1’47.597; 10. Davies (BMW); 11. Haslam (Honda); 12. Fabrizio (Aprilia); 13. Checa (Ducati); 14. Cluzel (Suzuki); 15. Neukirchner (Ducati); 16. Sandi (Kawasaki); 17. Iannuzzo (BMW); 18. Haga (BMW); 19. Lundh (Kawasaki).

World Supersport – Sam Lowes on pole over Sofuoglu and Leonov

Championship leader Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motosport Yamaha) has scored the 6th pole position of the season, the 11th in his World Supersport career, today at Imola. The rider from Lincoln was able to better his already competitive time to put half a second between himself and the other two front row starters for the race scheduled for tomorrow, Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki) … (read more)

Results: 1. Lowes (Yamaha) 1’50.404 average 160.951 kph; 2. Sofuoglu (Kawasaki) 1’50.902; 3. Leonov (Yamaha) 1’50.912; 4. Russo (Kawasaki) 1’50.962; 5. Zanetti (Honda) 1’51.704; 6. Scassa (Kawasaki) 1’51.706; 7. Coghlan (Kawasaki) 1’51.715; 8. Antonelli (Kawasaki) 1’51.946; 9. Morais (Honda) 1’51.961; 10. Vd Mark (Honda) 1’52.083; etc.

 Superstock 1000 – Barrier tops Q2 to get pole

Reigning Champion Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) has scored his 12th career pole position, 4th in 2013, ahead of Barni Racing Ducati duo of Niccolò Canepa and Eddi La Marra, after a… (read more)

Results: 1. Barrier (BMW) 1’49.900 average 161.689 kph; 2. Canepa (Ducati) 1’50.157; 3. La Marra (Ducati) 1’50.527; 4. Savadori (Kawasaki) 1’50.870; 5. Jezek (Ducati) 1’50.977; 6. Bussolotti (BMW) 1’51.572; 7. Guarnoni (Kawasaki) 1’51.597; 8. Mercado (Kawasaki) 1’51.599; 9. Lussiana (Kawasaki) 1’51.963; 10. Andreozzi (Kawasaki) 1’52.208; etc.

Superstock 600 – Race – Nocco gets home victory

Alessandro Nocco (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) got a well deserved maiden win in the Superstock 600 European Championship today at Imola. The 16 year old from Gagliano del Capo … (read more)

Results: 1. Nocco (Kawasaki) 7 Laps/34.552 km in 13’24.074 average 154.696 kph; 2. Morbidelli (Kawasaki) 0.088; 3. Gamarino (Kawasaki) 0.245; 4. Coveña (Kawasaki) 1.246; 5. Morrentino (Yamaha) 2.401; 6. Salvadori (Yamaha) 8.920; 7. Mercandelli (Yamaha) 9.253; 8. Chesaux (Honda) 10.819; 9. Duwelz (Yamaha) 11.175; 10. Casalotti (Yamaha) 11.748; 11. Mamola (Yamaha) 12.163; 12. Vitali (Suzuki) 12.769; 13. Schmitter (Yamaha) 15.049; 14. Nestorovic (Yamaha) 15.179; 15. Spedale (Yamaha) 15.452; etc.

Standings: 1. Duwelz 84; 2. Morbidelli 74; 3. Coveña 65; 4. Chesaux 64; 5. Nocco 50; 6. Gamarino 47; 7. Morrentino 44; 8. Salvadori 37; 9. Nestorovic 33; 10. Mulhauser 32; 11. Casalotti 25; 12. Tessels 19; 13. Vitali 19; 14. Tuuli 17; 15. Schmitter 17; etc.

European Junior Cup – Third pole in 2013 for Raymond

Guillaume Raymond (Activebike) has scored his 3rd Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda pole position today at Imola. The young Frenchman climbed to the top of the timesheets at his very (read more)

Results: 1. Raymond (Honda) 2’14.571 average 132.046 kph; 2. Flitcroft (Honda) 2’14.807; 3. Lewis (Honda) 2’14.925; 4. Fernandez (Honda) 2’15.123; 5. Orellana (Honda) 2’15.240; 6. Manfredi (Honda) 2’15.428; 7. Bodis (Honda) 2’15.634; 8. Soomer (Honda) 2’15.740; 9. Zanella (Honda) 2’15.806; 10. Anne (Honda) 2’15.879; etc.