2012 Portimao WSBK QP1: Melandri Grabs Provisional Pole

Marco Melandri, winner in race two last year, set a time on race tyres that was faster than his best race lap last year, over a third of a second ahead of Eugene Laverty, who was second in race two last year. Tom Sykes, this year's king of qualifying, was quicker than last year's pole-man Jonathan Rea, adjusting back to his Honda Fireblade fresh from his MotoGP ride on Casey Stoner's bike. 

The top eight were all within a second, with Melandri being the only rider to beat Carlos Checa's 2011 QP1 time of 1'43.579. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 33 MELANDRI M BMW S1000 RR 1'43.196  
2 58 LAVERTY E Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.580 0.384
3 66 SYKES T Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.731 0.535
4 65 REA J Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.886 0.690
5 91 HASLAM L BMW S1000 RR 1'43.921 0.725
6 2 CAMIER L Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.949 0.753
7 3 BIAGGI M Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.996 0.800
8 7 CHECA C Ducati 1098R 1'43.999 0.803
9 84 FABRIZIO M BMW S1000 RR 1'44.373 1.177
10 19 DAVIES C Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'44.390 1.194
11 86 BADOVINI A BMW S1000 RR 1'44.429 1.233
12 50 GUINTOLI S Ducati 1098R 1'44.499 1.303
13 76 BAZ L Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.542 1.346
14 44 SALOM D Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.552 1.356
15 34 GIUGLIANO D Ducati 1098R 1'44.602 1.406
16 87 ZANETTI L Ducati 1098R 1'44.790 1.594
17 68 MCCORMICK B Ducati 1098R 1'45.082 1.886
18 4 AOYAMA H Honda CBR1000RR 1'45.318 2.122
19 21 HOPKINS J Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'45.655 2.459
20 5 LUNDH A Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.817 2.621
21 57 LANZI L Ducati 1098R 1'46.024 2.828
22 151 BAIOCCO M Ducati 1098R 1'46.954 3.758
23 64 BRIGNOLA N BMW S1000 RR 1'48.416 5.220
           

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
13
2012

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