2010 Kyalami WSBK Superpole Result - Updated

Results and summary of Superpole at Kyalami:

Superpole 1

Max Biaggi took first blood in Superpole, setting a blistering time of 1'37.666 in the first session of Superpole with three minutes to go. Biaggi deposed Cal Crutchlow from top spot, who was just ahead of a surprising Tom Sykes on the PBM Kawasaki. James Toseland finished the session 4th, after a last minute hot lap took him out of the danger zone. Noriyuki Haga also narrowly avoided the same fate, ending SP1 in 14th.

Out after Superpole 1: Max Neukirchner, Shane Byrne, Chris Vermeulen, Broc Parkes

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.666  
2 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.023 0.357
3 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'38.044 0.378
4 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.244 0.578
5 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.268 0.602
6 2 L. Camier Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.274 0.608
7 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 1'38.306 0.640
8 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 1'38.479 0.813
9 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'38.553 0.887
10 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'38.572 0.906
11 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.584 0.918
12 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'38.593 0.927
13 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.628 0.962
14 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'38.652 0.986
15 32 S. Morais Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.754 1.088
16 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'38.793 1.127
Out after Superpole 1
17 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.917 1.251
18 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'39.037 1.371
19 77 C. Vermeulen Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'39.317 1.651
20 23 B. Parkes Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.713 3.047

Superpole 2

Carlos Checa was the fastest rider in Superpole 2, but the difference between the Althea Ducati rider and the 4th fastest man Cal Crutchlow was just one tenth of a second. Max Biaggi looked to have the fastest time in the bag with 8 minutes to go, setting another blistering lap, but he was passed within a couple of minutes by Checa and Haslam. James Toseland once again pulled a rabbit out of a hat, leaping out of the danger zone with a couple of minutes to go, but Noriyuki Haga and Johnny Rea could not manage the same feat, and were knocked out of the final session.

Out after Superpole 2: Luca Scassa, Sylvain Guintoli, Johnny Rea, Luca Scassa, Tom Sykes, Troy Corser, Sheridan Morais, Ruben Xaus, Noriyuki Haga

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 1'37.496  
2 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.506 0.010
3 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.552 0.056
4 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.597 0.101
5 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'37.613 0.117
6 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.660 0.164
7 2 L. Camier Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.703 0.207
8 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'37.732 0.236
Out after Superpole 2
9 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 1'37.756 0.260
10 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.875 0.379
11 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.953 0.457
12 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'38.206 0.710
13 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'38.210 0.714
14 32 S. Morais Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.404 0.908
15 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'38.471 0.975
16 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'38.496 1.000
Out after Superpole 1
17 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.917 1.251
18 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'39.037 1.371
19 77 C. Vermeulen Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'39.317 1.651
20 23 B. Parkes Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.713 3.047

Superpole 3

Cal Crutchlow will start tomorrow's World Superbike races from pole position tomorrow, after the young Briton put in a scorching last lap to sneak the top time ahead of his Sterilgarda Yamaha teammate James Toseland. Toseland set his fastest time with 5 minutes to go. Toseland was convinced he had done enough to take pole, the double world champion breaking Ben Spies' lap record in just two laps during the final Superpole session, and he was very nearly right, falling just seventeen thousandths short of his teammate's pole time. Toseland almost lost his 2nd spot to Althea Ducati's Carlos Checa, the Spanish veteran getting within five hundredths of Crutchlow. The man who has been fastest for much of the weekend, Xerox Ducati's Michel Fabrizio, took the final spot on the front row.

Championship leader Leon Haslam heads up the second row, ahead of Pata S&G's Jakub Smrz, while Max Biaggi, who dominated the earlier Superpole sessions, finished with the 7th fastest time ahead of his Alitalia Aprilia teammate Leon Camier.

Final results and grid:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.243  
2 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.260 0.017
3 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 1'37.296 0.053
4 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'37.368 0.125
5 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.401 0.158
6 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'37.561 0.318
7 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.613 0.370
8 2 L. Camier Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.148 0.905
Out after Superpole 2
9 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 1'37.756 0.260
10 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.875 0.379
11 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.953 0.457
12 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'38.206 0.710
13 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'38.210 0.714
14 32 S. Morais Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.404 0.908
15 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'38.471 0.975
16 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'38.496 1.000
Out after Superpole 1
17 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.917 1.251
18 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'39.037 1.371
19 77 C. Vermeulen Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'39.317 1.651
20 23 B. Parkes Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.713 3.047
Out of Superpole
21 95 R. Hayden Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.981 2.689
22 15 M. Baiocco Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'41.526 3.234
Round Number: 
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2010
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Comments

Looks like Haga's season isn't turning around yet. Then again he's never been great at qualifying. Also I was gonna say something about Vermuelen's lack of good results lately but then started to wonder when the last time a Kawasaki has gotten on the podium in WSBK. That's a pretty good trivia question there.

Total votes: 45