2010 Silverstone WSBK QP1 Result - Crutchlow Takes Provisional Pole

The first qualifying session for the World Superbike class at Silverstone saw the British riders maintain their hold on the front row, with Sterilgarda Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow taking provisional pole by a comfortable margin. This morning's fastest man, HANNSpree Ten Kate's Johnny Rea, took second spot, while an interloper in the shape of Australian Troy Corser set the 3rd fastest time on the BMW S1000RR, ending the session just ahead of Alitalia Aprilia's Leon Camier.


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 2'05.664  
2 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 2'06.006 0.342
3 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 2'06.052 0.388
4 2 L. Camier Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'06.064 0.400
5 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 2'06.088 0.424
6 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 2'06.238 0.574
7 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'06.315 0.651
8 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'06.464 0.800
9 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 2'06.475 0.811
10 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'06.596 0.932
11 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 2'06.699 1.035
12 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 2'06.803 1.139
13 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 2'06.952 1.288
14 96 J. Smrz Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'06.988 1.324
15 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 2'07.042 1.378
16 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 2'07.101 1.437
17 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'07.107 1.443
18 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 2'07.325 1.661
19 23 B. Parkes Honda CBR1000RR 2'07.548 1.884
20 95 R. Hayden Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'07.677 2.013
21 25 J. Brookes Honda CBR1000RR 2'07.798 2.134
22 8 R. Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 2'09.165 3.501
23 15 M. Baiocco Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'10.431 4.767
24 46 T. Bridewell Honda CBR1000RR 2'11.057 5.393
25 87 A. Yanagawa Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'11.230 5.566
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Be interesting to see if they can get into the 2.03's in superpole. Moto GP's qualifying and fastest lap were mid 2.03

I noticed that Cals fastest first practice lap was 0.3 secs faster than Jorge s fastest first practice . Also the top speed from Cal was 281 and Jorge was 307 kph . So a third of a sec faster and 26 kph slower , I thought the moto gp riders knew how to corner !!!

Biggest difference between MotoGP and WSBK is the temperature difference. It's several degrees warmer (it was positively chilly for MotoGP), and that's made a big difference. Also, the new Pirellis seem to give much better performance, and are closer to the Bridgestones used in MotoGP. 

Actually, I don't think those numbers are correct. In GP FP1, Lorenzo's fastest lap was a 205.991, whlie the first (free) practice for the superbikes had a fastest time of 206.927, by Rea, Crutchlow did a 207.645. Crutchlow did a 205.664 in the first QP, but the second practice for the GP bikes had Lorenzo at 205.348, with Pedrosa fastest at 204.994. My info, if I copied it correctly, is from the MotoGP and World Superbike sites. Still, damned fast by Cal.

yes you are correct , I didn t see the opening practice times for the Superbikes . So the weather must have helped and the pirellis seem decent rubber. My original post was meant in a light hearted way lol.

Unless the air temperature, track temperature, air pressure, dew point and track conditions (moisture, rubber, sand, dirt) are the same it is pretty much fruitless to try and compare lap times on different days - even for the same rider.

Anyone absolutely sure that MotoGP and WSBK use the same track layout of Silverstone? From what I can find the MotoGP layout seems to be just slightly longer.

According to the information on both the WSBK and MotoGP sites, the track is 5,902 meters long, and so they are using the identical layout. It's the same one that F1 uses as well.

I'm not sure about the conversion to meters but from what I found on the WSBK site it lists it at 3.613 miles long while I never could find a length on the MotoGP site the wiki page for Silverstone has the GP track listed as 3.667 miles long. Not a big difference but a difference none the less which made me question if it was the exact same length.

The details given on the results sheets as distributed by both WSBK and MotoGP give the correct and official lengths. These are the lengths as homolgated by the FIM for racing, and is the actual length of circuit used to race on. These results sheets are provided by race direction and the FIM, and must therefore be correct. Here's the links to the sheets (both PDF files):



I suspect that the details on the WSBK circuits page are incorrect, either old or incorrectly entered. The details on the results sheet have to be correct, as they are an official publication.

Huh I guess so. I figured maybe the small difference was just down to the positioning of the finish line. At any rate I think at least one of the two doesn't like riding the same exact circuit. In this case probably MotoGP but in the case of Miller Motorsports Park it's the AMA which rides a different layout from WSBK. I figured most common circuits would have different layouts for the two series.