2010 Imola World Superbike Superpole Updated - Final

Results and summary of Superpole at Imola:

Superpole 1

Cal Crutchlow was the fastest rider in a wet Superpole 1 session, ending comfortably ahead of Shane Byrne and Leon Haslam. Crutchlow's teammate James Toseland had much less luck, the Brit being bumped out of Superpole in the final seconds. Johnny Rea just struggled through in 16th, after a nasty low-speed highside saw Rea hurt his shoulder.

Out after Superpole 1: James Toseland, Roger Lee Hayden, Fabrizio Lai, Federico Sandi

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 2'09.256  
2 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 2'09.613 0.357
3 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'11.006 1.750
4 96 J. Smrz Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'11.334 2.078
5 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 2'11.362 2.106
6 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 2'11.687 2.431
7 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 2'11.754 2.498
8 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'11.961 2.705
9 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'12.338 3.082
10 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 2'12.548 3.292
11 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'12.621 3.365
12 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 2'12.641 3.385
13 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 2'13.274 4.018
14 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 2'13.384 4.128
15 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 2'13.400 4.144
16 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 2'13.490 4.234
Out after Superpole 1
17 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 2'13.823 4.567
18 95 R. Hayden Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'15.026 5.770
19 33 F. Lai Honda CBR1000RR 2'15.268 6.012
20 90 F. Sandi Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 2'20.464 11.208

Superpole 2

A crash-strewn session saw Cal Crutchlow, Shane Byrne, Carlos Checa and Ruben Xaus all fall, the rain causing a great many problems for the remaining 16 riders in Superpole 2. The session became incredibly chaotic, with the top spot being swapped every few seconds, Lorenzo Lanzi ending the second session of Superpole on top of the timesheets, ahead of Troy Coser and Tom Sykes. Superpole 2 saw many of the favorites eliminated, with fastest man of the weekend so far, Carlos Checa, just edged out, along with Cal Crutchlow, Johnny Rea and Noriyuki Haga.

Out after Superpole 2: Carlos Checa, Max Neukirchner, Cal Crutchlow, Ruben Xaus, Shane Byrne, Johnny Rea, Noriyuki Haga, Sylvain Guintoli   

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 2'09.313  
2 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 2'09.505 0.192
3 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'10.011 0.698
4 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 2'10.197 0.884
5 96 J. Smrz Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'10.557 1.244
6 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 2'10.903 1.590
7 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'10.983 1.670
8 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'11.013 1.700
Out after Superpole 2
9 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 2'11.117 1.804
10 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 2'11.130 1.817
11 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 2'11.150 1.837
12 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 2'11.271 1.958
13 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 2'11.395 2.082
14 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 2'11.558 2.245
15 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 2'11.601 2.288
16 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'11.706 2.393
Out after Superpole 1
17 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 2'13.823 4.567
18 95 R. Hayden Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'15.026 5.770
19 33 F. Lai Honda CBR1000RR 2'15.268 6.012
20 90 F. Sandi Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 2'20.464 11.208

Superpole 3

The rain stopped falling in the final session of Superpole. Leon Haslam took an early lead, cannily following Lorenzo Lanzi round in the early minutes, Lanzi having been fastest in Superpole 2. Haslam was knocked off pole by Tom Sykes, the PBM Kawasaki rider holding on to secure his first ever pole on the Kawasaki, a great result given the way the Kawasaki has struggled all year. Jakub Smrz secured 2nd spot on the grid, though he threatened to depose Sykes a couple of times, coming just five hundredtsh short. Leon Haslam got an advantage over his main rival for the title Max Biaggi, Haslam setting the 3rd fastest time and starting from the front row, while Biaggi could only manage the 7th fastest time, and will start directly behind Haslam.

Final Grid: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'07.341  
2 96 J. Smrz Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'07.392 0.051
3 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'08.273 0.932
4 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 2'08.427 1.086
5 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 2'08.490 1.149
6 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 2'09.842 2.501
7 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'09.924 2.583
8 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 2'10.482 3.141
Out after Superpole 2
9 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 2'11.117 1.804
10 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 2'11.130 1.817
11 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 2'11.150 1.837
12 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 2'11.271 1.958
13 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 2'11.395 2.082
14 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 2'11.558 2.245
15 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 2'11.601 2.288
16 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'11.706 2.393
Out after Superpole 1
17 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 2'13.823 4.567
18 95 R. Hayden Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'15.026 5.770
19 33 F. Lai Honda CBR1000RR 2'15.268 6.012
20 90 F. Sandi Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 2'20.464 11.208
Out of Superpole
21 5 I. Lowry Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'52.248 4.070
22 15 M. Baiocco Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'52.315 4.137
Round Number: 
12
2010
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Comments

Good thing for Kawasaki winning superpole. I hope it stays dry for Sundays races.
Anyone know the forecast?

With all these fast riders mid pack at the start this should make for a fantastic race tomorrow!

My money is on Leon (figuratively speaking).

Wow. As a Kawaksaki rider I will remember this day since it is a rare one to see a green bike starting from pole. Good job by Sykes. Looks like Biaggi is doing just what he needs to and JT seems to still be underperforming like he has for awhile now.