2010 Magny-Cours World Superbike Superpole Results - Final

Results for Superpole at the Magny-Cours World Superbike round as they come in:

Superpole 1

Alitalia Aprilia's Max Biaggi came out punching in Superpole 1, shooting straight to the top of the timesheets with the fastest time of the weekend, just a smidgeon outside of the 1'37 bracket. Sylvain Guintoli once again put on a good show for his home crowd, setting the 2nd fastest time and then retiring to the pits. Sterilgarda Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow spent a worryingly long time in the danger zone before putting in a hot lap good enough to go through to Superpole 2 with five minutes to go. Crutchlow was later bumped from 3rd spot by another blistering lap by PBM Kawasaki's Tom Sykes, who shot to 2nd. Xerox Ducati's Michel Fabrizio and BMW's Troy Corser also interposed themselves, taking 3rd and 5th spot respectively.

Out after Superpole 1: Max Neukirchner, Ian Lowry, Matteo Baiocco, Fabrizio Lai 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.081  
2 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'38.353 0.272
3 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'38.430 0.349
4 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.547 0.466
5 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'38.578 0.497
6 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.617 0.536
7 96 J. Smrz Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.675 0.594
8 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'38.686 0.605
9 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 1'38.688 0.607
10 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.839 0.758
11 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 1'38.853 0.772
12 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'38.895 0.814
13 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'38.900 0.819
14 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.936 0.855
15 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.039 0.958
16 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1'39.082 1.001
Out after Superpole 1
17 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.341 1.260
18 5 I. Lowry Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.278 2.197
19 15 M. Baiocco Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.890 2.809
20 33 F. Lai Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.471 3.390

 

Superpole 2

Max Biaggi again topped the timesheets in Superpole 2, bumping Jakub Smrz from the top spot late in the session. Biaggi, Smrz and Cal Crutchlow all set a scorching pace, breaking into the 1'37s with another session of Superpole to go.

Out after Superpole 2: Carlos Checa, Troy Corser, Leon Haslam, Ruben Xaus, Tom Sykes, Lorenzo Lanzi, Shane Byrne, James Toseland, Luca Scassa

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.784  
2 96 J. Smrz Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.821 0.037
3 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.972 0.188
4 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.046 0.262
5 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'38.060 0.276
6 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'38.096 0.312
7 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 1'38.136 0.352
8 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.146 0.363
Out after Superpole 2
9 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'38.250 0.466
10 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.327 0.543
11 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'38.364 0.580
12 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'38.370 0.586
13 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1'38.519 0.735
14 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'38.538 0.754
15 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.551 0.767
16 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 1'38.585 0.801
Out after Superpole 1
17 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.341 1.260
18 5 I. Lowry Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.278 2.197
19 15 M. Baiocco Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.890 2.809
20 33 F. Lai Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.471 3.390

 

Superpole 3

Cal Crutchlow has taken pole for Sunday's final round of World Superbikes at Magny-Cours on Sunday. The Sterilgarda Yamaha rider was fast early in the final session of Superpole, and nobody was capable of matching his pace. Crutchlow beat out local hero Sylvain Guintoli, who came within seven hundredths of Crutchlow's time, along with the Aprilias of Jakub Smrz and Max Biaggi. The second row of the grid consists of a trio of Ducatis interspersed with a solitary Honda, Johnny Rea setting the 6th fastest time despite still suffering with injuries sustained at Imola, interposing his Ten Kate bike between Michel Fabrizio in 5th and Carlos Checa and Nori Haga in 7th and 8th respectively. 

Results and final grid

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.699  
2 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.768 0.069
3 96 J. Smrz Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.784 0.085
4 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.039 0.340
5 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'38.082 0.383
6 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.155 0.456
7 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 1'38.252 0.553
8 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'38.421 0.722
Out after Superpole 2
9 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'38.250 0.466
10 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.327 0.543
11 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'38.364 0.580
12 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'38.370 0.586
13 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1'38.519 0.735
14 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'38.538 0.754
15 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.551 0.767
16 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 1'38.585 0.801
Out after Superpole 1
17 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.341 1.260
18 5 I. Lowry Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.278 2.197
19 15 M. Baiocco Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.890 2.809
20 33 F. Lai Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.471 3.390
Not qualified for Superpole
21 95 R. Hayden Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'41.094 2.794
Round Number: 
13
2010
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Comments

Does JT have anything left in the tank? Is it lingering injuries, lack of confidence, or lack of fire? Not trying to bash him, just puzzled at how far he's fallen in 3 years.

i hate to ask but to me the question is more: how the heck did JT manage two WSBK championships? I'm still scratching my head about those, especially the 2007 one. i have seen him ride really well but that always seemed to have been the exception...

I'm truly amazed that Rae made it back and did this well. i think I'd be happier with checa taking 3rd overall but not through losing Rae to injury.

also i think the superpole reflects who we'll see fighting at the front. maybe swap haslam and smrtz... (:

re: popmonkey

Two years ago I really thought JT was the real deal. Superb with Ten Kate in WSBK then that 2nd place qualifying in his debut GP in Qatar.... but something has gone very wrong.

I dunno what it is but I ache for a Brit to consistently get up at the sharp end and I honestly thought JT was up to the task.

As a fellow Donny lad I hope he can turn things around but I feel that his opportunities are running out.

I guess you're forgetting about guys like Haslam, Crutchlow or any of the other Brits who are tons more likable than JT. He certainly didn't make himself well liked last year on the Tech 3 team with his results or what he did off the track and unless he dramatically changes things I suspect his better days of racing are well behind him.