Superpole 1 was, for the first time in a while, a dry Superpole, meaning three sessions, with 12 going through from the first one, and 8 qualifying for the last.
Marco Melandri opened with a 1'28.323 which, while beating the race lap record, was still a quarter of a second off Carlos Checa's outright lap record from last years qualifying. Even a valiant attempt by Jakub Smrz couldn't take the top spot.
In Superpole 2, Leon Haslam beat Checa's outright lap record shortly followed by Jakub Smrz only five thousandths slower. The pace was so high that Max Biaggi needed to spend his last qualifier to get into the last session and Carlos Checa missed out by .05 of a second.
In the third session, Tom Sykes blitzed the other seven riders and set an astounding 1'27.716; the fastest a Superbike has ever been round Donington. Sykes now has four poles from five races this year. The BMW riders Leon Haslam and Marco Menandri joined him in Parc Fermé.
|1||66||SYKES T||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'27.716|
|2||91||HASLAM L||BMW S1000 RR||1'27.864||0.148|
|3||33||MELANDRI M||BMW S1000 RR||1'28.177||0.461|
|4||3||BIAGGI M||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'28.340||0.624|
|5||50||GUINTOLI S||Ducati 1098R||1'28.420||0.704|
|6||65||REA J||Honda CBR1000RR||1'28.546||0.830|
|7||2||CAMIER L||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'28.551||0.835|
|8||96||SMRZ J||Ducati 1098R||1'28.785||1.069|
|9||7||CHECA C||Ducati 1098R||1'28.497||0.465|
|10||86||BADOVINI A||BMW S1000 RR||1'28.614||0.582|
|11||84||FABRIZIO M||BMW S1000 RR||1'28.683||0.651|
|12||58||LAVERTY E||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'29.032||1.000|
|13||34||GIUGLIANO D||Ducati 1098R||1'29.236||0.913|
|14||59||CANEPA N||Ducati 1098R||1'29.319||0.996|
|15||121||BERGER M||Ducati 1098R||1'29.371||1.048|
|16||19||DAVIES C||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'29.493||1.170|