2012 Misano WSBK QP2 Results: The Return Of Sykes

With few riders able to match their best times set yesterday for the first half of this qualifying session, it looked like finding a setup in today's conditions was tricky, but at the halfway mark, Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea lead the way to faster times, even if they were still over a second off Troy Corser's 2010 fastest lap of 1'35.001.

Then, the Ducatis, first Davide Giugliano, then Carlos Checa, rose to the top, and it took Sykes, who finally seems to have found a setting, to unseat them, finally going within a second of Corser's fastest lap with a 1'35.935 for provisional pole.

With the places for Superpole decided, another Tom Sykes pole position no longer seems unlikely.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 66 SYKES T Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'35.935  
2 7 CHECA C Ducati 1098R 1'36.098 0.163
3 34 GIUGLIANO D Ducati 1098R 1'36.273 0.338
4 65 REA J Honda CBR1000RR 1'36.315 0.380
5 91 HASLAM L BMW S1000 RR 1'36.378 0.443
6 96 SMRZ J Ducati 1098R 1'36.486 0.551
7 151 BAIOCCO M Ducati 1098R 1'36.495 0.560
8 2 CAMIER L Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'36.623 0.688
9 50 GUINTOLI S Ducati 1098R 1'36.648 0.713
10 3 BIAGGI M Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.703 0.768
11 58 LAVERTY E Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.714 0.779
12 87 ZANETTI L Ducati 1098R 1'36.724 0.789
13 33 MELANDRI M BMW S1000 RR 1'36.749 0.814
14 86 BADOVINI A BMW S1000 RR 1'36.778 0.843
15 84 FABRIZIO M BMW S1000 RR 1'36.820 0.885
16 76 BAZ L Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.854 0.919
           
17 121 BERGER M Ducati 1098R 1'36.934 0.999
18 21 HOPKINS J Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.168 1.233
19 59 CANEPA N Ducati 1098R 1'37.202 1.267
20 4 AOYAMA H Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.250 1.315
21 19 DAVIES C Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.312 1.377
22 44 SALOM D Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.688 1.753
23 36 MERCADO L Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.674 2.739
24 23 SANDI F BMW S1000 RR 1'40.251 4.316
           

 

Round Number: 
7
2012
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Comments

It's funny how some think 1 practice session may mean you're falling out of contention for the title. Points aren't given out for practice or QP. Race day is what counts.