2012 Misano WSBK Superpole: Declared Wet
It had to happen; Rain came to Misano. While the rain had finished by the time Superpole started, it was declared a wet Superpole, which gives us two twenty-minute sessions instead of the three shorter ones we would get with a dry session.
Part of the track was still damp, but the sun was drying it out quickly, and some riders decided to wait until later in the session before heading out. This gamble proved to be a mistake for Carlos Checa who ran out of time before being able to set a time to qualify for Superpole 2 and will start from 16th.
With championship contenders Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri also not qualifying for Superpole 2, this will make for an interesting race.
Superpole two started out with Tom Sykes posting the fastest time of the weekend very early on. The only person able to get even close to his pole position lap was Sykes himself, when he got within two tenths of his previous lap. This will be his fifth pole position of the year. Jonathan Rea was the only other rider to get a 1'35 lap.
|1||66||SYKES T||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'35.375|
|2||65||REA J||Honda CBR1000RR||1'35.991||0.616|
|3||86||BADOVINI A||BMW S1000 RR||1'36.083||0.708|
|4||34||GIUGLIANO D||Ducati 1098R||1'36.147||0.772|
|5||96||SMRZ J||Ducati 1098R||1'36.183||0.808|
|6||91||HASLAM L||BMW S1000 RR||1'36.283||0.908|
|7||58||LAVERTY E||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'36.365||0.990|
|8||50||GUINTOLI S||Ducati 1098R||1'36.559||1.184|
|Out after Superpole 1|
|9||151||BAIOCCO M||Ducati 1098R||1'37.509||1.223|
|10||3||BIAGGI M||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'37.686||1.400|
|11||76||BAZ L||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'37.704||1.418|
|12||84||FABRIZIO M||BMW S1000 RR||1'37.796||1.510|
|13||33||MELANDRI M||BMW S1000 RR||1'37.806||1.520|
|14||2||CAMIER L||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'37.985||1.699|
|15||87||ZANETTI L||Ducati 1098R||1'38.078||1.792|
|16||7||CHECA C||Ducati 1098R||1'38.977||2.691|
|Out after QP2|
|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|