2012 Brno World Superbike QP1 Result: Giugliano Edges Melandri For Provisional Pole

Davide Giugliano has completed a strong first day at Brno, topping free practice in the morning and then following it up with a provisional pole during the first session of qualifying in the afternoon. The Althea Ducati rider took an early lead, ceding it to BMW's Marco Melandri at the halfway mark, before taking it back with 15 minutes to go despite the rain which had spotted the track throughout. Melandri was demoted to 2nd - just, but less than a tenth of a second - finishing ahead of Eugene Laverty on the factory Aprilia and Tom Sykes on the Kawasaki.

Carlos Checa headed up a pair of Ducatis, putting the second Althea bike into 5th, ahead of Jakub Smrz, while Ayrton Badovini lead teammate Michel Fabrizio, the BMW Italia men taking 7th and 8th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati 1098R 1'59.452    
2 33 M. MELANDRI BMW S1000 RR 1'59.545 0.093 0.093
3 58 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'59.693 0.241 0.148
4 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'59.850 0.398 0.157
5 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 2'00.180 0.728 0.330
6 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 2'00.226 0.774 0.046
7 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 2'00.244 0.792 0.018
8 84 M. FABRIZIO BMW S1000 RR 2'00.322 0.870 0.078
9 19 C. DAVIES Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.391 0.939 0.069
10 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 2'00.422 0.970 0.031
11 76 L. BAZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.441 0.989 0.019
12 21 J. HOPKINS Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.528 1.076 0.087
13 2 L. CAMIER Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.615 1.163 0.087
14 3 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.746 1.294 0.131
15 65 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.911 1.459 0.165
16 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 2'00.978 1.526 0.067
17 4 H. AOYAMA Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.073 1.621 0.095
18 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.575 2.123 0.502
19 87 L. ZANETTI Ducati 1098R 2'02.060 2.608 0.485
20 53 A. POLITA Ducati 1098R 2'02.668 3.216 0.608
21 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'03.342 3.890 0.674
22 13 V. KISPATAKI Honda CBR1000RR 2'04.259 4.807 0.917
23 64 N. BRIGNOLA BMW S1000 RR 2'04.506 5.054 0.247

 

Round Number: 
9
2012
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Comments

Not really. You're taking it with the context of this one session. Look at Aragon where the difference between 1st and 15th in both races was over 49 seconds.

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And no. I don't see how when there have been many rounds this season where the too ten pilots have been covered by less than a second. Sometimes far less. As far as the racing goes. Biaggi/Melandri battles this year have been stoner/Lorenzo or stoner/pedrosa in GP.

This is just QP1 anyway.

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