2013 Assen World Superbike FP2 Results: Sykes And Baz Lead The Way

Tom Sykes heads to Superpole knowing he's the favourite for pole position after posting the fastest time in the second free practice session. His team mate Loris Baz also seems to have got a setting that will suit him well and Chaz Davies has finally found a way to get the BMW on the front row. Jonathan Rea and Carlos Checa continue their good form, both peeling off 1'37 laps in sequence which seems to be the sort of race pace we should expect if the conditions are the same tomorrow.


Assen - FIM Superbike World Championship - Free Practice

1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.649
2. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.743
3. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.864
4. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 1'36.906
5. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'37.029
6. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.029
7. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.098
8. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.257
9. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.346
10. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.681
11. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1'37.712
12. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.234
13. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'38.336
14. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'39.143
15. Ivan Clementi (HTM Racing) BMW S1000 RR 1'39.988
16. Mark Aitchison (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'40.263
17. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'40.334
18. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1'40.876

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I have been waiting for Baz to put all the pieces together, he's done so sooner than I expected. Hope his races go well for him, and more fantastic work from Sykes who to me seems fit to follow Crutchlow into MotoGP; there is no doubt he has the pace to be competitive there.

Good luck Kawasaki! I'm a Honda man but have a soft spot for the Kwakas and it's wonderful to see them working so well. Congratulations to all concerned.