2013 Donington World Superbike QP1 Results: Sykes Flies The Flag In British Weather

Rain closed the session once more, with Tom Sykes claiming provisional pole position with a time two and a half seconds slower than his qualifying record from last year. Jonathan Rea is making good his promise to perform well here, at a track that doesn't require outright speed, as seen by the top speeds being a good 70kmh slower than at Aragon or Monza.

Sykes crashed out at the old hairpin as the conditions got worse, but he escaped without injury.   

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'30.278   265,6
2 65 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.560 1.282 262,3
3 33 M. MELANDRI BMW S1000 RR 1'31.571 1.293 265,6
4 50 S. GUINTOLI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'31.792 1.514 259,2
5 34 D. GIUGLIANO Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'31.940 1.662 257,9
6 2 L. CAMIER Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'31.978 1.700 261,7
7 84 M. FABRIZIO Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'32.094 1.816 255,5
8 19 C. DAVIES BMW S1000 RR 1'32.103 1.825 259,8
9 58 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'32.242 1.964 259,2
10 76 L. BAZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32.261 1.983 270,2
11 16 J. CLUZEL Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'32.677 2.399 261,1
12 59 N. CANEPA Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'33.174 2.896 259,8
13 27 M. NEUKIRCHNER Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'33.205 2.927 257,9
14 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.402 3.124 253,7
15 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'33.530 3.252 257,9
16 86 A. BADOVINI Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'34.198 3.920 259,2
17 23 F. SANDI Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'34.405 4.127 257,9
18 5 A. LUNDH Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.334 7.056 249,6
19 31 V. IANNUZZO BMW S1000 RR 1'38.050 7.772 250,2

 

Round Number: 
5
2013
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Comments

I'm looking forward to a fist full of Fantasy Road Race team points with Tom and Eugene.... but I think Chas Davies could be a spoiler for me....Isn't it great to have so many potential British winners.

Just wanted to say that you're doing a great job. You couldn't pay me enough to write race reports in the shadow of David, and yet you're really kicking some serious ass.

Well done. Keep 'em comin'!

Jared is a perfect fit here - and has his own style, which is fitting as MotoGP and WSB are their own entities too.

I'm gonna be there....Sunday. All day.
Dragging my ass up there to see it for real for a change.
(followed by SantaPod 'Main Event' on Monday)
It's going to be sunny sunny sunny all weekend :O)