2014 Phillip Island World Superbike FP3 Results: Lowes And Laverty Lead The Way

Alex Lowes demionstrated that his Friday performance was not a one-off by putting his Suzuki in provisional pole ahead of his teammate. Eugene Laverty on the other GSX-R1000 was within xxx, with the Ducatis of Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies sitting in third and fourth places, following in Carlos Checa's qualifying performance from last year. Tom Sykes, world champion and qualifying maven, assured that he'd be in the top qualifying group while Niccolo Canepa makes history by putting his EVO Ducati Panigale into Superpole 2 amongst the full-SBK spec bikes.

Marco Melandri crshed easly on, ensuring that he was unable to improve on his best time from yesterday, but his Friday time was enough to keep him in the top qualifying group.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'30.566   305,9
2 58 E. LAVERTY Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'30.801 0.235 307,7
3 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'30.864 0.298 304,2
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'30.962 0.396 305,9
5 1 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'30.982 0.416 309,5
6 59 N. CANEPA Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO 1'31.065 0.499 299,2
7 50 S. GUINTOLI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'31.087 0.521 314,9
8 65 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.091 0.525 309,5
9 33 M. MELANDRI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'31.137 0.571 315,8
10 76 L. BAZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.211 0.645 308,6
    Superpole 1        
11 24 T. ELIAS Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'31.412 0.846 316,7
12 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.430 0.864 308,6
13 14 G. ALLERTON BMW S1000 RR EVO 1'31.962 1.396 302,5
14 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'32.140 1.574 297,5
15 9 F. FORET Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'32.382 1.816 291,9
16 71 C. CORTI MV Agusta F4 RR 1'32.615 2.049 300,0
17 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'32.926 2.360 292,7
18 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'33.096 2.530 291,1
19 21 A. ANDREOZZI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'33.722 3.156 290,3
20 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 1'34.249 3.683 306,8
    Did not qualify for Superpole        
21 12 M. WALTERS Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'34.453 3.887 291,1
22 99 G. MAY EBR 1190 RX 1'34.640 4.074 287,2
23 20 A. YATES EBR 1190 RX 1'35.521 4.955 273,4
    Did not qualify within 107%        
24 56 P. SEBESTYEN BMW S1000 RR EVO 1'37.274 6.708 287,2

 

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2014
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Comments

reminds me of a old wendy's hamburger commercial

WHERE'S THE BEEF!

I'd like to know the difference in cost between his bike and the Factory Panigale's?

Still lots of questions to be answered about say, race performance and durability of the stock motors but on this performance, and presumably given a substantial cost saving, you'd have to say Dorna have made a good decision.

The EVO class is really looking good!

Buell not so good, but early days.