2012 Miller Motorsports Park World Superbikes QP2: Smrz Remains King Of Qualifying

This session started slowly, with a damp, patchy track. Riders were able to post fast times in the first sector, but the conditions meant the remaining sectors slowed them down to longer times than yesterday. Only towards the end of the session did riders start to put in faster laps than in the first timed session.

It was important to get data for settings and a top 16 time more than it was to get the outright fastest lap, but even then, Jakub Smrz worked hard to keep the provisional pole, even though Carlos Checa tried really hard to take it off him. Two tenths separated the only two men in the 1'48s.

The losers today were Ayrton Badovini, Leon Camier and David Salom, who were both pushed from the top 16, and therefore Superpole, by a resurgent John Hopkins, finally showing form with a provisional second-row place, Niccolo Canepa and Lorenzo Zanetti.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 96 SMRZ J Ducati 1098R 1'48.517  
2 7 CHECA C Ducati 1098R 1'48.789 0.272
3 33 MELANDRI M BMW S1000 RR 1'49.009 0.492
4 50 GUINTOLI S Ducati 1098R 1'49.079 0.562
5 58 LAVERTY E Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'49.175 0.658
6 65 REA J Honda CBR1000RR 1'49.243 0.726
7 21 HOPKINS J Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'49.531 1.014
8 3 BIAGGI M Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'49.584 1.067
9 91 HASLAM L BMW S1000 RR 1'49.634 1.117
10 66 SYKES T Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'49.636 1.119
11 84 FABRIZIO M BMW S1000 RR 1'49.654 1.137
12 19 DAVIES C Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'49.968 1.451
13 121 BERGER M Ducati 1098R 1'49.980 1.463
14 87 ZANETTI L Ducati 1098R 1'50.014 1.497
15 59 CANEPA N Ducati 1098R 1'50.031 1.514
16 34 GIUGLIANO D Ducati 1098R 1'50.280 1.763
17 76 BAZ L Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.424 1.907
18 86 BADOVINI A BMW S1000 RR 1'50.427 1.910
19 44 SALOM D Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.504 1.987
20 2 CAMIER L Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'50.520 2.003
21 4 AOYAMA H Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.963 2.446
22 36 MERCADO L Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'51.843 3.326
23 16 HOLDEN J BMW S1000 RR 1'52.108 3.591
24 14 TURPIN S Ducati 1098R 1'54.399 5.882
           

 

Round Number: 
6
2012
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