2012 Silverstone WSBK QP2: Sykes Leads Another Session Cut Short By Rain

Another dry session cut short by rain, the big names that were worried about missing Superpole had to get fast laps in before the weather turned.

Tom Sykes once again topped the table, with a 2'05.350, over a second slower than John Hopkins's 2'04.041 set last year as a wildcard. Hopkins also made a great showing today, getting a provisional front row start behind Sykes and Marco Melandri, who has been looking a little off his game so far this weekend, appears to have settled into the track.

Hopkins's team mate at Crescent Suzuki, Leon Camier, also continued his good form, with a provisional fourth place, while Chaz Davies slipped down to 15th; a bike fault that cost him the entire session meant he had to rely on yesterday's time. Carlos Checa, second fastest yesterday, managed to hold off the charging Sylvain Guintoli.

Anyone betting against a Tom Sykes pole position hasn't been paying attention this year, and this session does nothing to assuage this trend.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 66 SYKES T Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'05.350  
2 21 HOPKINS J Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'05.747 0.397
3 33 MELANDRI M BMW S1000 RR 2'06.106 0.756
4 2 CAMIER L Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'06.120 0.770
5 7 CHECA C Ducati 1098R 2'06.148 0.798
6 50 GUINTOLI S Ducati 1098R 2'06.216 0.866
7 76 BAZ L Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'06.218 0.868
8 121 BERGER M Ducati 1098R 2'06.232 0.882
9 58 LAVERTY E Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'06.272 0.922
10 96 SMRZ J Ducati 1098R 2'06.296 0.946
11 84 FABRIZIO M BMW S1000 RR 2'06.363 1.013
12 34 GIUGLIANO D Ducati 1098R 2'06.408 1.058
13 91 HASLAM L BMW S1000 RR 2'06.544 1.194
14 65 REA J Honda CBR1000RR 2'06.547 1.197
15 19 DAVIES C Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'06.684 1.334
16 3 BIAGGI M Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'06.721 1.371
17 59 CANEPA N Ducati 1098R 2'06.795 1.445
18 86 BADOVINI A BMW S1000 RR 2'06.803 1.453
19 87 ZANETTI L Ducati 1098R 2'06.869 1.519
20 4 AOYAMA H Honda CBR1000RR 2'06.921 1.571
21 44 SALOM D Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'08.069 2.719
22 20 JOHNSON D Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'09.762 4.412
23 64 BRIGNOLA N BMW S1000 RR 2'10.912 5.562
24 68 MCCORMICK B Ducati 1098R 2'13.730 8.380
           

 

Round Number: 
10
2012
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