2012 Magny Cours WSBK QP2 Results: Melandri Defies Injury For Provisional Pole

The morning's qualifying got underway with very little change, apart from Max Biaggi and Leon Haslam making an early showing, right up to an incident involving Alexander Lundh that stopped the proceedings with ten minutes left. Once the red flags were lifted, a flurry of activity took place with everything changing rapidly as time dwindled.

Marco Melandri, in spite of injury, beat Tom Sykes's time from yesterday to defiantly grab provisional pole ahead of this afternoon's Superpole session. Jonathan Rea and Max Biaggi posted identical times in fourth and fifth behind Carlos Checa while Tom Sykes was unable to improve on his yesterday's belter.

John Hopkins and Hiroshi Aoyama both missed out on their last Superpole chances, in spite of a grid diminished by the absence of Liberty Racing. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 33 MELANDRI M BMW S1000 RR 1'38.152  
2 66 SYKES T Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.200 0.048
3 7 CHECA C Ducati 1098R 1'38.565 0.413
4 65 REA J Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.669 0.517
5 3 BIAGGI M Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.669 0.517
6 50 GUINTOLI S Ducati 1098R 1'38.682 0.530
7 91 HASLAM L BMW S1000 RR 1'38.699 0.547
8 34 GIUGLIANO D Ducati 1098R 1'38.774 0.622
9 76 BAZ L Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.843 0.691
10 58 LAVERTY E Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.978 0.826
11 84 FABRIZIO M BMW S1000 RR 1'38.990 0.838
12 71 CORTI C Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.991 0.839
13 2 CAMIER L Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'39.005 0.853
14 19 DAVIES C Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'39.053 0.901
15 87 ZANETTI L Ducati 1098R 1'39.176 1.024
16 121 BERGER M Ducati 1098R 1'39.303 1.151
    Not Through To Superpole      
17 86 BADOVINI A BMW S1000 RR 1'39.430 1.278
18 4 AOYAMA H Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.750 1.598
19 21 HOPKINS J Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'40.538 2.386
20 5 LUNDH A Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'40.882 2.730
21 64 BRIGNOLA N BMW S1000 RR 1'42.461 4.309
           

 

Round Number: 
14
2012
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