2016 Misano World Superbike FP1: Giugliano Leads Hayden

After a morning dominated by Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies, a different Ducati broke through, with Xavi Fores setting the fastest lap twice before being overtaken by yet another Ducati as Davide Giugliano took control. Nicky Hayden and Tom Sykes were within a quarter of a second of Giugliano's best time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 1'35.460   265,4
2 69 N. HAYDEN Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'35.635 0.175 266,7
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'35.662 0.202 267,3
4 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'35.809 0.349 266,0
5 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'35.829 0.369 266,7
6 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'35.926 0.466 270,0
7 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'36.057 0.597 269,3
8 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.146 0.686 262,1
9 60 M. VAN DER MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'36.242 0.782 266,0
10 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.436 0.976 267,3
11 81 J. TORRES BMW S1000 RR 1'36.718 1.258 266,0
12 17 K. ABRAHAM BMW S1000 RR 1'37.079 1.619 266,7
13 15 A. DE ANGELIS Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'37.092 1.632 271,4
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.124 1.664 264,7
15 59 N. CANEPA Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.174 1.714 265,4
16 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.239 1.779 265,4
17 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'37.551 2.091 259,6
18 25 J. BROOKES BMW S1000 RR 1'37.590 2.130 266,0
19 9 D. SCHMITTER Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'39.327 3.867 260,9
20 119 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.331 3.871 260,2
21 4 G. VIZZIELLO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'39.718 4.258 257,8
22 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.194 4.734 255,9
23 61 F. MENGHI Ducati Panigale R 1'40.925 5.465 261,5
24 11 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'41.192 5.732 257,8

 

Round Number: 
8
2016
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Comments

Shame that Melandri decided against taking the ride - he's worked well with Dosoli in the past at BMW.

Beaubier would also have benefited from more top-level experience and the opportunity to prove his worth. 

I was hoping he would get another shot. It seems like you need to podium as a wildcard to impress anyone anymore.

Yeah, but Melandri didn't think he'd be fit enough to wrangle a bike at the levels he'd need to to compete.

Without any testing or top-level riding in the last 9 months, Melandri will obviously be 'ring-rusty'. But extreme talent and ability can help to overcome such obstacles, and Melandri has both in abundance. He's a known force.

Beaubier is, and remains, an unknown force if he stays in America.

Canepa is known to be a very decent rider, and he's an Italian riding in somewhere close to Italy so he gets the nod.

Yamaha have missed two glorious opportunities and instead, choose to rest their fate on the damaged shoulder of Lowes.

No-one could accuse them of playing it safe.