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Sep 28

Maiden Tissot-Superpole of the season for Sylvain Guintoli

Edged out Championship leader Tom Sykes by just 0.015s

WSBK - Mazda Raceway Laguna SecaThe Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosted today one of the most challenging Tissot-Superpole of the season, that was won by Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) at the very last minute thanks to a 1’22.683 lap-time, new Best Lap for the track.

The Frenchman – who scored his second ever Superpole, first one this year – edged out Championship leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) by just 0.015s, while other works Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty had to settle for third, after crashing at Turn 3 in the final stages.

Fourth place Niccolò Canepa (Team Ducati Alstare) will share the second row of the grid with Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) and Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Apriila), while Davies’ team mate Marco Melandri will start the two races – the first one scheduled for today at 2pm local time – from seventh place.

Times: 1. Guintoli (Aprilia) 1’22.683 average 157.179 kph; 2. Sykes (Kawasaki) 1’22.698; 3. Laverty (Aprilia) 1’22.728; 4. Canepa (Ducati) 1’22.824; 5. Davies (BMW) 1’23.040; 6. Giugliano (Aprilia) 1’23.353; 7. Melandri (BMW) 1’23.363; 8. Cluzel (Suzuki) 1’24.079; 9. Badovini (Ducati) 1’24.789; 10. Hayden (Suzuki); 11. Eslick (Suzuki); 12. Haslam (Honda); 13. Fabrizio (Honda); 14. Aitchison (Kawasaki) 1’24.364; 15. Elias (Aprilia).

source: worldsbk.com



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