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New Tissot-Superpole format for the upcoming 2014 season

Monday, 23 December 2013 09:02
Monday, 23 December 2013 09:02

A new Tissot-Superpole to set the grid in 2014

The 2014 edition of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship will see the introduction of a new Tissot-Superpole format, based on two sessions of 15 minutes each. Twenty riders will battle for the best placing on the grid, with the combined times in free practice to play a bigger role in the chase for pole position.

This change is part of an effort to make WSBK and GP Sporting Rules as similar as possible, to create a common ground in terms of regulations that can help circuit organisers, marshals and everyone involved in both series.

Tissot-Superpole - New procedure

- The top 20 riders classified after the Free Practice 1, 2 and 3 sessions will take part in Tissot-Superpole

- The ten fastest riders will be seeded directly into to Superpole 2 while the riders classified 11th to 20th will take part in Superpole 1

- The fastest two riders in Superpole 1 will progress to Superpole 2, making a total of 12 riders competing for the first 12 grid positions

- Both Superpole sessions will run for 15 minutes each. There will be a break of 10 minutes in between Superpole 1 and Superpole 2

1. S. GUINTOLI APRILIA 416
2. T. SYKES KAWASAKI 410
3. J. REA HONDA 334
4. M. MELANDRI APRILIA 333
5. L. BAZ KAWASAKI 311
6. C. DAVIES DUCATI 215
7. L. HASLAM HONDA 187
8. D. GIUGLIANO DUCATI 181
9. T. ELIAS APRILIA 171
10. E. LAVERTY SUZUKI 161