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Reigning champ takes his first Tissot-Superpole of the season

Saturday, 12 April 2014 14:21
Saturday, 12 April 2014 14:21

Kawasaki at the front of the grid for Aragon races.

A thrilling Tissot-Superpole this afternoon saw reigning Champion Tom Sykes claim his first pole position of the season aboard his Kawasaki Racing Team machine ahead of his team mate Loris Baz.

In a restarted Superpole 1 after Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki) suffered a technical problem, Toni Elias (Red Devils Aprilia) and Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia) were the fastest within the session and joined the already seeded riders for the final 15 minute shoot-out, in what was a fast and furious fight on track for top spot.

At the end of the session it was Sykes that just clung to secure pole position ahead of Baz and Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) who completed the top 3.

In tomorrow’s races, row 2 will be headed by Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team), who will be joined by Jonathan Rea (PATA Honda World Superbike Team) and Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team).

After making it through into Superpole 2, Leon Camier, substitute rider for Sylvain Barrier, was the leading EVO category rider, qualifying 11th overall in his first race with the BMW machine.

Leon Haslam and Chaz Davies also fell in the session, thankfully without injury.

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