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Silverstone Superbike: Superpole Results

Silverstone World SBK Superpole

World Superbike riders and teams awoke to Saturday rain for the qualifying 2 session at Silverstone, Round 10 of the 2010 WSBK Championship, but once the track dried, things got under way…and in a very quick way for Cal Crutchlow.

The Yamaha Sterilgarda rider was fastest in their first meeting on the track, Qualifying 2, and then lead all three sessions of Superpole, taking pole for Sunday’s race. But there’s more…the Brit also recorded a new fastest lap of 2:04.091 on the revamped circuit that was last used for WSBK in 2007.

Cal Crutchlow says: “We worked hard through our settings today, although we’ve still got a lot of work to do. Tire wear is still an issue as the track surface is quite broken up, the Formula 1 cars have made the surface quite abrasive so we need to work on our tire life. To be at home and be top Brit all ready is great, if we can keep it that way it’ll be good.”

Now the Coventry has taken five superpoles this season, the most of any other riders, but has yet to capitalize on any of them, not winning a single race. The 24-year-old’s best results this year has been third place, which he has taken four times. He currently sits in 10th place with 138 points.

Starting in second on the grid is Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea, who finished 0.672 of a second behind Crutchlow. The Northern Ireland native was followed by the Italian Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio.

Taking fourth and fifth on the grid are Pata B&G Aprilia rider Jakub Smrz and Suzuki Alstare rider Leon Halslam, respectively. Like Friday’s WSBK sessions, five different manufacturers are on top.

The series current leader, Aprilia Alitlia’s Max Biaggi, will start from sixth on the grid.

Silverstone Superbike – Saturday Superpole Results

1. 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 2’04.091

2. 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2’04.763

3. 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2’05.083

4. 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2’05.168

5. 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2’05.595

6. 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2’05.682

7. 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 2’05.740

8. 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 2’06.787

9. 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 2’05.026

10. 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 2’05.035

11. 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2’05.066

12. 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 2’05.397

13. 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2’05.564

14. 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2’05.903

15. 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 2’06.425

16. 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2’10.663

17. 25 Brookes J. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 2’06.271

18. 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 2’07.041

19. 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 2’07.636

20. 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2’07.042

21. 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2’07.677

22. 8 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 2’08.689

23. 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2’10.431

24. 46 Bridewell T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2’11.057

25. 87 Yanagawa A. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2’11.230

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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