Motorcycle Racing News 2015 Misano SBK Superpole Results | Sykes Earns Pole #3

2015 Misano SBK Superpole Results | Sykes Earns Pole #3

2015 Misano SBK Superpole Results

2015 Misano SBK Superpole Results | Sykes Earns Pole #3
Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes

For the third time this season, Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes has earned the Superpole win, qualifying his Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja on the pole.

The 2013 World Superbike Champion took the top-qualifying position in record-breaking style, setting a new fastest lap of 1:34.214 en route to his third pole this season, and 27th of his SBK career.

Sykes will be joined on the front row for the start of Sunday’s two 21-lap races by Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils Aprilia’s Leon Haslam and Racing – Ducati SBK Team’s Davide Giugliano. During Misano SBK Superpole, Haslam followed 0.212 of a second back, and Giugliano 0.228 of a second back. All together, the top 10 were within a second of Sykes.

“I am a little bit surprised to be win Superpole because I was not sure if my lap was good enough. But it was, so for this I am happy. I used a race tire, then a qualifier in Superpole 1 and finally we had to do three fast laps on the front tire,” Sykes says.

“I did a 1’34.9 on a race tire at one stage but the front tire had already done ten laps. The new track surface is good and the circuit is faster, and a better camber in some areas. We have had a good way of working through the weekend but we had to try a couple of different things and they did not work out. We got caught out because we did not put a fresh tire in during practice to check our performance over one lap. In a way it was good to do Superpole 1 because I got three extra flying laps in. At this level it gives you a bit more understanding, especially on fresh tires.”

Heading up row two in Misano SBK Superpole is the man who leads Sykes in the points race by 126 points – Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea. The Northern Irishman will be joined on row two by Aprilia Racing Team wildcard entry and two-time World SBK Champion Max Biaggi – who led Friday’s Misano SBK practice – and the other factory Aprilia RSV4 pilot, Jordi Torres.

Row three consists of Voltcom Crescent Suzuki’s Alex Lowes, BMW Motorrad Italia’s Ayrton Badovini, and the reigning World SBK Champion, Pata Honda World SBK’s Sylvain Guintoli.

2015 Misano SBK Superpole Results

1 Tom Sykes 1’34.214 GBR KAWASAKI Kawasaki Racing Team
2 Leon Haslam 1’34.426 GBR APRILIA Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils
3 Davide Giugliano 1’34.442 ITA DUCATI Racing-Ducati Superbike Team
4 Jonathan Rea 1’34.459 GBR KAWASAKI Kawasaki Racing Team
5 Max Biaggi 1’34.463 ITA APRILIA Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils
6 Jordi Torres 1’34.551 ESP APRILIA Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils
7 Alex Lowes 1’34.811 GBR SUZUKI Voltcom Crescent Suzuki
8 Ayrton Badovini 1’34.881 ITA BMW JR Racing Team
9 Sylvain Guintoli 1’35.061 FRA HONDA Pata Honda
10 Michele Pirro 1’35.139 ITA DUCATI Racing-Ducati Superbike Team
11 Chaz Davies 1’35.473 GBR DUCATI Racing-Ducati Superbike Team
12 Matteo Baiocco 1’35.862 DUCATI Althea Racing
13 Leandro Mercado 1’35.285 DUCATI BARNI Racing Team
14 Niccolo Canepa 1’35.464 ITA KAWASAKI Grillini SBK Team
15 Michael van der Mark 1’35.642 NED HONDA Pata Honda
16 Markus Reiterberger 1’35.658 GER BMW VanZon Remeha BMW
17 Roman Ramos 1’36.205 ESP KAWASAKI Team Go Eleven
18 Leon Camier 1’36.247 GBR MV AGUSTA MV Agusta Repart Corse
19 Randy de Puniet 1’36.262 FRA SUZUKI Voltcom Crescent Suzuki
20 David Salom 1’36.544 ESP KAWASAKI Team Pedercini
21 Santiago Barragan 1’38.523 KAWASAKI Grillini SBK Team
22 Gianluca Vizziello 1’38.675 ITA KAWASAKI Grillini SBK Team
23 Christophe Ponsson 1’39.124 KAWASAKI Grillini SBK Team
24 Gabor Rizmayer 1’39.792 HUN BMW BMW Team Toth
25 Imre Toth 1’41.415 HUN BMW BMW Team Toth

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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