WSBK – Superpole Jerez: Tom ” Super ” Sykes resists –

Superpole Jerez: Tom ” Super ” Sykes resists

WSBK - Superpole Jerez: Tom '' Super '' Sykes resists -

Doubled in the championship by Davies at Sepang and certain not to win the World Superbike title this year (157 points behind Rea), Sykes continues to resist by winning the Superpole in Jerez this afternoon….

The English Ninja signed the 29th pole position of his WSBK career and set a new record in…

Doubled in the championship by Davies at Sepang and certain not to win the World Superbike title this year (157 points behind Rea), Sykes continues to resist by winning the Superpole in Jerez this afternoon….

The English Ninja signed the 29th pole position of his WSBK career and set a new record in the Superbike category by completing the 4423 meters of the Andalusian circuit in 1 ‘40.292, 6 thousandths of a second faster than his teammate Loris Baz the year latest.

The replacement for "Bazooka" within the official Kawasaki team, Jonathan Rea, is second in the final phase of Superpole (SP2). Surprisingly, the No.65 who has never come off the podium this year had not started from the front row on the grid for five races (Donington Park).

The – very wide – championship leader turned two tenths of a second slower than the No.66 this afternoon on a qualifying tire, but we can expect the ratio between the two Greens to reverse tomorrow on hard rubbers, especially at the end of the race

As a reminder, since the beginning of August – since the second race of Sepang – Jonathan Rea has totaled 452 points, against 308 for Davies, 295 for Sykes and 259 for Haslam. MNC readers – who, as everyone knows, know how to count better than others – know that Rea only needs to score six points this Sunday to win his first world title. !

Chaz Davies is the last driver to be able – mathematically – to thwart the plans of the ruthless "JR" (12 victories in 20 races contested since the beginning of the year!). For that, "Chazie" will have to take two excellent starts from his 6th place on the grid, win two victories and wish Rea bad luck … which is not the kind of the sympathetic Welshman.

Beaten by only eight thousandths of a second by Jonathan Rea Himself in SP2, Niccolo Canepa will be the first Ducati rider on the starting grid tomorrow at Jerez. The Italian will set up his 1199 Panigale R prepared by Team Althea on the outside of the front row.

Passed by the repechage (SP1), Michael van den Mark realizes the small feat of signing the fourth best time of SP2! The reigning Supersport world champion is less than two hundredths – of a second, yes – ahead of another 2015 rookie: Jordi "Spanish Elvis" Torres, who will place his Aprilia n ° 81 between the Honda n ° 60 and the Ducati n ° 7.

The last man to have turned in the same second as the new record holder Sykes this afternoon on the superb Spanish track, Michele Pirro hoists his official Panigale – that of Davide Giugliano in fact – on the first place of the third row, ahead of the other Private Panigale by Matteo Baiocco.

Alex Lowes, Sylvain Guintoli and Leon Haslam all rode in the same tenth as the No.55 Ducati Althea! In the end, the Suzuki Voltcom Crescent n ° 22 will complete the third row of the Andalusian grid, relegating by nothing the Honda Pata n ° 1 of our champion "Guinters and the Aprilia Red Devils n ° 91 of the vice-champion 2010 to the fourth row.

Falling at the very end of SP1, David Salom was unfortunately unable to defend his chances in SP2 and had to be content with 12th place on the grid. The Spanish driver, 2014 "Evo" champion, will however be able to race tomorrow and will try to integrate the Top 10 in the race..

Fifth fastest in SP1, Randy de Puniet thus obtains 15th place on the grid. Our second French representative and his Suzuki Voltcom Crescent n ° 14 will start behind Leon Camier (sole MV Agusta Corse rider) and Leandro Mercado (sole Ducati Barni rider).

Christophe Ponsson, our third compatriot in World Superbike, will start from 18th place on the handlebars of his Ninja ZX-10R (Kawasaki Grillini), behind Roman Ramos (Kawasaki Go Eleven) and Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia), ahead of Vizziello , Rizmayer, Toth and Phillis…

The start of the first race of the World Superbike 2015 in Jerez will be given tomorrow morning at 10:30 am, that of the second at 1:10 pm, and the Superport event will be launched between the two at 11:40 am … Site reports will arrive in stride, so stay tuned !

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