WSBK – WSBK Assen: Sykes aims high in the Netherlands –

WSBK Assen: Sykes aims high in the Netherlands

WSBK - WSBK Assen: Sykes aims high in the Netherlands -

Tom Sykes has just signed the thirteenth pole of his career in World Superbike at Assen, the second this season! The Kawasaki rider is ahead of his compatriots Rea and Laverty in the first row. Guintoli and Baz are classified just behind … ZX-10R n ° 66 has struck again !

Much faster than its competitors in the wet on Friday, the Ninja had to fight …

Tom Sykes has just signed the thirteenth pole of his career in World Superbike at Assen, the second this season! The Kawasaki rider is ahead of his compatriots Rea and Laverty in the first row. Guintoli and Baz rank just behind…

The ZX-10R n ° 66 strikes again! Much faster than its competitors in the wet on Friday, the Ninja had to fight more in the dry, this morning against the Aprilia n ° 34 of Giugliano and this afternoon against its twin at n ° 76, that of Loris Baz..

In Superpole, on the other hand, the Kawa ‘and its English driver did not make a quarter, appearing at the top of the standings of each of the three sessions. In the last one, Tom Sykes stunned his rivals from the outset by completing the 4.542 km of the Assen circuit in 1 ‘35.043, a good average of 172 km / h !

Jonathan Rea, who shot under 1.35 last year (but was still beaten!), Is relegated to more than half a second. Johnny nevertheless installs his Honda Fireblade on the second place of the grid, as in 2012…

The Northern Irishman will be keen to achieve two great races tomorrow: for him of course, for his team which rides at home, but also abruptly removed from the circuits for an as yet undetermined period because of a double fracture….

Eugene Laverty completes the first row at the controls of his official Aprilia n ° 58. Starting from 14th place on the same grid last year, the young Irishman secured a 5th and then a 3rd place in the race. It is to say if "Youdjine" counts among the big favorites this Sunday !

Behind these three British are two French pilots: Sylvain Guintoli and Loris Baz! The first, also on Aprilia, will also aim very high in the Netherlands. Two weeks ago on a track that he doesn’t really like (Aragon in Spain), our favorite n ° 50 has .

This weekend, "Guinters" returns to the circuit where he enjoyed the first "big" victory of his career in motorcycle speed,. At the head of the championship, Sylvain will seek tomorrow to win as many points as possible: 50, that’s a nice number no ?!

Fifth fastest time in Superpole 3 a good second behind his teammate, Loris is eager to do battle: "Very happy with my day, 3rd this morning, 2nd at noon and 5th in Superpole in racing tires !!! ‘be tomorrow !!!!: D ", tweeted" Bazooka "barely dismounted from his Ninja.

Like our young compatriot, the brilliant Davide Giugliano (Aprilia Althea) can be proud to have beaten big names in Superbike this afternoon: Marco Melandri (BMW Goldbet), Carlos Checa (Ducati Alstare) and Michel Fabrizio (Aprilia Red Devils Roma). However, we can count on the two young shoots to push – precisely – their elders to their limits in the race !

Eliminated by a tenth of a second in Superpole 2, Jules Cluzel will take fourth place tomorrow. The rookie and great hope of the Suzuki Fixi Crescent team will start ahead of the two 1199 Panigales of Ayrton Badovini (Team Alstare like Checa) and Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing).

Out in the first session of the Superpole, Chaz Davies will start from a distant 13th place on the grid. The double winner of the Spanish event in mid-April will have to (re) perform miracles at the controls of his S1000RR missile if he wishes to keep his second place in the championship…

The phenomenal Welshman will start ahead of two other BMWs, 100% private, driven by Ivan Clementi (HTM Racing) and Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic). On the second to last row, members of the Kawasaki Pedercini team Federico Sandi and Alex Lundh supervise the only Ducati Liberty rider Mark Aitchison.

Injured a fortnight ago in Aragon, Leon Camier recovers very quickly: "his knee is 80% mobile", his team informed Thursday. Unfortunately, it was his Gex that betrayed him this morning: "Kamir" got stuck in the pits during the qualifying hour in the dry and was therefore unable to access the Superpole..

During the last free session, however, the n ° 2 Suzuki was able to take to the track and reassured his fans by setting the ninth fastest time. What place will he be able to get tomorrow in the midst of his little comrades? You will find out by reading the Site reports, published just a few minutes after the end of each race (as a reminder, two in Superbike, one in Supersport): stay connected !

WSBK 2013 Assen Superpole

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