Published on 31 Jul 2010 by Toni M.
Today’s Superpole session at the Silverstone circuit saw Sterilgarda Yamaha’s Cal Crutchlow take his fifth pole position of the season and dominate all three stints. The Brit rider in the first stint put in a 2′04.580 lap on race tires that Michel Fabrizio, who completed the stint in second was distant 0.535s away. The second stint saw Crutchlow again finish on top with a best lap of 2′04.377, but this time his rivals were slightly closer. The Crutchlow domination continued into the third stint where he once again lowered his lap time and came out with a blazing 2′04.091 lap that was completely untouchable by the other seven riders who made it into the final stint.
On the front row with Crutchlow will be Jonathan Rea, who was the only other rider to go under the 2.05 mark in the third stint, but he was 0.672 of a second slower than Crutchlow. Alongside Rea will be Ducati Xerox’s Michel Fabrizio and a surprising Jakub Smrz on the Pata B&G private Aprilia on his second round with the new bike bested factory Aprilia riders Max Biaggi and Leon Camier, with Biaggi taking the sixth spot and Camier not making it out of Superpole 2 after cutting a turn while taking a tow from his team mate.
BMW’s Troy Corser and his teammate Ruben Xaus ended up seventh and eighth . Althea Ducati’s Shane Byrne, who also cut a turn will start with the ninth spot on the grid. Byrne will be joined on row three by his teammate Carlos Checa, Alstare Suzuki’s Sylvain Guintoli and Sterilgarda Yamaha’s James Toseland who suffered a fast lowside in the dying moments of Superpole 2.
Out after Superpole 2: Shane Byrne, Carlos Checa, Sylvain Guintoli, James Toseland, Tom Sykes, Lorenzo Lanzi, Noriyuki Haga and Leon Camier
Out after Superpole 1: Josh Brookes, Max Neukirchner, Broc Parkes and Luca Scassa who did not take part in the Superpole session perferring to sit out it out after a very mean crash, that left the Italian rider with another foot injury.
WSBK Silverstone Superpole Grid:
01- Cal Crutchlow – Yamaha Sterilgarda Team – Yamaha YZF R1
02- Jonathan Rea – HANNspree Ten Kate Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR
03- Michel Fabrizio – Ducati XXerox Team – Ducati 1198
04- Jakub Smrz – Team Pata B&G Racing – Aprilia RSV4 Factory
05- Leon Haslam – Team Suzuki Alstare – Suzuki GSX-R 1000
06- Max Biaggi – Aprilia Alitalia Racing – Aprilia RSV4 Factory
07- Troy Corser – BMW Motorrad Motorsport – BMW S1000RR
08- Ruben Xaus – BMW Motorrad Motorsport – BMW S1000RR
09- Shane Byrne – Althea Racing – Ducati 1198
10- Carlos Checa – Althea Racing – Ducati 1198
11- Sylvain Guintoli – Team Suzuki Alstare – Suzuki GSX-R 1000
12- James Toseland – Yamaha Sterilgarda Team – Yamaha YZF R1
13- Tom Sykes – Kawasaki Racing Team – Kawasaki ZX 10R
14- Lorenzo Lanzi – DFX Corse – Ducati 1198
15- Noriyuki Haga – Ducati Xerox Team – Ducati 1198
16- Leon Camier – Aprilia Alitalia Racing – Aprilia RSV4 Factory
17- Joshua Brookes – HM Plant Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR
18- Max Neukirchner – HANNspree Ten Kate Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR
19- Broc Parkes – ECHO CRS Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR
20- Luca Scassa – Supersonic Racing Team – Ducati 1198
21- Roger Hayden – Team Pedercini – Kawasaki ZX 10R
22- Ryuichi Kiyonari – HM Plant Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR
23- Matteo Baiocco – Team Pedercini – Kawasaki ZX 10R
24- Tommy Bridewell – TYCO Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR
25- Akira Yanagawa – Kawasaki Racing Team – Kawasaki ZX 10R