Kawasaki one-two at the Riviera di Rimini Round with Eugene Laverty in third
Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) has extended his undisputed domination in qualifying at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli with his seventh consecutive Tissot Superpole in Rimini, the fourth of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season for the British rider.
Sykes snatched the pole from his teammate Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) in the final moments of the Superpole 2 session, also taking the overall Misano lap record. The man from Yorkshire had struggled through Friday, just making it into today’s second qualifying session by barely a few thousandths of a second after Free Practice, but on Saturday morning Sykes was again on top once the flag went down. It’s his third pole in four races, and the 46th of his career.
Rea had led most of the fifteen-minute session, but his one flying lap on the qualifying tyre was not enough to take a pole which has eluded the Northern Irish rider since Imola. He will however start from second.