WSBK: Damp track leads to little change in QP2

The second qualifying practice of the weekend at Monza was pretty much a write off as the damp track meant it was difficult to improve from yesterdays times on a drying track which saw Marco Melandri on top from Jonathan Rea, Sylvain Guintoli and Tom Sykes who retained position in the Q2 session.

Laverty was the only rider to significantly improve in Q2

Photo: Aprilia

Eugene Laverty managed to jump up from 7th to 5th, knocking a few tenths off his time from yesterday ahead of the Aprilias of Davide Giugliano and Michel Fabrizio. Guintoli and Camier improved their times slightly however for no change in position.

Chaz Davies cemented his place in superpole after a monstrous crash yesterday which saw his S1000RR destroyed, he made it up to 11th on the time sheets aided by the withdrawal of Alstare Ducati’s Carlos Checa due to injury.

The Superpole qualifying session will take place at 1400(BST) today with two races at the iconic Italian track tomorrow.

Times below.

1. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1’42.883
2. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 1’43.157
3. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’43.167
4. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’43.521
5. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’43.535
6. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’43.623
7. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’43.849
8. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’43.961
9. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’44.090
10. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’44.466
11. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1’44.793
12. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1’44.823
13. Fabrizio Lai (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’45.704
14. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1’45.855
15. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’46.179
16. Mark Aitchison (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1’46.523
17. Kosuke Akiyoshi (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 1’46.631
18. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 1’46.827
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