WSBK Donington: Sykes takes pole position

4T4A4628Kawasaki Racing teams Tom Sykes has has continued to dominate at a track he rides so well at, claiming pole position by 0.8s.

Nicky Hayden and Xavi Fores had a fairly easy ride to get into Superpole two this morning at Donington, despite a late charge from Honda World SBK team-mate Micheal van der Mark.

Setting a lap time early one, the experienced American was able to stay at the top of the session for the entire duration, as Fores was able to do similar in a fairly non-eventful Superpole session.

Riders came out for Superpole two for the fight for pole position, and it was Sykes who was straight up into provisional pole, 0.111s ahead of KRT team-mate Rea after their first run.

Lorenzo Savadori was able to take a last minute surge aboard his Aprilia machine, challenging Sykes for the clear run to the line however it didn’t take the former world champion long to respond.

Sykes put in a time which was 0.860s ahead of the rest of the field and secured the pole position for this afternoons race one.

Chaz Davies snuck up to take second on his Racing Ducati, despite missing out on track time following his minor mechanical issue yesterday. Savadori claimed the final spot on the front row, ahead of championship leader Jonathan Rea in fourth.

It was a tight finish for the second row as there was just 0.3s between second and fifth.

For a full list of results, click here.


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