WSBK: Round #3 Superpole Report – Assen



Loris Baz race action shot wSBK Press Release: Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start both of tomorrow’s 21-lap races from pole position after securing the first Superpole of his career today at Assen, courtesy of his 1’;34.357 lap time (a new outright best lap of the circuit) set moments before the arrival of the rain. As we have seen already this season under the new format, the 15 minute shootout is proving to be a close and exciting addition to the Tissot-Superpole and in today’s shootout it was the turn of Baz to shine. Joining Baz on the front row tomorrow will be fellow Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli and Tom Sykes, with Marco Melandri, Jonathan Rea and Davide Giugliano forming the second row. In the EVO category Niccoli Canepa (Althea Racing Ducati) was the fastest qualifier in 7th position overall, improving over a second on his morning time. Superpole 1 saw Chaz Davies and Marco progress into the final fifteen minute shootout with the other 10 already seeded riders following Free Practice.
Loris Baz Assen Superpole Podium shot Times: 1. Baz (Kawasaki) 1’;34.357 average 173.291 kph 2. Guintoli (Aprilia) 1’;34.845 3. Sykes (Kawasaki) 1’;35.311 4. Melandri (Aprilia) 1’;35.333 5. Rea (Honda) 1’;35.361 6. Giugliano (Ducati) 1’;35.476 7. Canepa (Ducati) 1’;35.500 8. Laverty (Suzuki) 1’;35.646 9. Lowes (Suzuki) 1’;35.684 10. Elias (Aprilia) 1’;36.203 11. Haslam (Honda) 1’;36.284 12. Davies (Ducati) 1’;36.288 For more information: www.worldsbk.com

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