2014 Imola World Superbike FP1 Results: Giugliano Brings Ducati Hope

Davide Giugliano headed off Jonathan Rea and Sylvain Guintoli to put the Ducati on top of the morning's session in Italy. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'48.329   277,8
2 65 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'48.580 0.251 279,2
3 50 S. GUINTOLI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'48.639 0.310 282,2
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'48.890 0.561 280,7
5 33 M. MELANDRI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'48.897 0.568 284,5
6 1 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'49.089 0.760 286,8
7 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR 1'49.195 0.866 276,3
8 76 L. BAZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'49.885 1.556 284,5
9 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'50.103 1.774 272,7
10 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'50.367 2.038 276,3
11 24 T. ELIAS Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'50.370 2.041 281,5
12 112 I. GOI Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO 1'50.407 2.078 273,5
13 19 L. CAMIER BMW S1000 RR EVO 1'50.457 2.128 268,6
14 59 N. CANEPA Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO 1'51.071 2.742 270,0
15 86 A. BADOVINI Bimota BB3 EVO 1'51.252 2.923 265,9
16 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'51.357 3.028 267,9
17 58 E. LAVERTY Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'51.541 3.212 272,0
18 23 L. SCASSA Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'51.541 3.212 264,5
19 9 F. FORET Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'51.581 3.252 263,2
20 71 C. CORTI MV Agusta F4 RR 1'51.644 3.315 271,3
21 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'51.720 3.391 266,5
22 2 C. IDDON Bimota BB3 EVO 1'52.359 4.030 267,2
23 21 A. ANDREOZZI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'52.737 4.408 264,5
24 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'53.001 4.672 260,0
25 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 1'53.097 4.768 272,7
26 99 G. MAY EBR 1190 RX 1'55.288 6.959 253,1
27 20 A. YATES EBR 1190 RX 1'56.339 8.010 244,3
28 56 P. SEBESTYEN BMW S1000 RR EVO 1'56.788 8.459 259,3

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
4
2014

Comments

Eric Buell

... should reconsider his involvement in SBK...

Total votes: 16

EBR

Actually, I think it's really cool that there are small factories like this giving it a shot. And with a very different sort of bike as well, which makes the class more interesting too.
I think coming from AMA is a tough transition as well. All the tracks are new for both the bike and the riders (apart from Laguna Seca of course), they have to get the bikes dialed in on very different tyres (they were on Dunlops in AMA), they have an engine that has no previous WSB use (the Rotax-designed 72° V-twin) so they have to develop everything themselves, and the whole team has to get used to the WSB routine.

Give them a bit of time. And although they may not have winning potential, who knows next season they might get close enough to become regular points scorers. That would be quite an achievement already for such a miniature firm. I think it's great they are on track. I like technical diversity in racing and brave newcomers. Go Erik!

Total votes: 11

EBR

There will always be a slowest bike. Or, to look at it another way, the EBR is faster than the WSBK Yamaha.

Total votes: 13

Attn: HRC/Honda UK, Rea Should be...

Rea should be in MotoGP already, riding for Gresini or LCR! Rea is -still- making the Fireblade look better than what it is compared to the WSB-competition! Honda needs to either give the man that new bike they put on the shelf or move him to where he belongs: Motogp! Heck, do both by 2016!

Total votes: 16

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