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Final results of World Supersport qualifying at Imola:
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The results of World Superbike Superpole 1 qualifying at Imola:
You don't score points in Free Practice, but you can scare the opposition. After relative obscurity throughout qualifying, championship favourites ex-MotoGP stars Carlos Checa and Max Biaggi pull out all the stops ahead of Superpole.
2007 and 2010 World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu, riding for Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini, puts in the fastest lap ahead of yesterday's fast men Sam Lowes, Fabien Foret and Broc Parkes. Sheridan Morais spent most of the session in the pits, managing only 6 laps of practice.
For the first 20 minutes, there was very little improvement to Friday's time sheets until Sylvain Guintoli broke into the 1'47s on his Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati. Ten minutes later, Tom Sykes joined him with an even faster time of 1'47.458, beating Horiyuki Haga's lap record from 2009. The BMW Motorrad team-mates Leon Haslam and Marco Melandri were split by Althea Ducati's Carlos Checa while Aprilia's Eugene Laverty and Leon Camier on his Crescent Suzuki were the only other riders capable of beating Liberty Racing Team Effenbert rider Jakub Smrz's best time from yesterday's qualifying.
Davies, Fabrizio and Hopkins unfortunately did not qualify for Superpole.
Liberty Racing Team Effenbert's Jakub Smrz was the fastest man on Friday, sneaking a fast lap in at the last minute to knock both Kawasakis off the top two places. Kawasaki's Tom Sykes has cemented his reputation as a fast qualifier, but his team mate Juan Lascorz was the quickest Kawasaki on Friday. Max Biaggi rounded off the provisional front row on his Aprilia ahead of Rea, Haslam and chief rival Checa.
South African Sheridan Morais left Friday with a 1'52.251, pipping a late effort by Bogdanka PTR's Sam Lowes, reversing the order of the top two from warm up. Australian Ten Kate Honda rider Broc Parkes, Team Lorini Honda rider Roberto Tamburini and former champion Kawasaki Intermoto Step's Fabien Foret all fought for a place on the provisional front row with the Frenchman being the man to lose out.
BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet's Ayrton Badovini posted a late fast lap to put himself at the top of the sheet ahead of the Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati of Guintoli and Checa's Althea Racing Ducati, with strong showings from the Kawasakis, Ducatis and championship favourite Aprilia Racing's Biaggi.
PTR Honda's Sam Lowes topped the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the World Supersport class at Imola. Behind Lowes came the Kawasaki of Sheridan Morais, the South African ending the session just under a quarter of a second behind the young Englishman. Vladimir Leonov put his Yakhnich Yamaha into 3rd, a very strong result for the Russian, while Broc Parkes rounded out the top 4 on the Ten Kate Honda.
Broc Parkes was again the fastest man on track in Sunday morning's Supersport warm up session. The pole man finished more than a half-second quicker than Fabien Foret, who was followed home by Sam Lowes, Vladimir Leonov, and Kenan Sofuoglu.