WSBK: Superpole Come Back at Donington Park

06/28/2009 @ 1:46 am, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS


Don’t call it a come back, but Ben Spies resumes his Superpole dominance with his 8th Superpole victory out of 9 races so far this season. Showing himself to be a master of timing, Spies finished his final run right before a light rain began to fall on the track, which prevented the other riders from answer back on his time.

Spies will be joined by Shane Byrne, who is building off of his momentum from Misano. Bryne will be sandwiched between both Aprilias. Max Biaggi will start second, and Nakano fourth. If the Superpole is any indication, this might be Aprilia’s day to finally show the power behind the RSV4.

Superpole Results from World Superbike at Donington Park, UK:

119B. SpiesYamaha YZF R11’29.846
23M. BiaggiAprilia RSV4 Factory1’30.0800.234
367S. ByrneDucati 1098R1’30.5350.689
456S. NakanoAprilia RSV4 Factory1’30.6710.825
584M. FabrizioDucati 1098R1’30.7340.888
641N. HagaDucati 1098R1’31.0231.177
77C. ChecaHonda CBR1000RR1’31.3421.496
896J. SmrzDucati 1098R1’34.7974.951
Out after Superpole 2
991L. HaslamHonda CBR1000RR1’30.1590.495
1066T. SykesYamaha YZF R11’30.2290.565
11121J. HopkinsHonda CBR1000RR1’30.2720.608
1265J. ReaHonda CBR1000RR1’30.3870.723
1336G. LavillaDucati 1098R1’30.6120.948
1427J. EllisonYamaha YZF R11’30.8161.152
1511T. CorserBMW S1000 RR1’30.9161.252
16111R. XausBMW S1000 RR1’31.1201.456
Out after Superpole 1
1722L. CamierYamaha YZF R11’31.1760.825
1871Y. KagayamaSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K91’31.2150.864
1957L. LanziDucati 1098R1’31.2170.866
209R. KiyonariHonda CBR1000RR1’31.2600.909