WSBK: Superpole Come Back at Donington Park

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

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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:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 19 B. Spies Yamaha YZF R1 1’29.846
2 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’30.080 0.234
3 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1’30.535 0.689
4 56 S. Nakano Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’30.671 0.825
5 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1’30.734 0.888
6 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1’31.023 1.177
7 7 C. Checa Honda CBR1000RR 1’31.342 1.496
8 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1’34.797 4.951
Out after Superpole 2
9 91 L. Haslam Honda CBR1000RR 1’30.159 0.495
10 66 T. Sykes Yamaha YZF R1 1’30.229 0.565
11 121 J. Hopkins Honda CBR1000RR 1’30.272 0.608
12 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1’30.387 0.723
13 36 G. Lavilla Ducati 1098R 1’30.612 0.948
14 27 J. Ellison Yamaha YZF R1 1’30.816 1.152
15 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1’30.916 1.252
16 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1’31.120 1.456
Out after Superpole 1
17 22 L. Camier Yamaha YZF R1 1’31.176 0.825
18 71 Y. Kagayama Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1’31.215 0.864
19 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1’31.217 0.866
20 9 R. Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 1’31.260 0.909