WSBK: Surprise Superpole Qualifying Excites Misano

06/27/2010 @ 3:36 am, by Jensen Beeler2 COMMENTS

World Superbike hits Italy again this season, with WSBK stopping at Misano for its racing action. Sunday’s race should be a good one as there was a surprise result in Saturday’s Superpole qualifying event. Mixing it up on the front row is a glimpse of faces of old, some newcomers, and the usual suspects, which could sort itself out very interestingly in Sunday’s races. Find the full results after the jump.

During the Superpole, BMW took its 1st World Superbike pole position. Helping achieve this milestone for BMW was Troy Corser who his 43rd career pole position (coincidentally Corser’s 42nd pole was also at Misano for Corser…two years ago). The BMW rider looked in good form during the sessions and says his race setup should easily allow him to contend for the podium. Things seem to be picking up in the German camp, as they re-enter mainstream roadracing. With a strong showing on Sunday, they might make Aprilia eat their recent words about the 2010 BMW S1000RR.

Looking to prevent that from happening is Max Biaggi who will start from the 2nd spot on the grid. Biaggi has been on a bender in WSBK this season, and has established himself as the man to beat. Following the Aprilia is Michel Fabrizio on the Xerox Ducati. Fabrizio is showing that there’s still some life left in the factory Ducati squad, and with a strong showing could help prove that there’s no need for Ducati to go all-in with MotoGP racing instead.

Superpole Results from World Superbike at Misano, Italy:

111T. CorserBMW S1000 RR1’35.001
23M. BiaggiAprilia RSV4 Factory1’35.5020.501
384M. FabrizioDucati 1098R1’35.6800.679
435C. CrutchlowYamaha YZF R11’35.6830.682
57C. ChecaDucati 1098R1’35.8510.850
650S. GuintoliSuzuki GSX-R10001’36.0961.095
791L. HaslamSuzuki GSX-R10001’36.3021.301
899L. ScassaDucati 1098R1’36.6071.606
Out after Superpole 2
941N. HagaDucati 1098R1’36.0930.323
1096J. SmrzDucati 1098R1’36.1700.400
1157L. LanziDucati 1098R1’36.2000.430
12111R. XausBMW S1000 RR1’36.2040.434
1352J. ToselandYamaha YZF R11’36.2160.446
142L. CamierAprilia RSV4 Factory1’36.2450.475
1567S. ByrneDucati 1098R1’36.3760.606
1665J. ReaHonda CBR1000RR1’36.5610.791
Out after Superpole 1
1776M. NeukirchnerHonda CBR1000RR1’36.8891.044
1866T. SykesKawasaki ZX 10R1’36.9281.083
1923B. ParkesHonda CBR1000RR1’37.5741.729
2095R. HaydenKawasaki ZX 10R1’37.9862.141
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  • Steve

    Roger is over two seconds off the pace? That can’t be easy to live with. Hope something changes soon