WSBK: Valencia Sees Cal Crutchlow Take His Second Superpole of the Season

04/10/2010 @ 5:31 pm, by Jensen Beeler2 COMMENTS

While the MotoGP season kicks off this weekend, World Superbike is making its third stop of the 2010 season, this time at Valencia Spain. Winning his second Superpole of the season, Cal Crutchlow from Yamaha Sterilgarda put his Yamaha R1 into the #1 position. Followed by town favorite Carlos Checa (2nd) and Max Biaggi (3rd). The trio of riders have been very strong so far this year, which the same cannot be said for the factory-backed Xerox Ducati team. Both Haga (11th) and Fabrizio (10th) found themselves knocked out of qualifying after Superpole 2.

This story of failure is perhaps only over-shadowed by Crutchlow’s fairy-tale comeback this weekend. The young British rider only managed to provisionally qualify 15th going into the Superpole event, but clearly was able to make the best out the weekend.

“I think we surprised a few people today, I used the same tyres in the first qualification session today as I used yesterday, finishing in 15th but I wasn’t so worried. I knew if we could work through the stages we would be ok for the pole,” says Crutchlow.

This makes Valencia the second time the Briton has astounded WSBK fans with his surprising results. Whatever the reason, we’re certain about one thing, Crutchlow is hot right now. Will it mean a podium for the Yamaha? Only time will tell.

Superpole Results from World Superbike at Valencia, Spain:

135C. CrutchlowYamaha YZF R11’33.615
27C. ChecaDucati 1098R1’33.8400.225
33M. BiaggiAprilia RSV4 1000 F.1’33.8600.245
491L. HaslamSuzuki GSX-R10001’33.9610.346
511T. CorserBMW S1000 RR1’34.0590.444
650S. GuintoliSuzuki GSX-R10001’34.0730.458
765J. ReaHonda CBR1000RR1’34.2350.620
857L. LanziDucati 1098R1’34.2610.646
Out after Superpole 2
952J. ToselandYamaha YZF R11’33.9880.377
1084M. FabrizioDucati 1098R1’34.0210.410
1141N. HagaDucati 1098R1’34.1160.505
1267S. ByrneDucati 1098R1’34.2460.635
132L. CamierAprilia RSV4 1000 F.1’34.2730.662
1496J. SmrzDucati 1098R1’34.2800.669
1599L. ScassaDucati 1098R1’34.7301.119
1676M. NeukirchnerHonda CBR1000RR1’34.9341.323
Out after Superpole 1
17111R. XausBMW S1000 RR1’34.7560.734
1866T. SykesKawasaki ZX 10R1’34.8940.872
1988A. PittBMW S1000 RR1’36.0882.066
2032S. MoraisHonda CBR1000RR
Did not qualify for Superpole
2115M. BaioccoKawasaki ZX 10R1’36.1041.886
2295R. HaydenKawasaki ZX 10R1’36.1171.899
2317S. AndrewsKawasaki ZX 10R1’36.3292.111
2431V. IannuzzoHonda CBR1000RR1’36.5242.306
25123R. ReschBMW S1000 RR1’36.6392.421