Giugliano Delivers Donington Superpole
NORTH WEST LEICESTERSHIRE, England – Davide Giugliano emerged from cold and wet conditions with the pole for Sunday’s World Superbike event at Donington Park on his Ducati.
Joining Giugliano on the front row in both races tomorrow will be Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) and Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team).
Making it through from Superpole 1, Toni Elias (Red Devils Roma Aprilia) and Ayrton Badovini (Team Bimota Alstare) joined the already seeded riders after the combined practice sessions on Friday. Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia) and Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki) both crashed out unhurt at the fast Starkeys section of the track before posting a time.
The pair were joined by an unlucky Badovini who also fell spectacularly at the end of the session on the fast uphill left hander. Niccolo Canepa had a slow speed crash at the Melbourne Hairpin while Fabien Foret (Mahi Team India Kawasaki) elected not to ride in the session.
Superpole 2 was held in similarly tricky conditions and after an enthralling 15 minutes it was Giugliano earning the pole.
Row two comprises Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) and Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team).