Lausitz WSBK: Davies leads Sykes in qualifying, Rea only sixth

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Lausitz WSBK: Davies leads Sykes in qualifying, Rea only sixth
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Ducati's Chaz Davies topped his second qualifying of the 2016 World Superbike season at a damp Lausitzring, beating Tom Sykes by a tenth.

Chaz Davies, Ducati Team
Chaz Davies, Ducati Team
Chaz Davies, Ducati Team
Nicky Hayden, Honda World Superbike Team
Nicky Hayden, Honda World Superbike Team

Jonathan Rea, who fought through Superpole 1 alongside Davide Giugliano, was first to lead in the second session.

However, he was behind behind Davies and Sykes by the time the championship-leading trio pitted.

While they were not on track, other riders took advantage of the track conditions, Lorenzo Savadori staying out to go top by seven tenths.

Davies retook first, once he rejoined, by more than a second and his time was enough to stay ahead without him improving even further.

Sykes was up to second with his penultimate lap, seven tenths slower than Davies, and then only improved by 0.6s and, as such, stayed behind the Welshman.

Nicky Hayden took a front row spot in the end despite sitting only 11th before his last-second effort.

Savadori took fourth ahead of Jordi Torres as five different bikes completed the top five of the grid.

Rea only ended up sixth, 1.5s slower than Davies and just a tenth ahead of MV Agusta's Leon Camier.

Superpole 1 winner Giugliano was eighth, the Italian's session featuring a visit to the grass.

Sylvain Guintoli and Markus Reiterberger, both returning from injuries, took ninth and 11th respectively, sandwiching Michael Van der Mark.

Yamaha's Alex Lowes completed the order, having not ran a lap in the session.

Superpole 2 results

Cla#DriverBikeLapsTimeGapIntervalkm/h
1 7  Chaz Davies  Ducati 7 1'37.883     156.492
2 66  Tom Sykes  Kawasaki 6 1'38.008 0.125 0.125 156.293
3 69  Nicky Hayden  Honda 4 1'38.875 0.992 0.867 154.922
4 32  Lorenzo Savadori  Aprilia 8 1'39.208 1.325 0.333 154.402
5 81  Jordi Torres  BMW 7 1'39.220 1.337 0.012 154.384
6 1  Jonathan Rea  Kawasaki 6 1'39.421 1.538 0.201 154.072
7 2  Leon Camier  MV Agusta 7 1'39.525 1.642 0.104 153.911
8 34  Davide Giugliano  Ducati 6 1'39.729 1.846 0.204 153.596
9 50  Sylvain Guintoli  Yamaha 8 1'39.786 1.903 0.057 153.508
10 60  Michael van der Mark  Honda 7 1'40.399 2.516 0.613 152.571
11 21  Markus Reiterberger  BMW 6 1'41.583 3.700 1.184 150.792
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Series World Superbike
Event Lausitzring
Location EuroSpeedway Lausitz
Drivers Chaz Davies
Teams Ducati Team
Author David Gruz