World Superbike: Sykes Breaks Lap Record, Wins Superpole In Australia

World Superbike: Sykes Breaks Lap Record, Wins Superpole In Australia

© 2020, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

All-Time Superbike Lap Record: 1:29.413, Jonathan Rea, 2019

Superbike Race Lap Record: 1:30.848, Marco Melandri, 2018

FIM Superbike World Championship

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

February 29, 2020

Superpole Qualifying Results (all on Pirelli tires):

  1. Tom Sykes, UK (BMW S1000RR), 1:29.230, New All-Time Lap Record
  2. Scott Redding, UK (Duc Panigale V4 R), 1:29.569
  3. Jonathan Rea, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:29.598
  4. Toprak Razgatlioglu, Turkey (Yam YZF-R1), 1:29.769
  5. Leon Haslam, UK (Hon CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP), 1:29.859
  6. Michael van der Mark, Netherlands (Yam YZF-R1), 1:29.863
  7. Loris Baz, France (Yam YZF-R1), 1:29.970
  8. Alex Lowes, UK (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:30.043
  9. Sandro Cortese, Germany (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:30.072
  10. Xavi Fores, Spain (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:30.222
  11. Maximilian Scheib, Chile (Kaw ZX-10RR), 1:30.349
  12. Federico Caricasulo, Italy (Yam YZF-R1), 1:30.369
  13. Eugene Laverty, Ireland (BMW S1000RR), 1:30.369
  14. Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Italy (Duc Panigale V4 R), 1:30.793
  15. Alvaro Bautista, Spain (Hon CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP), 1:30.963, crash
  16. Chaz Davies, UK (Duc Panigale V4 R), 1:30.966
  17. Garrett Gerloff, USA (Yam YZF-R1), 1:31.227
  18. Takumi Takahashi, Japan (Hon CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP), 1:33.879
  19. Leon Camier, UK (Duc Panigale V4 R), no lap time recorded

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