WSBK » Phillip Island - Superpole qualifying results (2)

Full Superpole qualifying results (2) for the opening round of the 2014 eni World Superbike Championship (WSBK) at Phillip Island, Australia

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February 22, 2014 8:51 AM

I have to say the new qualifying format is less entertaining,what works for motogp (when only 2/3 bikes invovled in the pole contest) doesnt work in sbk. Imo

Also not helped by terrible tv production, there was more footage of wheel changes and cut away shots to the pits than actual quali action lol

apart from that it was perfect lol :)


February 22, 2014 9:04 AM


Gotta agree old super pole was far more intense.

I'm also noticing that this cheaper production based suspension is less forgiving and causing a few problems for the riders especially over Lukey Hieghts and down into MG.

Looks as though Suzuki has found some more consistency as well hopefully it carries into the race.

Steve Martin also noted on speed that apparently Aprilia have actually found more power from their engines despite the engine limit andd Sykes noted that they haven't dialed their bikes back.

Its great to see a nice big grid as well I'm surprised their isn't a few more entries fielding Panigales as they might be one of the top weapons in the evo class.


February 22, 2014 9:10 AM

Thought that the suzukis would be quicker. Whats with their max top speed? Laverty (306km) 12km and 14km slower than the two aprilias(318km and 320km) and about the slowest top speed of any of the rest.


February 22, 2014 10:48 AM

**it58, I took the plunge, not a big WSB fan but for £50 may as well, nothing wrong with the quality of the picture 720 all the way through but the commentary?? A chill went up my spine as soon as I heard the words "Welcome to Phillip Island" and realised it was Jonanthon Green, but hey turn the volume down.
Interesting points on the commentary as well as a lot of mistakes, but them saying, and doubt this will kick off a debate because apparently its only Motogp where the riders are not what they seem, that the level of electronics have increased in SBK class and that the Ducati as well as others have last years Motogp package.
My opinion get rid of qualifiers they are pointless and give false indication, it also looks as if the forks are struggling with the grip.

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