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Giugliano celebrates first front row

Davide Giugliano's ascension up the World Superbike grid reaches a new peak with a run to fourth position in qualifying at Miller Motorsports Park.
Though most eyes were on his Althea Ducati team-mate to see if he could make it four pole positions in five attempts at Miller Motorsports Park, Davide Giugliano was able to step out of Carlos Checa's shadow by securing his first-ever front row start in World Superbikes.

The reigning Superstock 1000 champion has made an impressive transition to Superbike racing this season, notching up a maiden podium finish at Assen, and has also been making steady gains in qualifying.

Despite being consigned to using the race tyre, Giugliano decision to tail Checa on his fastest lap reaped rewards as he crossed the line with the fourth fastest lap, earning him a spot at the head of the grid for the first time in his burgeoning WSBK career.

“I immediately understood that this would be a track that I would get on well with, and I was right,” he said. “With regard to today's results I can say that it's never gone so good and so I hope that we continue like this for tomorrow races.

“Superpole went really well and I was able to make a flying lap with a race tyre that's not considered to be the best performing of those available, so I'm pleased about that. I feel very well prepared for the races.”



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