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Tom Sykes completed a clean sweep of the Friday timesheets at Silverstone with a dominant performance in Q1, the Briton out-pacing his nearest rival by eight tenths of a second despite a late spill.

Comfortably quickest in FP1, Sykes held back behind early pace setter Davide Giugliano initially before launching to the top of the order with a magnificent 2min 05.355secs lap, at the time almost a second faster than his rivals.

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Indeed, that lap would keep him well ahead of the opposition all the way to the chequered flag, Sykes coming out eight tenths clear despite ending his day in the gravel trap at turn one after a low-side from the Kawasaki.

Just as in FP1, Camier was second fastest to complete a successful first day for the Fixi Crescent Suzuki team, while Giugliano held firm in third position on the Althea Aprilia.

A strong day for Pata Honda, Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam completed the top five in fourth and fifth respectively, with Eugene Laverty sixth and Loris Baz in seventh positions.

Marco Melandri ran as high as third in the early stages before slipping back to eighth, while French duo Sylvain Guintoli and Jules Cluzel completed the top ten.

Outside the top ten, Ayrton Badovini headed up Ducati's challenge in 11th place, while Chaz Davies found himself in 12th, despite being only half a second shy of Giugliano in third.

Further back, having been third fastest in FP1, an early crash for Michel Fabrizio would lose him time, though he would recover to 15th, 1.4secs clear of the prospective drop zone ahead of Q2. As it stands, Mark Aitchison, Federico Sandi and Vittorio Iannuzzo are in danger of missing out on Superpole come Saturday.