Davide Giugliano signalled his unhappiness at the uneven surface of the Silverstone circuit after suffering a painful accident during Superpole.

Giugliano, who scored a maiden WSBK pole position last time out at the Moscow Raceway, slid off the Althea Aprilia during the closing stages of SP2, the Italian was struck by the bike as he came down, leaving him with a painful leg.

Eventually classified in ninth position, Giugliano was critical of the 'pot holes' in the circuit, claiming it is impossible to push the RSV4 properly through fear of losing traction.

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"Everything was going well up until phase two of the Superpole. This morning we completed a good session and then practice was also useful. In the first Superpole phase I recorded a low 2'05 with a race tyre that gives me confidence for tomorrow.

"Unfortunately however this track is extremely uneven, with a lot of pot holes. In these conditions it's difficult to push to the max, the bike vibrates and it's easy to lose traction and fall - the numerous crashes over these two days prove that.

"As far as tomorrow's races are concerned, I think I have good pace and hope to be physically fit in order to be able to push. The third row doesn't mean we can't make good races and I'll be doing my best to achieve solid results."