Davide Giugliano heads into the seventh round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship looking to break his long awaited race victory duck after qualifying second at Misano for his fifth front row of the year.

The pace setter coming into Superpole having topped the timesheets in FP2 and FP3, Giugliano seemed on course for a second pole position of the season with his lap time of 1min 37.079secs, only for Tom Sykes to shatter the lap record with his final effort.

Nonetheless, having not started lower than sixth this year, Giugliano is pleased to be on the front row once again, claiming his fast lap came more easily than most of his efforts giving him confidence for the races.

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"I'm really enjoying riding here at Misano this weekend and am very pleased with the second place finish today because the lap time came relatively easily compared with my 'normal' Superpole laps.

"We still need to make a little improvement, especially through the section leading to the long turn, but we've already made some progress in that regard during today's sessions. I'm very happy anyway and will be doing my best to score two strong results tomorrow in front of the home crowd."

Giugliano scored a podium on the last WSBK visit to Misano in 2012, when he was a rookie.