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Tom Sykes has maintained his position on top of the timesheet after free practice three at Donington Park, edging out Davide Giugliano who crashed unhurt late on.

The Kawasaki rider had been briefly displaced by the Italian but regained provisional P1 with a 1m 28.172s lap, a tenth of a second up on Giugliano. As the Aruba.it Racing Ducati rider looked to displace the Brit again he crashed out at Redgate with two minutes remaining in the session.

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Runaway World Superbike championship leader Jonathan Rea kept within touching distance of the leading pair, ending the session third fastest, three-tenths off of his team-mate Sykes.

With the combined timesheet results determining which riders qualifying for Superpole, Jordi Torres and Sylvain Guintoli were the most notable names to lose out after posting the 11th and 12th fastest times respectively.

The pair will now have to battle it out in Superpole 1 to qualify for the pole position shootout on Saturday.

Walking wounded rider Leon Haslam recovered from his earlier bike issues to grab fourth place in FP3 ahead of Chaz Davies, while Alex Lowes began to find some consistency on the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki machine to take sixth.

Ayrton Badovini guided his BMW Italia S1000RR to seventh as Michael van der Mark, Leon Camier and Matteo Baiocco rounded out the top ten.