SSTK Aragon 2013: Aragon pole for reigning champion Barrier

Reigning champion Sylvain Barrier picks up pole position for the opening round of the 2013 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup at Motorland Aragon.
CLICK HERE to view full Q2 times

Sylvain Barrier will begin his quest for back-to-back FIM Superstock 1000 Cup titles from pole position after holding off his rivals during second qualifying at Motorland Aragon.

Having dominated proceedings in each session leading up to the deciding qualifying session, though BMW GoldBet rider Barrier would find his rivals eating into a margin that once stood at more than a second, his time of 2mins 01.347secs was still three tenths quicker than the opposition.

That challenge was headed up ex-MotoGP and WSBK rider Niccolo Canepa on the Barni Ducati 1199 Panigale, the Italian finding a breakthrough in Q2 to catapult up the order having spent much of the weekend in the lower end of the top ten.

Rounding out the front row, Lorenzo Savadori leads another pair of Pedercini Kawasaki riders in third place, with team-mates Leandro Mercado and Alessandro Andreozzi following up closely in fourth and fifth.

Former South African champion Greg Gildenhuys will begin his full-time Superstock 1000 career from sixth place on the grid, ahead of anticipated title contenders Jeremy Guarnoni and Eddi La Marra on their respective Kawasaki and Ducati machines.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Barrier, Aragon SSTK 1000 2013
Kazuki Watanabe, Team Go Eleven Kawasaki, [Credit:]
David Salom, Kawasaki, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.