Full WorldSBK qualifying results at Brno

Tom Sykes has extended his record as the top World Superbike qualifier of all time by taking pole position at Brno just ahead of Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea.

Having clinched the outright pole record from Troy Corser last time out at Donington Park, Sykes has grabbed consecutive pole positions with his flying final lap on the Pirelli qualifier tyre to smash past Rea’s initial lap time.

Sykes banged in a 1m 57.687s to beat Rea by almost two-tenths of a second to take pole at Brno, the same result he achieved the last time World Superbikes visited the Czech Republic circuit in 2012. Aruba.it Racing Ducati’s Marco Melandri completed the front row with an impressive late lap.

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Pata Yamaha’s Alex Lowes heads up the second row narrowly ahead of Milwaukee Aprilia’s Eugene Laverty, who progressed strongly through Superpole 1, with double winner from Donington Park Michael van der Mark completing row two on the factory Yamaha.

Lorenzo Savadori was shuffled down to seventh place late on in Superpole 2 for Milwaukee Aprilia but kept ahead of Althea BMW’s Loris Baz while Chaz Davies continued to struggle for Aruba.it Racing Ducati in qualifying trim down in ninth.

Red Bull Honda’s Leon Camier has qualified at the front of the fourth row in front of Michael Ruben Rinaldi on the factory Ducati and Yonny Hernandez for Pedercini Kawasaki.

Xavi Fores was the unlucky 13th-place rider who just missed out on progressing into the pole position shootout from Superpole 1 for Barni Ducati. The Spaniard unwittingly gave Hernandez a tow on his penultimate flying lap to see the Pedercini Kawasaki rider leapfrog him.

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