Biaggi takes Nurburgring Superpole

Max Biaggi took pole at the World Superbike meeting at the Nurburgring while championship leader Marco Melandri was third behind Tom Sykes.

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Biaggi takes Nurburgring Superpole
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Max Biaggi in action

Aprilia's Biaggi was 0.049 seconds clear of Briton Sykes (Kawasaki) on his Superpole lap, with another Italian Melandri close behind on his BMW Motorrad Motorsport bike.

Ireland's Eugene Laverty took fourth ahead of Briton Jonathan Rea, Spain's Carlos Checa, Briton Leon Camier and Loris Baz of France in Superpole 3.

Biaggi, second in the standings, is just 18.5 points behind Melandri (308.5).

Sykes is third with 267.5 points ahead of Checa (233.5), Rea (212.5), Leon Haslam (180) and Laverty (173.5).

Results

1 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'53.855

2 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.904

3 33 M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'53.912

4 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'54.148

5 65 J. REA GBR Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'54.300

6 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'55.307 1'54.322

7 2 L. CAMIER GBR FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'55.165

8 76 L. BAZ FRA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'55.734

-------------------------------------------------- Superpole 2 --------------------------------------------------

9 34 D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'54.540

10 19 C. DAVIES GBR ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'54.800

11 87 L. ZANETTI ITA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'55.671

12 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'55.541

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13 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'56.290

14 21 J. HOPKINS USA FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'56.530

15 59 N. CANEPA ITA Red Devils Roma Ducati 1098R 1'56.122

16 44 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'56.151

-------------------------------------------------- Others in Grid --------------------------------------------------

17 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'56.246

18 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'56.465

19 4 H. AOYAMA JPN Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'57.101

20 57 L. LANZI ITA Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R 1'57.504

21 121 M. BERGER FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'57.729

22 68 B. MCCORMICK CAN Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'58.177

23 5 A. LUNDH SWE Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'58.567

24 64 N. BRIGNOLA ITA Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR 1'59.385

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