Chaz Davies takes first ever pole as Ducati dominate in Laguna Seca

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 19 Jul 2015

Davies took his first ever pole

Chaz Davies put an end to Kawasaki’s World Superbike qualifying dominance by storming to his first ever pole position in Laguna Seca.

It was very much a Ducati affair, with Davies’ teammate Giugliano taking second place despite a coming together with Voltcom Crescent Suzuki’s Alex Lowes.

Jordi Torres sprung a surprise to complete the front row on his Red Devils Aprilia, ahead of usually dominant Kawasakis of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.

Jordi Torres qualified on the front row

Haslam completes the second row ahead of Niccolo Canepa on the Althea Ducati ahead of a furious Alex Lowes, who was knocked off the track by Giugliano at the first turn.

Giuntoli and Camier complete the top ten ahead of Salom and Badovini.

World Superbike Superpole Results

  1. Chaz Davies – Racing Ducati – 1’22.101
  2. Davide Giugliano – Racing Ducati – 1’22.297
  3. Jordi Torres – Red Devils Aprilia – 1’22.414
  4. Tom Sykes – Kawasaki Racing Team – 1’22.526
  5. Jonathan Rea – Kawasaki Racing Team – 1’22.854
  6. Leon Haslam – Red Devils Aprilia – 1’22.991
  7. Niccolo Canepa – Althea Ducati – 1’23.256
  8. Alex Lowes – Voltcom Crescent Suzuki – 1’23.258
  9. Sylvain Guintoli – PATA Honda – 1’23.406
  10. Leon Camier – MV Agusta Reparto Corse – 1’23.990
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