Giguliano Tops Misano Speed Chart

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Davide Giugliano was the fastest overall rider during World Superbike practice in Italy Friday. (World Superbike Photo)
Davide Giugliano was the fastest overall rider during World Superbike practice in Italy Friday. (World Superbike Photo)
Davide Giugliano was the fastest overall rider during World Superbike practice in Italy Friday. (World Superbike Photo)

MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy – Davide Giguliano put his Ducati at the top of the charts during World Superbike practice Friday at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

Giguliano paced the second practice session Friday, leading reigning World Superbike champion Tom Sykes  and Marco Melandri on the overall timesheet.

A red flag after the MV Agusta of Michael Savary caught fire saw a stoppage, with the session being stopped almost immediately for a second time after the Team Hero EBR machine of Aaron Yates stopped on track with what looked like an engine problem.

When the final 10 minutes eventually ran to completion a number of riders posted personal best laps, with the Ducati pairing of Giugliano and Chaz Davies elevating themselves into the top five with Giugliano at the top of the board. Davies was fourth overall behind Giguliano, Sykes and Melandri, with Loris Baz rounding out the fastest five riders on the day.

Melandri led the opening practice session ahead of Sylvain Guintoli, Davies, Sykes and Giguliano.