Rea Nabs Imola Superbike Pole

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Jonathan Rea (center), Sylvain Guintoli (left) and Davide Giugliano were the fastest riders in Tissot-Superpole qualifying Saturday at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. (World Superbike Photo)
Jonathan Rea (center), Sylvain Guintoli (left) and Davide Giugliano were the fastest riders in Tissot-Superpole qualifying Saturday at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. (World Superbike Photo)
Jonathan Rea (center), Sylvain Guintoli (left) and Davide Giugliano were the fastest riders in Tissot-Superpole qualifying Saturday at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. (World Superbike Photo)

IMOLA, Italy – Jonathan Rea will start from the pole for Sunday’s World Superbike event at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari after leading the way during Saturday’s Tissot-Superpole qualifying session.

In Superpole 1, Niccolo Canepa and Leon Camier emerged as the fastest two riders and progressed into Superpole 2 with the 10 riders that were automatically seeded after practice.

The final 15 minute session, held in blisteringly hot conditions eventually saw Rea come out on top after several riders took their turn at the top of the charts.

Sylvain Guintoli and Davide Giugliano will line up alongside Rea, with Chaz Davies, Marco Melandri and reigning World Superbike champion Tom Sykes completing the second row.

After progressing courtesy of being in the top two in Superpole 1, Canepa was the fastest EVO rider today, making it onto row three in ninth position.

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