Penultimate STK1000 pole position of 2015 goes to Tamburini
Roberto Tamburini (Team MotoxRacing) has taken Pole Position, his career third, ahead of tomorrow’s penultimate FIM Superstock 1000 Cup race at Jerez this afternoon. Tamburini made it a clean sweep of Italian riders on the front row as Riccardo Russo (GM Racing) slotted into second with Raffaele de Rosa (Althea Racing) third in a session that was full of drama from the start. For Tamburini the result is significant with him being the closest to Lorenzo Savadori in terms of the overall championship standings.
Row two is headed by Czech rider Ondrej Jezek (Triple-M by Barni Ducati) who was unable to repeat his performance from Free Practice in which he was fastest. He will be joined tomorrow on row two by Fabio Massei (EAB Racing Team Ducati) and Alessandro Andreozzi (Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia).
Champion elect Savadori (Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia) crashed on his first flying lap, losing the front at Turn 2. Unhurt he was able to remount and continue the session after a few adjustments by the team, eventually qualifying ninth despite a last lap push in which he gave everything, almost crashing again. He lines up on the third row just behind team mate Kevin Calia and Jeremy Guarnoni (Team Trasimeno Yamaha).
Superstock 1000 – Qualifying
1 – Roberto Tamburini Team MotoxRacing BMW 1’44.188
2 – Roberto Russo Team G.M. Racing +0.013
3 – Raffaele De Rosa Althea Racing Ducati +0.069