September 28, 2013

Eugene Laverty fastest in first qualifying

The first qualifying session for the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca saw already a very close competition, as the top-14 riders were in only one second of each other at the chequered flag. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) easily got to grips with the American track to end up in first and third place respectively, while Niccolò Canepa (Team Ducati Alstare), who raced at Laguna in MotoGP, scored a sensational second place finish with just a 0.013 seconds gap from the leader.