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Tom Sykes takes World Superbike Championship pole again

Updated: Saturday, 21 Apr 2012 18:10

Eugene Laverty will start from 14th in Assen
Eugene Laverty will start from 14th in Assen

Kawasaki's Tom Sykes made it three pole positions in a row as he set the fastest time in superpole qualifying for tomorrow's two races at the Dutch round of the World Superbike Championship.

The Huddersfield rider was a second faster than the rest of the field in a superpole session run under wet conditions.

Sykes continued his run of pole positions as he made the most of drying track conditions.

Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea was second quickest on the Honda at his team's home race with the front row completed by the Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducatis of Jakub Smrz and Sylvain Guintoli.

World championship leader and title holder Carlos Checa, on the Althea Racing Ducati, was fifth fastest, with BMW Italia's Michel Fabrizio in sixth.

Factory BMW rider Leon Haslam was seventh and Crescent FIXI Suzuki rider John Hopkins placed eighth to complete the second row of the grid.

Ireland’s Eugene Laverty will start from 14th on the grid.

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