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2012 World Superbike Imola Photo Gallery
Tom Sykes earns his second SBK pole position of 2012 in record-setting fashion, the Kawasaki Racing Team rider winning Superpole at Imola.
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John Hopkins returns at Imola - Imola 2012
Jakub Smrz was the fastest rider on Friday, the Liberty Racing Ducati rider topping the Qualifying 1 session.
Tom Sykes motored to his second pole position of the year with his Superpole win at Imola, beating his nearest rival by almost a half-second.
Carlos Checa doubled up, and took over the points lead, with his Imola triumph.
Carlos Checa celebrates an Imola victory.
Fabien Foret grabbed the Imola Supersport victory.
Tom Sykes (66) enjoyed the early lead in both Imola races before Carlos Checa (7) took control for the wins.
Joan Lascorz was injured during post-race testing at the Imola circuit, the Spanish rider airlifted to a Bologna hospital with T6 vertebra fracture.
Tom Sykes authored a 2-2 byline at Imola, and claimed Superpole. The Kawasaki rider also topped the timesheet and broke the lap record during Monday's post-race test.
Leon Camier struggled to get the Suzuki into a top-10 pace at Imola.
Max Biaggi managed a 4-4 result at Imola, which surrenders the points lead to Carlos Checa.
While Camier ran into bad luck on Sunday, the Crescent Fixi Suzuki rider was third-fastest during Monday's test and under the existing lap record.
Marco Melandri managed a podium in Round 1, but struggled on his home soil at Imola with a 6-10 result.
Carlos Checa celebrates on the Imola podium, flanked in both races by Kawasaki's Tom Sykes and BMW's Leon Haslam.
John Hopkins still recovering from his injury - Imola 2012
Leon Haslam earned BMW's first-ever double podium performance with a 3-3 result at Imola - besting Max Biaggi in each race.
American John Hopkins is off to another injury-plagued season. Missing the Phillip Island opener, Hopper's injured right hand forced an early retirement from Race 2 at Imola.
Checa celebrated 2012 wins number two and three at Imola.
Jonathan Rea couldn't replicate his 2011 win at Imola during the 2012 visit, with the Honda unable to reach the podium on Sunday.
Jonathan Rea fought his way to a top-five result in Race 2 at Imola.
Davide Giugliano's double DNF results at Imola is the more bitter considering he was running in the top five with one to go in Race 2.
John Hopkins - Imola 2012
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