2015 Aragon World Superbike Superpole Results: Surprises Abound

A few days ago, rain was rumoured for Superpole, but the weather was not an issue for qualifying at Aragon. 

Sylvain Guintoli put in the first Superpole One quick time but Ayrton Badovini, the replacement for the sacked Sylvain Barrier, took it off him. The next race tyre lap from Guintoli put him back on the top. Before the qualifying tyres went on, Guintoli and Badovini were the two in the positions to be promoted to Superpole Two. Alex Lowes had the third quickest time, but was exhibiting what looked like electronic issues that kept him from challenging the top two.

With the "Q" tyre fitted, Badovini took top spot first with Guintoli in second but Matteo Baioccio knocked him to third place. At the flag, Alex Lowes looked disappointed as he crossed the line, but he stole second place and the ticket to Superpole Two. World Champion Sylvain Guintoli will start from fourteenth place.

Twelve riders entered Superpole Two and Jonathan Rea was, as usual, the first to record a complete lap but Chaz Davies beat his time with a 1'50.299, a lap that Tom Sykes nearly beat, quickest for most of the lap, but lost out on the last sector. Jonathan Rea was third quickest on the race tyre with Xavi Forres on the second Ducati in fourth. The Aprilias of Jordi Torres and Leon Haslam were fifth and sixth before everyone put the qualifying tyres on.

Chaz Davies threw down the gauntlet with a 1'49.697 but Leon Haslam, who stated earlier that he doesn't rate his chances at Aragon, put in a 1'49.664 that nobody was expecting. Tom Sykes could only manage third place ahead of Jonathan Rea and Jordi Torres. Ayrton Badovini took the last second row spot, justifying his team's decision to bring him in in place of Sylvain Barrier.

Leon Haslam's pole position is his first since 2010.

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 91 L. HASLAM Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'49.664   303,4
2 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'49.697 0.033 301,7
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'49.863 0.199 303,4
4 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.053 0.389 302,5
5 112 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1'50.449 0.785 301,7
6 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'50.670 1.006 304,2
7 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'50.735 1.071 306,8
8 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'50.924 1.260 301,7
9 18 N. TEROL Ducati Panigale R 1'51.146 1.482 301,7
10 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale R 1'51.243 1.579 300,8
11 60 M. VD MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'51.510 1.846 299,2
12 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'52.016 2.352 300,0

Superpole One Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'51.215   303,4
2 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'51.367 0.152 300,0
3 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati Panigale R 1'51.404 0.189 300,8
4 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'51.481 0.266 300,0
5 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'52.526 1.311 291,1
6 59 N. CANEPA EBR 1190 RX 1'52.970 1.755 288,0
7 23 C. PONSSON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.065 1.850 284,2
8 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.138 1.923 293,5
9 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'53.477 2.262 304,2
10 51 S. BARRAGÁN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.830 2.615 285,7

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 91 L. HASLAM Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'49.664   303,4
2 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'49.697 0.033 301,7
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'49.863 0.199 303,4
4 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.053 0.389 302,5
5 112 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1'50.449 0.785 301,7
6 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'50.670 1.006 304,2
7 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'50.735 1.071 306,8
8 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'50.924 1.260 301,7
9 18 N. TEROL Ducati Panigale R 1'51.146 1.482 301,7
10 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale R 1'51.243 1.579 300,8
11 60 M. VD MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'51.510 1.846 299,2
12 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'52.016 2.352 300,0
13 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati Panigale R 1'51.404 0.189 300,8
14 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'51.481 0.266 300,0
15 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'52.526 1.311 291,1
16 59 N. CANEPA EBR 1190 RX 1'52.970 1.755 288,0
17 23 C. PONSSON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.065 1.850 284,2
18 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.138 1.923 293,5
19 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'53.477 2.262 304,2
20 51 S. BARRAGÁN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.830 2.615 285,7
21 90 J. ALVIZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'55.223 4.289  
22 72 L. PEGRAM EBR 1190 RX 1'55.858 4.924  
23 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 1'56.948 6.014  
24 75 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 1'57.141 6.207  

 

Round Number: 
3
2015
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