2016 Sepang World Supersport Superpole Results: Fewer Riders Without ESS

World Supersport Superpole started dry with Kyle Smith and Christian Gamarino favourites to qualify for the second session. The ESS riders don't race in the flyaway rounds, so there wasn't the usual hornet's nest of riders in the first session.

Replacement rider Ayrton Badovini set the first target lap ahead of Roberto Rolfo and Kevin Wahr. A few minutes later, Alex Baldolini went quicker for two successive laps, with a 2'09.805 the quickest as the riders pitted in for the mid-session lull.

Kyle Smith slid into second place, nine hundredths slower than Baldolini with two minutes left, but a minute and a half later, Christian Gamarino set the quickest time only to be deposed seconds later by Ayrton Badovini. As the flag came out, a few riders were on pace to challenge Badovini, but only Roberto Rolfo could maintain the pace through the third split and forced his way into Superpole two with a 2'09.488, pushing Badovini to second place.

The second session was opened by Kenan Sofuoglu but Randy Krummenacher took the top spot shortly after while local rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin sidled into third place and these places held until the mid-session tyre change.

With fresh tyres, Randy Krummenacher increased his pace, but so did a few others including Kenan Sofuoglu who took the top spot before the flag was brought out. Gino Rea and PJ Jacobsen pushed Zulfahmi Khairuddin to fifth place on the grid ahead of Ayrton Badovini.

Jules Cluzel headed the third row in seventh.

Results:

Qualifying:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'08.055   253,3
2 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'08.155 0.100 252,1
3 4 G. REA MV Agusta F3 675 2'08.410 0.355 257,5
4 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 2'08.425 0.370 259,3
5 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'08.475 0.420 261,2
6 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 2'08.771 0.716 256,3
7 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 2'09.259 1.204 258,1
8 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 2'09.518 1.463 258,1
9 69 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'09.622 1.567 257,5
10 88 N. TEROL MV Agusta F3 675 2'09.684 1.629 253,3
11 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 2'09.770 1.715 258,1
12 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 2'10.278 2.223 256,9
13 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'09.576 0.088 255,1
14 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 2'09.805 0.317 254,5
15 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 2'09.862 0.374 255,1
16 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 2'10.029 0.541 257,5
17 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 2'10.043 0.555 260,0
18 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 2'10.404 0.916 255,1
19 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'11.118 1.630 257,5
20 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 2'11.499 2.011 256,9
21 41 A. WAGNER MV Agusta F3 675 2'11.892 2.404 258,1
22 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'12.653 3.165 254,5
23 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 2'12.761 3.273 251,5

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 2'09.488   255,1
2 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 2'09.522 0.034 253,3
3 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'09.576 0.088 255,1
4 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 2'09.805 0.317 254,5
5 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 2'09.862 0.374 255,1
6 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 2'10.029 0.541 257,5
7 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 2'10.043 0.555 260,0
8 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 2'10.404 0.916 255,1
9 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'11.118 1.630 257,5
10 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 2'11.499 2.011 256,9
11 41 A. WAGNER MV Agusta F3 675 2'11.892 2.404 258,1
12 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'12.653 3.165 254,5
13 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 2'12.761 3.273 251,5

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'08.055   253,3
2 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'08.155 0.100 252,1
3 4 G. REA MV Agusta F3 675 2'08.410 0.355 257,5
4 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 2'08.425 0.370 259,3
5 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'08.475 0.420 261,2
6 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 2'08.771 0.716 256,3
7 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 2'09.259 1.204 258,1
8 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 2'09.518 1.463 258,1
9 69 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'09.622 1.567 257,5
10 88 N. TEROL MV Agusta F3 675 2'09.684 1.629 253,3
11 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 2'09.770 1.715 258,1
12 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 2'10.278 2.223 256,9

 

Round Number: 
6
2016
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