2017 Donington Park World Supersport Superpole Results: The Heat Is Back

Superpole one Took place at a windy but warm Donington Park, with Luke Stapleford and Federico Caricasulo in the top spots of the twenty four riders vying for promotion to Superpole two.

After the mid-session break in the first session, the British riders Luke Stapleford, wildcard Joe Francis and Kyle Ryde were quickest until Federico Caricasulo pushed Ryde back to fourth quickest. Stapleford and Francis took the top two spots and were elevated to the next session with Caricasulo ending the session thirteenth on the grid.

Superpole two opened with Jules Cluzel setting the benchmark until Kenan Sofuoglu took it off him.

After the mid-session break, Kenan Sofuoglu and Lucas Mahias sat at the top, ahead of PJ Jacobsen and Luke Stapleford. Kenan Sofuoglu put in a 1'30.904 on fresh tyres but met Kyle Smith in the middle of his next fast lap and was visibly agitated when the Englishman held him up in the fast flowing section.

Luke Stapleford put himself in second place, a third of a second behind Sofuoglu but Lucas Mahias sneaked in between the pair. Jules Cluzel took third place but Mahias reasserted his second place, less than three tenths of a second from Sofuoglu.

As the flag came out, Sofuoglu's lap was safe, with nobody on a lap that could challenge his pole position. Lucas Mahias will be defending his championship lead from second place ahead of fellow Frenchman Jules Cluzel. Luke Stapleford, having fought through from Superpole one, led the second row, ahead of Jack Kennedy and PJ Jacobsen.

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'30.904   239,5
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.971 0.067 236,3
3 111 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'31.485 0.514  
4 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.559 0.655 237,4
5 14 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.565 0.661 235,3
6 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.622 0.718 232,3
7 40 J. FRANCIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.656 0.752 233,3
8 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.903 0.999 236,3
9 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.067 1.163 237,9
10 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.109 1.205 235,3
11 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.144 1.240 236,3
12 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.192 1.288 237,9
13 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.073 0.494 235,8
14 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.178 0.599 237,9
15 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'32.282 0.703 236,8
16 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.452 0.873 234,3
17 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.479 0.900 241,1
18 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.695 1.116 237,4
19 95 D. ALLINGHAM Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.751 1.172 239,5
20 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.863 1.284 236,8
21 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.865 1.286 231,3
22 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.922 1.343 231,8
23 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'33.006 1.427 236,8
24 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.295 1.716 237,9
25 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.663 2.084 236,8
26 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.714 2.135 236,3
27 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.805 2.226 233,8
28 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.203 2.624 232,8
29 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.282 2.703 237,4
30 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.511 2.932 234,3
31 73 J. CRETARO Suzuki GSX-R600 1'34.676 3.097 227,8
32 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'35.688 4.109 232,3
33 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'36.128 4.549 234,8
34 69 X. CARDELUS GARCIA MV Agusta F3 675 1'36.517 4.938 231,3

Superpole One Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.579   238,4
2 40 J. FRANCIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.919 0.340 234,3
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.073 0.494 235,8
4 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.178 0.599 237,9
5 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'32.282 0.703 236,8
6 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.452 0.873 234,3
7 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.479 0.900 241,1
8 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.695 1.116 237,4
9 95 D. ALLINGHAM Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.751 1.172 239,5
10 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.863 1.284 236,8
11 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.865 1.286 231,3
12 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.922 1.343 231,8
13 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'33.006 1.427 236,8
14 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.295 1.716 237,9
15 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.663 2.084 236,8
16 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.714 2.135 236,3
17 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.805 2.226 233,8
18 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.203 2.624 232,8
19 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.282 2.703 237,4
20 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.511 2.932 234,3
21 73 J. CRETARO Suzuki GSX-R600 1'34.676 3.097 227,8
22 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'35.688 4.109 232,3
23 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'36.128 4.549 234,8
24 69 X. CARDELUS GARCIA MV Agusta F3 675 1'36.517 4.938 231,3

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'30.904   239,5
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.971 0.067 236,3
3 111 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'31.485 0.514  
4 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.559 0.655 237,4
5 14 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.565 0.661 235,3
6 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.622 0.718 232,3
7 40 J. FRANCIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.656 0.752 233,3
8 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.903 0.999 236,3
9 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.067 1.163 237,9
10 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.109 1.205 235,3
11 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.144 1.240 236,3
12 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.192 1.288 237,9

 

Round Number: 
6
2017
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