2021 Navarra World Superbike Superpole Result: New Track, Who Dis … Again?

World Superbike's first Superpole took place on a warm Spanish morning, with Andrea Locatelli holding the quickest lap heading into the session. The return of a Suzuki to the grid for the weekend takes it up to six manufacturers in the series.

After the first flying lap, Andrea Locatelli knocked Toprak Razgatlioglu off the top spot until Jonathan Rea set a 1'36.988 on a Q tyre. With Tom Sykes reminding everyone how good he is with the stickiest rubber around a tenth off Rea's pace, but Rea was able to stretch the tyre's life to a second lap, setting a 1'36.794 before everyone pitted in for new boots and a cuppa.

Scott Redding headed out when the track emptied, wanting the track to himself, and immediately put himself into second place, demoting Sykes to third. Redding didn't get a second lap from his tyre and he returned to his garage. Alex Lowes quietly snuck into second place on an empty track with five minutes left and he pitted in as everyone else started trickling out.

Axel Bassani put his Ducati into fifth place as the clock ticked down and riders started putting in threatening laps with Chaz Davies taking the top spot out of nowhere, with a 1'36.693, only to lose the place to Locatelli then Sykes as five riders were on pace for fastest lap. 

With a handful of seconds left, Jonathan Rea set a 1'36.122 with Scott Redding joining him under a tenth behind. 

Jonathan Rea took his seventh consecutive pole position, ahead of Scott Redding and Tom Sykes. Andrea Locatelli, Chaz Davies and Lucas Mahias made up the second row, with Alex Lowes, Toprak Razgatlioglu and Garrett Gerloff on row three. Four different manufacturers made up the top four places.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.122   291,9
2 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.215 0.093 287,2
3 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'36.546 0.424 285,7
4 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.580 0.458 289,5
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.693 0.571 288,0
6 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.729 0.607 285,7
7 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.744 0.622 291,1
8 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.752 0.630 288,0
9 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.858 0.736 280,5
10 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'36.895 0.773 288,0
11 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.240 1.118 286,5
12 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.412 1.290 288,0
13 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.468 1.346 284,2
14 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'37.661 1.539 288,8
15 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.664 1.542 282,0
16 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.794 1.672 282,7
17 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.012 1.890 291,1
18 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.446 2.324 279,1
19 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.948 2.826 282,0
20 6 N. URAMOTO Suzuki GSX-R1000R 1'38.973 2.851 274,8
21 14 J. URIBE Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.094 3.972 280,5
22 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.255 4.133 277,6
Round Number: 
7
2021
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