2021 Magny-Cours World Superbike Superpole Result: Two Or Three Outings

World Superbike Superpole was fifteen minutes of qualifying, with different one- and two-stop strategies available.

After the first timed lap, Jonathan Rea sat at the top, with a 1'36.573, towing Lucas Mahias to the second spot, until Toprak Razgatlioglu crossed the line with a 1'36.546, but it was Tom Sykes with a 1'36.407 reminding everyone that he's quick on Saturdays. Scott Redding waited until everyone spent then first tyre before heading out on one of his qualifying tyres.

The two-stop strategists started filing out on their first qualifying tyres, having used the X tyre for their first stint. Redding's lap was only good enough for tenth place before he nipped back in to his box.

Alex Lowes on his first qualifying tyre put in a very quick 1'36.025 on his second stint with just over five minutes left in the session. With under three minutes left, everyone was on track for one last stint, and Toprak Razgatlioglu set a 1'35.784 with just over a minute left. He was joined by Tom Sykes just over a tenth of a second behind him, but there were three riders on pace to take the top spot. 

Lucas Mahias crashed out into one at a high speed, bringing out the yellow flags just as the chequered flag came out. Jonathan Rea was ahead of the yellow flag though, and he took pole position with a 1'35.683. 

Jonathan Rea took pole position with a lap record ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Tom Sykes. Alex Lowes headed the second row ahead of Andrea Locatelli and Leon Haslam. Scott Redding could only manage an eighth place, behind his Ducati teammate Michael Ruben Rinaldi.  Rea's pole position was his eighth consecutive this year, a new record.

Tom Sykes's rear tyre was so hot and sticky that it lifted the carpets in Parc Fermé. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.683   294,3
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.784 0.101 296,7
3 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.919 0.236 287,2
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.025 0.342 294,3
5 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.201 0.518 294,3
6 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'36.258 0.575 297,5
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.415 0.732 290,3
8 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.485 0.802 298,3
9 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'36.736 1.053 295,9
10 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.814 1.131 274,8
11 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.871 1.188 299,2
12 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.926 1.243 294,3
13 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.114 1.431 292,7
14 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.269 1.586 300,8
15 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.719 2.036 297,5
16 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.860 2.177 291,9
17 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.970 2.287 289,5
18 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.997 2.314 281,3
19 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'38.184 2.501 291,1
20 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.357 2.674 295,9
21 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.862 3.179 285,7
Round Number: 
8
2021
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