2021 Catalunya World Supersport Superpole Result: Cooler Temperatures, Increased Pace

The conditions at Barcelona were cooler than yesterday which promised fast lap times for World Supersport qualifying.

Philipp Oettl took the top spot off Manuel Gonzalez after one flying lap, but Gonzales struck back with a 1'45.004 on his second lap as the rest of the field was over three tenths off. Early on the session, there were only two Yamahas in the top six, with Nikki Tuuli joining three Kawasakis under four tenths off Gonzalez's time as riders started to pit in. Yamahas filled the next fourteen spots.

After the break, Randy Krummenacher joined the top riders, but it was Raffaele De Rosa who took the top spot with the first 1'44 of the weekend with a 1'44.999 until Krummenacher sliced a quarter of a second off the pole time with a 1'44.749 with Niki Tuuli three tenths behind him. 

Manuel Gonzalez got in on the increased pace game with under two minutes left, setting a 1'44.593 to knock Krummenacher down to second as the clock. Patrick Hobelsberber lost a fast lap to the green paint on the last corner and the flag came out. 

With nobody able to trouble the front row with the flag out, Manuel Gonzalez took pole position ahead of Randy Krummenacher and Niki Tuuli. Steven Odendaal snuck into sixth place at the flag, joining Raffaele De Rosa and Philipp Oettl on the second row. 

Dominique Aegerter's absence this weekend is Steven Odendaal's chance to make inroads into Aegerter's sixty two point lead, and a second row start isn't ideal. Randy Krummenacher's team switch paid off, giving him his first podium of 2020. Manuel Gonzalez continues to demonstrate that he's a future talent, following up his win at Magny Cours with a pole position.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.593   279,8
2 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.749 0.156 277,6
3 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'44.782 0.189 272,7
4 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.867 0.274 274,8
5 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.048 0.455 279,1
6 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.108 0.515 276,9
7 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.156 0.563 279,1
8 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.241 0.648 280,5
9 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.334 0.741 279,8
10 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.375 0.782 274,8
11 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.376 0.783 275,5
12 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.384 0.791 276,2
13 30 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.449 0.856 274,8
14 40 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.586 0.993 277,6
15 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.635 1.042 272,7
16 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.703 1.110 279,1
17 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.838 1.245 274,1
18 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.883 1.290 274,8
19 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.040 1.447 274,1
20 31 D. VALLE Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.050 1.457 274,1
21 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.199 1.606 276,9
22 96 D. SANCHIS MARTINEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.244 1.651 271,4
23 9 S. JESPERSEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.257 1.664 274,1
24 88 M. PATACCA Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.374 1.781 270,0
25 85 L. ARBEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.403 1.810 274,8
26 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.427 1.834 272,7
27 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.662 2.069 274,1
28 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.930 2.337 281,3
29 14 L. CAUCHI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.995 2.402 274,1
30 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.997 2.404 275,5
31 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.253 2.660 276,9
32 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.418 2.825 273,4
33 69 E. MONTERO HUERTA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.796 3.203 272,0
34 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'48.019 3.426 277,6
35 92 B. VAN EERDE Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.134 3.541 273,4
36 44 B. SAHIN Yamaha YZF R6 1'49.681 5.088 271,4
Round Number: 
9
2021
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