2021 Portimao World Supersport Superpole Result: Watch Out For Those Yellow Flags

World Supersport Superpole qualifying was twenty minutes of qualifying at the Portuguese track. Riders would once again encounter yellow flags that cancelled a lap record.

Quickly deposing Randy Krummenacher, Can Oncu held the top spot after one lap, with a 1'26.034 out of the gate followed by a 1'44.077, a new lap record. Jules Cluzel, Niki Tuuli and Dominique Aegerter held the following three places with twelve minutes left. As riders pitted in, Manuel Gonzalez slipped into second place.

After the mid-session break, a handful of riders were on pace to beat the lap record, and Jules Cluzel was the first to tale the top spot with a 1'43.908, with Dominique Aegerter missing out by under two hundredths of a second and Niki Tuuli another two behind him. As the flag came out, Jules Cluzel held the top spot, but Manuel Gonzalez, possibly meeting the yellow flags at turn one, was on pace to steal pole position back, and he set a 1'43.854 to do so. 

Shogo Kawasaki's crash in turn one brought out yellow flags and it took a while to ratify the results after taking laps that passed his crash off the table.

Manuel Gonzalez set a new lap record for pole position, but it was taken from him due to the yellow flags, giving Jules Cluzel pole position alongside Dominique Aegerter Niki Tuuli on the front row. Manuel Gonzalez headed the second row, with Can Oncu and Raffaele De Rosa while Steven Odendaal couldn't manage better than seventh, heading Federico Caricasulo and Philipp Oettl on the third row. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.908   272,3
2 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.926 0.018 266,9
3 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.954 0.046 264,3
4 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.033 0.125 268,2
5 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.077 0.169 273,6
6 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.104 0.196 267,6
7 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.395 0.487 272,3
8 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.432 0.524 275,0
9 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.458 0.550 272,3
10 91 Y. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.650 0.742 268,2
11 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.667 0.759 265,6
12 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.732 0.824 272,9
13 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.890 0.982 271,6
14 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.925 1.017 264,9
15 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.975 1.067 270,2
16 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.063 1.155 267,6
17 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.246 1.338 269,6
18 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.280 1.372 266,9
19 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.473 1.565 272,9
20 96 D. SANCHIS MARTINEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.540 1.632 261,7
21 40 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.567 1.659 268,2
22 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.736 1.828 269,6
23 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.794 1.886 269,6
24 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.936 2.028 269,6
25 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.495 2.587 267,6
26 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.642 2.734 272,3
27 92 B. VAN EERDE Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.650 2.742 265,6
28 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.651 2.743 268,2
29 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.411 3.503 268,9
30 69 E. MONTERO HUERTA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.420 3.512 258,0
31 82 P. ROMERO BARBOSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'47.728 3.820 261,1
32 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'47.997 4.089 265,6
Round Number: 
11
2021
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