2021 San Juan Villicum World Superbike Superpole Result: Watch Out For Yellow Flags

World Superbike qualifying was fifteen minutes to determine the grid positions for today's race. After setting a lap record this morning, Toprak Razgatlioglu went in as the favourite for pole position. Eugene Laverty sat in for Tom Sykes on the BMW. 

Riders headed out for their first lap on a mix of tyres, some on Q tyres and others on race tyres. Jonathan Rea, following Alex Lowes, set a 1'38.092 on a qualifying tyre, but Toprak Razgatlioglu nudged the two Kawasakis off the top with a 1'37.979 after one lap. Rea tried a second lap on his qualifying tyre, but gave up after a momentary loss of grip at turn ten of his second timed lap. Razgatlioglu was able to eke out a second lap on his tyre, moving the goalposts with a 1'37.800 and his teammate Andrea Locatelli followed him over the line third quickest. 

Scott Redding waited until the track was empty before heading out to get a lap in, setting a 1'37.617 on an empty track. Five minutes left, and Chaz Davies finally set a lap time as everyone else headed out for their last stint.

Alex Lowes briefly held third place before Axel Bassani pushed him to fourth as Tati Mercado crashed out, bringing out a yellow flag to dampen the remaining laps. The flag came out with nobody on a fast lap and Scott Redding claimed his second World Superbike pole position, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Axel Bassani. Alex Lowes, Jonathan Rea and Andrea Locatelli made up the second row, ahead of Michael van der Mark, Garrett Gerloff and Michael Ruben Rinaldi.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.617   312,3
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.800 0.183 308,7
3 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.838 0.221 310,5
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.034 0.417 307,8
5 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.092 0.475 310,5
6 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.221 0.604 308,7
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'38.298 0.681 307,0
8 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.337 0.720 309,6
9 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.342 0.725 315,9
10 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.456 0.839 312,3
11 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.506 0.889 302,7
12 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'38.517 0.900 309,6
13 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.592 0.975 313,2
14 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.669 1.052 301,8
15 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.860 1.243 315,9
16 76 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.902 1.285 307,8
17 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.328 1.711 302,7
18 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.516 1.899 308,7
19 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.972 3.355 302,7
20 4 L. RIBODINO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'41.915 4.298 299,3
21 39 M. SOLORZA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.494 4.877 287,4
Round Number: 
12
2021
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