2021 Mandalika World Superbike Superpole Result: Lowes And Haslam Unfit

World Superbike's first Superpole at the new Indonesian track would be missing Leon Haslam and Alex Lowes, Lowes ruled unfit after his qualifying crash and Haslam not having recovered enough from his recent surgery. The weather threatened to take part, 30ºC air temperatures with clouds keeping the track down to 44ºC, but the clouds might bring rain at some point during the day. 

Axel Bassani set a 1'34.003 which held the top spot until Toprak Razgatlioglu set a 1'33.544, followed by Jonathan Rea, Scott Redding and Andrea Locatelli. Garrett Gerloff used a sprint race tyre in his first session, hoping to fit three sessions in.

Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding set out for their second session early, with six minutes remaining. Jonathan Rea set a 1'33.201 with Scott Redding under a tenth off his pace, but Toprak Razgatlioglu took a third of a second out of the pair with a 1'32.877, an unassailable lap.

Toprak Razgatlioglu took his third pole position of the year, ahead of Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding. Garrett Gerloff headed the second row, alongside Andrea Locatelli and Tom Sykes, who knocked Axel Bassani off the second row. Bassani lined up with Alvaro Bautista and Michael van der Mark on the third row.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.877   283,5
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.201 0.324 285,0
3 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'33.256 0.379 286,5
4 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.545 0.668 280,5
5 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.588 0.711 282,7
6 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'33.672 0.795 281,3
7 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'33.775 0.898 282,0
8 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.051 1.174 290,3
9 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'34.080 1.203 281,3
10 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.154 1.277 283,5
11 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.427 1.550 283,5
12 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.431 1.554 279,1
13 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.438 1.561 277,6
14 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.499 1.622 283,5
15 76 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.577 1.700 283,5
16 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.660 1.783 276,9
17 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.258 2.381 279,1
18 15 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.864 2.987 279,8
Round Number: 
13
2021
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Comments

The fastest learners at this new circuit are, drum roll please Maestro.. the usual suspects. Q top 3 = Chip top 3.

Garrett Gerloff also quick to get up to speed.

Fastest BMW Tom Sykes, 2013 champion, who doesn't have a ride for next year.

Toprak for the championship.