2022 Most World Supersport Superpole Result: Red Flags And Rain

World Supersport Superpole opened after overnight rain, but the Supersport 300 race cleared the damp spots and the session started with riders on slicks and wearing clear visors. 

Glenn van Straalen was out on track as soon as the session started, ahead of a reluctant field. Hannes Soomer set an early fast lap of 1'38.288 as his Triumph teammate Stefano Manzi pulled out with a mechanical issue. Valentin Denise, standing in for Jules Cluzel, briefly held the quickest lap but Adrian Huertas posted a 1'36.139, almost half a second ahead of Can Oncu, the second quickest rider behind him. 

Lorenzo Baldassarri and Federico Caricasulo increased the pace at the top with Baldassarri's 1'35.741 three tenths quicker than Caricasulo as riders got more comfortable with the trying track. Caricasulo set a 1'35.478, under two tenths quicker than race-winner Andy Verdoia, but Baldassarri dragged the pace up to 1'34.952, equalling yesterday's lap record, as riders pitted in for new tyres. 

Dominique Aegerter was in eleventh place before getting new tyres and his first flying lap put him in third place, just as red flags came out with only four minutes and two seconds on the clock, after Niki Tuuli crashed at turn twenty. 

The remaining time left riders with a one-lap sprint for position as drops of rain started showing up. Lorenzo Baldassarri ran off track and was unable to improve on his provision pole position, but nobody else was able to better his lap. Nicolo Bulega, third quickest behind Federico Caricasulo, knocked Dominique Aegerter off the front row at the flag. Andy Verdoia and Glenn van Straalen rounded out the second row in the tricky conditions.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 1'34.952   256,7
2 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 1'35.110 0.158 253,7
3 11 N. BULEGA Ducati Panigale V2 1'35.134 0.182 251,9
4 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'35.251 0.299 252,5
5 94 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'35.292 0.340 253,7
6 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'35.295 0.343 252,5
7 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.416 0.464 253,7
8 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.425 0.473 253,1
9 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 1'35.487 0.535 254,3
10 53 V. DEBISE Yamaha YZF R6 1'35.612 0.660 251,9
11 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'35.662 0.710 254,3
12 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.685 0.733 253,7
13 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'35.982 1.030 260,3
14 23 I. VINALES Ducati Panigale V2 1'36.071 1.119 254,9
15 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.090 1.138 253,7
16 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 1'36.174 1.222 253,1
17 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'36.211 1.259 251,3
18 44 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.315 1.363 250,8
19 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.334 1.382 251,3
20 69 T. BOOTH-AMOS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'36.344 1.392 252,5
21 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS 1'36.498 1.546 251,9
22 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 1'36.525 1.573 255,5
23 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 1'36.594 1.642 254,9
24 17 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.699 1.747 250,8
25 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.757 1.805 258,5
26 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 1'37.002 2.050 253,7
27 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.063 2.111 252,5
28 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'37.400 2.448 252,5
29 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.454 2.502 252,5
30 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.390 3.438 252,5
31 89 P. HOMOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.618 4.666 247,3
Round Number: 
6
2022
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