2022 Magny-Cours World Supersport Superpole Result: Clouds Threaten But Hold Off

World Supersport qualifying was a dry session under black clouds. 

Can Oncu opened the session with a 1'41.404, ahead of Dominique Aegerter and race winner Andy Verdoia, but a lap later, Adrian Huertas answered with a 1'41.230 but Oncu got back on top with a 1'41.190, with no Yamahas in the top four until Aegerter set a 1'41.016 on his third lap. Federico Caricasulo posted a 1'40.912 and a 1'40.891 staying out while everyone else pitted in the customary mid-session tea break.

Halfway through the session, Jules Cluzel's last qualifying at his home round before retiring at the end of the year wasn't going well, with the Frenchman eighteenth-quickest provisionally. 

As Caricasulo finally nipped in to get new tyres, having done six laps to everyone else's four or five, the rest of the field started their second sessions. Adrian Huertas returned to the top with a 1'40.692, deposed a few seconds later by Caricasulo with a 1'40.565. Caricasulo then saved a front-end slide into a chicane, losing the front in both corners and somehow staying on. 

As the flag came out, Caricasulo stayed on top and was joined on the front row by championship contender Lorenzo Baldassarri and Adrian Huertaas. Nicolo Bulega, Dominique Aegerter and Glenn van Straalen made up the second row ahead of Can Oncu, Oli Bayliss and Andy Verdoia. Jules Cluzel was the last rider in the top ten.

Caricasulo's pole position was Ducati's first in the Next Generation format.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 1'40.565   265,4
2 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.662 0.097 262,1
3 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.692 0.127 260,9
4 11 N. BULEGA Ducati Panigale V2 1'40.819 0.254 263,4
5 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.015 0.450 257,1
6 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.067 0.502 259,0
7 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.190 0.625 261,5
8 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 1'41.297 0.732 264,1
9 94 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.368 0.803 260,2
10 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.369 0.804 262,1
11 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'41.376 0.811 261,5
12 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.433 0.868 259,6
13 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 1'41.477 0.912 259,0
14 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.529 0.964 259,6
15 53 V. DEBISE Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.540 0.975 259,6
16 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS 1'41.576 1.011 257,1
17 17 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.587 1.022 256,5
18 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'41.867 1.302 261,5
19 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.119 1.554 254,7
20 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.225 1.660 259,6
21 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.230 1.665 260,9
22 23 I. VINALES Ducati Panigale V2 1'42.237 1.672 258,4
23 69 T. BOOTH-AMOS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.405 1.840 257,1
24 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.476 1.911 260,2
25 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 1'42.522 1.957 261,5
26 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 1'42.525 1.960 258,4
27 9 S. JESPERSEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.764 2.199 254,7
28 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 1'43.037 2.472 253,5
29 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.191 2.626 259,6
30 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.972 3.407 254,1
Round Number: 
7
2022
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Comments

Jared, why are these two phrases paired ?    by the Wikipedia chart  for 2022 SuperSport World Championship, Andy is 16th with no finish higher than 8th.   so, color me confused.

here I was guessing that he'd been rechristened by the Pope with a new first name.  

 ;))