2020 Portimao World Superbike Superpole Result: Flying On A Broken Wing

World Superbike Superpole at Portimao opened with Toprak Razgatlioglu being the quickest rider, but with riders having the option of what should be called the Tom Sykes tyre, he would have his work cut out for him if he intended to get a front row start.

Loris Baz was the first to set a fast lap, but when Razgatlioglu set his first lap, he went to the top with a 1'41.353. Scott Redding set the second-quickest lap before losing a wing hitting the bump into turn five and crashing out, but the Marshalls were quick enough to help him back up and he gave his mechanics some extra work.

At the halfway mark, most riders pitted in for the standard issue mid-session break, but Scott Redding made the most of a mostly empty track to check out his new left-side plastics. At the seven minute mark, the sticky tyres were fitted and the qualifying proper started.

Leon Haslam snuck out while Alvaro Bautista got his Honda repaired after an off. Haslam was the first to set a lap with the Q tyre, and he put himself in a fourth place that would not last. Alex Lowes set a 1'41.074 to go quickest, and Tom Sykes set red sectors throughout his lap only to miss out in the last sector. Jonathan Rea took the top place with a 1'40.676, with Toprak Razgatlioglu just a quarter of a second off pole.

With the flag out, Scott Redding was on quick sector times, but as he fluffed his first lap on the quick tyre, his second attempt dropped off the pace halfway around. 

Jonathan Rea sat in his 24th career pole position, fourth at Portimao, for this afternoon's race, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu's first ever Superpole front row and Alex Lowes on the second Kawasaki. 

Tom Sykes headed the second row, ahead of Michael van der Mark and Loris Baz. Michael Ruben Rinaldi was the quickest Ducati, ahead of Scott Redding and Eugene Laverty. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.676   307,8
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.954 0.278 313,2
3 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'41.074 0.398 310,5
4 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'41.240 0.564 309,6
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.335 0.659 306,1
6 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.354 0.678 307,8
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'41.424 0.748 306,1
8 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'41.436 0.760 312,3
9 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR 1'41.504 0.828 307,8
10 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'41.607 0.931 306,1
11 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.807 1.131 308,7
12 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'42.123 1.447 308,7
13 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'42.227 1.551 315,9
14 11 S. CORTESE Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.345 1.669 298,5
15 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.421 1.745 310,5
16 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.491 1.815 304,4
17 77 M. SCHEIB Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.654 1.978 301,8
18 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'42.718 2.042 307,8
19 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'42.873 2.197 304,4
20 20 S. BARRIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'42.894 2.218 301,8
21 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'44.025 3.349 300,2
22 23 C. PONSSON Aprilia RSV4 1000 1'44.027 3.351 305,2
23 63 L. GABELLINI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'44.779 4.103 288,2
Round Number: 
3
2020
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