World Superbikes Portimao - Superpole and Qualifying Results

Superpole was a pretty damp affair, the rain getting worse as the session went on, only to start to clear after the session had ended. The miserable conditions saw several riders crashing, Ruben Xaus the first to go, followed later by Yukio Kagayama and Fonsi Nieto.

Troy Bayliss chose his moment wisely, and will end his career in World Superbikes starting from pole, ahead of two British riders, Cal Crutchlow and Johnny Rea – drawing comments that they must have felt right at home in the rain. Max Biaggi closes out the front row.

 

1 Troy Bayliss AUS Ducati Xerox 1098 F08 1'58.548
2 Cal Crutchlow GBR HM Plant Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.023
3 Jonathan Rea GBR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR 2'02.027
4 Max Biaggi ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven 1098 RS08 2'02.107
5 Michel Fabrizio ITA Ducati Xerox 1098 F08 2'02.779
6 Leon Haslam GBR HM Plant Honda CBR1000RR 2'02.861
7 Troy Corser AUS Yamaha Motor Italia YZF-R1 2'03.014
8 Ruben Xaus ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven 1098 RS08 2'03.023
9 Regis Laconi FRA PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse ZX-10R 2'03.494
10 Noriyuki Haga JPN Yamaha Motor Italia YZF-R1 2'04.420
11 Carlos Checa ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR 2'04.496
12 Jakub Smrz CZE Guandalini Racing by Grifo's 1098 RS08 2'05.250
13 Yukio Kagayama JPN Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'05.408
14 Ayrton Badovini ITA Team Pedercini ZX-10R 2'06.354
15 Max Neukirchner GER Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'06.830
16 Fonsi Nieto ESP Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'10.953
Out of Superpole
17 Gregorio Lavilla ESP Ventaxia VK Honda CBR1000RR 1'45.334
18 Sebastien Gimbert FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 YZF-R1 1'45.469
19 Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR 1'45.533
20 Roberto Rolfo ITA Hannspree Honda Althea CBR1000RR 1'45.659
21 Karl Muggeridge AUS D.F. Racing CBR1000RR 1'45.796
22 Shinichi Nakatomi JPN YZF Yamaha YZF-R1 1'45.803
23 David Checa ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 YZF-R1 1'46.010
24 Shuhei Aoyama JPN Alto Evolution Honda CBR1000RR 1'46.257
25 Tommy Bridewell GBR Team NB Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'46.283
26 Makoto Tamada JPN PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse ZX-10R 1'46.753
27 Vittorio Iannuzzo ITA Team Pedercini ZX-10R 1'47.231
28 Chris Walker GBR Ventaxia VK Honda CBR1000RR 1'47.310
29 Luis Carreira POR Benimoto Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8 1'47.675
30 Luca Scassa ITA D.F. Racing CBR1000RR 1'48.898
31 Christian Zaiser AUT Grillini PBR Team YZF-R1 1'49.239

 

 

 

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