2010 Portimao World Superbikes Superpole - Updated

Results and summary of Superpole:

Superpole 1

Leon Haslam topped Superpole 1, his position never really coming under threat. Cal Crutchlow was 2nd equally comfortably, while BMW's Troy Corser spent most of the session sat in the pits, shooting up to 3rd with 2 minutes to go, but demoted to 4th by Max Biaggi.

The big news, though, was at the back of the grid. Both members of the factory Xerox Ducati squad were knocked out of Superpole in the first session, after spectacularly miscalculating the needed pace.

Out after Superpole 1: Michel Fabrizio, Noriyuki Haga, Andrew Pitt, Makoto Tamada

Results

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'42.624  
2 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.938 0.314
3 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1'43.080 0.456
4 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 1'43.136 0.512
5 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'43.157 0.533
6 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.174 0.550
7 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R 1'43.265 0.641
8 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'43.288 0.664
9 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'43.323 0.699
10 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'43.332 0.708
11 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 1'43.363 0.739
12 2 L. Camier Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1'43.440 0.816
13 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.454 0.830
14 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.463 0.839
15 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1'43.470 0.846
16 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'43.550 0.926
Out after Superpole 1
17 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'43.564 0.940
18 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'43.686 1.062
19 88 A. Pitt BMW S1000 RR 1'43.781 1.157
20 49 M. Tamada BMW S1000 RR 1'45.142 2.518

Superpole 2

Johnny Rea topped the second Superpole session, snatching top spot in the very last minutes from Max Biaggi. Shane Byrne was 3rd fastest, ahead of Cal Crutchlow.

James Toseland was the surprise name to be knocked out during Superpole 2, the Sterilgarda Yamaha only completing a single lap before highsiding on the final corner and getting the wind knocked out of him. He did not return. Supersonic Ducati's Luca Scassa did not even set a full lap. 

Out after Superpole2: Sylvain Guintoli, Ruben Xaus, Leon Camier, Tom Sykes, Max Neukirchner, Lorenzo Lanzi,  James Toseland, Luca Scassa

Results

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.428  
2 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1'42.525 0.097
3 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'42.540 0.112
4 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.591 0.163
5 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'42.619 0.191
6 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 1'42.650 0.222
7 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'42.664 0.236
8 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'42.741 0.313
Out after Superpole 2
9 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'42.984 0.556
10 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'42.999 0.571
11 2 L. Camier Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1'43.039 0.611
12 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'43.199 0.771
13 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.380 0.952
14 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1'43.568 1.140
15 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.401 6.973
16 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R    
Out after Superpole 1
17 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'43.564 0.940
18 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'43.686 1.062
19 88 A. Pitt BMW S1000 RR 1'43.781 1.157
20 49 M. Tamada BMW S1000 RR 1'45.142 2.518

 

Superpole 3

Cal Crutchlow took an early and an astonishing lead, knocking four tenths off Ben Spies' Superpole record. Max Biaggi ended up in 2nd, ahead of Carlos Checa and Leon Haslam. All three riders were very close.

Results

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 35 C. Crutchlow Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.092  
2 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1'42.513 0.421
3 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 1'42.586 0.494
4 91 L. Haslam Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'42.596 0.504
5 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.807 0.715
6 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'42.889 0.797
7 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'42.960 0.868
8 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'43.152 1.060
Out after Superpole 2
9 50 S. Guintoli Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'42.984 0.556
10 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'42.999 0.571
11 2 L. Camier Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1'43.039 0.611
12 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'43.199 0.771
13 76 M. Neukirchner Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.380 0.952
14 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1'43.568 1.140
15 52 J. Toseland Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.401 6.973
16 99 L. Scassa Ducati 1098R    
Out after Superpole 1
17 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'43.564 0.940
18 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'43.686 1.062
19 88 A. Pitt BMW S1000 RR 1'43.781 1.157
20 49 M. Tamada BMW S1000 RR 1'45.142 2.518
Round Number: 
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2010
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