2016 Chang Thailand World Supersport Superpole Results: Wildcards v Favourites

Fifteen riders contested the first Superpole session in warm and humid conditions. Ratthapong Wilairot, not as we reported earlier last year's race winner Film Wilairot, went into Superpole as the favourite.

Kevin Wahr set the first quick lap but Federico Caricasulo, second in the championship, looked on pace to take the top spot before he met traffic. Decha Kraisart, a Thai wildcard on a Yamaha Thailand bike, went quickest the halfway mark and everyone pitted in.

Kraisart beat his own lap, but Kevin Wahr and Hikari Okubo knocked him into third place, with the Japanese rider coming out on top. Federico Caricasulo failed to qualify for Superpole two, but his result wasn't as disappointing as Lorenzo Zanetti, sixth quickest on the factory MV Agusta, who will be at the front of the sixth row in sixteenth place.

Hiker Okubo and Kevin Wahr joined the top ten for Superpole two.

Kenan Sofuoglu set the first quick lap, but Ratthapong Wilairot took the slot from him and was on pace to go even faster on the second lap. Randy Krummenacher put in a 1'38.952 to claim the top spot, only to have Kyle Smith to knock nearly a tenth off it in his sideways sliding style. Everyone pitted in.

PJ Jacobsen briefly held the top spot until Jules Cluzel took it off him, but several fast riders were on pace to dethrone him. Sofuoglu failed but Krummenacher didn't and the flag came out. Cluzel met the flag with a 1'38.383 and, while Krummenacher came close, that would prove unbeatable.

Kenan Sofuoglu held off PJ Jacobsen for the last place on the front row.

Results:

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'39.504   264,7
2 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 1'39.560 0.056 265,4
3 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.641 0.137 262,8
4 24 D. KRAISART Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.661 0.157 260,2
5 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 1'39.809 0.305 260,2
6 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.828 0.324 260,2
7 69 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.930 0.426 261,5
8 68 G. SCOTT Honda CBR600RR 1'39.932 0.428 264,1
9 77 K. RYDE Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.059 0.555 259,6
10 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.672 1.168 261,5
11 41 A. WAGNER MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.725 1.221 252,9
12 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.105 1.601 264,1
13 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.326 1.822 253,5
14 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 1'41.581 2.077 257,1
15 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.490 2.986 255,9

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.383   264,7
2 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.477 0.094 262,8
3 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.612 0.229 257,8
4 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 1'38.685 0.302 262,1
5 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.843 0.460 260,9
6 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.863 0.480 260,2
7 59 R. WILAIROT Honda CBR600RR 1'39.017 0.634 264,7
8 88 N. TEROL MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.167 0.784 259,0
9 4 G. REA MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.324 0.941 258,4
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Honda CBR600RR 1'39.361 0.978 256,5
11 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 1'39.423 1.040 257,8
12 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'40.228 1.845 257,8

Qualifying:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.383   264,7
2 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.477 0.094 262,8
3 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.612 0.229 257,8
4 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 1'38.685 0.302 262,1
5 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.843 0.460 260,9
6 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.863 0.480 260,2
7 59 R. WILAIROT Honda CBR600RR 1'39.017 0.634 264,7
8 88 N. TEROL MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.167 0.784 259,0
9 4 G. REA MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.324 0.941 258,4
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Honda CBR600RR 1'39.361 0.978 256,5
11 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 1'39.423 1.040 257,8
12 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'40.228 1.845 257,8
13 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.641 0.137 262,8
14 24 D. KRAISART Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.661 0.157 260,2
15 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 1'39.809 0.305 260,2
16 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.828 0.324 260,2
17 69 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.930 0.426 261,5
18 68 G. SCOTT Honda CBR600RR 1'39.932 0.428 264,1
19 77 K. RYDE Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.059 0.555 259,6
20 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.672 1.168 261,5
21 41 A. WAGNER MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.725 1.221 252,9
22 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.105 1.601 264,1
23 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.326 1.822 253,5
24 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 1'41.581 2.077 257,1
25 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.490 2.986 255,9

 

Round Number: 
2
2016
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