2016 Aragon World Superbike Superpole Results: Watch Out For The Kerbs

Superpole One opened at a very early 10:30 local time. Riders in the first session don't have the qualifying tyre available. Roman Ramos and Jordi Torres opened the session on top until Marcus Reiterberger chopped over half a second of their times. Sylvain Guintoli then sliced over six tenths off his time before everyone pitted in to change tyres. On the fresh tyres, Torres managed to knock Reiterberger off second place and the lap after was aiming at Guintoli's time, but the Yamaha rider moved the target. Torres still took the top spot and Guintoli couldn't take it back but still qualified for the second session. Reiterberger was the first runner-up and starts race one from the start of the fifth row, ahead of Roman Ramos and Karel Abraham.

Jonathan Rea was the first rider out, as usual, and set a lap that was swiftly beaten by Jordi Torres who made the most of his fifteen minutes of extra time in the first session. Tom Sykes came close to taking the top spot, but Chaz Davies managed it before the change to the “Q” tyres, the softer qualifying rubber. Michael van der Mark, coming out of turn seven, rode the kerb a little too wide and lost the front, sliding his bike off the track while he skidded across the racing line. Nicky Hayden avoided hitting him and he jumped back up and ran to his bike. 

Sylvain Guintoli broke the qualifying record on his one lap with the stickier tyres only to have Tom Sykes to steal a further two tenths off for pole position. Alex Lowes, Guintoli's teammate, in third place made it two Yamahas on the front row ahead of Chaz Davies, Jonathan Rea and Davide Giugliano on the second row.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'49.374   302,5
2 50 S. GUINTOLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.583 0.209 307,7
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.708 0.334 304,2
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'49.909 0.535 301,7
5 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.003 0.629 305,9
6 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'50.316 0.942 303,4
7 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'50.360 0.986 294,3
8 81 J. TORRES BMW S1000 RR 1'50.390 1.016 304,2
9 12 X. FORÉS Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'50.538 1.164 301,7
10 69 N. HAYDEN Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'50.551 1.177 305,9
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'50.744 1.370 305,9
12 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'50.958 1.584 306,8
13 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'50.938 0.586 307,7
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'51.560 1.208 297,5
15 17 K. ABRAHAM BMW S1000 RR 1'52.052 1.700 305,9
16 15 A. DE ANGELIS Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'52.173 1.821 314,0
17 151 M. BAIOCCO Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'52.246 1.894 295,9
18 25 J. BROOKES BMW S1000 RR 1'52.443 2.091 297,5
19 20 S. BARRIER Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.169 2.817 302,5
20 94 M. LUSSIANA BMW S1000 RR 1'54.042 3.690 291,9
21 9 D. SCHMITTER Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'54.569 4.217 294,3
22 11 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'54.719 4.367 291,1
23 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Yamaha YZF R1 1'55.444 5.092 289,5
24 16 J. HOOK Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'56.023 5.671 292,7
25 10 I. TÓTH Yamaha YZF R1 1'57.217 6.865 291,9

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 81 J. TORRES BMW S1000 RR 1'50.352   304,2
2 50 S. GUINTOLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.482 0.130 305,9
3 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'50.938 0.586 307,7
4 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'51.560 1.208 297,5
5 17 K. ABRAHAM BMW S1000 RR 1'52.052 1.700 305,9
6 15 A. DE ANGELIS Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'52.173 1.821 314,0
7 151 M. BAIOCCO Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'52.246 1.894 295,9
8 25 J. BROOKES BMW S1000 RR 1'52.443 2.091 297,5
9 20 S. BARRIER Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'53.169 2.817 302,5
10 94 M. LUSSIANA BMW S1000 RR 1'54.042 3.690 291,9
11 9 D. SCHMITTER Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'54.569 4.217 294,3
12 11 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'54.719 4.367 291,1
13 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Yamaha YZF R1 1'55.444 5.092 289,5
14 16 J. HOOK Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'56.023 5.671 292,7
15 10 I. TÓTH Yamaha YZF R1 1'57.217 6.865 291,9

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'49.374   302,5
2 50 S. GUINTOLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.583 0.209 307,7
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.708 0.334 304,2
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'49.909 0.535 301,7
5 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.003 0.629 305,9
6 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'50.316 0.942 303,4
7 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'50.360 0.986 294,3
8 81 J. TORRES BMW S1000 RR 1'50.390 1.016 304,2
9 12 X. FORÉS Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'50.538 1.164 301,7
10 69 N. HAYDEN Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'50.551 1.177 305,9
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'50.744 1.370 305,9
12 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'50.958 1.584 306,8

 

Round Number: 
3
2016
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