2016 Lausitzring World Supersport Superpole Results: Surprises But No Surprises

Twenty-three World Supersport riders poured out of the pits to contest the two promotions and a chance of pole position after a break of thirteen weeks. Kyle Smith, fastest this morning in the wet, and Zalfumi Khairuddin are the two quickest riders yesterday to be in the first session.

Alex Baldolini led at the halfway mark, ahead of fellow MV Agusta rider Michael Canducci but after a tyre change, Kyle Smith took the second spot. Smith was immediately knocked down to third place by Axel Bassani. A lap later, Smith, with Lorenzo Zanetti in his wake, chopped over a third of a second off the quickest time with Zanetti six hundredths behind in second. Kevin Wahr made a late challenge, but lost out in the last sector and had to settle for third place in the session and thirteenth place overall.

Kyle Smith and Lorenzo Zanetti both improved their laps at the flag and were both promoted to Superpole Two.

After the first lap of Superpole Two, Kenan Sofuoglu sat at the top. Sofuoglu's second lap was faster, even though nobody else could even match the Turk's first lap. Sofuoglu was nine tenths quicker than newcomer Niki Tuuli and after those two laps, everyone but Gino Rea pitted in for a tyre change.

Rea put himself into second place as the riders filed out for the second half with only a handful of minutes left. Sofuoglu didn't need to improve his time, two thirds a second clear of the rest until the flag came out, but Niki Tuuli put in a blistering performance to force his way into second place ahead of Gino Rea. Christoffer Bergman was pushed down to the second row.

Four different bikes in the top four and a class rookie in second, Kenan Sofuoglu still managed to dominate qualifying and claim another pole position.

Results:

Qualifying:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.778   246,5
2 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.337 0.559 246,5
3 4 G. REA MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.470 0.692 247,6
4 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 1'41.605 0.827 244,8
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.609 0.831 245,9
6 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.647 0.869 245,9
7 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.673 0.895 248,8
8 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 1'41.870 1.092 249,3
9 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 1'41.954 1.176 249,9
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'42.023 1.245 247,6
11 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 1'42.071 1.293 246,5
12 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'42.444 1.666 243,7
13 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 1'42.563 0.205 243,1
14 55 I. MIKHALCHIK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.565 0.207 244,2
15 61 A. ZACCONE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.687 0.329 250,5
16 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.823 0.465 247,6
17 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.839 0.481 249,9
18 47 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.891 0.533 253,4
19 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.957 0.599 248,2
20 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'43.012 0.654 243,1
21 22 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'43.050 0.692 248,8
22 65 M. CANDUCCI MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.058 0.700 251,7
23 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.307 0.949 244,2
24 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.339 0.981 246,5
25 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.721 1.363 242,6
26 69 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.045 1.687 248,2
27 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.338 1.980 245,3
28 23 C. TANGRE Suzuki GSX-R600 1'44.518 2.160 239,9
29 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.706 2.348 247,6
30 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 1'45.012 2.654 242,6
31 12 C. GOBBI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.234 2.876 244,2
32 6 D. STIRPE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.348 2.990 249,3
33 50 B. ORTT Honda CBR600RR 1'46.133 3.775 240,4

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'42.358   245,9
2 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.369 0.011 251,1
3 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 1'42.563 0.205 243,1
4 55 I. MIKHALCHIK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.565 0.207 244,2
5 61 A. ZACCONE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.687 0.329 250,5
6 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.823 0.465 247,6
7 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.839 0.481 249,9
8 47 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.891 0.533 253,4
9 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.957 0.599 248,2
10 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'43.012 0.654 243,1
11 22 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'43.050 0.692 248,8
12 65 M. CANDUCCI MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.058 0.700 251,7
13 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.307 0.949 244,2
14 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.339 0.981 246,5
15 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.721 1.363 242,6
16 69 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.045 1.687 248,2
17 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.338 1.980 245,3
18 23 C. TANGRE Suzuki GSX-R600 1'44.518 2.160 239,9
19 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.706 2.348 247,6
20 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 1'45.012 2.654 242,6
21 12 C. GOBBI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.234 2.876 244,2
22 6 D. STIRPE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.348 2.990 249,3
23 50 B. ORTT Honda CBR600RR 1'46.133 3.775 240,4

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.778   246,5
2 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.337 0.559 246,5
3 4 G. REA MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.470 0.692 247,6
4 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 1'41.605 0.827 244,8
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.609 0.831 245,9
6 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.647 0.869 245,9
7 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.673 0.895 248,8
8 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 1'41.870 1.092 249,3
9 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 1'41.954 1.176 249,9
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'42.023 1.245 247,6
11 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 1'42.071 1.293 246,5
12 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'42.444 1.666 243,7

 

Round Number: 
10
2016
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