2018 Chang Thailand World Supersport Superpole Results: Lap Record Broken Three Times

In Superpole one, sixteen riders challenged for the two qualifying spots, with Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman, replacing Kenan Sofuoglu, and Thai wildcard Ratthapong Wilairot the favourites to get promoted.

After one lap, Wilairot led Kamaruzaman, and a lap later Kyle Smith split the two and everyone pitted in. Decha Kraisart stayed out an extra lap and put himself into third place, but when he pitted in, he didn't come out, resting on his laurels.

After the break, nothing changed at the top, with nobody getting close to Wilairot's and Smith's early times. 

After everyone recorded their first lap of Superpole two, Lucas Mahias led the other eleven riders with a massive lead of over eight tenths of a second and a new lap record of 1'37.264. A lap later, Mahias beat it with a 1'36.878, with Randy Krummenacher and Federico Caricasulo over three quarters of a second behind, and everyone pitted in. 

After the break, Federico Caricasulo got within a few tenths of Lucas Mahias, only to have Mahias break the lap record a third time just in time for Jules Cluzel, without Sandro Cortese cruising in front of him this time, to become the second rider to set a 1'36 lap, two tenths behind Mahias and two tenths ahead of Caricasulo.

Five Yamahas made up the top five, with Mahias, Cluzel and Caricasulo making up the front row, ahead of Cortese, Randy Krummenacher and the Kawasaki of Ant West. Wildcard Ratthapong Wilairot was seventh quickest on another Yamaha. 

Qualifying:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.738   259,0
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.967 0.229 266,7
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.235 0.497 260,9
4 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.447 0.709 260,9
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.505 0.767 259,0
6 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.031 1.293 255,3
7 5 R. WILAIROT Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.042 1.304 262,1
8 99 T. WAROKORN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.077 1.339 261,5
9 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.100 1.362 263,4
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.164 1.426 254,7
11 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.212 1.474 255,9
12 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.417 1.679 257,1
13 24 D. KRAISART Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.770 0.521 259,0
14 4 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.785 0.536 255,3
15 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.849 0.600 263,4
16 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.936 0.687 262,8
17 25 A. KAMARUZAMAN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.943 0.694 257,8
18 66 N. TUULI Honda CBR600RR 1'38.959 0.710 256,5
19 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.054 0.805 259,0
20 94 M. DI MEGLIO Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.262 1.013 255,3
21 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.473 1.224 255,9
22 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'39.501 1.252 251,7
23 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.671 1.422 257,1
24 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'39.683 1.434 254,7
25 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'39.993 1.744 252,3
26 29 T. COLLINS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.981 2.732 258,4

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 5 R. WILAIROT Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.249   258,4
2 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.661 0.412 255,9
3 24 D. KRAISART Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.770 0.521 259,0
4 4 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.785 0.536 255,3
5 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.849 0.600 263,4
6 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.936 0.687 262,8
7 25 A. KAMARUZAMAN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.943 0.694 257,8
8 66 N. TUULI Honda CBR600RR 1'38.959 0.710 256,5
9 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.054 0.805 259,0
10 94 M. DI MEGLIO Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.262 1.013 255,3
11 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.473 1.224 255,9
12 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'39.501 1.252 251,7
13 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.671 1.422 257,1
14 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'39.683 1.434 254,7
15 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'39.993 1.744 252,3
16 29 T. COLLINS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.981 2.732 258,4

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.738   259,0
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.967 0.229 266,7
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.235 0.497 260,9
4 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.447 0.709 260,9
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.505 0.767 259,0
6 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.031 1.293 255,3
7 5 R. WILAIROT Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.042 1.304 262,1
8 99 T. WAROKORN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.077 1.339 261,5
9 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.100 1.362 263,4
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.164 1.426 254,7
11 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.212 1.474 255,9
12 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.417 1.679 257,1
Round Number: 
2
2018
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