2018 Motorland Aragon World Supersport Superpole Results: Yamaha Dominance Expected

World Supersport Superpole one was delayed a few minutes by the red flag in World Superbike. Rob Hartog and Niki Tuuli were the two favourites for the top two qualifying spots in Superpole one. After unusual conditions yesterday, Yamahas held the five quickest qualifying times.

In Superpole one, after the break, Thomas Gradinger knocked Rob Hartog and Hikari Okubo down a place, with a 1'55.234. Ant West took second place just before the flag came out, and there were a few riders on a good enough pace to spoil his promotion, with Okubo and Niki Tuuli pushing West off the top. 

As the seconds ticked off, Sheridan Morais, flying his dual-nationality Portuguese flag instead of his usual South African one, pushed his way into the top two to join Hikari Okubo in Superpole two. 

Sandro Cortese opened Superpole two with a 1'54.503, only to have Lucas Mahias, who left the pits later than everyone else, slice a quarter of a second off it. Mahias headed back to the pits while everyone else put in a second lap that couldn't match the Frenchman's touchstone. Yamahas held the top five spots heading into the break. Sheridan Morais finally headed out of the pits, missing the first half of the session.

Enough time for two fast laps remained for everyone as they headed out for the second half, and after one lap Sandro Cortese and Randy Krummenacher took the top two spots only to be split by Lucas Mahias and Federico Caricasulo. As the flag came out, fast laps fell away and nobody was able to improve. 

Sandro Cortese, Lucas Mahias and Federico Caricasulo will make up the all-Yamaha front row for tomorrow's race with Raffaele de Rosa putting his MV Agusta parmi les fauves in fourth place ahead of Randy Krummenacher and Jules Cluzel. 

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.567   266,0
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.589 0.022 264,7
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.648 0.081 267,3
4 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'54.069 0.502 268,0
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.174 0.607 264,1
6 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.421 0.854 270,0
7 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.485 0.918 271,4
8 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'54.518 0.951 262,1
9 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'54.849 1.282 265,4
10 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.987 1.420 268,0
11 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'55.139 1.572 262,8
12 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.822 2.255 259,6
13 66 N. TUULI Honda CBR600RR 1'55.127 0.030 273,4
14 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.234 0.137 272,7
15 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.413 0.316 270,7
16 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.529 0.432 267,3
17 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'56.064 0.967 262,8
18 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'56.124 1.027 259,0
19 22 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'56.224 1.127 258,4
20 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.295 1.198 262,8
21 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.341 1.244 275,5
22 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'56.666 1.569 265,4
23 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'56.699 1.602 264,7
24 6 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'57.267 2.170 264,1
25 77 W. TESSELS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'57.390 2.293 273,4
26 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'57.806 2.709 259,6
27 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'57.849 2.752 264,7
28 56 P. SEBESTYEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'58.506 3.409 267,3

Superpole One Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.097   275,5
2 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.116 0.019 271,4
3 66 N. TUULI Honda CBR600RR 1'55.127 0.030 273,4
4 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.234 0.137 272,7
5 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.413 0.316 270,7
6 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.529 0.432 267,3
7 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'56.064 0.967 262,8
8 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'56.124 1.027 259,0
9 22 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'56.224 1.127 258,4
10 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.295 1.198 262,8
11 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.341 1.244 275,5
12 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'56.666 1.569 265,4
13 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'56.699 1.602 264,7
14 6 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'57.267 2.170 264,1
15 77 W. TESSELS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'57.390 2.293 273,4
16 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'57.806 2.709 259,6
17 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'57.849 2.752 264,7
18 56 P. SEBESTYEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'58.506 3.409 267,3

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.567   266,0
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.589 0.022 264,7
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.648 0.081 267,3
4 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'54.069 0.502 268,0
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.174 0.607 264,1
6 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.421 0.854 270,0
7 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.485 0.918 271,4
8 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'54.518 0.951 262,1
9 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'54.849 1.282 265,4
10 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.987 1.420 268,0
11 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'55.139 1.572 262,8
12 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.822 2.255 259,6
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2018
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