2018 Assen World Supersport Superpole Results: Cats Amongst The Pigeons

World Supersport Superpole qualifying had seventeen riders, Ant West not competing after his Free Practice one crash yesterday, competing for the two promotional spots to take part in the top twelve riders for the front four rows of the grid.

Superpole one was topped by Sheridan Morais and Ayrton Badovini into the mid-session break, ahead of Kyle Smith and Stefan Hill, with Smith getting second place after the break to join Morais in Superpole two.

Sandro Cortese set a 1'38.408 to put himself at the top of the table only to beat it a lap later with a 1'38.368, ahead of Jules Cluzel, Lucas Mahias and Raffaele De Rosa. Without qualifying tyres available, lap times aren't expected to change much, but Luke Stapleford put his Triumph ahead of the Yamahas with a 1'38.249 with under three minutes remaining in the session.

Sandro Cortese was slower than Stapleford in the first half of the lap, but his second half was quicker and he put in a quickest 1'37.877. Raffaele De Rosa put himself into second place only to have Lucas Mahias to bump him down before the flag came out.

With the chequered flag out, Cortese, setting an even faster lap, Mahias and De Rosa sat in the top three spots with nobody on a lap that could challenge them and the session ended with Cortese and Mahias taking the top two spots on Yamahas with De Rosa in third place on the MV Agusta.

Luke Stapleford in fourth place was the Triumph in a Yamaha sandwich, splitting Jules Cluzel and Randy Krummenacher. 

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.799   251,2
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.085 0.286 247,7
3 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.109 0.310 251,2
4 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.192 0.393 254,7
5 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.249 0.450 248,3
6 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.337 0.538 250,6
7 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.569 0.770 248,8
8 66 N. TUULI Honda CBR600RR 1'38.594 0.795 250,0
9 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.718 0.919 250,0
10 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.851 1.052 251,7
11 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.933 1.134 246,6
12 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.243 1.444 251,2
13 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.134 0.371 247,7
14 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.389 0.626 255,9
15 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'39.432 0.669 250,6
16 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.713 0.950 247,1
17 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.775 1.012 256,5
18 77 W. TESSELS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.829 1.066 248,3
19 22 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'39.870 1.107 248,8
20 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'40.242 1.479 247,7
21 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.493 1.730 246,6
22 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.507 1.744 247,7
23 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.688 1.925 248,3
24 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'40.865 2.102 246,6
25 56 P. SEBESTYEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.210 2.447 246,6
26 62 V. VAN DER VALK Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.249 2.486 244,9
27 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.912 3.149 246,6

Superpole One Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.763   251,2
2 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.985 0.222 251,2
3 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.134 0.371 247,7
4 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.389 0.626 255,9
5 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'39.432 0.669 250,6
6 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.713 0.950 247,1
7 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.775 1.012 256,5
8 77 W. TESSELS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.829 1.066 248,3
9 22 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'39.870 1.107 248,8
10 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'40.242 1.479 247,7
11 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.493 1.730 246,6
12 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.507 1.744 247,7
13 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.688 1.925 248,3
14 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'40.865 2.102 246,6
15 56 P. SEBESTYEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.210 2.447 246,6
16 62 V. VAN DER VALK Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.249 2.486 244,9
17 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.912 3.149 246,6

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.799   251,2
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.085 0.286 247,7
3 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.109 0.310 251,2
4 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.192 0.393 254,7
5 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.249 0.450 248,3
6 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.337 0.538 250,6
7 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.569 0.770 248,8
8 66 N. TUULI Honda CBR600RR 1'38.594 0.795 250,0
9 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.718 0.919 250,0
10 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.851 1.052 251,7
11 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.933 1.134 246,6
12 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.243 1.444 251,2
Round Number: 
4
2018
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