2018 Donington World Supersport Superpole Result: No Surprises Here

World Supersport Superpole one was a busy affair as too many riders jostled for too few places. 

Hikaro Okubo was the first rider to set a target lap with a 1:31.292. Thomas Gradinger joined him in the 1'31s, and their laps stood until the end of the session. Kyle Smith came close, but he crashed out as the only other man able to get under 1'32. Stefan Hill skipped the break and crashed out, earning himself a black flag for not returning to the pits after his crash. Okubo and Gradinger joined the top ten for Superpole two.

After one lap, Sandro Cortese led Jules Cluzel as the pair were the first under 1'30, ahead of Superpole one's Hikari Okubo. Jules Cluzel split them shortly after, taking second place from the Japanese rider. 

After the break, Jules Cluzel took the top spot but was quickly deposed by Lucas Mahias. A lap later, Cluzel took the top spot back and, while Mahias made a valiant, grass-spewing attempt, everyone had spent their best and the places stood as the flag came out. 

Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias were joined by Sandro Cortese on the front row, ahead of Randy Krummenacher, Hikari Okubo and Rafaelle De Rosa, in spite of Okubo crashing out at the exit to the Melbourne Loop.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.270   246,1
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.465 0.195 236,3
3 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.632 0.362 242,7
4 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.654 0.384 241,6
5 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.079 0.809 243,3
6 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.093 0.823 237,9
7 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.118 0.848 240,6
8 81 L. STAPLEFORD Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.291 1.021 241,6
9 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.306 1.036 239,0
10 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.518 1.248 240,0
11 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.526 1.256 240,6
12 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'31.883 1.613 235,8
13 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.873 0.581 234,8
14 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.906 0.614 242,2
15 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.004 0.712 242,7
16 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'32.079 0.787 237,9
17 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.109 0.817 239,0
18 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'32.306 1.014 234,3
19 22 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'32.565 1.273 239,5
20 6 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.800 1.508 239,5
21 61 R. VICKERS Honda CBR600RR 1'32.880 1.588 237,4
22 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.973 1.681 234,3
23 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.047 1.755 238,4
24 77 W. TESSELS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.101 1.809 237,9
25 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.922 2.630 234,8
26 34 J. ITURRIOZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.200 2.908 232,8

Superpole One Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.292   241,6
2 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.733 0.441 241,6
3 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.873 0.581 234,8
4 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.906 0.614 242,2
5 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.004 0.712 242,7
6 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'32.079 0.787 237,9
7 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.109 0.817 239,0
8 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'32.306 1.014 234,3
9 22 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'32.565 1.273 239,5
10 6 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.800 1.508 239,5
11 61 R. VICKERS Honda CBR600RR 1'32.880 1.588 237,4
12 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.973 1.681 234,3
13 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.047 1.755 238,4
14 77 W. TESSELS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.101 1.809 237,9
15 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.922 2.630 234,8
16 34 J. ITURRIOZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.200 2.908 232,8

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.270   246,1
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.465 0.195 236,3
3 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.632 0.362 242,7
4 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.654 0.384 241,6
5 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.079 0.809 243,3
6 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.093 0.823 237,9
7 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.118 0.848 240,6
8 81 L. STAPLEFORD Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.291 1.021 241,6
9 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.306 1.036 239,0
10 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.518 1.248 240,0
11 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.526 1.256 240,6
12 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'31.883 1.613 235,8
Round Number: 
6
2018
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