2018 Misano World Supersport Superpole Results: Twenty Four Fight For Two Places

World Supersport Superpole times were set in the weird rain-strewn session on Friday, with Sheridan Morais and Ayrton Badovini the two favourites out of the twenty four competing for promotion.

As riders headed to the mid-superpole one break, Thomas Gradinger was quickest, with the first 1'39 lap of Superpole, and after the break he was joined by Sheridan Morais as the pair both improved. Morais took the top spot from Gradinger but was knocked out off promotion by Hikari Okubo. Gradinger had enough time for one last lap and he took second from Okubo but Okubo took it back at the flag. 

Sheridan Morais and Hikari Okubo held the top spots and joined the ten fastest qualifiers for Superpole two. Thomas Gradinger, having held a top two spot for most of the session, would head the fifth row in thirteenth place for tomorrow's race. 

Before a lap was set, Sandro Cortese crashed out at the last corner, requiring him to do an entire untimed lap to return to the pits. Federico Caricasulo had no such trouble, though and he set a 1'38.256, half a second clear of wildcard Stefano Vatulini. Another lap and Caricasulo set a 1'38.086 as everyone else pitted in for the customary mid-session break. 

Federico Caricasulo put in a 1'37.694, ahead of Jules Cluzel, Randy Krummenacher and Raffaele De Rosa, but Sandro Cortese, getting out after getting his bike sorted, put the third quickest lap in only to lose the front row place to Krummenacher and another place to De Rosa. Lucas Mahias, eighth quickest so far, was quietly building a front-row lap as everyone else pootled around, but after a poor third sector, he had to settle for sixth place. 

Federico Caricasulo set the only 1'37 lap and will sit on pole position for the first time this year, alongside Jules Cluzel and Randy Krummenacher. Raffaele De Rosa in fourth place, his MV Agusta the only non-Yamaha on the front row, heads the second row leading championship leader Sandro Cortese and reigning champion Lucas Mahias. 

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.694   234,3
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.185 0.491 238,4
3 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.498 0.804 235,3
4 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.504 0.810 229,8
5 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.574 0.880 233,3
6 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.754 1.060 234,3
7 43 S. VALTULINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.766 1.072 237,9
8 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.829 1.135 231,8
9 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.098 1.404 233,8
10 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.164 1.470 231,8
11 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.173 1.479 230,8
12 42 M. BUSSOLOTTI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.485 1.791 229,8
13 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.524 0.212 235,8
14 60 L. GABELLINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.781 0.469 226,9
15 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'39.828 0.516 233,8
16 63 D. STIRPE MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.883 0.571 232,8
17 93 R. MERCANDELLI Honda CBR600RR 1'39.885 0.573 231,8
18 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 1'40.017 0.705 235,3
19 22 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'40.028 0.716 229,3
20 6 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.114 0.802 231,3
21 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.150 0.838 228,8
22 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.262 0.950 232,3
23 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.264 0.952 233,3
24 81 L. STAPLEFORD Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.483 1.171 235,3
25 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.524 1.212 237,9
26 65 M. CANDUCCI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.565 1.253 232,8
27 19 A. BALDOLINI Honda CBR600RR 1'40.608 1.296 232,8
28 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.828 1.516 229,8
29 77 W. TESSELS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.839 1.527 229,8
30 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'41.672 2.360 228,3
31 97 R. BODIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.914 2.602 223,6
32 34 J. ITURRIOZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.171 2.859 226,4
33 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'42.447 3.135 227,4
34 88 C. STANG Kawasaki ZX-6R      

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.312   234,8
2 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.498 0.186 233,8
3 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.524 0.212 235,8
4 60 L. GABELLINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.781 0.469 226,9
5 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'39.828 0.516 233,8
6 63 D. STIRPE MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.883 0.571 232,8
7 93 R. MERCANDELLI Honda CBR600RR 1'39.885 0.573 231,8
8 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 1'40.017 0.705 235,3
9 22 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'40.028 0.716 229,3
10 6 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.114 0.802 231,3
11 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.150 0.838 228,8
12 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.262 0.950 232,3
13 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.264 0.952 233,3
14 81 L. STAPLEFORD Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.483 1.171 235,3
15 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.524 1.212 237,9
16 65 M. CANDUCCI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.565 1.253 232,8
17 19 A. BALDOLINI Honda CBR600RR 1'40.608 1.296 232,8
18 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.828 1.516 229,8
19 77 W. TESSELS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.839 1.527 229,8
20 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'41.672 2.360 228,3
21 97 R. BODIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.914 2.602 223,6
22 34 J. ITURRIOZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.171 2.859 226,4
23 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'42.447 3.135 227,4
34 88 C. STANG Kawasaki ZX-6R      

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.694   234,3
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.185 0.491 238,4
3 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.498 0.804 235,3
4 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.504 0.810 229,8
5 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.574 0.880 233,3
6 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.754 1.060 234,3
7 43 S. VALTULINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.766 1.072 237,9
8 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.829 1.135 231,8
9 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.098 1.404 233,8
10 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.164 1.470 231,8
11 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.173 1.479 230,8
12 42 M. BUSSOLOTTI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.485 1.791 229,8
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9
2018
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