2019 Philip Island World Superbike Superpole Results: Only One Session

Superpole in World Superbike is now a single twenty-five minute session with all riders taking part and the strategies have not yet been worked out, but there is still a Superpole tyre available.

Alex Lowes opened the single Superpole session with a 1'30.117 but was knocked off the top by Alvaro Bautista with a 1'30.054 halfway through the session. With just under nine minutes, riders started changing for the qualifying tyre, with Leon Haslam and Alvaro Bautista leading the charge.

Leon Haslam set a 1'29.624 to Alvaro Bautista's 1'29.729 on their first quick laps on the Q tyre. Tom Sykes left up from eight to third quickest, but Jonathan Rea sneaked a fast lap in to knock everyone down a place with a new lap record of 1'29.413. 

Jonathan Rea claimed pole position ahead of his Kawasaki teammate Leon Haslam with Ducati's Alvaro Bautista taking third place in his first World Superbike qualifying. The Superpole king Tom Sykes headed the second row on his new BMW alongside the Yamahas of Alex Lowes and reigning World Supersport champ Sandro Cortese.

Wildcard Troy Herfoss was not within the 107% to qualify for the race.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.413   311,2
2 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.624 0.211 313,0
3 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'29.729 0.316 317,6
4 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'29.822 0.409 298,3
5 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.987 0.574 314,0
6 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.159 0.746 313,0
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.361 0.948 305,1
8 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'30.390 0.977 314,0
9 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.401 0.988 311,2
10 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'30.608 1.195 313,0
11 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'30.730 1.317 312,1
12 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.760 1.347 306,8
13 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'30.900 1.487 300,8
14 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'31.015 1.602 312,1
15 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'31.062 1.649 303,4
16 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'31.587 2.174 315,8
17 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.626 2.213 306,8
18 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.135 2.722 298,3
Round Number: 
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2019
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