2019 Assen World Supersport Superpole Result: Red Flag Summons Snow

World Supersport Superpole doesn't use qualifying tyres, with all riders using the best they have available all weekend long. In the cold weather, fast times could be set at any point in the session.

Randy Krummenacher led Raffaele De Rosa with a 1'38.010 after one lap. After setting quickest sector times, Krummenacher returned to the garage after getting caught in traffic  before he could set a fast lap. Federico Caricasulo knocked De Rosa down to third quickest, setting into second place.

With under eleven minutes left, Lucas Mahias blew an engine and pulled his smoking bike to the side of the track and he waved at the marshals, pleading for them to get the flags out. A few riders, De Rosa, Okubo and Perolari, crashed out on Mahias's oil at turn fifteen and the flags came out with ten minutes and forty-two seconds left.

Waiting for the session to restart, the weather decided to turn up. The temperature dropped and the rain started. Then it snowed.

When the session restarted, a few riders set out only to decide against it and go back to the warmth of their garages. Gaetan Matern crashed out in the crappy weather, demonstrating that it wasn't a good idea. At the end of the session, three riders headed out for practice starts, but that was the session done.

Randy Krummenacher acknowledged that it was a weird pole position, but he was in pole position ahead of his Yamaha teammate Federico Caricasulo and MV Agusta's Raffaele De Rosa. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.010   255,3
2 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.115 0.105 252,9
3 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.521 0.511 259,6
4 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'38.664 0.654 254,1
5 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.724 0.714 257,8
6 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.771 0.761 256,5
7 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.054 1.044 256,5
8 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.264 1.254 252,3
9 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.295 1.285 250,6
10 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.333 1.323 254,7
11 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.394 1.384 252,9
12 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.455 1.445 252,9
13 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.608 1.598 257,1
14 95 J. DANILO Honda CBR600RR 1'39.905 1.895 252,9
15 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.939 1.929 252,9
16 11 K. SMITH Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.164 2.154 250,6
17 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 1'40.470 2.460 251,2
18 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.545 2.535 258,4
19 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'40.710 2.700 254,7
20 74 W. TESSELS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.752 2.742 243,2
21 43 D. RUBIN Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.117 3.107 246,6
22 4 C. STANGE Honda CBR600RR 1'41.281 3.271 247,1
23 15 A. COPPOLA Honda CBR600RR 1'41.706 3.696 250,6
24 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.124 4.114 252,3
25 48 X. NAVAND Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.943 4.933 238,9
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2019
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