2019 Misano World Superbike Superpole Result: Dry Session Without Van Der Mark

After a wet morning's practice, the Superpole session was dry. Michael van der Mark would not be taking place as he suffered a broken trapezium and radius in yesterday's FP2 crash along with a concussion.

Leon Haslam set the first benchmark lap with a 1'36.361, but on the second opportunity, his teammate Jonathan Rea pipped him with a 1'35.658, ahead of the Ducatis of Alvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies. Rea pitted in after his quick lap. 

At the half-way mark, Jonathan Rea headed back out as Bautista still circulated. Rea improved his time with a 1'35.464 and was joined at the top with Sandro Cortese slipping into second place ahead of Leon Haslam. With eight minutes left, it was time to nip in and get the yellow-stickered tyres on. 

Sandro Cortese beat Jonathan Rea and Michael Ruben Rinaldi only to be knocked down first by Alex Lowes, but Tom Sykes then took the top spot. Jonathan Rea and Sandro Cortese then demonstrated that the new qualifying tyres have more than one lap in them and knocked Sykes down to third.

When the flag came out, Jonathan Rea held pole position with a 1'34.596, ahead of Sandro Cortese and Tom Sykes. Alex Lowes headed the second row alongside Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam. Row three was all-Ducati, consisting of Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Eugene Laverty's replacement Michele Pirro and Chaz Davies. 

This is the first time Bautista missed qualifying on the front row, with Jonathan Rea on pole and Michael van der Mark not racing this weekend. 


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.596   268,7
2 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.951 0.355 266,0
3 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'34.976 0.380 266,0
4 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.026 0.430 272,0
5 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.144 0.548 276,2
6 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.215 0.619 270,0
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.226 0.630 273,4
8 51 M. PIRRO Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.451 0.855 272,0
9 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.600 1.004 271,4
10 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.610 1.014 264,7
11 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.697 1.101 262,1
12 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'35.971 1.375 268,0
13 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.145 1.549 268,7
14 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.214 1.618 267,3
15 97 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.226 1.630 266,7
16 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.538 1.942 264,1
17 87 L. ZANETTI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.634 2.038 273,4
18 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.171 2.575 267,3
19 72 Y. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.280 2.684 268,0
20 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.571 3.975 264,1
21 9 D. SCHMITTER Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.979 4.383 262,1
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Congratulations Jonathan Rea another pole.

Best SBK qualifying for Sandro Cortese! I think.

Tom Sykes, Mr superpole back on the front row again, good to see. Guess the BMW project is making progress. Where is the hot engine?

And they all qualified better than AB !

Ducatis not starring in their SBK backyard. Hope this will be good for the racing & help tighten up the championship.

Thanks Jared.

Racing on Saturday, bring it on.

...just show me on the doll where the trapezium is...

There are two rows of little bones in yer wrist.

Between the last long bone at the base of yer thumb & the 2 bones in yer forearm ( radius & ulna) you've got the trapezium then the scaphiod then the radius.

Usually the trapezium heals faster than the scaphiod due to better blood supply.

Scaphiod often gets damaged when you put your hand out in front of you while going forward. Hand hits the ground & stops. Body continues forward bends the wrist & hand back too much, crunch.

Not the things you want to break.

Ive arthritis around my scaphoid due to poor movement and blood supply after the trapezium and other bones werefused together by a surgeon after a car turned across in front of me !

I hope they get it to heal well !