2019 Donington World Superbike Superpole Result: A Drying Track

World Superbike qualifying was on a drying track that got quicker as the session went on. 

Alessandro Delbianco was the first rider to get on top of the timing sheet, but on his first flying lap, Jonathan Rea was almost a second quicker with a 1'38.606, but the times tumbled quickly as the weather held off. 

As the track dried out, and the slick tyres went on, Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea swapped the top spot, Rea getting into 1'28s and Sykes moving the benchmark to a 1'27.822 that couldn't be beaten.

Tom Sykes took pole position ahead of the Kawasaki pairing of Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam. Peter Hickman, Sykes's teammate for the weekend, headed the second row, alongside Loris Baz and Alvaro Bautista. The third row was made up of Toprak Razgatlioglu, Alex Lowes, recovering from an early crash, and Marco Melandri.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'27.619   266,2
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.612 0.993 266,9
3 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.198 1.579 266,9
4 10 P. HICKMAN BMW S1000 RR 1'29.348 1.729 260,4
5 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.521 1.902 264,3
6 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'29.561 1.942 272,3
7 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.582 1.963 261,7
8 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.627 2.008 262,3
9 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.781 2.162 263,6
10 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'30.098 2.479 268,2
11 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.210 2.591 256,7
12 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.248 2.629 261,1
13 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 1'30.997 3.378 263,0
14 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'31.080 3.461 257,9
15 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'32.602 4.983 270,2
16 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.216 7.597 260,4
17 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 1'36.136 8.517 248,4
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