2019 Portimao World Supersport Superpole Result: Fighting To The End

World Supersport Superpole opened with Federico Caricasulo in provisional pole position before the riders hit the track under a hot Portuguese sun. With no qualifying tyres available for World Supersport, a fresh, clean tyre is all you can get by pitting in, making it possible to set a quick lap in the opening minutes.

Randy Krummenacher set an early 1'44.741 ahead of Isaac Vinales at the halfway mark, joined by Federico Caricasulo third quickest as the other top riders pitted in for a mid-session tea break. 

Caricasulo increased the pace to 1'44.471 as third placed Vinales crashed out and the track got busy again. Caricasulo checked in as Krummenacher checked out with six minutes remaining. Ayrton Badovini climbed up to fifth place, behind Lucas Mahias, as Randy Krummenacher started stringing together a lap that got him within two tenths of Caricasulo's quickest time.

Federico Caricasulo saw the time slipping away and went out for one last lap, recording a 1'44.220 as the flag came out. Randy Krummenacher couldn't improve on his second place, but Lucas Mahias clawed his way onto the front row as a stranded Isaac Vinales was knocked down to head the second row ahead of Raffaele De Rosa and Ayrton Badovini. Jules Cluzel ended up in the middle of the second row, between Hikari Okubo and Kyle Smith.

Federico Caricasulo's lap is a new qualifying record. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.220   280,7
2 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.664 0.444 276,4
3 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.990 0.770 276,4
4 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.998 0.778 286,7
5 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.156 0.936 284,4
6 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.201 0.981 274,3
7 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.349 1.129 282,2
8 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.399 1.179 278,6
9 11 K. SMITH Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.538 1.318 277,8
10 95 J. DANILO Honda CBR600RR 1'45.661 1.441 281,5
11 71 M. PONS Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.822 1.602 277,8
12 31 D. VALLE Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.944 1.724 280,0
13 61 G. RUIU Honda CBR600RR 1'46.020 1.800 277,1
14 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.210 1.990 276,4
15 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.233 2.013 290,5
16 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 1'46.416 2.196 276,4
17 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.780 2.560 276,4
18 4 C. STANGE Honda CBR600RR 1'46.848 2.628 270,9
19 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.913 2.693 276,4
20 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'47.001 2.781 275,0
21 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.031 2.811 280,7
22 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'47.097 2.877 277,1
23 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'47.240 3.020 277,1
24 65 M. CANDUCCI Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.950 4.730 275,7
25 53 G. SCONZA Honda CBR600RR 1'49.726 5.506 268,9
26 40 A. GYORFI Yamaha YZF R6 1'50.040 5.820 269,6
27 67 G. MATERN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'50.145 5.925 260,5
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Round Number: 
10
2019
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