2019 Magny-Cours World Superbike Superpole Result: Delayed Wet Start

Half an hour late, the wet qualifying session eventually started once the track was cleared. The rain had stopped coming down as hard as earlier, but the track was still very damp. 

Leon Haslam showed what the track conditions were with a slow 2'00.283, but after everyone had done a lap, Jonathan Rea led Loris Baz with a 1'56.424. A lap later, Leon Haslam joined his Kawasaki teammate at the top. Rea upped the pace to a 1'55.655 with next-best Loris Baz a second slower in his wake.

Michael van der Mark and Alessandro Delbianco knocked BAz and Haslam down a couple of notches as Alvaro Bautista sat in eleventh place. Eugene Laverty left up to second place, the only rider within a tenth of Jonathan Rea's quickest time before Jonathan Rea sliced over a second off the top spot with a 1'53.956, over three and a half seconds quicker than Alvaro Bautista.

Just past the halfway mark, Jonathan Rea pitted in with over a second of a lead over Loris Baz and Michael van der Mark. After the break, van der Mark closed up on Rea's time, getting to within two tenths as Rea came out for one last lap.

The flag came out with Rea and van der Mark on hot laps, but van der Mark couldn't catch Rea, whereas Rea beat his own time by just a thousandth of a second with a 1'53.955. Alvaro Bautista will start in fourteenth place, ten places behind the quickest Ducati of Michael Ruben Rinaldi. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'53.955   266,0
2 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'53.969 0.014 274,8
3 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'54.212 0.257 273,4
4 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'54.563 0.608 254,1
5 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'54.670 0.715 262,8
6 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'55.155 1.200 262,8
7 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'55.427 1.472 269,3
8 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'55.460 1.505 259,0
9 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 1'55.838 1.883 249,4
10 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'55.977 2.022 264,1
11 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'56.271 2.316 253,5
12 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 1'56.327 2.372 261,5
13 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'56.513 2.558 258,4
14 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'56.534 2.579 262,1
15 20 S. BARRIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'56.712 2.757 266,0
16 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'57.091 3.136 263,4
17 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 1'57.120 3.165 270,7
18 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'57.373 3.418 257,8
19 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'58.294 4.339 254,7
20 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'58.928 4.973 254,1
Round Number: 
11
2019
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