2020 Jerez World Supersport Superpole Result: Now Counts For Two Races

Without the World Champion competing, Randy Krummenacher having quit his team for reasons that have now come to light, World Supersport returned to qualifying after a five month break. Without a specific qualifying tyre, best times could be set early or late in the session. Qualifying, for the first time in World Supersport history, now counts for grids on two races with an added Saturday pandemic race every weekend this year.

Andrea Locatelli briefly held the quickest lap only for Phillip Oettl to take it with a 1'43.376. Jules Cluzel, Lucas Mahias and Isaac Viñales got themselves provisionally onto the front two rows early on.

Ten Minutes in, Oettl improved on the best lap and was joined by Viñales behind him. Andrea Locatelli was the first into the 1'42s with a 1'42.691 followed by a 1'42.640, over half a second quicker than anyone else, but still short of Randy Krummenacher's 1'41.775 from last year. 

Jules Cluzel put himself on the front row with three minutes left, in a group of quick riders crossing the line in a clump. Andrea Locatelli took a few more tenths of a lead with a 1'42.214, over half a second ahead of Cluzel and over a second quicker than fourth placed Lucas Mahias. 

As riders in with a chance to upset the front row hit traffic, places were set at the flag. Andrea Locatelli took pole position for his second qualifying in a row, ahead of Jules Cluzel and Phillip Oettl. Lucas Mahias, Isaac Viñales and Corentin Perolari rounded out the second row.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.214   246,9
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.788 0.574 245,3
3 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.068 0.854 244,2
4 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.268 1.054 242,1
5 32 I. VIÑALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.336 1.122 238,5
6 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.361 1.147 246,4
7 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.389 1.175 244,2
8 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.409 1.195 241,0
9 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'43.632 1.418 242,1
10 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.772 1.558 240,0
11 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.775 1.561 240,5
12 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.795 1.581 242,1
13 25 A. VERDOÏA Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.995 1.781 239,0
14 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.003 1.789 242,1
15 12 A. RUIZ CARRANZA Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.074 1.860 243,7
16 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.147 1.933 237,9
17 61 C. ÖNCÜ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.162 1.948 241,6
18 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'44.437 2.223 243,2
19 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Honda CBR600RR 1'44.824 2.610 237,4
20 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.911 2.697 241,0
21 83 L. EPIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.079 2.865 240,0
22 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.282 3.068 239,5
23 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.779 3.565 237,9
24 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.183 4.969 239,5
Round Number: 
2
2020
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Comments

Due to the FIM seals being removed from two of Krummenacher's engines, one of De Rosa's engines, and one of Fuligni's engines, all results obtained with them at Phillip Island 2020 have been voided.