2020 portimao World Supersport Superpole Result: One And Done And A Yellow Flag

Superpole qualifying for World Supersport would determine the grids for both today's and tomorrow's races. Without qualifying tyres, fast laps could come at any time in the session.

As riders set their first laps, Jules Cluzel set a 1'45.382 with Andrea Locatelli immediately recording a 1'44.627 on his first flying lap. Lucas Mahias took a tenth of a second off Jules Cluzel who struck back immediately as Isaac Viñales made it a Yamaha top three with fifteen minutes remaining. Corentin Perolari knocked Viñales off third place while everyone else was sat in the pits, fifteen minutes in. 

Seven minutes left, Jules Cluzel was the first of the top five to head back out, and he improved on his best time, getting to within exactly half a second of Andrea Locatelli's opening lap. Four minutes from the end, a few riders were faffing about looking for a tow, and an exasperated Mahias gallicly boffed and left them flocking around as he sneaked out of the squabbling gaggle and set the second quickest lap, under three tenths off Locatelli's pole. 

The chequered flag came out, locking Jules Cluzel's best time to second place, seven hundredths ahead of Mahias, whose quickest lap was under investigation for setting a quick sector under a yellow flag. 

Locatelli's opening lap stood unbeaten for the whole session, and he took pole position ahead of Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias, with Corentin Perolari in fourth place, hoping to be promoted to third, alongside Isaac Viñales and Philipp Oettl.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.627   279,3
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.853 0.226 277,8
3 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.924 0.297 277,1
4 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.233 0.606 275,7
5 32 I. VIÑALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.301 0.674 275,7
6 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.461 0.834 277,8
7 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.544 0.917 275,7
8 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.553 0.926 275,0
9 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.608 0.981 273,6
10 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.882 1.255 277,8
11 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.344 1.717 277,1
12 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.361 1.734 277,1
13 77 M. PONS Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.405 1.778 272,9
14 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.455   275,0
15 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'46.542 1.915 272,9
16 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.574   273,6
17 61 C. ÖNCÜ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.707 2.080 282,2
18 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Honda CBR600RR 1'47.256 2.629 275,0
19 25 A. VERDOÏA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.463 2.836 272,9
20 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.596 2.969 273,6
21 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.628 3.001 275,0
22 83 L. EPIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.663 3.036 269,6
23 6 M. HERRERA Honda CBR600RR 1'48.193 3.566 275,0
24 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.590   268,2
Round Number: 
3
2020
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