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

Andrea Locatelli and Raffaele de Rosa headed into World Supersport Superpole qualifying as the favourites for the front row. Twenty five riders set out, but only a handful are in a position to compete for the front two rows.

Andrea Locatelli set a 1'53.246 on his first flying lap, ahead of Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias. A lap later, he demolished the lap record with a 1'53.080, six tenths quicker than Cluzel and almost a second clear of Mahias who crashed at turn nine. Mahias picked up his bike and rode back to the pits.

Locatelli set a new lap record on his third lap, a 1'53.003, and he then pitted in, damage done. With just under fifteen minutes left, the top ten riders all started to pit in for a break and a few tweaks.

After the tea break, Raffaele de Rosa climbed up to second place only to immediately be deposed by Isaac Viñales, but Jules Cluzel, Lucas Mahias and Philipp Oettl were on fast laps, but Oettl crashed out without enough time to return to his pit. Cluzel shot into second place, within an eight of a second of Locatelli. The flag came out with nobody on track looking to trouble the front two rows and the session wound down. 

Andrea Locatelli's fifth pole position matches Sam Lowes's record of five in a row and he hasn't started a World Supersport from any position lower than pole position. Jules Cluzel's close second place puts him in a good position to keep with Locatelli in the two races this weekend, even though he doesn't believe he will be fighting for the win, and Isaac Viñales took his first front row in World Supersport. Raffaele De Rosa and Lucas Mahias on the second row were the only other riders under 1'54, and the second row was rounded out with Philipp Oettl. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.003   268,7
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.122 0.119 270,7
3 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.213 0.210 273,4
4 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'53.497 0.494 267,3
5 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'53.935 0.932 267,3
6 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.186 1.183 264,1
7 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.271 1.268 269,3
8 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.306 1.303 270,7
9 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.338 1.335 267,3
10 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.395 1.392 265,4
11 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.520 1.517 264,7
12 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.568 1.565 270,0
13 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.690 1.687 268,0
14 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'54.881 1.878 270,0
15 83 L. EPIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.200 2.197 265,4
16 12 A. RUIZ CARRANZA Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.237   269,3
17 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.247 2.244 271,4
18 25 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.257 2.254 271,4
19 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.266   264,7
20 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.304   266,0
21 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'55.333 2.330 266,7
22 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.465 2.462 268,7
23 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.679   262,8
24 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.741 2.738 264,1
25 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Honda CBR600RR 1'55.976 2.973 266,0
Round Number: 
5
2020
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