2020 Estoril World Supersport Superpole Result: To The Flag

A wave of blue bikes washed out of the pits as World Supersport qualifying opened up with the Yamahas leaving as one. Without qualifying tyres, hot laps can come at any point of the session.

Hannes Soomer crashed at turn ten just before the returning Jules Cluzel posted a 1'41.619 that held top spot until Lucas Mahias set a 1'40.637. Philipp Oettl, quickest this morning, took two tenths off Mahias's time, but Mahias truck back with a 1'40.310 to take another tenth back. Andrea Locatelli, largely absent from the top of the sheets so far this weekend, then set the fastest time of the weekend with a 1'40.214 ahead of Raffaele De Rosa who just missed out on provision pole position. 

The session calmed down for a while, but as riders started leaving the pits with seven minutes left, Raffaele De Rosa, out pretty much on his own, slapped down a 1'40.012, two tenths clear of Locatelli's fast time. Locatelli responded with a 1'39.860, but he was very close to the green line on the exit to the straight. Lucas Mahias tucked in behind Philipp Oettl as he charged to the line and set a 1'39.666. Locatelli's time was deleted for a green paint incursion, but the lap after was a thousandth of a second quicker, making the penalty moot. A lap later, Locatelli took the chequered flag, throwing down a 1'39.520 to claim pole position as the last spot of the front row was determined behind him.

Andrea Locatelli took pole position ahead of Lucas Mahias and Philipp Oettl with Raffaele De Rosa, Danny Webb and Isaac Viñales making up the second row.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.520   262,3
2 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.666 0.146 262,3
3 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.829 0.309 268,0
4 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.979 0.459 270,0
5 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.559 1.039 252,7
6 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.581 1.061 267,4
7 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.690 1.170 260,4
8 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.694 1.174 258,6
9 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.724 1.204 266,7
10 98 K. HANIKA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.852 1.332 259,8
11 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.951 1.431 250,4
12 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.984 1.464 258,6
13 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.140 1.620 266,7
14 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.296 1.776 264,8
15 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.335   255,6
16 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.538 2.018 259,2
17 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.609   262,3
18 12 A. RUIZ CARRANZA Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.743   255,6
19 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'42.087 2.567 245,9
20 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.148 2.628 252,7
21 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Honda CBR600RR 1'42.366 2.846 249,8
22 25 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.586 3.066 252,7
23 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.884 3.364 252,7
24 21 V. FALCONE Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.413 4.893 248,7
Round Number: 
8
2020
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