2021 Estoril World Superbike Superpole Result: A Short Windy Track

Fifteen windy minutes would determine the grid positions for race one this afternoon and tomorrow morning's Superpole race. Riders generally spend the first half on a race tyre, usually the SCX rear tyre, and pit in for one last fast lap on the sticky qualifying tyre. 

Tito Rabat joined the regular early starters Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea, but it was Toprak Razgatlioglu who set the first benchmark time of 1'36.944 only to have it deleted for exceeding the track limits. Jonathan Rea set a 1'36.635 with Lucas Mahias a quarter of a second behind. Garrett Gerloff, Alex Lowes, Scott Redding and Eugene Laverty rounded out the top six as riders pitted in.

And relax, sit down, have a cuppa. Your new tyre will be ready shortly.

Scott Redding and Tito Rabat set out early, avoiding the rush, with Jonathan Rea joining them a minute later. Rabat's plan to get a tow from Scott Redding didn't work out as well as he would have liked with Redding setting a new record of 1'36.047. Jonathan Rea, without any traffic to distract him, set an even quicker 1'35.876. Alex Lowes was third quickest, holding off late charges from Toprak Razgatlioglu and Garrett Gerloff. Tom Sykes was sixth quickest. The third row was headed by Michael Ruben Rinaldi, ahead of Eugene Laverty and Lucas Mahias. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.876   319,5
2 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.047 0.171 324,3
3 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.054 0.178 321,4
4 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.164 0.288 317,6
5 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.350 0.474 317,6
6 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'36.369 0.493 317,6
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.532 0.656 321,4
8 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'36.604 0.728 321,4
9 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.863 0.987 314,0
10 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.892 1.016 325,3
11 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.031 1.155 321,4
12 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.032 1.156 326,3
13 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'37.128 1.252 319,5
14 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'37.193 1.317 319,5
15 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.399 1.523 326,3
16 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.422 1.546 320,5
17 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.501 1.625 321,4
18 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.611 1.735 315,8
19 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.512 2.636 315,8
20 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.854 2.978 316,7
21 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.008 4.132 313,0
22 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.288 4.412 304,2
Round Number: 
2
2021
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