2021 Assen World Supersport Superpole Result: New Slicks, New Surface, New Lap Record

World Supersport qualifying culminates in Superpole, twenty minutes to determine the grid for this afternoon's race. Dominique Aegerter and Steven Odendaal dominated qualifying yesterday, and are favourites for the top two places. 

Dominique Aegerter opened the session with a 1'37.856, just over a half second off his best time from yesterday, with Steven Odendaal a quarter of a second off his pace. A lap later, Philipp Oettl set a 1'37.766 on his second lap. Manuel Gonzalez, after two top-four sessions yesterday, remained in the top four. 

On his fourth timed lap, Dominique Aegerter got within two tenths of the best Friday times with a 1'37.468, leading Oettl, Odendaal and an improving Randy Krummenacher as everyone pitted in for a new tyre with nine minutes remaining.

After the break, Hannes Soomer snuck up to second place as Dominique Aegerter set a 1'37.222, an outright lap record, finally beating his best time from yesterday. Hannes Soomer tucked the front into turn eight, his crash bringing out yellow flags. To add insult to injury, Philipp Oettl took his second place off him, a hundredth off Aegerter's pace. 

A minute from the flag, Niki Tuuli and Federico Caricasulo crashed out in unrelated incidents. As the flag came out, Steven Odendaal took third place from Hannes Soomer and put himself on the front row. As Tuuli wandered around the track, post-crash, he got in the way of Raffaele de Rosa, ruining the Italian's fast lap. Tuuli lost is fastest lap as a result, dropping to tenth place, and Philipp Oettl also lost his best lap, thanks to skipping across the green paint, swapping places with Steven Odendaal but remaining on the front row.

Dominique Aegerter took pole position and the lap record ahead of Steven Odendaal and Philipp Oettl. The second row will be Hannes Soomer, Manuel Gonzalez and Randy Krummenacher, promoted thanks to Tuuli's demotion, with Jules Cluzel, Raffaele de Rosa and Federico Caricasulo. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.222   255,3
2 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.527 0.305 252,3
3 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'37.579 0.357 255,9
4 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.751 0.529 252,9
5 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.016 0.794 254,1
6 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.117 0.895 252,3
7 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.173 0.951 251,2
8 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.277 1.055 250,0
9 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.444 1.222 247,7
11 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.591 1.369 250,0
12 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.605 1.383 254,1
13 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.956 1.734 250,0
14 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.967 1.745 255,9
15 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.061 1.839 251,7
16 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.124 1.902 246,6
17 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.192 1.970 252,9
18 7 M. CASADEI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.343 2.121 246,6
19 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.347 2.125 252,9
20 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.415 2.193 253,5
21 33 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'39.672 2.450 246,6
22 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.803 2.581 249,4
23 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.922 2.700 248,3
24 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.049 2.827 251,2
25 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.211 2.989 249,4
26 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.902 3.680 244,3
27 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.259 4.037 248,8
28 69 E. MONTERO HUERTA Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.272 4.050 244,9
29 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.436 4.214 251,2
Round Number: 
5
2021
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