2022 Phillip Island World Superbike Superpole Result: Dry Enough For Slicks

Fifteen minutes of World Superbike Superpole qualifying benefitted from World Supersport trying the track out enough for slick tyres. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu held the top spot until Alex Lowes set a 1'30.609 on his first lap, ahead of Jonathan Rea and Alvaro Bautista. Bautista set a 1'30.304 a lap later and riders started pitting in for the last customary mid-session break of the year.

Jonathan Rea didn't pit in at the same time as the rest of the field, sneaking into second place before he headed back for new tyres. Halfway through the session, Kyle Smith finally got to get on track.

Six minutes left and riders started to head back out, but most of them waited for another minute or so before getting their last laps in. Jonathan Rea set a 1'30.026 before Alvaro Bautista posted a 1'29.815 to get the top spot with over two minutes left. Alex Lowes and Toprak Razgatlioglu set quicker laps to get into third and fourth quickest.

Tetsuta Nagashima crashed out at turn four, but the Marshalls were quick to clear the yellow flags. The chequered flag came out and the rain hinted at a return and the fast laps disappeared. 

Alvaro Bautista took pole position ahead of the Kawasaki pair of Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. Toprak Razgatlioglu was joined with his teammate Andrea Locatelli and Garrett Gerloff to make it an all-Yamaha second row. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 1'29.815   322,4
2 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.026 0.211 316,7
3 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.053 0.238 317,6
4 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.243 0.428 321,4
5 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.580 0.765 319,5
6 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.727 0.912 314,0
7 5 P. OETTL Ducati Panigale V4R 1'30.963 1.148 320,5
8 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'31.106 1.291 322,4
9 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'31.307 1.492 326,3
10 49 T. NAGASHIMA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'31.339 1.524 322,4
11 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'31.406 1.591 314,9
12 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 1'31.444 1.629 321,4
13 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 1'31.494 1.679 318,6
14 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'31.613 1.798 316,7
15 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M1000RR 1'31.738 1.923 317,6
16 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale V4R 1'31.767 1.952 321,4
17 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'32.075 2.260 314,9
18 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 1'32.122 2.307 311,2
19 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.270 2.455 313,0
20 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'32.909 3.094 314,0
21 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'33.447 3.632 314,9
Round Number: 
12
2022
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