A tone above within the moist, Jonathan Rea will begin from pole place at Donington. The Kawasaki rider received his fourth consecutive Superpole on Saturday, forward of Michael van der Mark and Tom Sykes.
The sunny climate that greeted the Superbike World Championship riders in Donington on Friday was solely passing. WorldSBK woke as much as a drenched circuit on Saturday, and to this point it does the enterprise of 1 man particularly: Jonathan Rea.
The six-time world champion had displayed his supremacy from the third follow session, relegating all his opponents far behind. He confirmed this by profitable his fourth Superpole of the yr in as many occasions, after Aragon, Estoril and Misano. The operation is all the higher as his runner-up within the championship, Toprak Razgatlioglu, much less snug in these circumstances, will begin solely thirteenth.
Half a second behind Jonathan Rea, the BMWs of Michael van der Mark and Tom Sykes accomplished the primary row and the rostrum of the session. The German producer is subsequently in place to assert its first podium of the yr. The second row will likely be opened by the Kawasaki of Alex Lowes, whereas Garrett Gerloff will full the top-5 as first Yamaha rider and finest satellite tv for pc rider. Sixth, the outgoing vice-world champion Scott Redding resumed the place of finest Ducati rider, however virtually 2 seconds from pole.
Progressing within the rain after inserting thirteenth in FP3, Frenchman Lucas Mahias scores a constructive top-10 in these delicate circumstances. His compatriot Christophe Ponsson is positioned nineteenth, between ex-MotoGP riders Tito Rabat and Jonas Folger. The grid will likely be closed by the Belgian Loris Cresson, twenty-first.
First spherical of the weekend to be adopted stay at three p.m. on Eurosport 2 (France), and RTBF Auvio (Belgium) due to GP-Inside which has acquired the rights and presents the printed at no cost.
WorldSBK Donington – Superpole Superbike:
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WorldSBK Championship after Misano: 1. Jonathan Rea 149 pts, 2. Toprak Razgatlioglu 129 (-20), three. Scott Redding 104 (-45), four. Alex Lowes 88 (-61), 5. Michael Ruben Rinaldi 82 (-67)…No Video(s) Found