WorldSBK Misano Superpole: Jonathan Rea races to pole

Jonathan Rea was the quickest man today in Superpole at Misano with Rea leading the way.

Jonathan Rea has continued his 100% pole record in 2021 leading the way at Misano as he reigns over the class once again taking pole position over Toprak Razgatlioglu by a mere 0.099 seconds ahead of the Yamaha rider, it was a scrap for P2 with Redding previously occupying the second place position before Toprak demoted him down a place. It’s a familiar sight this year with Rea, Razgatlioglu and Redding dominating the top three positions but it makes for some great racing!

Row two was led by Michael Ruben Rinaldi, the Italian has been on fire all weekend long at his home round and is showing signs of a podium fight during the races, but he will have to get past the riders ahead of him if he wants to take home the silverware, joining Rinaldi on row two is Tom Sykes and Alex Lowes, the British duo of riders showing good speed lapping within 0.500 seconds of the leader Rea, Sykes put in some very late laps in an attempt to improve on his position but unfortunately was forced to take a P5 on the grid.

Lucas Mahias led row 3 ahead of Axel Bassani, Bassani is the youngest rider on the grid and has been battling for the top positions all weekend long showing some huge pace at his home round, the Italian has experience here in the CIV Italian Superbike championship on a BMW and R1 so won’t be scared about going flat out all weekend long around here, expect something great during the races this weekend. Rounding off row three is Alvaro Bautista with Chaz Davies in P10.

Michael van der Mark has had a tough weekend all weekend long and qualified in a lowly P13 position, the BMW rider not enjoying Misano as much as expected and will have to work incredibly hard to make up some positions come Race 1.

Garrett Gerloff failed to set a lap time due to a crash and will start Race 1 and the Superpole race from last place.

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