Jonathan Rea once again leads the way at Donington Park leading the Superpole.
Jonathan Rea takes the Superpole at Donington Park in the wet weather leading Michael van der Mark by a massive 0.525 seconds in second place with Tom Sykes finishing third, the BMW riders both pushed their machines to the limits today but it wasn’t enough to match or even beat Jonathan Rea who continues his ‘Rea’ign (sorry that was bad) over the WorldSBK class, this is his fourth consecutive pole position confirming he was playing a lot with the bike settings and has a lot left in reserve. Watching him on track he looks to be riding at ease, sliding the bike about and getting the rear end in the air.
BMW impressed as we mentioned, the boys pushing incredibly hard to get on the front row whilst Rea cruised to pole, going to be hard later today to win the race!
Rea’s teammate Alex Lowes finished the session in fourth ahead of Garrett Gerloff, Gerloff massively impressing this weekend in his first ride at the circuit, it’s hard to believe he’s never been here given his pure speed and ability to ride his bike on the limit continually, there is no doubt Yamaha will be watching with a lot of interest in what Gerloff can do.
Scott Redding was able to save face today after finishing FP3 in P12, the British rider qualified in P6 as the fastest Ducati with his teammate two places back in P8 as Leon Haslam is sandwiched between the pair. Chaz Davies and Lucas Mahias rounded off the top 10 in the session, the independent boys looking strong.
It was a session to forget for Toprak Razgatlioglu who will need to start both Race 1 and the Superpole race from P13 on the grid, if he wants to stop Rea from running away with the title lead he needs to be able to make up a lot of positions later on.
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