Six-time world champion Jonathan Rea takes the opening WorldSBK pole position of 2021 ahead of Scott Redding and former team-mate Tom Sykes. 

WorldSBK Aragon, Spain - Superpole Qualifying Results
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team1:48.458s
2Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.275s
3Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.382s
4Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.432s
5Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+0.611s
6Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+0.727s
7Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+0.788s
8Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+0.880s
9Michael Ruben RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+1.058s
10Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+1.246s
11Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+1.303s
12Eugene LavertyIRLRC Squadra Corse BMW+1.309s
13Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+1.493s
14Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+1.504s
15Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+1.731s
16Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+1.977s
17Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+2.031s
18Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+2.170s
19Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+2.214s
20Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+2.649s
21Samuele CavalieriITAPedercini Kawasaki+4.259s
22Leandro MercardoARGMIE Honda Racing+4.662s
23Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+5.191s

Rea's pole time of 1:48.458s is a new World Superbike lap record around MotorLand Aragon, as he beat the previous best of 1:48.767s set by himself last year.

Redding’s second place marks Ducati’s 350th front row start in World Superbike. 

Razgatlioglu was sixth fastest in the session but lost his time due to exceeding track limits and will instead start race one from tenth position.

Razgatlioglu had been the man in-form heading into qualifying after topping FP1 and FP3. 

The second row will feature Alex Lowes ahead of GRT Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff and Chaz Davies who was fastest in yesterday’s FP2.  

Motocorsa Racing’s Axel Bassani was the sole rider to crash during qualifying. 

Friday’s running saw few crashes, however, Michael Van Der Mark was one of those who did suffer a fall and missed valuable track time in FP2. Van Der Mark crashed at the off-camber turn eight, with his new M 1000 RR machine landing on top of the air fence. 

Work on his Motorrad BMW bike continued into FP3 as the Dutch rider remained in the garage until the final five minutes.

Official WorldSBK records 

Lap Record: 

Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team 1m 48.458s

Most Wins: 

Chaz Davies GBR GoEleven Ducati 7 victories