WorldSBK Donington Park, Great Britain - Superpole Qualifying Results

Results from Superpole Qualifying at Donington Park, round four of the 2021 World Superbike Championship. 
Jonathan Rea, Donington Park WorldSBK 2021
Jonathan Rea, Donington Park WorldSBK 2021
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Jonathan Rea claimed a fourth consecutive WorldSBK pole position of the year at Donington Park.

WorldSBK Donington Park, Great Britain - Superpole Qualifying Results
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team1:40.101s
2Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.525s
3Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.662s
4Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+1.250s
5Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+1.292s
6Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+1.966s
7Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+2.105s
8Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+2.486s
9Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+2.529s
10Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+2.557s
11Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+2.582s
12Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+2.700s
13Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+2.739s
14Luke MosseyGBRPedercini Kawasaki+3.111s
15Eugene LavertyIRLRC Squadra Corse BMW+3.244s
16Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+3.524s
17Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+4.529s
18Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+4.602s
19Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+6.467s
20Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+6.559s
21Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+6.674s

As was the case in FP3, Rea was untouchable throughout qualifying in wet conditions as he claimed pole by +0.525s

The wet conditions sparked BMW into life as Michael Van Der Mark secured his first front row of the season with second, while nine-time Donington Park race winner Tom Sykes will start third.

Leon Haslam was one of the first riders to change from wet tyres to intermediates with five minutes to go, however, the Honda rider crashed on his first lap - bringing his session to a premature end whilst running fourth.

It was a disastrous qualifying for second in the championship Toprak Razgatlioglu. The Yamaha rider will start today’s race one in 13th place, while both factory Ducati riders Scott Redding and Michael Rinaldi looked on course for a similar position, before moving up to sixth and eighth on their final flying lap.

Free Practice Three

Six-time WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea was utterly dominant during this morning’s wet WorldSBK FP3 at Donington Park, while Kawasaki team-mate Alex Lowes was second fastest - +1.181s back.

Track conditions took a turn for the worse overnight following a dry FP1 and FP2. The rain persisted into the session as lap times were 14 seconds slower than yesterday.

Day-one pacesetter Garrett Gerloff went through the gravel at Redgate during the early stages, before Jonas Folger suffered a crash shortly after at turn eight. Scott Redding was the only other rider to take a tumble which came at the Melbourne loop late on.  

Not known for his wet weather riding, Toprak Razgatlioglu could only manage eighth place, while fellow race winner at Misano Michael Rinaldi was only 16th.

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