World Superbike championship leader Toprak Razgatlioglu has claimed the first ever pole position at Mandalika after bettering title rival Jonathan Rea. 

The early stages of Superpole qualifying saw the championship’s top three riders cover first, second and third with Razgatlioglu leading from Rea and Scott Redding. 

Andrea Locatelli, who put himself between Razgatlioglu and Rea on-track, was fourth - four tenths down on his team-mate following the opening run. 

At the start of his second run, six-time world champion Rea went into provisional pole, however, a stunning 1:32.877s from Razgatlioglu was enough to better Rea by over three tenths.

Razgatlioglu’s effort was also the first sub 1m 33s lap of the weekend thus far. Garrett Gerloff replaced Locatelli at the head of row two thanks to a final lap that put him six tenths behind Razgatlioglu. 

Alex Lowes was declared unfit after suffering an AC joint injury following a highside crash in FP3.

World Superbike Mandalika, Indonesia - Superpole Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha1:32.877s
2Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.324s
3Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.379s
4Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+0.688s
5Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+0.711s
6Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.795s
7Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+0.898s
8Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+1.174s
9Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+1.203s
10Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda Racing+1.277s
11Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+1.550s
12Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+1.554s
13Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+1.561s
14Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+1.622s
15Samuele CavalieriSPABarni Ducati+1.700s
16Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+1.783s
17Tito RabatITAKawasaki Puccetti+2.381s
18Oliver KonigCZEPedercini Kawasaki+2.987s

Free Practice Three

Just like FP2, Alex Lowes suffered an early crash after being caught out in sector one - it was a highside for the British rider.

Championship leader Toprak Razgatlioglu was last to set a flying lap after needing work done to his Yamaha R1 during the opening stages. 

Razgatlioglu headed out for an installation lap along with the rest of the grid, but was forced to return to pit lane immediately.

With Razgatlioglu still in pit lane, it was Axel Bassani who led the way from fellow WorldSBK rookie Andrea Locatelli. 

The two Italians were just ahead of Jonathan Rea before Ducati rider Scott Redding went second. However, all three riders remained over five tenths down on Bassani. 

With nearly half the session complete, Razgatlioglu finally completed a flying lap, a lap that immediately put him fourth. 

Despite two flying laps, Razgatlioglu then returned to pit lane once again, while title rival Rea went fastest after gaining over two tenths on Bassani in sector four. 

With under ten minutes left of FP3, GRT Yamaha rider Garrett Gerloff went fastest, however, Rea responded just a lap later to regain top spot. 

Not to be denied, Gerloff jumped back to the top of the timingsheets with a 1:34.038s - half a tenth quicker than Rea. 

Redding set a stunning lap with just two minutes to go as he went top by half a second, which was also enough to set the first ever sub 1m 34s lap. 

Despite having just one qualifying simulation lap at the end of the session, Razgatlioglu went less than a tenth behind Redding to finish P2. 

WorldSBK FP3 took place without Team HRC rider Leon Haslam after it was confirmed that the British rider would take no further part in his final weekend as a world championship rider due to a shoulder injury.