Jerez WSBK: Redding grabs first pole, Lowes crashes

Lewis Duncan
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Toprak Razgatlioglu set the pace early in the 25-minute session on the race tyre, with the Yamaha rider going half a second clear of the field with a 1m39.208s.

 

th after the first runs had been completed.

Lowes wouldn’t be able to recover much on his qualifying tyre run late in the session and could only manage 14th.

Honda’s Leon Haslam made the first big move on the Q tyre in the final five minutes, lifting his Fireblade up to third briefly.

 

 

The reigning British Superbike champion edged ahead of Sykes with a 1m38.736s, though this wasn’t safe as Rea set fastest sector times on his first Q tyre lap.

 

However, he lost half a second through the third split and called a halt to his charge, leaving Redding to claim his first pole in the series.

Sykes held onto a front row spot in third, 0.040s off Redding, with van der Mark heading row two on the Yamaha.

The Turkish rider will start fourth ahead of Friday pacesetter Ten Loris Baz on the Ten Kate Yamaha, while Chaz Davies (Ducati), Alvaro Bautista (Honda), Haslam and Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Go Eleven Ducati) complete the top 10.

He’ll start 20th in Race 1 this afternoon behind the returning Marco Melandri on the Barni Ducati. 

Qualifying results:

1

45

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Scott Redding

Ducati

1'38.736

2

1

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Jonathan Rea

Kawasaki

1'38.770

0.034

3

66

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Tom Sykes

BMW

1'38.776

0.040

4

60

Netherlands
Netherlands

Michael van der Mark

Yamaha

1'38.998

0.262

5

54

Turkey
Turkey

Toprak Razgatlioglu

Yamaha

1'39.208

0.472

6

76

France
France

Loris Baz

Yamaha

1'39.214

0.478

7

7

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Chaz Davies

Ducati

1'39.568

0.832

8

19

Spain
Spain

Alvaro Bautista

Honda

1'39.598

0.862

9

91

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Leon Haslam

Honda

1'39.655

0.919

10

21

Italy
Italy

Michael Ruben Rinaldi

Ducati

1'39.656

0.920

11

50

Ireland
Ireland

Eugene Laverty

BMW

1'39.685

0.949

12

11

Germany
Germany

Sandro Cortese

Kawasaki

1'39.869

1.133

13

64

Italy
Italy

Federico Caricasulo

Yamaha

1'39.902

1.166

14

22

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Alex Lowes

Kawasaki

1'39.980

1.244

15

31

United States
United States

Garrett Gerloff

Yamaha

1'40.141

1.405

16

12

Spain
Spain

Xavi Fores

Kawasaki

1'40.162

1.426

17

77

Chile
Chile

Maximilian Scheib

Kawasaki

1'40.403

1.667

18

23

France
France

Christophe Ponsson

Aprilia

1'40.425

1.689

19

33

Italy
Italy

Marco Melandri

Ducati

1'40.665

1.929

20

36

Argentina
Argentina

Leandro Mercado

Ducati

1'41.013

2.277

21

20

France
France

Sylvain Barrier

Ducati

1'41.323

2.587

22

63

Italy
Italy

Lorenzo Gabellini

Honda

1'41.576

2.840

23

13

Japan
Japan

Takumi Takahashi

Honda

1'42.357

3.621

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