WorldSBK: Rea Takes Pole Position At Rainy Assen

WorldSBK: Rea Takes Pole Position At Rainy Assen

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Jonathan Rea took pole position during FIM Superbike World Championship Superpole qualifying Saturday at rainy TT Circuit Assen, in The Netherlands. The six-time Superbike World Champion turned a lap time of 1:42.650 on the wet 2.8-mile (4.4 km) course to top the field of 23 riders. This is Rea’s first pole position since joining Yamaha.

Rookie sensation Nicolo Bulega was the best of the rest with a 1:42.744 on his Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R, while Toprak Razgatlioglu’s 1:43.003 on his ROKiT BMW M 1000 RR earned him the third and final spot on the front row.

Sam Lowes qualified fourth with a 1:43.190 on his Elf Marc VDS Racing Ducati, and his twin brother Alex Lowes (1:43.442) and his factory Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR will line up right beside the World Superbike rookie on the grid. Remy Gardner claimed the final spot on row two, sixth overall, with a 1:43.633 on his GYTR GRT Yamaha.

American Garrett Gerloff finished 17th in Superpole qualifying with a 1:44.582 on his Bonovo Action BMW.

 

WSBK Superpole Qual

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