WorldSBK Race 1 Result
- J. Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
- C. Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati / Ducati Panigale V4 R)
- A. Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team / Yamaha YZF R1)
- Á. Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati / Ducati Panigale V4 R)
- L. Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
- M. Van Der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team / Yamaha YZF R1)
- L. Baz (Ten Kate Racing – Yamaha / Yamaha YZF R1)
- M. Reiterberger (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team / BMW S1000 RR)
- E. Laverty (Team Goeleven / Ducati Panigale V4 R)
- L. Camier (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team / Honda CBR1000RR)
- T. Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
- M. Melandri (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK / Yamaha YZF R1)
- M. Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team / Ducati Panigale V4 R)
- R. Kiyonari (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team / Honda CBR1000RR)
- A. Delbianco (Althea Mie Racing Team / Honda CBR1000RR)
- D. Schmitter (iXS Racing powered by YART/ Yamaha YZF R1)
…RT) L. Mercado (Orelac Racing VerdNatura / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
…RT) S. Cortese (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK / Yamaha YZF R1)
…RT) T. Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team / BMW S1000 RR)
…RT) J. Torres (Team Pedercini Racing / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
World Superbike Standings
|4||MICHAEL VAN DER MARK||314|
After the opening ten minutes of the session had seen the times settle down and the grid begin to take some sort of shape, Lucas Mahias was on top, with the Frenchman towing Federico Caricasulo around the Losail International Circuit. Provisionally second and third were Ayrton Badovini and Jules Cluzel, the latter being the top Championship contender.
Randy Krummenacher was the first rider to get down to business and hit the top of the timesheets with the fastest lap of the weekend. Corentin Perolari was right in behind the Swiss rider and took second, but there were strong times coming in from Mahias and Caricasulo – both riders looking to secure pole position and now, running separately on the track.
Mahias came to the fore and briefly went top, only for Caricasulo to better it, as the Italian came up from ninth to pole position. It was more bad news for Mahias, as he had a lap time cancelled and saw him drop to fifth. Joining Caricasulo on the front are his title rivals, Randy Krummenacher and Jules Cluzel – all three WorldSSP title contenders in the top three positions – would that be how the standings would read come Saturday evening?
Corentin Perolari secured fourth place with a good lap time, ahead of a disconsolate Lucas Mahias, down in fifth. Hikari Okubo was back inside the top six and completed the second row, after what had been a relatively quiet weekend up until that moment, pipping the final second row spot away at the dying moments.
Nabbed right at the end, Badovini heads up row three from seventh on the grid, whilst Isaac Viñales’ podium charge looks set to come from eighth on the grid – the Spaniard on the rostrum in the last two rounds. Kyle Smith was once again in ninth place, whilst an injured and recovering Thomas Gradinger completed the top ten.
Outside the top ten, Raffaele De Rosa was only 11th, ahead of the top Honda of Jules Danilo. Home-hero wildcard and Qatari Supersport Champion Saeed Al Sulaiti was 13th. Peter Sebestyen was 14th.
World Supersport Qualifying Top 6
- Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) 2’01.219
- Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) +0.274
- Jules Cluzel (GMT94 YAMAHA) +0.433
- Corentin Perolari (GMT94 YAMAHA) +0.510
- Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) +0.550
- Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) +0.565
World Supersport Standings
|6||Raffaele De Rosa||92|
|20||Glenn Van Straalen||9|
|22||Jaimie Van Sikkelerus||9|
The usual unpredictability of WorldSSP300 showed, with a group of over 20 riders lapping together and taking advantage of the front straight for slipstreaming. However, it was Ana Carrasco who was using her WorldSSP300 Championship-winning experience to set consistently strong lap times on her own, leading the session for the majority of the session. Her rivals for second in the Championship, Andy Verdoïa (BCD Yamaha MS Racing) and Scott Deroue were stuck in the battling pack.
Out front, nobody could keep with Ana Carrasco, who took her first pole position of the 2019 season. The out-going WorldSSP300 Champion headed Bruno Ieraci (Kawasaki GP Project), who achieved his best ever WorldSSP300 starting position, ahead of Australian, Tom Edwards – securing his first front row of the 2019 World Supersport 300 season.
Heading up row two on the grid is WorldSSP300 World Champion Manuel Gonzalez, uncharacteristically out-qualified by teammate Tom Edwards. Indonesian star Galang Hendra Pratama was inside the top five and finished fifth overall, whilst Jeffrey Buis (MTM Racing Team) continued his strong weekend to finish sixth, his second consecutive top six result after Tissot Superpole.
Leading from row three in seventh place, 2017 WorldSSP300 Champion Marc Garcia made the most of his limited track time, whilst Scott Deroue was eighth, unable to match Carrasco in the battle for second overall in the Championship. Oliver König was a strong ninth, whilst completing the top ten was Victor Steeman.
Tissot Superpole Top Six
- Ana Carrasco (Kawasaki Provec WorldSSP300) 2’14.139
- Bruno Ieraci (Kawasaki GP Project) +0.366
- Tom Edwards (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) +0.535
- Manuel González (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) +0.584
- Galang Hendra Pratama (Semakin Di Depan Biblion Motoxracing) +0.637
- Jeffrey Buis (MTM Racing Team) +0.735
World Supersport 300 Standings
|8||Galang Hendra Pratama||55|
|9||Hugo De Cancellis||47|
|20||Samuel Di Sora||11|
|21||Enzo De La Vega||11|
|31||Ferran Hernandez Moyano||6|
|34||Joel Damon Kelso||4|
|35||Jose Luis Perez Gonzalez||4|