WorldSSP rookie Federico Caricasulo has taken an incredible pole position at his home Round at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, beating reigning Champion Kenan Sofuoglu to the top spot by half a tenth. Honda rider PJ Jacobsen completes the front row in P3.
World Supersport Superpole 1 saw a last minute dash to the top of the timesheets, with Sepang winner Ayrton Badovini heading Profile Racing’s Luke Stapleford to move into Tissot-Superpole 2 to join the top ten from Friday. With Randy Krummenacher having been quickest in FP3, the fight for the front row looked set to be titanic, and the tumbling lap times didn’t disappoint.
As the flag dropped at the end of the session, Krummenacher found himself marginally off the front row as Jacobsen edged him by a few hundredths, but the Misano veteran will be looking to push forward immediately in the Race. Second Italian representative at home Christian Gamarino will start from the middle of the second row, ahead of Ayrton Badovini and top ESS rider Alessandro Zaccone.
The rider to have won the last two Races at Misano, Jules Cluzel, starts from P8 at MV Agusta Reparto Corse’s home Round, ahead of Ilya Mikhalchik in P9 and Luke Stapleford rounding out the top ten.
1. Federico Caricasulo Bardahl Evan Bros Honda Racing 1:38.097
2. Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing +0.057
3. PJ Jacobsen Honda World Supersport Team +0.503
P1 – Federico Caricasulo
“I did a very fast lap so I’m very happy. I know the track in Misano very well and this is helpful. I had two riders in front of me and it helped me to do this lap, but I’m fast alone too. I think tomorrow I can have a good race.”
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