WorldSBK Most Superpole Results | Jonathan Rea brushes off title rivals for pole

Jonathan Rea gets the better of his 2022 WorldSBK title rivals in Superpole for Round 6 at Most, the Ulsterman securing third pole of year.

Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team, WorldSBK

Jonathan Rea landed his third pole position of the 2022 WorldSBK Championship season with a record-breaking lap around the Most Autodrom, the Ulsterman comfortably clear of title rivals Toprak Razgatlioglu and Alvaro Bautista.

A circuit on which he crashed twice during the series’ inaugural visit to the Czech venue last year, Rea put that all behind him with an excellent charge on his last effort to stop the clock at 1m 30.947s.

It was enough to upset defending champion Toprak Razgatlioglu, the triple Donington Park race winner having come into Superpole looking like the man to beat following free practice.

Despite losing three tenths to Rea on the timesheets, Razgatlioglu remains poised on the front row in second position, where he will also be joined by Michael Ruben Rinaldi, who produced his best qualifying performance of the year in third.

His effort was enough to nudge series leader Alvaro Bautista onto the second row in fourth position, the Spaniard - who comes to Most with a 17 point margin over Rea in the standings - certainly on the back foot relative to his title rivals over a single lap at least.

Alex Lowes gets underway from fifth place, while Garrett Gerloff enjoyed a step forward in pace to get a place on the back of the second row in sixth position.

Top BMW rider Scott Redding heads up row three in seventh, the British rider joined alongside by the second factory Yamaha of Andrea Locatelli in eighth and Motocorsa Ducati’s Axel Bassani in ninth. Puccetti Kawasaki’s Lucas Mahias completes the top ten.

Elsewhere, Honda have work to do coming into the first of the weekend’s three races this afternoon with Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge down the order in 12th and 13th respectively, while ‘BSB visitors’ Peter Hickman and Ryan Vickers get underway from 21st and 24th.

2022 WorldSBK Championship | Most, Czechia | Superpole Qualifying RESULTS

2022 WorldSBK Championship | Most, Czechia | Superpole Qualifying RESULTS | Round 6 / 12
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 30.947
2Toprak RazgatliogluTURPata YamahaYamaha R11m 31.277
3Michael Ruben RinaldiITAAruba Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 31.506
4Alvaro BautistaESPAruba Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 31.567
5Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 31.622
6Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha TeamYamaha R11m 31.627
7Scott ReddingGBRBMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1m 31.684
8Andrea LocatelliITAPata YamahaYamaha R11m 31.718
9Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1m 32.051
10Lucas MahiasFRAPuccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 32.272
11Loris BazFRABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR1m 32.282
12Iker LecuonaESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 32.359
13Xavi ViergeESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 32.367
14Luca BernardiSMRBarni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1m 32.396
15Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha TeamYamaha R11m 32.455
16Philipp OettlESPTeam GoElevenDucati Panigale V4 R1m 32.501
17Roberto TamburiniITAMotoxracing TeamYamaha R11m 33.044
18Christophe PonssonFRAGil Motor SportYamaha R11m 33.266
19Oliver KonigCZEOrelac VerdNaturaKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 33.286
20Eugene LavertyIRLBonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR1m 33.297
21Peter HickmanGBRBMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1m 33.373
22Hafizh SyahrinMALMIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 33.456
23Leandro MercadoARGMIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 33.481
24Ryan VickersGBRTPR Pedercini RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 34.049
25Michel PrasekCZERohac & Fejta MotoracingBMW M 1000 RR1m 35.766