WorldSBK Qatar Superpole Results: Rea on pole for 2019 WorldSBK finale

WorldSBK Qatar Superpole Qualifying Results - Jonathan Rea collects his seventh Superpole of the 2019 WorldSBK season from Alex Lowes

Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Jonathan Rea will start the final round of the 2019 WorldSBK season from pole position after comfortably dismissing his rivals in qualifying for the WorldSBK Qatar round.

Having topped the timesheets in FP3, Rea was once again in fine form over a single lap to stop the clock at 1m 56.246s, seeing off a Yamaha threat behind him to reel off his seventh Superpole in 13 events.

He gets underway in race one just ahead of his future Kawasaki team-mate Alex Lowes, who signs off from his time at Yamaha from the front row in second place, the British pair joined by the impressive Sandro Cortese, who did his hopes of impressing prospective employers for 2020 some good in third.

Tom Sykes surged up the timesheets to collect fourth for BMW, while Loris Baz and Leon Haslam are well poised in fifth and sixth, though the latter was aggrieved to have been held up by Eugene Laverty on his final lap.

A tough session for Ducati having looked strong in practice, Alvaro Bautista starts down in seventh position, while Chaz Davies – quickest on Friday – was only 12th on the grid.

Michael van der Mark starts eighth, ahead of Markus Reiterberger and Toprak Razgatlioglu, the Turk again struggling to show his hand in qualifying.

Elsewhere, Leon Camier was again top Honda in 13th, while Marco Melandri ended his final motorcycle qualifying session in 17th.

2019 WorldSBK Qatar Superpole Qualifying Results

Qatar WorldSBK, Losail - Superpole Qualifying Results
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 56.246
2Alex LowesGBRPata YamahaYamaha YZF R11m 56.431
3Sandro CorteseGERGRT YamahaYamaha YZF R11m 56.529
4Tom SykesGBRBMW WorldSBK TeamBMW S1000RR1m 56.714
5Loris BazFRATen Kate SBK YamahaYamaha YZF R11m 57.008
6Leon HaslamGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 57.096
7Alvaro Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 57.250
8Michael van der MarkNEDPata YamahaYamaha YZF R11m 57.354
9Markus ReiterbergerGERBMW WorldSBK TeamBMW S1000RR1m 57.469
10Toprak RazgatliogluTURKawasaki Puccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 57.577
11Leandro MercadoARGOrelac Racing VerdNatura KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 57.597
12Chaz Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 57.710
13Leon CamierGBRMoriwaki Althea HondaHonda CBR1000RR1m 57.752
14Jordi TorresESPTeam Pedercini Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 57.802
15Michael Ruben RinaldiITABarni Racing Team DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 57.827
16Eugene LavertyIRLTeam Goeleven DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 58.504
17Marco MelandriITAGRT YamahaYamaha YZF R11m 58.565
18Ryuichi KiyonariJPNMoriwaki Althea HondaHonda CBR1000RR1m 59.485
19Alessandro DelbiancoITAAlthea Mie Racing Team HondaHonda CBR1000RR2m 00.210
20Dominic SchmitterAUTiXS Racing powered by YARTYamaha YZF R12m 00.246