Supersport Aragon, Superpole: First pole position for Sandro Cortese

At the end of an exciting Superpole, Sandro Cortese grabbed his first pole position in World Supersport at his third race weekend in this championship. The German rider, ex-Moto2 World Championship, took the lead in the final stages by overtaking Lucas Mahias and then maintained the first position till the end, thanks to one lap in 1’53.567.

Behind Cortese, the GRT Yamaha formed by Lucas Mahias and Federico Caricasulo will join him in the front row. Mahias went first in the first minutes of Superpole 2 with a lap in 1’54.227 and later he improved till doing one lap in 1’53.589, just 22 milliseconds behind Cortese. 81 milliseconds are, instead, what separates Federico Caricasulo (3rd) from Cortese.

Good performance by Raffaele de Rosa. The rider from Naples ranked fourth with his MV Agusta machine and he’s the first non-Yamaha rider in the classification. De Rosa was half a second slower than Cortese, but he can aim for a great race. Randy Krummenacher and Jules Cluzel finished SP2 in fifth and sixth place, with Sheridan Morais, Luke Stapleford and Ayrton Badovini to start from the third row.

After missing Thai Round due to the injury suffered in Phillip Island, Michael Canducci finished Superpole in 12th position. 16th place for Rob Hartog, the best ESS rider in the classification in front of Eemeli Lahti (19th) and Alfonso Coppola (20th).


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