Supersport Assen, Superpole: Sandro Cortese does it again!

After the pole position at Motorland Aragon, Sandro Cortese repeated the stunning performance in Aragon Superpole at Assen, where the German rider had scored a podium finish back in 2012 (when he won the title in Moto3 World Championship). The Kallio Yamaha rider got his second pole position in a row in World Supersport thanks to a lap in 1’37.799 and now he wants to repeat also what he did in last weekend’s race, when he won. Moreover, Lucas Mahias has only 4 points of advantage on Cortese (58-54) and this can boost even more “Sandrissimo” in his search for the second win in a row.

But Cortese will have to keep an eye on Mahias. The French GRT Yamaha rider ranked 2nd with a laptime of 1’38.085 and this allowed him to overtake in the standings Raffaele De Rosa, third with factory MV Agusta and best of the non-Yamaha riders. Will he manage to fight for the podium in tomorrow’s race?

Going back to the other riders fighting for the title, Randy Krummenacher (3rd with 50 points) and Federico Caricasulo (4th with 49) had a tough Superpole 2 and finally they ranked sixth and seventh behind also Jules Cluzel(4th) and Luke Stapleford, 5th with his Profile Racing Triumph after also being the leader for a short time. Caricasulo will start from the third row together with Niki Tuuli and Sheridan Morais, while Kyle Smith will open the fourth one followed by Rob Hartog (ESS leader) and Hikari Okubo.


Photo Credit: Philippe Damiens

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