Superbike, first pole for Garrett Gerloff

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Superbike, results

Truly spectacular Tissot Superpole session of the Pirelli Round of France in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship 2023. At the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours outstanding pole position for Garrett Gerloff (Bonovo Action BMW), a pole position that had been missing for BMW for two years and for the United States for 12.

Gerloff gets off to a strong start as demonstrated throughout this weekend even though è Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) to achieve a 1’35.970, putting him behind Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) and Scott Redding (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team). Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) also did well, while Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) had his time erased by Remy Gardner’s (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) crash and then moved up to fourth, with Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) only eighth.

With five minutes to go, Garrett Gerloff pulled off a literally impressive lap and signed the overall record at Magny-Cours with a 1’35.453. Traffic problems for Jonathan Rea, with Scott Redding crashing in Turn 8. Bautista sets the second fastest time ahead of Razgatlioglu.

Gerloff thus takes his first career pole and brings the United States back in front after 12 years since the last star rider to start from pole in WorldSBK was John Hopkins on a Suzuki at Silverstone. This weekend the Texan can’no doubt play for a place on the podium. Behind Bautista will start; his boxmate Michael Ruben Rinaldi.

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