Kenan Sofuoglu blasted his way to World Supersport Superpole at Aragon as he saw off the challenge of his team-mate Randy Krummenacher in an exciting session.
Sofuoglu came on strong during the shootout and hit the front early with a 1’54.680 as the rest of the Superpole riders began to find form, however no-one could touch the Turkish riders’ early lap.
Krummenacher, Jules Cluzel and PJ Jacobsen came somewhat close to the time by getting into the 1’54s but Sofuoglu showed the grid who is boss late in the session as he took the Kawasaki round the Aragon circuit on another flier.
Beating his own time by .6 of a second the current champion consolidated his position at the top with a 1’54 on the dot and he looks hard to beat and in the mood ahead of tomorrow’s racing.
His team-mate Krummenacher continued his good form taking his place on the front row alongside Cluzel, with Jacobsen one row back alongside Christian Gamarino and Lorenzo Zanetti on the MV Agustas.
Gino Rea was the best of the British contingent, the Tooting rider posting a fine 1’55.583 to take ninth and he’s in a decent position on the third row with Alex Baldolini and Nico Terol ahead of the race.
Kyle Ryde was 13th on his Ranieri-Med SC Yamaha, having just missed out on making it through to Superpole 2 while CIA Honda men Kyle Smith and Stefan Hill have plenty of work ahead of them, sitting 18th and 28th, respectively.