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Magny-Cours WorldSBK Superpole | Garrett Gerloff secures a career first pole position in France

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After performing well throughout the three practice sessions this weekend Garrett Gerloff carried his form over into qualifying and put his BMW on pole.

The Texan rider has looked like a different ride this weekend in France after the summer break. Garrett Gerloff has put together a consistent weekend so far after finishing second in all practice sessions and then going one better in qualifying to put his BMW at the front of the grid.

In his fourth season in WorldSBK Garrett Gerloff finally claims his first pole position, but will be joined on the front row by some formidable foe. The 2022 WorldSBK Champion, Alvaro Bautista, could only manage to qualify in second place on the grid.


Then in third place was Michael Ruben Rinaldi, who is now fighting for his WorldSBK future. The Italian rider is out of the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati squad for 2024 so is now looking for a new ride.

Two former WorldSBK Champions headed the second row with Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea qualifying in fourth and fifth place on the grid.

Loris Baz completed a good qualifying for the Bonovo BMW team after he put his BMW in sixth place on the grid. Meaning both satellite BMW bikes out-qualified the full factory ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK bikes.

Italian rider, Andrea Locatelli, put his Yamaha on the third row as he qualified in seventh place. Joining him on the third row will be Alex Lowes and Danilo Petrucci.

Then rounding out the top ten will be Scott Redding, who crashed while following Gerloff on the session.

Bradley Ray managed to come back from some issues in FP3 and put his Yamaha 17th on the grid for the race later on today.

2023 French WorldSBK | Magny-Cours | Superpole Results | Rd. 9 of 12]
1Garrett GerloffUSABonovo RacingBMW M 1000 RR1m 35.453
2Alvaro BautistaESPAruba DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 35.512
3Michael Ruben RinaldiITAAruba DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 35.820
4Toprak RazgatliogluTURPata Crescent RacingYamaha R11m 35.868
5Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 35.959
6Loris BazFRABonovo RacingBMW M 1000 RR1m 36.004
7Andrea LocatelliITAPata Crescent RacingYamaha R11m 36.078
8Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 36.085
9Danilo PetrucciITABarni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1m 36.102
10Scott ReddingGBRBMW Motorrad WorldSBKBMW M 1000 RR1m 36.217
11Philipp OettlGERGo ElevenDucati Panigale V4 R1m 36.493
12Dominique AegerterSUIGYTR GRTYamaha R11m 36.557
13Michael van der MarkNEDBMW Motorrad WorldSBKBMW M 1000 RR1m 36.596
14Iker LecuonaESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 36.667
15Remy GardnerAUSGYTR GRTYamaha R11m 36.706
16Xavi ViergeESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 36.710
17Bradley RayGBRMotoxracingYamaha R11m 36.961
18Lucas MahiasFRAPuccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 37.236
19Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1m 37.384
20Lorenzo BaldassarriITAGMT 94Yamaha R11m 37.413
21Hannes SoomerESTMIE RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 37.692
22Hafizh SyahrinMALMIE RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 38.132
23Isaac VinalesESPTPR by Vinales RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 38.210
24Oliver KonigCZEOrelac RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 39.051

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