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Scott Redding wins thrilling Superbike World Championship Superpole in Jerez

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ByEurosport
01/08/2020 at 10:14 | Updated 01/08/2020 at 10:23

Scott Redding fought off Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes to take the first Superpole session of the restarted Superbike World Championship.

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Redding claimed the first pole by just 0.034 seconds in a tense battle at the front, while Championship leader Alex Lowes finished in 14th.

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Redding kept his composure to hold off a late challenge from five-time champion Jonathan Rea, who made a last-gasp effort to move into second.

Rea started the final lap seemingly faster before backing midway through the lap.

Tom Sykes finished third to make it an all-British podium, the first time one nationality has locked out the front row at Jerez.

SUPERPOLE TOP SIX

1.) Scott Redding (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) 1’38.736

2.) Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +0.034

3.) Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) +0.040

4.) Michael van der Mark (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team) +0.262

5.) Toprak Razgatlioglu (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team) +0.472

6.) Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) +0.478

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