Round 05 Pata Italian Round 11 - 13 May SSP
The GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team enjoyed a superb Saturday at Round 5 of the 2018 FIM Supersport World Championship. Reigning WorldSSP Champion, Lucas Mahias, secured his third pole position of the season in a dramatic, rain-affected SP2 after setting a brilliant 1:53.042 in what turned out to be a race against the weather. His teammate Federico Caricasulo had been the man to beat at his home round on Friday and he maintained this form, despite the tricky conditions in SP2, to qualify in fourth for Sunday's race. European Supersport Cup rider Alfonso Coppola continued his impressive progress in his rookie WorldSSP season as he qualified in 26th, incredibly improving his best time from Friday's FP1 by 2.5s.