Press releases from the series organizer and Ducati after Monday's one-day World Superbike test at Imola:
Final times at the end of the official WSBK test at Imola:
At the beginning of a weekend, there are eight riders that can be considered serious dry-weather podium contenders and all of those men are in the top eight of the championship.
Press releases from the World Supersport and World Superbike teams after Sunday's races at Imola:
Nineteen more laps at 23ºC and everyone chose the Pirelli SC0 soft tyre as the warm weather settled down.
The World Supersport race would be seventeen laps on a windy track at 22ºC.
Nineteen laps in the morning's race at 22ºC.
Press releases from the series organizer and World Superbike and World Supersport teams after qualifying at Imola:
Qualifying warmed up as the temperature climbed, with Superpole two taking part under a 29ºC sun and on top of a 51ºC track.
A red flag in the middle of the session didn't slow down qualifying, and neither did a rider trying to kick another rider's bike off the track.
Superpole Two was a game of two halves as riders went out on race tyres in the first half and used the qualifiers on the second.
Only one non-Evo bike participated in Superpole one, the powerful Aprilia of Toni Elias, but he would be at a tyre disadvantage to the Evo bikes that had the Supersoft Pirelli available, an ideal tyre for the track temperature.
Chaz Davies recorded the quickest time in the untimed session before Superpole with a time that would put him on the provisional front row if this session were timed. Davies and Sylvain Guintoli both recorded their quickest times of the weekend in this session.