2009 250cc World Championship Standings After Round 16, Sepang, Malaysia

Championship standings for round 16, 2009

2009 125cc World Championship Standings After Round 16, Sepang, Malaysia

Championship standings for round 16, 2009

2009 Sepang 250cc Race Result - Thriller Sees Another Photo Finish For 2nd

Results and report for the 250cc race at Sepang:

2009 Sepang 125cc Race Result - Another Duel To The Finish

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Sepang:

Portimao Superpole Notes -- Turning it Up to Eleven

Ben Spies said that he that he had trouble getting focused enough to start "holding the thing wide open."  That "thing" of course, is the trusty Yamaha YZF-R1 that carried him to his record-setting eleventh Superpole of the 2009 World Superbike season today at Portimao. Spies had been lagging about a half-second off the pace in practice and the first Superpole session and didn't find his groove until the second outing, where he topped the field, two-tenths of a second faster than Ten Kate Honda's Jonny Rea, who previously had been at the top of the time sheets all weekend. The Texas Terror went out in the third round with a used tire that didn't meet to his liking and subsequently returned to the pits without setting a lap time. Spies' Yamaha Italia crew then fitted a fresh qualifier on the back of the R1 and Spies ventured out with three minutes and change left in the session and merely set the fastest lap ever at the Portugese track, over a half-second faster than his nearest rival, Sterilgarda Ducati's Shane "Shakey" Byrne.

2009 Portimao World Superbike Superpole Results - Updated

Results of the three Superpole sessions, as they happen.

Superpole 1

2009 Portimao World Superbike FP2 Results - Rea

Johnny Rea was the fastest rider in the final session of free practice ahead of this afternoon's Superpole. The Irishman was over a tenth quicker than Michel Fabrizio and Carlos Checa, with Shane Byrne another couple of tenths behind Checa. In the war for the championship, Ben Spies finished ahead of Noriyuki Haga, but only but just over a tenth of a second.

Results: 

2009 Portimao World Supersport Qualifying Practice Results - Laverty Edges Crutchlow For Pole

Eugene Laverty has taken pole for the World Supersport race at Portimao on Sunday. The Parkalgar Honda rider just inched ahead of Cal Crutchlow by less than a tenth of a second. Michele Pirro was 3rd fastest of the day, while Ten Kate Honda's Kenan Sofuoglu completes the front row.

Results: 

2009 Portimao World Superbike QP2 Results - Rea Consolidates

Johnny Rea held on to provisional pole during the second session of qualifying for the World Superbike class at Portimao. Rea improved his time to finish ahead of Ducati's Michel Fabrizio and Aprilia's Max Biaggi, while Jakub Smrz completes the provisional front row. Noriyuki Haga took four tenths off his time from QP1 to leapfrog ahead of Ben Spies, who could not improve on the time he set yesterday.

Results:

2009 Portimao World Supersport FP2 Results - Sofuoglu Takes Top Spot Again

Kenan Sofuoglu set the fastest time in second session of free practice for the World Supersport class, deposing Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz with a late run. Lascorz had previously done exactly the same to Cal Crutchlow, after the Yamaha rider had topped the timesheets for much of the session. Eugene Laverty finished behind Crutchlow once again, but as in previous sessions, the difference was minimal.

Results:

2009 Sepang 250cc Qualifying Practice Result - Mixed Fortunes For Title Candidates

Results of qualifying for the 250cc class at Sepang:

2009 Sepang MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result - Pole Record Tumbles Again

Results of qualifying practice for the MotoGP class at Sepang:

2009 Sepang 125cc Qualifying Practice Result - Young Gun On Pole

Result of qualifying for the 125cc class at Sepang:

2009 Sepang MotoGP FP2 Result - Pedrosa, Rossi And Pedrosa Under Lap Record

Dani Pedrosa was the fastest man in the second session of free practice at Sepang. The Repsol Honda rider edged Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner by the narrowest of margins, less than six hundredths of a second separating Pedrosa and Stoner, and all three well under the lap record. Jorge Lorenzo was also under the 2'02 bracket, but nearly four tenths behind Pedrosa.

Results: 

2009 Sepang 250cc FP2 Result - Aoyama Leads Again

Hiroshi Aoyama topped the time sheets in the second session of free practice, continuing the work he started on Friday. After his salary holdout on Friday, Hector Barbera was back on the front row, ahead of Marco Simoncelli, who was back up to speed. Mattia Pasini was 4th fastest.

Result

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