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2017 Assen World Superbike FP3 Results: Rea Quickest Again

In the morning's untimed session, Jonathan Rea approached Loris Baz's outright lap record as the only man to get under 1'35, over eight tenths of a second quicker than his teammate, second quickest Tom Sykes. Chaz Davies, third quickest, is the only other rider within a second of Rea's time. 

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2017 Assen World Supersport FP2 Results: Sofuoglu Takes Over

With PJ Jacobsen unable to better his morning's time, the only rider in the top twenty not able to do so, Kenan Sofuoglu took over at the top with the first sub-1'39 lap of the weekend. Federico Caricasulo sat in third place overall, second quickest this session. 

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2017 Assen World Superbike FP2 Results: Rea, Davies And Sykes At The Top

Jonathan Rea ran two extended runs, the second being an eighteen lap charge within which he set the fastest lap. Chaz Davies also took advantage of the lack of rain for a twelve lap run while Tom Sykes continued to chase settings ahead of tomorrow's Superpole and race. 

Michael van der Mark wasn't able to improve on his morning's time, but his early lap was good enough to qualify him for Superpole two. Marco Melandri improved on his time, but remained in tenth place. 

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2017 Assen World Supersport FP1 Results: Jacobsen and Sofuoglu Clear Off

PJ Jacobsen and Kenan Sofuoglu got the most out of the morning's hour long session, with everyone from fourth place and back being over a second off the pace. Lucas Mahias was the only other rider to get within a second of Jacobsen's quick time, almost three quarters of a second behind the quick pair.

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2017 Assen World Superbike FP1 Results: Sykes Leads Rea And Davies

Tom Sykes opened the weekend with the quickest time, ahead of Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea while local man Michael van der Mark was fourth quickest. With rain feared for this afternoon, getting into the top ten in this first hour was important for Superpole tomorrow and Marco Melandri nearly missed out, with Alex Lowes crashing out of a lap that would have kept Melandri outside the top ten. 

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 50: Captain America Continues His Conquest

After a hiatus of a couple of weeks due to conflicting travel schedules, the Paddock Pass Podcast is back. This episode WorldSBK commentator Steve English takes a busman's holiday to visit Austin, and leads Neil Morrison and David Emmett in a discussion of events after the third round of MotoGP at the Circuit of The Americas.

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Alex Rins' Surgery Successful, Out For Six Weeks

Alex Rins has had two titanium plates fitted to fix the left wrist he broke in practice in Austin. The Suzuki rider will be out for the next six to eight weeks, meaning he will miss at least Jerez, and most likely Le Mans and Mugello as well. Suzuki test rider Takuya Tsuda, who was scheduled to be in Jerez for the official test on the Monday after the race, will replace Rins for the Spanish test, and most probably for the remaining races.

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