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2018 Laguna Seca World Superbike Race Two Results: Does The Reverse Grid Finally Make A Difference?

Missing Toprak Razgatlioglu, after he was ruled out of the race with a broken toe after his crash at the corkscrew, the race had nineteen riders racing twenty five laps of the short left-handed circuit. The military-themed anthem was performed by a singer backed by a brass band, because America. 

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2018 Laguna Seca World Superbike Race One Results: Attrition At The Back

World Superbike race one at Laguna Seca took place on a sunny day in California, with a bunch of tin whistlers leading an anthem singer in typical American style. The anti-clockwise track is one of the shorter ones on the calendar and it lacks long straights, limiting the top speed to under 260km/h.

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 75: Lorenzo Does It Again At Barcelona

The Grand Prix of Catalonia in Barcelona may not have been a classic race, it did throw up plenty of talking points, and in the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Neil Morrison and David Emmett discuss what went on at the race at Montmeló. We obviously have to start with Jorge Lorenzo's win on the Ducati, his second in a row and reminiscent of his years at Yamaha.

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2018 Laguna Seca World Superbike Superpole Results: The Corkscrew Plays Its Part

Superpole One was contested by ten riders, including wildcard Josh Herrin. Michael van der Mark and Loris Baz were the favourites for promotion going into the session, having qualified eleventh and twelfth quickest respectively.

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2018 Laguna Seca World Superbike FP3 Results: Rea Quickest Before Crash

Jonathan Rea ended the session and the day quickest, in spite of an early crash in this last session. Marco Melandri improved on his earlier time to go second quickest, qualifying for Superpole two ahead of Tom Sykes. 

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2018 Laguna Seca World Superbike FP1 Results: Rea Leads Melandri And Laverty

Jonathan Rea set the morning's quickest time ahead of Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty. Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies joined the top three under 1'24 and the top eight riders were all within a second of Rea's time.

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Guest Video Blog: Freddie Spencer On The Mindset Making The Difference At Catalunya

MotoMatters.com, in association with Motor Sport Magazine, is proud to feature the rider insights of 1983 and 1985 500cc world champion Freddie Spencer. After every MotoGP race, Fast Freddie will share what he saw and learned from the race.

In the latest episode of his video blog, Freddie Spencer shares his thoughts on Jorge Lorenzo's second consecutive victory on the Ducati, this time at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló, near Barcelona. First, Fast Freddie gives his thoughts on the track, and what it takes to ride there, and more importantly, what it takes to succeed.

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