Notes from the first WorldSBK race in Germany from our man on the ground:
Press releases from the World Superbike teams and organizers after the first race in Germany:
World Superbike standings after the first race at the Lausitzring:
World Supersport Superpole qualifying took place after the World Superbike race and before any rain.
Stefan Bradl would not take part in the 21-lap race as his elbow injury from Friday finally ruled him out.
Stefan Bradl and Randy Krummenacher were declared fit, Bradl suffering a crash yesterday and Krummenacher crashing today, and would both take part in Superpole one.
In a session cut short by a red flag, Lucas Mahias ended on top ahead of three other Yamahas.
In the Morning's untimed session, Tom Sykes sets the fastest time ahead of the Ducatis of Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri.
In the second session, in drying conditions, Niki Tuuli and Gino Rea were the only riders in the top ten to improve on their morning's times, leaving Jules Cluzel at the top, ahead of Sheridan Morais, quickest in the tricky second session, and Lucas Mahias.
Tom Sykes improved on his record-setting morning's pace with a 1'37.172 just six minutes into the session, but the second free practice was interrupted when Alex Lowes's Yamaha blew up an engine, spreading oil over turns eleven to thirteen almost halfway through the session. Lowes was in tenth place and a long repair would alomst certainly rule him out of qualifying for Superpole two. And then the weather turned up, delaying the restart even further and saving Lowes's place.