2016 Qatar World Superbike FP2 Results: Davies And Rea Finish Friday On Top

Chaz Davies takes provisional pole by less than five hundredths of a second from Jonathan Rea in the last timed session before Superpole. Leon Haslam, after a tough morning getting used to World Superbike after a long absence, is the quickest rider in Superpole one, with Michael van der Mark unable to improve on his morning's time as second favourite to advance to Superpole one. Tom Sykes continued to struggle, only managing to go ninth quickest, seven tenths off the pace. 


2016 Qatar World Superbike Press Release Previews

Preview press releases of the final WorldSBK round this weekend:

As the Sun Sets on 2016, the Final Battle Begins

Qatar darkness brings the biggest gains as the Crown awaits

The Losail International Circuit of Qatar is the final battleground of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship and everything is at stake as the ultimate battle for the title resumes. Located on the coast of the Persian Peninsula, just north of Doha, the circuit sees WorldSBK riders tackle 16 turns on 5.38kms of floodlit tarmac under the stars in the Arabian desert.

2016 Qatar World Supersport FP1 Results: Sofuoglu Quickest Ahead Of Jacobsen

With the title decided and no ESS riders in the way, Kenan Sofuoglu, PJ Jacobsen, Jules Cluzel and Kyle Smith, four of the top five riders in the championship, took their rightful spots at the top, with only Randy Krummenacher missing out of the top five. Jacobsen, Cluzel and Krummenacher will be fighting for second place on Sunday.


2016 Sepang Moto2 FP2 Result: Morbidelli Quickest As Track Dries

Franco Morbidelli topped the timesheets in the second session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Sepang. The Marc VDS rider took advantage of ever improving track conditions to set the fastest time in his final run, knocking teammate Alex Marquez off top spot. Marquez was knocked further down into third place, when Taka Nakagami put in a quick lap in the end to finish second.

2016 Sepang MotoGP FP2 Result: Miller Tops Weather-Affected Session

Jack Miller topped the timesheets of the afternoon session of MotoGP practice at Sepang, though the constantly changing track conditions rendered the times meaningless. That does not mean that it was a wasted session, however. Starting on a wet track which dried as the session went on, riders got a feel for the changing conditions which look set to be a factor in the race.

2016 Sepang Moto3 FP2 Result: Bagnaia Leads In The Wet

On a fully wet track, it was Pecco Bagnaia who ended the second session of Moto3 practice. The Italian had been quickest all session, putting in a very fast lap as FP2 ended. That knocked Jorge Navarro into second, the Spaniard crashing on his final run.

Local hero Khairul Idham Pawi excelled again in the afternoon, relishing the riding in the wet to take third place. Pawi had also been quick in the dry morning session, beaten only by Brad Binder in FP1. Nicolo Bulega took fourth, ahead of Tatsuki Suzuki on the CIP Mahindra.


2016 Sepang Moto2 FP1 Result: Luthi Fastest, With Red Flags And Rain

The rain the series had been waiting for came during the Moto2 session. The session was interrupted by a red flag, after a series of crashes at Turn 14. Sam Lowes was one of the fallers, and then collided with Johann Zarco as he rejoined the track. Rain started fallling when the session restarted, leaving Tom Luthi as fastest, ahead of Marcel Schrotter and Alex Marquez.


2016 Sepang MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Lays Down A Marker

Marc Marquez ended the first session of free practice on top of the timesheets, as the MotoGP pack took to the track in dry and relatively cool conditions. With rain threatening for the rest of the weekend, the rack was busy from the off, riders searching for a dry set up. 

Suzuki's Maverick Viñales was a constant threat at the top of the timesheets, leading on and off, but the Spaniard would be outdone by Marc Marquez in the final third of the session, the Repsol Honda rider taking a clear lead. Viñales held on to second, just ahead of Pramac Ducati's Scott Redding.