Archive - Race Or Practice Result

June 21st, 2015

2015 Misano World Supersport Qualifying Results: New Lap Record

With PJ Jacobsen being the cat amongst the pigeons of Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel, the front row appeared to be easy to predict, even if the order were not.

June 20th

2015 Misano World Superbike Superpole Results: Ideal Conditions

As the weather was good, in spite of overnight rain, and the resurfaced track offered better grip than before, the likelihood of the pole position lap record surviving was considered low.

2015 Misano World Superbike FP4 Results: Giugliano Flies The Flag

In the first session not headed by an Aprilia, Davide Giugliano puts his Ducati on top to maintain Italian manufacturer dominance. Leon Haslam was quickest in the untimed session with Jonathan Rea third ahead of Max Biaggi. Tom Sykes, sixth behind Michael van der Mark, showed the kind of form needed to elevate hin to Superpole two.


2015 Misano World Supersport FP3 Results: Jacobsen Leads Sofuoglu And Cluzel

Enjoying his switch to Honda, PJ Jacobsen hit within four hundredths of a second of the outright fastest lap, ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel. Kyle Smith, Gino Rea and Lorenzo Zanetti all maintain their top-6 pace as the provisional second row.


2015 Misano World Superbike FP3 Results: Torres Takes Over

Jordi Torres was quickest this morning, ahead of Jonathan Rea who set the pace at the beginning of the session. While Torres approached the lap record, Max Biaggi, dominant yesterday, was unable to match his time from yesterday, over half a second further back in eighth place, in spite of still being the fastest bike in a straight line. Leon Haslam was third quickest, while Alex Lowes was the only other rider on a Japanese bike, with Jonathan Rea's Kawasaki, in the top nine as Chaz Davies, Michele Pirro and Davide Giugliano held the next three spots ahead of Biaggi and Matteo Baiocco. 

Tom Sykes was also unable to match his quickest time from yesterday and will have to compete in Superpole One for one of the two promotion slots, something with which he and his team are unfamilar.

June 19th

2015 Misano World Superbike FP2 Results: Biaggi Tops Red Flagged Session

Max Biaggi was again quickest but this time had to fight off Davide Giugliano to retain the fastest time by a quarter of a second. The six times world champion, with four 250cc titles and two World Superbike titles, Biaggi may have been given a fast Aprilia with which to race this weekend, but his wildcard comeback performance is still impressive as no matter how fast a bike you have, as the adage goes, you still have to ride it.

Chaz Davies was third quickest behind his Ducati teammate Giugliano, with Leon Haslam on the Red Devils Aprilia fending off the Kawasakis of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes. The top eleven riders were all within three quarters of a second with Markus Reiterberger 0.806 off the fastest time, twelfth quickest.


2015 Misano World Supersport FP2 Results: Jacobsen And Cluzel Post Identical Fastest Times

PJ Jacobsen and Jules CLuzel both posted a 1'38.569, eight tenths of e second quicker than Kenan Sofuoglu and within thirteen hundredths of the qualifying record here. Kyle Smith and Gino Rea held off Lorenzo Zanetti over half a second further back. 


2015 Misano World Superbike FP1 Results: Biaggi Means Business

Max Biaggi, inspired by Troy Bayliss, returned to World Superbike this weekend and set the fastest time in the opening session as a wildcard on an Aprilia. As the fourth former World Superbike champion to compete this year, he was expected to match Bayliss's performance and instead dominated the session ahead of Chaz Davies, the only man able to better him at any point in the session, and Jonathan Rea, runaway championship leader. Biaggi led the field by over four tenths of a second.

Wildcard Markus Reiterberger was fourth quickest on a BMW. Reiterberger is the 2013 IDM (the International German Superbike championship) champion and current German championship leader. 


2015 Misano World Supersport FP1 Results: Sofuoglu Leads Smith

Kenan Sofuoglu set the quickest time ahead of Kyle Smith and Lorenzo Zanetti. Sofuoglu's best time was within six tenths of the fastest time around this track, set in 2010 by Michele Pirro.


June 15th

2015 Barcelona Post-Race Test Times: Smith Ends Rain-Hit Test As Fastest

Bradley Smith leaves Barcelona as the fastest of the MotoGP riders, after heavy rain disrupted testing shortly before midday, and left the track wet for the rest of the day. The weather meant that some teams were forced to change their plans. Yamaha's original plan to go riding in the afternoon was scrapped, the factory heading straight to Aragon for two more days of testing. There, they will be joined by Suzuki, as well as a number of Moto2 teams.

Marc Marquez tested a 2014 chassis for the Repsol Honda team, combining last year's frame with this year's swingarm and engine. He was generally positive about the results, but as he had only done five laps on the chassis, said it was too short to be sure about it. He met with his team to draw up a plan to try it again at Assen, but with the weather at Assen looking unstable, they were unsure of having the time to do it. Dani Pedrosa did not try the chassis, as he is already using a different chassis to the one used by his teammate.

2015 Barcelona Post-Race Test Times At 1pm: Smith Leads As Rain Stops Play

Bradley Smith sits at the top of the timesheets after the first three hours of testing at Barcelona, after rain has halted action at the track. Light rain started around noon, and then a heavy thunderstorm broke over the circuit, drenching the track and chasing everyone back into their garages.

The rain comes as a problem for Honda, who had a lot of work to do on Monday. The factory Yamaha team are more fortunate. The original plan was to ride after 2pm and then head to Aragon, so they will just head to Aragon instead.

Times at 1pm:

June 14th

2015 Barcelona Moto3 Race: Cool Heads Prevail In Hard-Fought Final Lap

Results and summary of the Moto3 race at Barcelona: