October 25th, 2009

2009 Portimao World Superbike Race 2 Result - Duel To Line For Victory

Results of World Superbike race 2 at Portimao, in which the World Championship was decided:

2009 World Supersport Championship Standings After Round 14, Portimao

Championship standings for round 14, 2009

2009 Portimao World Supersport Race Results - Dominant Winner Leads Flag-To-Flag

Results of the final World Supersport race at Portimao:

2009 Portimao World Superbike Race 1 Result - Crash And Win Impacts Title Chase

Results and summary of race 1 for the World Superbike class at Portimao:

2009 MotoGP World Championship Standings After Round 16, Sepang, Malaysia

MotoGP Championship standings for round 16, 2009

2009 Sepang MotoGP Race Result - Downpour Provides Dominant Display

Results of the rain-soaked MotoGP race at Sepang:

Rain At Sepang Forces Late Start For MotoGP Race

A downpour between the end of the 250cc race and the start of the MotoGP race has caused the race to be delayed. The rain has now ceased and the riders are heading out onto the track for the start, which has been delayed by 35 minutes. The track at Sepang dries very quickly in the tropical heat, but we are set for a flag-to-flag race at Sepang.

2009 250cc World Championship Standings After Round 16, Sepang, Malaysia

Championship standings for round 16, 2009

2009 125cc World Championship Standings After Round 16, Sepang, Malaysia

Championship standings for round 16, 2009

2009 Sepang 250cc Race Result - Thriller Sees Another Photo Finish For 2nd

Results and report for the 250cc race at Sepang:

2009 Sepang 125cc Race Result - Another Duel To The Finish

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Sepang:

October 24th

Portimao Superpole Notes -- Turning it Up to Eleven

Ben Spies said that he that he had trouble getting focused enough to start "holding the thing wide open."  That "thing" of course, is the trusty Yamaha YZF-R1 that carried him to his record-setting eleventh Superpole of the 2009 World Superbike season today at Portimao. Spies had been lagging about a half-second off the pace in practice and the first Superpole session and didn't find his groove until the second outing, where he topped the field, two-tenths of a second faster than Ten Kate Honda's Jonny Rea, who previously had been at the top of the time sheets all weekend. The Texas Terror went out in the third round with a used tire that didn't meet to his liking and subsequently returned to the pits without setting a lap time. Spies' Yamaha Italia crew then fitted a fresh qualifier on the back of the R1 and Spies ventured out with three minutes and change left in the session and merely set the fastest lap ever at the Portugese track, over a half-second faster than his nearest rival, Sterilgarda Ducati's Shane "Shakey" Byrne.

2009 Portimao World Superbike Superpole Results - Updated

Results of the three Superpole sessions, as they happen.

Superpole 1

2009 Portimao World Superbike FP2 Results - Rea

Johnny Rea was the fastest rider in the final session of free practice ahead of this afternoon's Superpole. The Irishman was over a tenth quicker than Michel Fabrizio and Carlos Checa, with Shane Byrne another couple of tenths behind Checa. In the war for the championship, Ben Spies finished ahead of Noriyuki Haga, but only but just over a tenth of a second.


2009 Portimao World Supersport Qualifying Practice Results - Laverty Edges Crutchlow For Pole

Eugene Laverty has taken pole for the World Supersport race at Portimao on Sunday. The Parkalgar Honda rider just inched ahead of Cal Crutchlow by less than a tenth of a second. Michele Pirro was 3rd fastest of the day, while Ten Kate Honda's Kenan Sofuoglu completes the front row.