Assen, The Netherlands
Press releases from the teams after Sunday's thrilling World Superbike races at Assen:
Assen warmed up for race two to a still-need-a-jumper 13°C, the temperature IT departments chill their server rooms to, with a track temperature of 20°C.
World Supersport gave us the fight we were hoping for and the drama we have come to expect.
The clouds over Assen let the sun peek through, but it was still a cold 9ºC air temperature and a 15ºC track. Pirelli advised riders that the soft A rear (SC0) likely wouldn't last the distance, but eight riders chose it anyway, including Chaz Davies and Sylvain Guintoli.
Heading into Superpole, Chaz Davies had the quickest time and it was set in the afternoon on Friday, where track conditions would be similar to those in Superpole. Fresh from a win last weekend, Davies would be looking for a front row start to best allow him to stay with the other fast men.
Press releases from the World Superbike teams after qualifying at Assen:
World Supersport qualifying took place with the top men battling for the front row.
Superpole One at Assen took part in sunny weather, warmer than it's been so far this weekend. Sylvain Guintoli and Ayrton Badovini were the most likely to advance, twelfth and fourteenth quickest in timed qualifying.
In the untimed practice, the Kawasaki pairing of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, with Michael van der Mark third-quickest at his home race.
After a Friday of Jules Cluzel dominating, Kenan Sofuoglu opens today with a quickest lap of 1'38.553 while Cluzel was beaten to second-quickest by PJ Jacobsen.
Leon Haslam set the fastest lap of the session ahead of the Kawasakis of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, but was unable to beat the time set by Chaz Davies yesterday. Davies was the only rider in the top ten unable to improve on his time from yesterday.
Leon Camier put the MV Agusta into Superpole Two for the first time in the marque's history.
Press releases from the series organizer and some of the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice in Assen:
Chaz Davies, fresh from the Ducati's inaugural victory last weekend, records the quickest lap, ahead of the Kawasakis of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.