This weekend, thirty Eight thousand fans were treated to proper variable British weather and great racing at Donington Park, with eighteen and a half thousand enjoying Sunday's glorious sun.
Donington, Great Britain
World Supersport was twenty laps of Donington in nice weather.
Federico Caricasulo led the race into turn one, ten places ahead of his teammate and championship rival Randy Krummenacher. Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias followed Caricasulo, with Raffaele De Rosa getting a terrible start from the front row, getting pushed back to ninth place. Mahias took second place from Jules Cluzel, showing that his recent form on the Kawasaki was far from over.
World Superbike standings after the sprint race at Donington:
The World Superbike Superpole Race took part on a glorious English Sunday and had everyone rushing to the rulebook at the end.
WorldSBK standings after race 1 at Donington Park:
World Superbike race one was declared a wet race and Alvaro Bautista led the championship by just sixteen points. Donington is an undulating track, made of lots of old-fashioned fast, sweeping curves before a short back straight followed by a chicane and two hairpins.
World Supersport Superpole took place on a dried out track.
World Superbike qualifying was on a drying track that got quicker as the session went on.
Jules Danilo, on a Honda CBR600RR, set the quickest wet lap ahead of Kyle Smith and Federico Caricasulo.
With the British weather playing its part, Jonathan Rea was quickest in a wet morning's qualifying, with the rain adding well over ten seconds to the lap times. Tom Sykes and Leon Haslam were the only riders within a second of Rea's time. Eugene Laverty did not take part as he was declared unfit after yesterday's medical checks. Michael van der Mark is able to qualify after being declared fit yesterday but didn't record a lap.