Magny-Cours, France

2016 Magny-Cours World Supersport FP2: Sofuoglu Not Hampered By Red Flags

With almost everyone improving on their morning's time, it's no surprise to see Kenan Sofuoglu at the top again in the second red-flagged session of the day. The surprise was the fastest ESS rider Illia Mikhalchik in third place just two places ahead of ESS rival Axel Bassani.

Several big names, including PJ Jacobsen in eleventh, missed out on qualifying for Superpole Two.

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2016 Magny-Cours World Superbike FP2: Davies Leads Camier Into Superpole

Chaz Davies continued his morning's form to grab the provisional pole position ahead of Leon Camier and the Kawasakis of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea. Michael van der Mark made up for his lost morning, sixth quickest, behind Alex Lowes.

Nicky Hayden and Davide Giugliano both surprised with failing to get into Superpole two while Markus Reiterberger and Matthieu Lagrive sit in eleventh and twelfth, the favourites to get promoted to the second session.  

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2016 Magny-Cours World Superbike FP1: Davies And Rea On Top

The first hour at Magny-Cours ended with Chaz Davies quickest, just four hundredths qucker than Jonathan Rea. Xavi Fores held off Tom Sykes who was quickest throughout most of the session. Michael van der Mark didn't record a lap and has not yet qualified as a result.

Pawel Szkopek is not racing this weekend as he has parted company with Team Toth in spite of having his best weekend last time out in Germany.

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2016 World Superbikes Provisional Calendar Released: 14 Rounds, Monza Returns

The FIM today released the provisional 2016 calendar for the World Superbike championship. There is good news and bad news in the calendar, with Portimao disappearing from the calendar, but Monza making a welcome return. World Superbikes will also be returning to Germany, with the entire circus turning up to the Lausitzring, just north of Dresden. The best news is that there are no direct clashes with MotoGP, but WSBK will be running on the same date as F1 for nine rounds, though only the Donington and Monza rounds happen in the same timezone. Given the different time schedules for F1 and WSBK, bike racing fans should not have to miss any of the action.

The Lausitzring was not the only option considered when WSBK looked at returning to Germany. The series was also in talks with the Sachsenring, as the MotoGP round is immensely popular there. In the end, Lausitz was chosen, WSBK having raced there previously from 2005 to 2007.

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2015 World Superbike Championship Standings After Round 12, Magny-Cours, France

1 J. Rea Kawasaki 528  
2 C. Davies Ducati 383 -145
3 T. Sykes Kawasaki 367 -161
4 L. Haslam Aprilia 297 -231
5 J. Torres Aprilia 222 -306
6 S. Guintoli Honda 201 -327
7 M. vd Mark Honda 170 -358
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Round Number: 
12
Year: 
2015

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