WorldSBK standings after the sprint race at Magny-Cours:
The weather improved for Sunday, with a warmer, drier day for the ten lap Superpole sprint race.
Press releases after qualifying and the first WorldSBK race at Magny-Cours from the organizers and some of the teams:
#FRAWorldSBK – Day 2:
WorldSBK championship standings after a thrilling Race 1 at Magny-Cours:
Rain stopped in advance of what would be close racing on a drying track, with Jonathan Rea leading Alvaro Bautista by ninety one points and only one hundred and eighty six points up for grabs this year. If Rea leaves France at least one hundred and twenty five points ahead of Bautista, he's the 2019 World Superbike champion.
After a wet morning, including the usual wet delays, World Supersport qualifying eventually started on a damp but drying track.
Half an hour late, the wet qualifying session eventually started once the track was cleared. The rain had stopped coming down as hard as earlier, but the track was still very damp.
Press releases from the teams and organizers after the first day of practice for the French WorldSBK round at Magny-Cours:
#FRAWorldSBK– Day 1
With nobody improving on their morning's times, Kyle Smith topped a session where a handful of riders didn't even try to record a lap. The rain kept eight riders from setting a lap.
The afternoon's session was wetter and slower than the morning's, and nobody improved on their times. Of the riders that did record a lap, Jonathan Rea was quickest.