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2018 Magny-Cours World Superbike FP1 Results: Rea And Sykes Quickest

Jonathan Rea, hoping to tie up his fourth successive World Superbike title this weekend, was quickest ahead of his Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes and the Yamaha pairing of Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes. Lorenzo Savadori was fifth quickest on his Aprilia while Xavi Fores was the quickest Ducati in sizth place.

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2018 Provisional WorldSBK Calendar Released: Argentina, Brno Added, Jerez, Lausitzring Out

The FIM today released the provisional 2018 WorldSBK version. Just as last year, the schedule contains thirteen rounds, spread out from February to late October. Two circuits visited in 2017 are out, Jerez and the Lausitzring, while Brno makes a return to the WorldSBK schedule, and a brand new circuit in the west of Argentina, near the border with Chile.

The schedule starts as ever at Phillip Island in Australia on 25th February, with the WorldSBK and WorldSSP classes competing. As is traditional, the race is preceded a couple of days earlier by a two-day official test. The start of the series is once again rather fragmented, however, as WorldSBK fans will have to wait four weeks for the second round of the series at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.

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