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2016 Phillip Island World Supersport FP1 Results: Sofuoglu And Cluzel Carry On Rivalry

The top two slots are, unsurprisingly, taken by the arch-rivals from last year, with Kenan Sofuoglu ahead of Jules Cluzel. Randy Krummenacher, fresh from five years in Moto2, posted consistent quick laps, holding off Lorenzo Zanetti for the third quickest time. Kyle Ryde, third place last year as a wild card at Donington, was fifth quiclest. PJ Jacobsen, sensational last year after taking over Film Wilairot's Honda, could only muster seventh quickest behind Alex Baldolini on a customer MV Agusta.

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2016 Phillip Island World Superbike FP1 Results: Sykes Starts 2016 On Top

The first flying lap of the year was the always eager Jonathan Rea, but it was his teammate Tom Sykes who ended the session on top, with Sylvain Guintoli and Rea within a tenth of a second. Leon Camier was fourth quickest ahead of Chaz Davies. The middle of the session brought some surprising rain, but it didn't stick about, letting everyone get back up to speed fairly quickly. 

2016 Phillip Island World Superbike Test Day 2: Rea Leads Mixed Field

Jonathan Rea leads the field after an incident-packed second day of testing for the World Superbike class at Phillip Island. Warmer weather and intense testing saw several riders take some serious tumbles, with a couple of riders suffering significant injury. Fabio Menghi fell and fractured a hip in the morning, while Josh Hook crashed in the afternoon and dislocated his shoulder, and fracturing his greater tubercle (top of the bone in the upper arm). The crashes and subsequent clean up meant that much of the afternoon session was lost, as marshals tried to clear the track.

2016 Phillip Island World Supersport Test Day 2: Sofuoglu Seizes Control

Kenan Sofuoglu has taken the World Supersport class by the scruff of the neck again, the reigning world champion dominating both morning and afternoon sessions of practice to pull out a lead of over two thirds of a second over the rest of the field. The MV Agustas showed solid pace on the second day, Lorenzo Zanetti setting a time in the afternoon to beat the lap set by teammate Jules Cluzel in the morning.

2016 Phillip Island World Superbike Test Day 1: Hondas Chase Down Kawasakis as Sykes Leads

With the World Superbike season almost upon us, the WSBK grid is at Phillip Island for two days of testing, ahead of the first event of the year which starts this weekend. Rain disrupted practice for WSBK, just as it had for MotoGP last week, though the consequences were less severe. The rain and track conditions saw a few people fall - some, such as Karel Abraham, quite hard - but everyone will be fit to start testing again tomorrow.

2016 Phillip Island World Supersport Test Day 1: Krummenacher Makes Strong Debut

After the MotoGP teams had departed the paddock at Phillip Island, the World Supersport and World Superbike teams took their place, for a two day test ahead of the WSBK season opener this coming weekend. The unsettled weather which had plagued MotoGP hung around in diminished form for the WSBK field, scattering occasional showers on the Island, though only briefly.

2016 Phillip Island World Superbikes Preview Press Releases

Preview press releases for the final World Superbike test at Phillip Island:


Final Official Tests Set To Start For KRT

KRT, Kawasaki’s FIM Superbike World Championship squad, will face two final days of preseason testing on the all-new Ninja ZX-10R at Phillip Island in Australia before the season itself gets underway this coming weekend.

2016 Phillip Island MotoGP Test Friday Round Up: What We Learned, And What We Still Don't Know

What did we learn from the Phillip Island MotoGP test? We learned that the rule changes for 2016, new electronics and Michelin tires, have made learning anything from testing very difficult. To borrow a phrase from Donald Rumsfeld, we learned that there are still plenty of known unknowns, and even more unknown unknowns. The most interesting thing to come out of the test is that a few of the unknown unknowns turned into known unknowns.

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