Portimao, Portugal

2017 Philip Island World Superbike FP2 Results: Rea Quickest In Slower Session

Chaz Davies remains in provisional pole position after a slower second timed session, ahead of Jonathan Rea. Rea and Marco Melandri were quickest this session with Xavi Fores maintaining his strong pace from the morning's outing in third. Melandri's return to the series is going better than that of his former teammate Eugene Laverty, with the Irishman sitting in the top spot of Superpole one ahead of Michael van der Mark. 


2017 Portimao WSBK Test Day 2 Times: Davies Leads Aprilias, Haslam

Chaz Davies has ended the Portimao WorldSBK test on top of the timesheets, the factory Ducati rider quickest on both days of the test. Behind Davies, the field got an interesting shake up, with the Milwaukee Aprilias making a big step forward. After a tough couple of tests, Eugene Laverty made a major step forward with the RSV4, managing a quick pace on both race and qualifying tires. Teammate Lorenzo Savadori was third, just a fraction behind his teammate.

2017 Portimao WSBK Test Day 1 Times: Davies Fastest In Portugal

World Superbike testing continues, this time at the spectacular Portimao circuit in Portugal. With the Kawasakis absent, Chaz Davies topped the timesheets, heading up Eugene Laverty on the Milwaukee Aprilia and Davies' Ducati teammate Marco Melandri. Pata Yamaha rider Michael van der Mark set the second fastest time, but the Yamahas rode without a transponder, and their times were unofficially released by the teams to Speedweek.com.

2017 WorldSBK Calendar Released: Portimao Returns, Jerez, Sepang Disappear

The provisional 2017 World Superbike calendar has been released, but unlike the MotoGP calendar, which is unchanged, there are a couple of minor differences to the schedule. The World Superbike class will contest 13 rounds, just as they did in 2016, spread across three continents. Sepang and Jerez have been dropped, and Portimao makes a comeback.

Portimao Private WSBK Test Press Releases: Pata Yamaha and Aruba Ducati Complete First Test of 2016

Testing is underway again for 2016, with the Pata Yamaha and Aruba.it Ducati teams the first bikes to hit the track ahead of the new season. The two teams held a two-day private test at Portimao, to shake out the cobwebs and get ready for the season which is to come. The teams now move to Jerez, where they will be joined by more of the WSBK field for a test on 26th and 27th January. 

The press releases issued by Yamaha and Ducati appear below:

Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team Concludes Successful Portimão Test

2015 Portimao World Superbike Test Press Releases

Press releases from the series organizers and some of the teams after Monday's World Superbike test at Portimao:

Rapid Giugliano tops Portimao test

Ducati rider on top as WorldSBK riders sample selection of new tyres.

Following the Nilox Portuguese Round which brought the curtain down on the first half of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship season, the riders were back in action on Monday for no less than seven hours of testing which started at 9am.

2015 Portimao World Superbike Official Test: Giugliano Fastest, Suzuki Make Progress

The majority of the World Superbike field stayed on at Portimao for an official one-day test at the Portuguese circuit, taking advantage of the limited testing opportunities the WSBK riders have this year. Ducati's Davide Giugliano leaves the test as quickest, putting in a very quick lap at the very end of testing to finish three tenths ahead of yesterday's double race winner Jonathan Rea. Rea kept just ahead of his Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes, while Leon Haslam set the fourth quickest time on the Aprilia.

2015 Portimao World Superbike Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the series organizers and the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the Portuguese round of WSBK:

Rea wins flag-to-flag opening race at Portimao

Sykes 2nd despite small technical problem on penultimate lap, Davies completes top-3.

2015 World Superbikes Championship Standings After Round 7, Portimao, Portugal

1 J. Rea Kawasaki 330  
2 T. Sykes Kawasaki 206 -124
3 L. Haslam Aprilia 199 -131
4 C. Davies Ducati 184 -146
5 J. Torres Aprilia 131 -199
6 S. Guintoli Honda 113 -217
7 M. Baiocco Ducati 88 -242
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