Portimao, Portugal

2011 Portimao World Superbike Superpole Results - Updated

Results and Summary of Superpole for World Superbikes at Portimao:

Superpole 1

Johnny Rea was the first man to set a time out of the pits at Portimao, dropping straight into the 1'42s, together with Joan Lascorz and Leon Haslam. His time would not keep him at the top for long, though, with Marco Melandri edging Carlos Checa and Eugene Laverty a lap later. 

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2011 Portimao World Superbike Friday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Portimao:

Lowes looking good in Portuguese sunshine

PARKALGAR HONDA'S Sam Lowes is third on the provisional front row for Sunday's 12thand final round of the World Supersport Championship at his home Parkalgar circuit near Portimao in Portugal.

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2011 Phillip Island MotoGP Friday Round Up - On Bumps, Speed And The Lack Of It, And WSBK Silly Season

Phillip Island is the best circuit in the world, according to just about everyone in the MotoGP paddock. At least, that's what they thought yesterday, before they actually rode the circuit, and found out that the recent visits by the Australian GT series and the V8 Supercars have torn the track up and left bumps everywhere.

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2011 Portimao World Superbike QP1 Result: Checa Takes Provisional Pole By Slim Margin

Carlos Checa sits on provisional pole for the final World Superbike double header at Portimao on Sunday, after topping the first session of qualifying at the stunning Portuguese circuit. Checa led throughout, and unlike this morning, when he was deposed from pole by Johnny Rea, the Althea Ducati rider held off allcomers to retain the top spot. Yamaha's Eugene Laverty came close, getting to within a tenth of a second of Checa, but could not get under the newly-crowned World Champion's time.

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