World Supersport standings after Portugal:
World Supersport was eighteen laps under a cloudless sky. Kyle Smith would start from the pit lane due to engine allocation rules.
WorldSBK standings after the sprint race at Portimao:
The ten lap Superpole race should make the grid for race two represent the race pace instead of qualifying pace. It's race qualifying with points. Alex Lowes was the only rider not to fit a ten-lap sprint SCX tyre on the rear of his Yamaha.
Press releases from the organizers and some of the teams after Superpole and Race 1 at Portimao:
#PRTWorldSBK – Day 2:
WorldSBK standings after Race 1 at Portimao:
World Superbike's return to racing after the long summer break started here. The weather was still summer-like in Portugal with the high temperatures adding a challenge to the riders.
World Supersport Superpole opened with Federico Caricasulo in provisional pole position before the riders hit the track under a hot Portuguese sun. With no qualifying tyres available for World Supersport, a fresh, clean tyre is all you can get by pitting in, making it possible to set a quick lap in the opening minutes.
Jonathan Rea goes into Superpole with an eighty one point lead in the championship and the fastest time from free practice, with Alvaro Bautista second in both.
The leading eighteen riders improved on their qualifying times from yesterday, with Federico Caricasulo topping the session ahead of Isaac Vinales and Jules Cluzel.