Predicting how a MotoGP race will play out is hard. Scratch that, predicting how a MotoGP race will play out is downright impossible. We scour the sector and lap times, talk to as many riders as possible, try to make sense of what they tell us, and take our best guess based on all we have learned. And inevitably, we get it wrong. Because there was something we missed, or because some random factor intervened, or because we didn't pay enough attention to what the riders were telling us, or perhaps paid too much attention to it.
With just days to go until MotoGP hits the second half of the season, now is a good time to start asking the question who is in the hot seat for the 2015 MotoGP championship. Valentino Rossi leads the title chase by 13 points, but his lead is due more to his terrifying consistency than racking up win after win. Jorge Lorenzo had a seemingly invincible run from Jerez to Barcelona, but has also finished well off the podium. Andrea Iannone has been brilliantly consistent, but has not looked capable of winning, which is a prerequisite for a MotoGP title.
Press releases from the teams and series organizers after qualifying at Sepang:
Tom Sykes claims Malaysian Tissot-Superpole
Torres and Guintoli on front row, Rea to start from seventh place on the grid.
Tom Sykes (GBR) will head the grid on a WorldSBK race day for the 28th time
The tenth Tissot-Superpole of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship season was claimed in emphatic style by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a tense Superpole 2 in 34 degrees heat at the 5.543km Sepang International Circuit.
Previews of this weekend's upcoming World Superbike round at Sepang from the series organizers and the teams:
World Superbike heads to Malaysia for Round 10
Sepang International Circuit stages the Pirelli Malaysian Round.
For the second time in its history, the Sepang International Circuit is all-set to host a round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Just a stone’s throw from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the venue first featured on the calendar last year. It now returns two months later in the year than it did in 2014.
Press releases from the World Superbike teams after Sunday's races at Laguna Seca:
Chaz Davies leaves nothing to chance and wins Race 1 at Laguna
Sykes edges out Rea for second place as Giugliano and Torres complete top 5.
Chaz Davies has won the opening race of the day at Laguna Seca after a lights-to-flag display that saw the British rider take the win by 1.798secs at the line.
Press releases after qualifying at Laguna:
Davies claims career-first Tissot-Superpole at Laguna
First one-two for Ducati on the grid since the 2012 US Round, maiden top 3 qualifying for Torres.
Press releases ahead of this weekend's World Superbike round at Laguna Seca:
Press releases from the series organizers and the teams after Sunday's races at Misano:
Sykes powers away to Misano race 1 win
Rea maintains 100% podium record in 2015 as he is second ahead of Davies.
Tom Sykes (GBR) takes his third win of the season