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Press releases from the series organizers and teams after the final round of World Superbikes at Qatar:
Maiden win for Torres in Race 1 after spectacular battle with Rea
The Spaniard ends Great Britain's winning streak as Sykes claims final podium place.
Press release previews from the series organizer and teams ahead of the Jerez round of World Superbikes:
#JerezWorldSBK poised to crown a new Champion
Rea only needs a top 10 finish in Race 1 to clinch the title at the Pirelli Spanish Round.
Jonathan Rea is just six points away from the ultimate goal in WorldSBK: the eni FIM Superbike World Championship title of 2015.
Press releases after the first day of practice at Sepang:
Biaggi remains quickest following afternoon downpour at Sepang
Davies fastest in drying Free Practice 2 and second overall ahead of Rea and Sykes.
Max Biaggi (ITA) set the fastest lap-time of the day in his third quick lap attempt
Two-time WorldSBK Champion Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) has topped the combined timesheets on the opening day of action at the 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.
Almost without realizing it, we find ourselves in the midst of a glut of motorcycle racing action. For 11 days, bikes and teams are testing, racing, and being introduced to the public at large. On Monday and Tuesday, the World Superbike teams had their last test of the pre-season at Phillip Island. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Moto2 and Moto3 teams are testing at Jerez. On Friday, the 2015 World Superbike season gets underway Phillip Island, culminating in the races on Sunday, featuring shock substitute Troy Bayliss.
Before the 2015 World Superbike season gets underway, just seven days from now at Phillip Island, the WSBK and WSS riders get a final chance to prepare their bikes for the flag drops next Sunday. For the first time this year, all of the riders and bikes will be on track at the same time, and we will get a hint of the season to come.
Though the riders competing in the 2015 MotoGP championship have all departed, the factories stayed on at Sepang for another day of testing. For the fourth day of the first Sepang MotoGP test was designated as a test day for Michelin, who are due to take over as official tire supplier from 2016.
The weather continues its stubborn refusal to cooperate with preparation for the 2015 World Superbike season. After rain and cold conditions plagued the earlier test at the Motorland Aragon circuit, the rain halted testing for the best part of two days at Portimao. Wednesday was a complete washout, while a wet track hampered progress on Thursday morning.