World Superbikes

2016 Donington World Superbike FP3 Results: Sykes Quickest Again

Making it three for three, Tom Sykes was quickest in the Saturday morning untimed session, a quarter of a second ahead of Davide Giugliano. Leon Camier, the pace setter for the first few laps, ended the session third quickest with Nicky Hayden just four thousandths of a second off his pace. Chaz Davies, on a rebuilt bike after yesterday's fire, was fifth quickest ahead of Jonathan Rea whose Kawasaki broke down near the end of the session. 

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2016 Donington World Superbike FP1 Results: Sykes Leads Giugliano

Tom Sykes opened his home weekend on top of the timing sheets ahead of Davide Giugliano and Jonathan Rea. There was a brief pause after wildcard Matthieu Lussiana crashed, leaving his bike on the racing line, but it was cleared quickly and qualifying resumed. 

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Opinion: Can Cameron Beaubier Revive the Stature of US Racing?

When opportunity comes knocking, it is a fool who does not open the door. That is especially true when the opportunity is as unique as the chance to race at a World Championship level event. Given the chance to shine on the world stage, you have to take that shot. So when Cameron Beaubier was asked to replace the injured Sylvain Guintoli inside the Pata Yamaha team for the Donington round of World Superbikes, I cannot imagine that he hesitated for very long before jumping at the chance.

As commendable as Beaubier's choice is, it comes with some considerable risk. Not just to the reputation of Beaubier himself, but also to the standing of American motorcycle racing in the world. As arguably the best motorcycle racer in MotoAmerica, the US domestic championship, his performance will be weighed on a silver scale, and used as a yardstick for the standard of racing in the US. The hopes and dreams of many a young American racer may lie fallow if Beaubier falls short.

2016 Sepang World Superbike Race Two Results: Tears In The Rain

The Rain was so heavy that it pushed the start of the World Supersport race to after this event so it came as no surprise that World Superbike race two would be declared a wet race and everyone fitted intermediate Pirellis accordingly.

Report and results follow.

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