Notes and quotes after the second race at Donington Park:
WorldSBK standings after the second race at Donington Park:
The World Superbike weekend attracted 37,039 fans, continuing the year-on-year increases in attendance, and the last race of the weekend didn't disappoint.
Notes and quotes on the first WorldSBK race from our man on the ground at Donington Park:
On a day when Nicky Hayden wasn't far from anyone's minds the WorldSBK paddock paid tribute to The Kentucky Kid. With a minute's silence, tribute videos and the Stars and Stripes fluttering in the breeze as fans lined Donington Park the American flag it was the racing that truly honored Hayden.
Press releases from the organizers and teams after qualifying and race 1 at Donington Park:
World Superbike standings after an eventful first race at Donington Park:
World Superbike was twenty three laps of a rapidly cooling Donington Park, held after a minute's silence for Nicky Hayden where press and fans took to the grid to pay their respects.
After the morning's rain, the sun came out for Superpole one. Roman Ramos and Eugene Laverty were favourites to advance to Sueprpole two, but with Xavi Fores behind them, nothing was certain.
The morning's untimed session lasted about three minutes before it started raining. Jonathan Rea got in one quick lap ahead of Tom Sykes before the pace dropped by over fifteen seconds as the conditions worsened. In the rain, Rea was still quickest, with Marco Melandri, Tom Sykes, Chaz Davies, Eugene Laverty and Leon Camier all within a few seconds.
Further rain seems likely all day.
Press releases from the organizers and teams after the first day of practice in Donington:
Donington Park Day One
Strong start to the weekend for Rea
World Champion leads both sessions on Friday in UK, with Sykes and wildcard Haslam also on the pace
Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) enjoyed a positive day on Friday despite an uncharacteristic crash at the beginning of FP1, going on to top the timesheets in both practice sessions on the first day of the PATA UK Round.