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Jerez WorldSBK Test: Rea And Sykes Rule On First Day Of Testing Under New Regulations

The WorldSBK and BSB riders kicked off the first day of a week-long test at Jerez. With the WorldSBK riders now working under the new rules, the teams are coming to grips with the rev limits put in place.

It didn't slow the KRT Kawasakis up much, however. Jonathan Rea was fastest, as he has been all year, posting a time just under seven tenths slower than his Superpole time back in October. Tom Sykes was second quickest, just over a third of a second behind his teammate, but over a second faster than Eugene Laverty on the Milwaukee Aprilia.

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2017 Qatar World Supersport FP2 Results: Mahias Leads Cluzel

Lucas Mahias took charge in a session where almost everyone improved on their earlier lap times. Jules Cluzel was second-quickest while Luke Stapleford and Federico Caricasulo recorded identical laps six thousandths off Cluzel's time. Sofuoglu was seventh quickest again.

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2017 Qatar World Supersport FP1 Results: Smith Holds Off Mahias And Caricasulo

Kyle Smith opened the weekend with the quickest time in the first evening session under the lights of Qatar. Lucas Mahias, second quickest, will have to wait until Saturday to fight for the title with Kenan Sofuoglu just half a second off the pace in seventh place. 

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2018 Provisional WorldSBK Calendar Released: Argentina, Brno Added, Jerez, Lausitzring Out

The FIM today released the provisional 2018 WorldSBK version. Just as last year, the schedule contains thirteen rounds, spread out from February to late October. Two circuits visited in 2017 are out, Jerez and the Lausitzring, while Brno makes a return to the WorldSBK schedule, and a brand new circuit in the west of Argentina, near the border with Chile.

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