Press releases after Sunday's races at Portimao:
WorldSSP standings after Portimao:
World Superport round ten of thirteen opened with Sandro Cortese five points ahead of Jules Cluzel and the top six all within thirty five points. Five of the top six challengers are on a Yamaha R6 and seventh placed Ant West is over fifty points off the top six, eighty seven points off the title leader, and won't be taking part this weekend.
Press releases from the WorldSBK teams after Saturday:
World Supersport Superpole one had eighteen riders competing for two places, including Hector Barbara on Kenan Sofuoglu's old bike but Loris Cresson was ruled unfit after an earlier crash.
Jules Cluzel, Lucas Mahias and Sandro Cortese were within two tenths of a second of each other and improved on their mornings' times. Luke Stapleford made it six Yamahas at the top for Superpole two tomorrow.
A familiar group of Yamahas topped the morning's results, with Federico Caricasulo and Lucas Mahias heading a group of five Yamahas including Randy Krummenacher, Sandro Cortese and Jules Cluzel. Kyle Smith on the Honda and Ayrton Badovini on the MV Agusta were the only non-Yamahas within a second of Caricasulo's best time.
Ant West didn't compete due to a failed anti-doping test.
The FIM has provisionally suspended Ant West for failing a doping test. He won't be taking part in this weekend's World Supersport race. Previously, in 2012, he failed a test due to an energy drink that contained methylhexaneamine.
The FIM press release appears below:
2018 FIM Supersport World Championship Rider Anthony West provisionally suspended
Press releases after Sunday's WorldSBK races at Misano:
WorldSSP standings after Misano: