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Lausitzring Lottery-A German WorldSBK roundup

It was a weekend of contrasts in Germany. Four weathers in a race weekend is usually something associated with Phillip Island, but with 30°C temperatures having welcomed the WorldSBK paddock from their summer break, the heat gradually transitioned to a downpour on a cold and windy Sunday.

With Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea claiming the spoils in the races there was little reason to think that this was a standout weekend, but in many ways the German round of WorldSBK could prove pivotal when the season concludes.

2016 Lausitzring World Supersport Race Results: Thirteen Weeks Is A Long Time

After a thirteen week absence, World Supersport returns. Randy Krummenacher closed in on championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu by two points in the summer as Federico Caricasulo lost his second place in Misano from a fuel infraction. Would he be able to close the gap even further?

2016 Lausitzring World Supersport Superpole Results: Surprises But No Surprises

Twenty-three World Supersport riders poured out of the pits to contest the two promotions and a chance of pole position after a break of thirteen weeks. Kyle Smith, fastest this morning in the wet, and Zalfumi Khairuddin are the two quickest riders yesterday to be in the first session.

2016 Lausitzring World Supersport FP3 Results: Smith Dominates Session

In the wet untimed session, Kyle Smith set all four fastest laps and, until the end of the session, was over a second clear of everyone else. Ayrton Badovini and Kenan Sufuoglu sneaked in fast laps at the end to make it look a lot closer than it was.

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2016 Lausitzring World Supersport FP2 Results: Sofuoglu Leads Rea And Tuuli

Kenan Sofuoglu is the only rider to record a lap under 1'41 and led Gino Rea by over four tenths of a second with Niki Tuuli putting in an impressive performance a quarter of a second further back. Jules Cluzel was fourth quickest while PJ Jacobsen was unable to improve on his morning's time. 

Kenan Sofuoglu set the quickest time early on and was the only rider ever to appear at the top of the sheet, improving the best time six more times before the session ended.

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2016 Lausitzring World Supersport FP1 Results: Sofuoglu Sets The Pace

Kenan Sofuoglu opened the weekend with a lap over four tenths quicker than PJ Jacobsen and Luke Stapleford with rival Jules Cluzel over a tenth further back. Finnish rookie Niki Tuuli showed impressive form until a crash halfway through the session.

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