Press releases from the series organizers and from some of the WorldSBK and WorldSSP teams after the second round in Buriram, Thailand:
Championship standings after the second race of the season in Thailand:
The World Supersport race was seventeen laps, without the pit stop that split the Phillip Island race.
Press releases from the series organizers and some of the teams after qualifying and the first WorldSBK race in Buriram:
World Supersport superpole was twenty five minutes long, the same configuration as for World Superbike only without a special qualifying tyre.
Federico Caricasulo wrapped up free practice a mere forty five milliseconds quicker than Randy Krummenacher, with Jules Cluzel a further two tenths behind. Thomas Gradinger continued to post good results ahead of Hikari Okubo, the lone Kawasaki in a top six stuffed with Yamahas.
Press releases from some of the teams and the organizers after the first day of practice in Buriram:
#THAWorldSBK– Day 1
Jules Cluzel took the top spot at the end of a session where Randy Krummenacher and Federico Caricasulo spent most of the session swapping quickest laps.
Alvaro Bautista ended the day the only rider with a 1'32 lap, three tenths quicker than Jonathan Rea. Sandro Cortese was third quickest and the first of four Yamahas filling out the top six. All the riders improved on their morning's times.
Federico Caricasulo led the Yamaha charge of Randy Krummenacher, Jules Cluzel and Thomas Gradinger, with the Kawasakis of Hikari Okubo and Lucas Mahias fifth and sixth respectively, over two thirds off Caricasulo's pace.