Press releases from the teams and organizers after the racing on Sunday at Misano:
WorldSSP standings after Misano:
Thirty four riders, with Alex Baldolini not competing, started the race of nineteen laps around Misano. Kenan Sofuoglu had trouble at the start of the race with a malfunctioning t-shirt gun that required a change to manual launching, throwing by hand, to get the t-shirts to their intended targets.
Superpole one, contested by twenty three riders vying for the top two spots, was red flagged with ten minutes to go after a couple of crashes.
Lucas Mahias opened the day with the morning's quickest lap, ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu and Sheridan Morais. Federico Caricasulo was quickest early on but ended the untimed session in fourth place.
Press releases from the organizers and teams after the first day of practice at Misano:
Rea fastest on opening day at Misano
World Champion tops the Friday timesheets in FP2 session
Kenan Sofuoglu heads into Superpole with the best lap, setting the quickest time ahead of a resurgent Gino Rea. This morning's fastest man, Federico Caricasulo, couldn't improve on his morning's time and ends the day fifth quickest, behind PJ Jacobsen and Jules Cluzel.
Thirty five laptimes were cancelled, mostly for exceeding turn eleven's boundaries, but some were for turn six and sixteen.
Federico Caricasulo was quickest throughout the session, only ceding the top spot briefly to Kenan Sofuoglu early on and Lucas Mahias later. Mahias finished the session second quickest ahead of Jules Cluzel and PJ Jacobsen. Kenan Sofuoglu only managed four laps before suffering a technical problem.
Turn eleven's limits were exceeded twenty-two times throughout the session, resulting in twenty-two cancelled lap times.
Preview press releases and other facts and figures from the series organizers and teams ahead of this weekend's WorldSBK round at Misano:
Rimini ready for WorldSBK action
Sun, surf and an Italian century?
Press releases from teams and organizers after Sunday's races at Donington Park: