Press releases from the teams and series organizer after Sunday's races in Portugal:
WorldSSP championship standings after the Portuguese race at Portimao:
The World Supersport race was high noon in Portugal with ten riders not competing the race.
World Supersport qualifying for tomorrow’s race was sunny and breezy, with riders exploring the limits as they aimed to get the best position possible for tomorrow's race start.
Sheridan Morais ended the untimed session quickest, ahead of this afternoon's Superpole. Kenan Sofuoglu and PJ Jacobsen were within a second of the South African.
Press releases after the first day of practice for the WorldSBK and WorldSSP teams at Portimao:
Rapid Rea leads the way on day one
Reigning Champion fastest man in Portugal, ahead of Ducati pair
A late hot lap in FP2 on Friday afternoon at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal gave the reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) the top spot on the timesheet, more than half a second clear of his nearest rival.
With Sheridan Morais unable to improve on his morning's time, Kenan Sofuoglu took control, setting the fastest time of the day, ahead of Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias. Morais's morning time, however, was good enough for second quickest overall.
Kyle Smith and Christoffer Bergman, the Öhlins test rider, were the two quickest riders to miss out on automatically qualifying for Superpole two and head into tomorrow's qualifying the favourites for promotion.
Sheridan Morais took top spot off Kenan Sofuoglu with just over ten minutes remaining in the session.
Previews of the action at Portimao from the World Superbike teams and organizers:
Portimao prepares for the WorldSBK battle
It’s time to return to Portugal
Press releases from the organizers and teams after Sunday's races at the Lausitzring: