Press releases from the series organizers and the teams after Sunday's races at Imola:
WorldSSP standings after the fifth race of the season:
The World Supersport restarted race would be eleven laps and Federico Caricasulo would start from fourth place on the grid, albeit with a ride through penalty still hanging around his neck.
World Supersport’s race was delayed initially for a bike that returned to the pits smoking. Safety dictated that the track was checked for oil. After it was cleared, the race was started with sixteen laps intended, down one from the original seventeen, but that was red flagged after two laps due to a Robbie Rolfo crash. The restart lasted four laps before Robbie Rolfo crashed again, joined by Kazuki Watanabe and Marco Malone this time, bringing out red flags again. World Supersport will resume after World Superbike has completed and everyone’s had enough time to figure out the rules. The restart will be 14:20 local time.
Press releases from the organizers and teams after qualifying and race 1 for the WorldSBK series:
Starting on time, World Supersport qualifying opened with Gino Rea and Robbie Rolfo as favourites to qualify for Superpole two.
Press releases from the organization and teams after the first day of practice at Imola:
Determined Davies Friday's fastest in front of Imola crowds
Ducati man secures strong opening pace at teams home track
The first day of action at the Motul Italian Round saw Chaz Davies conclude FP2 as the fastest rider on track, with a superb 1’46.229 lap for the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati rider putting him ahead of his rivals on the timesheet, as Kawasaki Racing Team pair Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes also registered top three times.
With two red flags, this session took a lot longer to complete than planned. The second red flag was caused by Alex Baldolini's MV Agusta spewing oil on the track, requiring a much longer intervention than the earlier five minute break at the start of the session. Kenan Sofuoglu came out on top, over half a second faster than Kyle Smith and Sheridan Morais. Federico Caricasulo and Jules Cluzel were unable to improve their morning's times but still qualify through to Superpole two from their quicker times from the first session.
The top five riders were all within a quarter of a second of Federico Caricasulo's quickest time, with Jules Cluzel and Kenan Sofuoglu fending off championship leader Lucas Mahias and Sheridan Morais. PJ Jacobsen is a quarter of a second further back in sixth place, making it four manufacturers in the top six spots.
Press releases from the series organizers and teams after Sunday's races at Assen: