WorldSSP standings after the penultimate round of the championship at Jerez:
With Kenan Sofuoglu missing this weekend, the title could be decided this race, with Lucas Mahias needing to end the race 25 points clear of Sofuoglu to lift the trophy.
World Supersport Superpole One started ten minutes late after the red flag in the World Superbike race added a short delay. Kenan Sofuoglu was unable to take part this weekend, leaving the championship fight up to Lucas Mahias and Sheridan Morais.
Championship leader Lucas Mahias has topped all three sessions, but this is the first session where he wasn't joined at the top by Jules CLuzel, with Niki Tuuli second-quickest ahead of Sheridan Morais.
Lucas Mahias and Jules Cluzel were once again paired at the top, as the top eleven riders improved on their morning's time. Gino Rea will start Superpole One as the favourite to qualify for Superpole Two, having qualified in eleventh place alongside Kyle Smith.
The WorldSBK grid at Jerez will be full of replacement riders, as injury takes its toll, not just on the regular riders, but also on possible replacements. Sylvain Guintoli is to step in and replace the still injured and departing Randy Krummenacher in the Kawasaki Puccetti team for the rest of the season, the Swiss rider having previously fractured his wrist. Guintoli will ride for the Puccetti team in both the remaining rounds this year, at Jerez and at Qatar.
Press releases after Sunday's races at Magny-Cours:
The standings in the WorldSSP championship after Magny-Cours:
Kenan Sofuoglu will not be competing in this race, having fractured his hip in yesterday's Superpole two session. It is unlikely he will be able to fight for his sixth title in the remaining two rounds after this weekend, either. The grid lined up without him, everyone behind his third place moving up a spot and the weather threatened to make things interesting, as the start was declared dry while clouds licked around the edges of the track.
Press releases from the organizers and teams after WorldSBK race 1 and qualifying for WorldSSP: