World Supersport

2016 Phillip Island World Supersport FP1 Results: Sofuoglu And Cluzel Carry On Rivalry

The top two slots are, unsurprisingly, taken by the arch-rivals from last year, with Kenan Sofuoglu ahead of Jules Cluzel. Randy Krummenacher, fresh from five years in Moto2, posted consistent quick laps, holding off Lorenzo Zanetti for the third quickest time. Kyle Ryde, third place last year as a wild card at Donington, was fifth quiclest. PJ Jacobsen, sensational last year after taking over Film Wilairot's Honda, could only muster seventh quickest behind Alex Baldolini on a customer MV Agusta.

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2016 Phillip Island World Supersport Test Day 2: Sofuoglu Seizes Control

Kenan Sofuoglu has taken the World Supersport class by the scruff of the neck again, the reigning world champion dominating both morning and afternoon sessions of practice to pull out a lead of over two thirds of a second over the rest of the field. The MV Agustas showed solid pace on the second day, Lorenzo Zanetti setting a time in the afternoon to beat the lap set by teammate Jules Cluzel in the morning.

2016 Phillip Island World Supersport Test Day 1: Krummenacher Makes Strong Debut

After the MotoGP teams had departed the paddock at Phillip Island, the World Supersport and World Superbike teams took their place, for a two day test ahead of the WSBK season opener this coming weekend. The unsettled weather which had plagued MotoGP hung around in diminished form for the WSBK field, scattering occasional showers on the Island, though only briefly.

Honda Press Release: PJ Jacobsen Confirmed In Ten Kate Honda World Supersport Squad

Honda today released the following press release, confirming PJ Jacobsen as their rider in the World Supersport championship:


Jacobsen to spearhead Honda’s World Supersport assault in 2016

Patrick ‘PJ’ Jacobsen and the Honda World Supersport Team are ready to challenge for top honours in the upcoming 2016 FIM Supersport World Championship campaign.

Jerez World Superbike Test Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike teams who tested at Jerez:


The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team makes further progress ahead of its official debut in Australia

After the first tests of 2016 in Portimão last week, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team carried on with its program with two days on track in Jerez de la Frontera, the last ones before flying to Australia for the season opener.

Jerez World Superbike Test, Day 2: Sykes Leaves Jerez Test As Fastest, Ducatis Impress

If the first day of the combined WSBK test was hampered by a wet track at the start, on Wednesday, it was fog which delayed the action. The fog blanketed the track at 10am, when the track was due to open, but it lifted quickly in the warmth of the Andalusian sun. An extra ten minutes was tacked on to the end of the day, to compensate for the loss of the hour or so in the morning.

Jerez World Superbike Test, Day 1: Sykes Fastest, Hayden Impresses, Krummenacher Makes Strong Debut

Tom Sykes was the fastest man after the first day of the group test for World Superbike series, lapping well under the race lap record set by teammate Jonathan Rea here last September. The Kawasaki riders showed that the ZX-10R is already an extremely competitive machine, needing only some minor fettling to get it ready for 2016.

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