Press releases from the series organizers and teams after Sunday's World Superbike and World Supersport races from Magny-Cours:
World Supersport at Magny-Cours is Kenan Sofuoglu's first match point for the championship and he just needs to finish within three points of Randy Krummenacher to take his fifth title. Alex Baldolini wouldn't start due to an injury from this morning and Roberto Rolfo would start from pitlane due to an engine allocation infraction.
Press releases from the organizers and teams after qualifying and Saturday's first World Superbike race in France:
Twenty eight riders contested the first Superpole on a damp track with PJ Jacobsen and Lorenzo Zanetti quickest of the Superpole one qualifiers.
Kenan Soguoglu was over a second and a half quicker than everyone else this wet morning. Kyle Smith and PJ Jacobsen were next up, in spite of having a terrible Friday.
Press releases from the organizers and teams after the first day of practice at Magny-Cours:
Magny-Cours: Day 1
Davies on Fire as Friday’s Fastest Overall
- Ducati rider fastest again in FP2 -
Davies unstoppable as fastest man on Friday.
With almost everyone improving on their morning's time, it's no surprise to see Kenan Sofuoglu at the top again in the second red-flagged session of the day. The surprise was the fastest ESS rider Illia Mikhalchik in third place just two places ahead of ESS rival Axel Bassani.
Several big names, including PJ Jacobsen in eleventh, missed out on qualifying for Superpole Two.
Kenan Sofuoglu once again dominated the first hour's session, leading his teammate Randy Krummenacher by four tenths of a second with Jules Cluzel and fast newcomer Niki Tuuli almost a second off the pace.
Press releases from the series organizers and teams ahead of this weekend's WorldSBK round in France:
The Assault For The Title Continues
- All eyes are on Rea ahead of the Fassi French Round -
It was a weekend of contrasts in Germany. Four weathers in a race weekend is usually something associated with Phillip Island, but with 30°C temperatures having welcomed the WorldSBK paddock from their summer break, the heat gradually transitioned to a downpour on a cold and windy Sunday.
With Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea claiming the spoils in the races there was little reason to think that this was a standout weekend, but in many ways the German round of WorldSBK could prove pivotal when the season concludes.