World Supersport

2016 Imola World Supersport Superpole Results: Packed To The Gunwales

Twenty-seven riders competed for two places in World Supersport's Superpole one with Roberto Rolfo and Kyle Smith as the favourites to get promoted to the second session. On a track like Imola, starting near the front is important as it's so narrow that over thirty bikes can clog the place up in no time.

Report and results follow:

WSBK Calendar: No Replacement for Monza, Series Now 13 Rounds

The 2016 World Superbike calendar will have just thirteen rounds. Attempts at finding a replacement for the canceled Monza round have failed, causing the calendar to definitively lose a round.

Dorna had been in talks with several other circuits to replace the races at Monza, with the Estoril circuit being the most popular candidate. However, no agreement could be reached with any of the replacement candidates, and Dorna had no choice but to cancel. 

World Superbikes: Look Back at Assen

Four rounds into the WorldSBK season we have seen three different race winners, two manufacturers vie for the title but unfortunately one man proving the dominant force.

After eight races it’s hard to imagine Jonathan Rea’s title defence having gotten off to a better start, but it’s happened despite his lack of comfort with the new Kawasaki ZX10-R Ninja. The Northern Irishman has not been comfortable with his new mount. The much discussed “low inertia” engine has clearly taken some of the edge off Rea’s confidence in the bike. With a different engine braking characteristic it has forced him to adjust his riding style to get the most from the bike.

Rea has a very natural style on the bike that has been similar on everything he has ever ridden. Whether it’s a Supersport, Superbike or even a MotoGP machine Rea has been able to ride in the same way. He’ll continue to adapt to the new bike and mould it to allow his style to flourish.

2016 Assen World Superbike Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the races at Assen:

WorldSBK Race 2: Roll the Dice

Rea completes the pair as van der Mark gets the crowd back on their feet in a tense game of chess at Assen

KRT rider Jonathan Rea took another incredible win in the Netherlands in Race 2 as a half-wet half-dry race saw tyre decisions play the key role. Joined on the podium by teammate Tom Sykes and local hero Michael van der Mark, Race 2 was characterized by nervous glances at the sky as the riders dealt their cards.


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