2019 Philip Island World Supersport FP3 Results: Krummenacher Quickest

Randy Krummenacher ended qualifying on top, with a lead of over three tenths of a second. Federico Caricasulo and Jules Cluzel were the only riders within four tenths of Krummenacher's quickest time, but none of the top eight riders were quicker than their times yesterday. 

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2019 Philip Island World Superbike FP3 Results: Bautista Heads To Superpole On Top

Alvaro Bautista set an early 1'29 lap and then sliced another tenth off it it to get within under three tenths of a second of Jonathan Rea's pole record from 2017. Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea made up the rest of the provisional front row, with Alex Lowes and Eugene Laverty pushing Tom Sykes down to sixth quickest. 

Superpole will be a single session later today determining the positions for race one while race two's grid will be determined by a short sprint race on Sunday morning.

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2019 Jerez Moto2 Test Day 3 Times: Binder And Lowes Break Into The 1'40s

Brad Binder has set out the marker for the new and revised Moto2 class, smashing the Moto2 lap record around Jerez by a second, and breaking into the 1'40s. For comparison, that is a tenth of a second slower than Valentino Rossi's 2004 MotoGP pole time at the Spanish circuit, set using a 990cc Yamaha M1 and special Michelin qualifying tires.

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2019 Jerez Moto3 Test Day 3 Times: Masia Smashes Lap Record, Then Breaks Foot

Jaume Masia has ended the day, and the Jerez, as the fastest of the Moto3 riders, but he also managed to break three toes in his left foot in the attempt. The Spaniard was well under the lap record, and nearly seven tenths faster than the rest on the final day of the Jerez test.

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Indonesian Round Of MotoGP Draws Closer: 2021 Target Date For First Race

The chances of Indonesia finally hosting a round of MotoGP have grown over the past few days. On Wednesday, CNN Indonesia reported that a deal has been agreed with Dorna to host MotoGP in the country for three years, starting in 2021. MotoMatters.com has learned that an announcement of the deal could come within the next few days. 

Abdulbar M. Mansoer, Managing Director of Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), told CNN Indonesia that they have signed a deal with Dorna to host MotoGP. The deal will see races held on a circuit based on the streets around a private tourist resort of Mandalika Beach, part of the Mandalika Resort Area currently being developed by the ITDC on the island of Lombok. 

The deal has been on the cards for some time, and received a boost last year when Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta visited Bali and met with senior figures in the ITDC before the Sepang round of MotoGP. Initially, it had been hoped that a circuit would be ready for 2020, but the earthquake which devastated the north of Lombok last year put the project back. The objective is now to host a race in 2021.

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2019 Philip Island World Supersport FP2 Results: Cluzel And Caricasulo Quickest

Jules Cluzel headed a trio of Yamahas at the top, ahead of Federico Caricasulo and Randy Krummenacher. Lucas Mahias was third quickest on the Kawasaki, leading a pair of MV Agustas in the form of Raffaele De Rosa and Federico Fuligni.

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2019 Philip Island World Superbike FP2 Results: Bautista Ends Day On Top

Alvaro Bautista ended the day on top, four hundredths of a second ahead of Jonathan Rea. Taking both sessions into account, with a third Free Practice deciding Superpole tomorrow, there were thirteen riders within a second of Bautista's quickest time.

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 92: Reviewing The Sepang MotoGP Test - Winners And Losers

It's been a busy week at Chateau Paddock Pass Podcast, with two shows in a week. After previewing the 2019 WorldSBK season, Neil Morrison traveled to Jerez to cover the Moto2 test at the track, where he joined David Emmett to talk about the MotoGP test at Sepang.

There was plenty to talk about, as the Sepang test had a raft of fascinating narratives. Neil and David go through each factory, and evaluate what they were testing and how it turned out. We discuss how much effect the fact that Honda had to test with the walking wounded had, and whether the Honda RC213V is more competitive than the timesheet shows.

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