2016 Donington World Superbike In Pictures

Jonathan Rea, World Champion

World Champion Jonathan Rea made the best out of a tricky weekend.

MV Agusta

The MV Agusta is challenging the Ducati Panigale in the beauty pageant. 

Elbow down

Kyle Smith was one of a few riders to get his elbow down in World Supersport.

Cameron Beaubier

Cameron Beaubier on the grid for race two.

Jordi Torres

Jordi Torres has adapted well to the BMW.

Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden, a welcome addition to the World Superbike paddock.

Aprilia RSV4

Alex De Angelis's Aprilia RSV4.

Ayrton Badovini

Ayrton Badovini was without a ride at the beginning of the year but has settled in well on the World Supersport Honda.

Pirelli Tyres

Pirelli make some damned fine rubber.

Randy Krummenacher

Randy Krummenacher, hitting the bump before Goddards under braking.

Cameron Beaubier

Cameron Beaubier had a baptism of fire on his debut World Superbike weekend.

Tom Sykes power stance

The last eight races at Donington have all been won by Tom Sykes. 

Leon Camier

Leon Camier makes an under-developed bike look good.

Lorenzo Savadori

Lorenzo Savadori was the surprise of the weekend, qualifying on the front row against some very fast men.

Chaz Davies

Chaz Davies's Ducati Panigale would catch fire later this lap. At this point, he didn't know it had gone pop.

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Comments

Good to eventually find the eight in a row, record-breaking, outright lap record holder and double race winner, Tom Sykes, at least featuring somewhere in this long list of snaps. 

Total votes: 183

I think you're seeing bias where there isn't any.

Total votes: 162

I'm just seeing the headline photo of the person who didn't win any of the two races - but with the person who did win both races featuring down in about 13th position. There's probably a good reason for that, but I can't think of one. Can you?

Total votes: 174

The best photo I took of Sykes was a vertical portrait. The best photo I took of Rea was a landscape pic. Which would you use in the summary for the front page? That's your first photo. 

Just because you can't see a reason beyond conspiracy doesn't mean there isn't a good one. 

Total votes: 164

Not sure about the MV being as nice as a Panigale. They might have cleaned the welds on the exhasut! Those burn marks are hideous

Total votes: 150