Pirelli On Van der Mark's Tire: "We Have Not Had This Issue Before"

Michael van der Mark suffered a rear tire failures during the closing stages of Race 1 of the Misano WorldSBK round. The Dutch rider was leading the race at the time and had a firm chance to claim a first career victory in the class when his rear tire suddenly failed and pitched him off the bike through the series of fast right handers at the end of the lap.

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2017 Misano World Supersport FP2 Results: Sofuoglu Leads Rea In Quick Session

Kenan Sofuoglu heads into Superpole with the best lap, setting the quickest time ahead of a resurgent Gino Rea. This morning's fastest man, Federico Caricasulo, couldn't improve on his morning's time and ends the day fifth quickest, behind PJ Jacobsen and Jules Cluzel.

Thirty five laptimes were cancelled, mostly for exceeding turn eleven's boundaries, but some were for turn six and sixteen.

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2017 Misano World Superbike FP2 Results: Rea Takes Over At Top

Jonathan Rea was the only rider in the top four to improve on his morning's time, with Tom Sykes, Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri all relying on times from Free Practice one. Leon Camier was able to go quicker but remained fifth quickest overall. Lorenzo Savadori and Randy Krummenacher are the quickest two riders to miss out on qualifying directly for Superpole two. 

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2017 Misano World Supersport FP1 Results: Caricasulo Dominates Session

Federico Caricasulo was quickest throughout the session, only ceding the top spot briefly to Kenan Sofuoglu early on and Lucas Mahias later. Mahias finished the session second quickest ahead of Jules Cluzel and PJ Jacobsen. Kenan Sofuoglu only managed four laps before suffering a technical problem.

Turn eleven's limits were exceeded twenty-two times throughout the session, resulting in twenty-two cancelled lap times.

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2017 Misano World Superbike FP1 Results: Sykes Leads Rea Leads Ducatis

On a warm, dry day in Rimini, Tom Sykes set an early fast lap on his Kawasaki and just kept improving his time. Jonathan Rea was the only other rider into the 1'34s, in spite of a late charge from Marco Melandri that put him third quickest, pipping his Ducati teammate. Leon Camier continues to make his bike look better than it is with the fifth quickest lap ahead of Xavi Fores.

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 54: Dovizioso's Ducati Double

The Paddock Pass Podcast is back, and this time, Neil Morrison and David Emmett have a double dose of Ducati domination to discuss. With Mugello and Barcelona being run back to back, the Paddock Pass Podcast boys compare and contrast the fortunes of the championship contenders in the two latest MotoGP races.

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