2013 Imola World Supersport QP2 Results: Another Red Flag

In a session plagued with crashes, including a red flag for Marconi's second crash, eventually the grid was decided.

Sam Lowes was able to manage to break his own outright lap record, half a second faster than Kenan Sofuoglu could manage. The front four riders were in a different class, with fifth placed Lorenzo Zanetti 1.3 seconds behind pole position.

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2013 Imola World Superbike FP2 Results: Rea Makes His Mark

Jonathan Rea is the first rider of the weekend to record a 1'46 lap, leading the session ahead of Tom Sykes, in spite of an early crash. The Aprilias of Sylvain Guintoli and Eugene Laverty were recording similar times to their qualifying times, but reliability on the part of other riders allowed them to climb in the list. Noriyuki Haga was the slowest in the session as Alex Lundh didn't take part.

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2013 Assen Moto3 Race Result: Fierce Five-Way Tussle

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Championship leader Luis Salom has taken a fantastically brave and canny last lap victory during a relentless five-way battle in the Moto3 race at Assen. The Spaniard pulled out all the stops to dive ahead of countryman Maverick Vinales on the second to last corner, managing to block the run into the final chicane perfectly and win the dash to the line. Fellow championship contender Alex Rins finished in third place after failing to capitalise on being able to pull a two second lead at the middle point of the frenetic race.

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2013 Imola World Supersport FP2 Results: Lowes A Close Lead

As predicted, the riders closed in to Sam Lowes's times from yesterday, but not even Lowes could beat his own qualifying time. He was still fastest overall, but Riccardo Russo continued his onslaught in second place. Kenan Sofuoglu has also started closing in to the fast times he needs to challenge Lowes. 

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Yamaha Press Release: Jorge Lorenzo Ready To Race At Assen

After testing his shoulder in morning warm up, Jorge Lorenzo has been passed fit to race in a medical examination. Yamaha issued the following press release after warm up, containing statements from Lorenzo on his condition:


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Assen (The Netherlands), 29th June 2013

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2013 Imola World Superbike QP2 Results: Jonathan Rea Sits At The Top

With few riders matching their times from yesterday's timed qualifying, it came to Jonathan Rea to grab provisional pole from the King of Saturdays, Tom Sykes. Just over half the field were able to improve on their times from yesterday, but the Aprilias are still not yet on the pace. Davide Giugliano went faster than Sykes today, but was unable to beat his Friday time.

Noriyuki Haga crashed, luckily without injury, and was unable to qualify for Superpole.

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2013 Assen MotoGP Warm Up Result: Rossi Fastest, Battered Lorenzo Rides To 8th

Valentino Rossi topped the timesheets in the morning warm up at Assen, but the big story is Jorge Lorenzo. The factory Yamaha rider was cleared to participate in warm up by medical officials after a check up this morning, and set the 8th fastest time, seven tenths slower than Rossi, in blustery conditions. Lorenzo faces another checkup at 11am before being passed fit for the race.

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2013 Assen MotoGP Friday Round Up: Earned Poles, Racing Lotteries And Lorenzo's Reasons For Racing

What an intriguing weekend the 83rd running of the Dutch TT at Assen has turned out to be. (Well, I say weekend, it's still Friday, but in any racing paddock, the weekend starts once bikes roll out for the first practice, and ends when the final press conference of the day is completed.) The story lines are plentiful, made possible by mixed conditions, low grip and a barrel load of ambition.

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