2013 Phillip Island World Superbike And World Supersport Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams, as well as the series organizer, after the first round of WSBK at Phillip Island:


FLASH - Aprilia monopolise the podium with Guintoli on top

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2013 Phillip Island World Supersport Race: Flag To Flag Duel

Running only fifteen laps, the race started late as Araldite was pumped into fresh cracks on some corners; The battle between asphalt and tyre turned out different to expectations in the Superbike race.

Kenan Sofuoglu had his work cut out for him, with Sam Lowes blitzing qualifying. His title defence would start as second-favourite for the race and with the shortened distance, he would have to get a better start than Lowes as if he let the Englishman get the slightest lead, he would never catch him.

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2013 Phillip Island World Superbike Qualifying Report: Tyres meet Asphalt

It feels like a blessing to be able to start a report without having to discuss the weather and how it adversely affected the sessions. Here’s hoping that the rest of the year follows suit as 2012 may have provided us with entertaining weather, it did get a bit much at times, to the point of being dangerous.

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2013 Phillip Island World Superbike And World Supersport Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams, as well as the series organizer, after qualifying on Saturday at Phillip Island:


BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team - Phillip Island - Superpole

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2013 Phillip Island World Superbike Superpole Results

This year, only 15 riders qualify for Superpole with three eliminated after the first of the three sessions. This is due to the switch to MotoGP-like three bike wide grids. There are three twelve minute sessions with three riders eliminated after each of the sessions with the last session determining the grid positions for the first three rows. As it was last year, each rider gets two Pirelli qualifying tyres to use across the three sessions.

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2013 Phillip Island World Superbike FP2 Results:Melandri Ahead Of Guintoli

The session was red-flagged when Leon Haslam's radiator hose split, and there were crashes from Marco Melandri and Michel Fabrizio. Melandri was able to finally get to the top of the timing screen, just before he crashed. Sylvain Guintoli was the only other man in the 1'30s, ahead of Carlos Checa and Tom Sykes. With the Superpole entrants already decided, riders were able to use the session to chase settings. Eugene Laverty, Michel Fabrizio, Leon Camier and Marco Melandri were able to peel off strings of 1'31 laps, with Laverty even recording 15 laps at that pace. 

Results:

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2013 Phillip Island World Supersport FP2 Results: Lowes Leads Again

Sam Lowes topped the timing screen again, albeit not with as fast a time as he recorded in timed qualifying, and again Kenan Sofuoglu was the only man able to get close. Michael Van Der Mark shows once again that he was an inspired signing by Honda, while Vladimir Leonov demonstrated that Lowes isn't the only fast Yamana man. Roberto Rolfo again made an unexpected appearance near the top, behind Kevin Coghlan. Fabien Foret was absent from his usual region due to an early crash.

Results:

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2013 Phillip Island World Superbike QP2 Results: Fabrizio Continues To Dominate

Leon Camier was the first rider to get a lap under 1'31, even though his Suzuki was slower in a straight line than his team-mate's, but his top spot was toppled four minutes from the end by this weekend's fast man Michel Fabrizio on a privateer Aprilia.

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2013 WSBK Calendar Shake Up: Istanbul To Replace Silverstone, TBA Round Scrapped?

Despite the fact that the World Superbike series kicks off on Sunday, the provisional calendar is still very much in a state of flux. Rumors emanating from the WSBK paddock, gathered at Phillip Island for the 2013 season opener, suggest that major changes could stilll take place to the calendar. The biggest change is that the UK round, set for Silverstone on 4th August, could be dropped altogether, and replaced with a round in Turkey, at the spectacular Istanbul Park Circuit in mid-September.

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2013 Phillip Island World Superbike And World Supersport Press Releases From Friday

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Phillip Island:


Provisional front row for van der Mark

Pata Honda rider Michael van der Mark took a provisional front row grid position in today’s opening qualifying session for the first World Supersport championship round of 2013 at Phillip Island in Australia.

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