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2017 Donington Park World Superbike Race One Results: Grey Clouds Looming

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World Superbike was twenty three laps of a rapidly cooling Donington Park, held after a minute's silence for Nicky Hayden where press and fans took to the grid to pay their respects.

Chaz Davies got an excellent start, charging past the two Kawasakis to lead into the first corner. Marco Melandri was fourth behind Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea. Eugene Laverty caught a bit of traffic and was pushed out to the edge of the corner by Leon Haslam, forcing Alex Lowes onto the kerbing and putting Lowes dead last, avoiding Laverty.

Sykes and Rea swapped places back and forth but errors by Davies at the two hairpins at the end of the lap allowed them to close back up and start the second lap together. Rea made a clean pass at the Old Hairpin, the corner that hasn't been a hairpin since 1935, in the fast flowing section of the track, taking second place from his teammate. Tom Sykes made a mistake and let Leon Haslam through into third place.

On the third lap, Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea broke free of the third place battle. Tom Sykes caught Leon Haslam and followed him through the Foggy Esses, squeezing underneath him at the Melbourne Loop hairpin and holding his lead over Haslam through Goddards onto the starting grid.

On the fourth lap, Davies started to escape from Rea while the leading pair left Sykes in a lonely third place. Leon Haslam in fourth place led Leandro Mercado and Marco Melandri by over two seconds.

Chaz Davies continued to lead Rea by almost a second until the seventh lap where, after the first hairpin, Davies crashed out into Goddards, the second hairpin. Jonathan Rea look over the lead and had a two second gap over Tom Sykes, but after Rea made a small error at Goddards, Sykes was able to close in a few tenths.

Meanwhile, Alex Lowes had carved through the field to climb up to tenth place. Chaz Davies rejoined in seventeenth place.

Another lap and another few tenths closer for Tom Sykes and finally, further back, Marco Melandri was finally able to pass Leandro Mercado at Redgate corner for fourth place, over three seconds behind Leon Haslam.

Tom Sykes sat behind Jonathan Rea until the end of lap fourteen where Sykes closed in and wedged under Rea into the Melbourne Loop, holding the lead until precisely one corner later where Sykes's wide line into the final corner let Rea past back into the lead.

The two Kawasakis carried on formation flying, even recording identical lap times on lap sixteen, and on the eighteenth of twenty three laps, Tom Sykes made the same pass at the Melbourne Loop hairpin only to close the door firmly on Jonathan Rea's riposte at Goddards, solidly holding the lead across the line.

As lap nineteen unfolded, Sykes was clearing off at several tenths a sector, crossing the line to start lap twenty with his crew holding out a pit board telling him that he's cleared off to the tune of a second and a half. It was more than that.

On lap twenty, Jonathan Rea was dropping back at the rate of around a second a sector, with Leon Haslam over eleven seconds behind but closing. A lap later, almost four seconds slower than Tom Sykes, it was clear something was up with Rea's bike and, as Rea turned into Craner Curves, his bike spat him off violently, ending his race. Tom Sykes crossed the line to start the penultimate lap to see a wildly gesticulating crew member pointing to a double-digit lead on his pitboard. Sykes led Haslam by over fifteen seconds.

Alex Lowes had pushed from last to fourth place and could see Marco Melandri less than two seconds ahead of him. At the start of the lap, he was in fourth place just over a second behind third.

Tom Sykes won his ninth consecutive victory at Donington Park by over sixteen seconds ahead of the British Superbike championship leader Leon Haslam. In third place, Marco Melandri exited the Melbourne Loop too wide and ended up on the grass and unable to get back onto the tarmac quickly, only to see Alex Lowes barreling past into Goddards, stealing third place from him and securing the first non-Kawasaki, non-Ducati podium place of 2017.

Tom Sykes sits fifty points behind Jonathan Rea in the title chase, passing Chaz Davies whose eighth place, in spite of his crash, only got him eight points. Marco Melandri and Alex Lowes remain in fourth and fifth places respectively.

Marco Melandri starts race two tomorrow from pole position, ahead of Michael van der Mark and Leon Camier. Jonathan Rea starts from tenth place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 16.500
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 19.170
4 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 19.699
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 21.454
6 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 23.376
7 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 24.979
8 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 26.988
9 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 34.910
10 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 35.178
11 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 38.585
12 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 39.824
13 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 44.623
14 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 52.539
15 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 58.875
16 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'03.994
17 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'06.816
18 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'14.800
RET 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 3 Laps
RET 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 7 Laps
RET 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 7 Laps
RET 27 J. DIXON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 9 Laps

 

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6
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2017 Donington Park World Supersport Superpole Results: The Heat Is Back

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Superpole one Took place at a windy but warm Donington Park, with Luke Stapleford and Federico Caricasulo in the top spots of the twenty four riders vying for promotion to Superpole two.

After the mid-session break in the first session, the British riders Luke Stapleford, wildcard Joe Francis and Kyle Ryde were quickest until Federico Caricasulo pushed Ryde back to fourth quickest. Stapleford and Francis took the top two spots and were elevated to the next session with Caricasulo ending the session thirteenth on the grid.

Superpole two opened with Jules Cluzel setting the benchmark until Kenan Sofuoglu took it off him.

After the mid-session break, Kenan Sofuoglu and Lucas Mahias sat at the top, ahead of PJ Jacobsen and Luke Stapleford. Kenan Sofuoglu put in a 1'30.904 on fresh tyres but met Kyle Smith in the middle of his next fast lap and was visibly agitated when the Englishman held him up in the fast flowing section.

Luke Stapleford put himself in second place, a third of a second behind Sofuoglu but Lucas Mahias sneaked in between the pair. Jules Cluzel took third place but Mahias reasserted his second place, less than three tenths of a second from Sofuoglu.

As the flag came out, Sofuoglu's lap was safe, with nobody on a lap that could challenge his pole position. Lucas Mahias will be defending his championship lead from second place ahead of fellow Frenchman Jules Cluzel. Luke Stapleford, having fought through from Superpole one, led the second row, ahead of Jack Kennedy and PJ Jacobsen.

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'30.904   239,5
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.971 0.067 236,3
3 111 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'31.485 0.514  
4 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.559 0.655 237,4
5 14 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.565 0.661 235,3
6 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.622 0.718 232,3
7 40 J. FRANCIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.656 0.752 233,3
8 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.903 0.999 236,3
9 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.067 1.163 237,9
10 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.109 1.205 235,3
11 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.144 1.240 236,3
12 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.192 1.288 237,9
13 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.073 0.494 235,8
14 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.178 0.599 237,9
15 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'32.282 0.703 236,8
16 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.452 0.873 234,3
17 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.479 0.900 241,1
18 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.695 1.116 237,4
19 95 D. ALLINGHAM Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.751 1.172 239,5
20 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.863 1.284 236,8
21 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.865 1.286 231,3
22 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.922 1.343 231,8
23 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'33.006 1.427 236,8
24 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.295 1.716 237,9
25 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.663 2.084 236,8
26 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.714 2.135 236,3
27 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.805 2.226 233,8
28 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.203 2.624 232,8
29 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.282 2.703 237,4
30 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.511 2.932 234,3
31 73 J. CRETARO Suzuki GSX-R600 1'34.676 3.097 227,8
32 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'35.688 4.109 232,3
33 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'36.128 4.549 234,8
34 69 X. CARDELUS GARCIA MV Agusta F3 675 1'36.517 4.938 231,3

Superpole One Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.579   238,4
2 40 J. FRANCIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.919 0.340 234,3
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.073 0.494 235,8
4 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.178 0.599 237,9
5 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'32.282 0.703 236,8
6 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.452 0.873 234,3
7 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.479 0.900 241,1
8 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.695 1.116 237,4
9 95 D. ALLINGHAM Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.751 1.172 239,5
10 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.863 1.284 236,8
11 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.865 1.286 231,3
12 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.922 1.343 231,8
13 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'33.006 1.427 236,8
14 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.295 1.716 237,9
15 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.663 2.084 236,8
16 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.714 2.135 236,3
17 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.805 2.226 233,8
18 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.203 2.624 232,8
19 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.282 2.703 237,4
20 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.511 2.932 234,3
21 73 J. CRETARO Suzuki GSX-R600 1'34.676 3.097 227,8
22 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'35.688 4.109 232,3
23 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'36.128 4.549 234,8
24 69 X. CARDELUS GARCIA MV Agusta F3 675 1'36.517 4.938 231,3

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'30.904   239,5
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.971 0.067 236,3
3 111 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'31.485 0.514  
4 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.559 0.655 237,4
5 14 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.565 0.661 235,3
6 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.622 0.718 232,3
7 40 J. FRANCIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.656 0.752 233,3
8 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.903 0.999 236,3
9 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.067 1.163 237,9
10 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.109 1.205 235,3
11 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.144 1.240 236,3
12 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.192 1.288 237,9

 

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6
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2017 Donington Park World Superbike Superpole Results: The Sun Returns

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After the morning's rain, the sun came out for Superpole one. Roman Ramos and Eugene Laverty were favourites to advance to Sueprpole two, but with Xavi Fores behind them, nothing was certain.

Laverty was the first rider out, setting an opening elbow-down lap of 1'28.857, joined shortly after by Xavi Fores, a half second behind. Laverty then set a 1'28.494 lap with Stefan Bradl second quickest on the second lap. Fores stayed out for a third lap while everyone else pitted in ahead of him.

Jordi Torres was first out of the pits, elevating himself to second place on the empty track. Xavi Fores knocked Torres from second spot, with a lap that was beating Laverty's until the last sector. As the flag came out, Laverty and Fores remained unchallenged and the two progressed to the next session. Jordi Torres was the quickest of the remaining riders and will start at the head of the fifth row.

The track had completely dried for Superpole two, with twenty mile an hour winds clearing the clouds but bringing their own issues. Jonathan Rea was the first rider to set a fast lap, with a 1'27.781 with Eugene Laverty right behind him, only missing out on top spot after a wobble into the Melbourne Loop hairpin.

Tom Sykes, pole-setter here for the last two years, knocked over three tenths off Rea's time, setting a 1'27.406 on his first flying lap. Rea was unable to beat that and pitted in for the qualifying tyre only to see Sykes had already pitted in ahead of him after setting his fast lap as his only lap.

Leons Camier and Haslam were first out of the pits, but the first man to set a fast lap on the sticky tyres was Chaz Davies with a 1'27.338 but the Kawasaki pair of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea were on fast laps. Tom Sykes was the quicker of the pair with a 1'26.641. As the flag came out, Rea was on pace to beat his teammate, but he was unable to match the pole man's pace in the latter half of the lap and he had to settle for second place, a third of a second behind his teammate.

Tom Sykes was the only rider with a 1'26 lap, his third pole position in a row at Donington, his fourth in five years. Jonathan Rea and Chaz Davies made up the front row, with Alex Lowes, Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty on the second row behind them.

Leon Haslam crashed on a fast lap and ended in eighth place behind Xavi Fores.

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'26.641   270,0
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'27.005 0.364 268,0
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'27.338 0.697 268,0
4 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'27.538 0.897 268,0
5 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'27.818 1.177 273,4
6 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'27.880 1.239 270,7
7 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'28.155 1.514 266,0
8 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.254 1.613 265,4
9 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.308 1.667 268,0
10 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'28.337 1.696 263,4
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'28.533 1.892 266,7
12 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.650 2.009 266,0
13 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'28.554 0.405 266,7
14 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.824 0.675 260,2
15 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.967 0.818 262,8
16 27 J. DIXON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.168 1.019 260,2
17 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'29.186 1.037 268,7
18 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'29.239 1.090 270,0
19 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.350 1.201 260,2
20 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.795 1.646 259,6
21 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.962 1.813 264,1
22 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.222 2.073 266,0

Superpole One Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.149   269,3
2 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'28.446 0.297 266,0
3 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'28.554 0.405 266,7
4 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.824 0.675 260,2
5 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.967 0.818 262,8
6 27 J. DIXON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.168 1.019 260,2
7 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'29.186 1.037 268,7
8 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'29.239 1.090 270,0
9 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.350 1.201 260,2
10 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.795 1.646 259,6
11 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.962 1.813 264,1
12 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.222 2.073 266,0

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'26.641   270,0
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'27.005 0.364 268,0
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'27.338 0.697 268,0
4 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'27.538 0.897 268,0
5 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'27.818 1.177 273,4
6 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'27.880 1.239 270,7
7 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'28.155 1.514 266,0
8 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.254 1.613 265,4
9 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.308 1.667 268,0
10 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'28.337 1.696 263,4
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'28.533 1.892 266,7
12 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.650 2.009 266,0

 

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6
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2017 Donington Park World Supersport FP3 Results: Sofuoglu Quickest In Wet Session

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Kenan Sofuoglu led Lucas Mahias at the end of the wet untimed session with Kyle Smith over half a second behind in third place. Australian wet weather specialist Ant West led early on, but once the championship contenders started finding a bit of grip, he could only manage seventh quickest. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.493   235,3
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.590 0.097 230,8
3 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'45.046 0.553 229,8
4 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.094 0.601 226,9
5 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.300 0.807 232,3
6 14 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'45.762 1.269 225,5
7 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.102 1.609 230,8
8 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.195 1.702 230,8
9 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.864 2.371 226,9
10 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'46.891 2.398 230,8
11 95 D. ALLINGHAM Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.320 2.827 232,8
12 40 J. FRANCIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.337 2.844 227,8
13 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'47.784 3.291 228,8
15 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.838 3.345 226,9
16 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'48.291 3.798 228,8
17 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'48.326 3.833 224,5
18 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.849 4.356 226,9
19 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'49.860 5.367 226,4
20 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'50.000 5.507 230,8
21 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'50.118 5.625 226,4
22 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'50.193 5.700 226,9
23 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'50.744 6.251 220,4
24 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'51.032 6.539 225,0
25 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'51.311 6.818 225,0
26 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'54.043 9.550 220,0
27 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'54.855 10.362 217,7
28 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'56.556 12.063 220,4
29 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'58.943 14.450 224,5

 

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2017 Donington Park World Superbike FP3 Results: Rea Quick Before Rain

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The morning's untimed session lasted about three minutes before it started raining. Jonathan Rea got in one quick lap ahead of Tom Sykes before the pace dropped by over fifteen seconds as the conditions worsened. In the rain, Rea was still quickest, with Marco Melandri, Tom Sykes, Chaz Davies, Eugene Laverty and Leon Camier all within a few seconds. 

Further rain seems likely all day.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.506   267,3
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.098 0.592 270,0
3 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'29.699 1.193 266,0
4 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'29.982 1.476 264,7
5 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.155 1.649 262,1
6 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'30.303 1.797 272,7
7 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.377 1.871 260,9
8 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'30.402 1.896 264,1
9 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'30.994 2.488 270,0
10 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 1'31.152 2.646 254,1
11 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'31.208 2.702 259,6
12 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'31.262 2.756 264,7
13 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'31.408 2.902 260,9
14 27 J. DIXON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'31.783 3.277 254,7
15 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'32.633 4.127 258,4
16 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'32.720 4.214 266,0
17 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'33.035 4.529 271,4
18 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'33.556 5.050 266,0
19 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.372 6.866 269,3
20 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'38.113 9.607 245,5
21 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.542 12.036 261,5
22 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'41.319 12.813 244,3

 

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2017 Donington Park World Supersport FP2 Results: Jacobsen Leads Sofuoglu and Rea

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PJ Jacobsen heads to Superpole with in the provisional pole position with the first 1'30 lap of the weekend. Kenan Sofuoglu, having set the fastest lap of the session six times before Jacobsen took it off him, was second quickest ahead of Gino Rea who put on a convincing show at his home round. Jules Cluzel was fourth quickest, but Lucas Mahias, fifth quickest, was promoted to fourth by his morning's time. 

A red flag in the middle of the session, for a crash by Zulfahmi Khairuddin, didn't cause too much of an interruption, halting proceedings by only twelve minutes.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'30.968   238,9
2 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.082 0.114 243,2
3 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.349 0.381 241,1
4 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'31.483 0.515 243,2
5 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.531 0.563 237,4
6 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'31.532 0.564 240,0
7 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.625 0.657 240,5
8 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'31.670 0.702 241,6
9 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.822 0.854 241,6
10 14 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.851 0.883 238,4
11 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.870 0.902 240,5
12 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.880 0.912 241,1
13 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.923 0.955 241,6
14 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.975 1.007 242,2
15 95 D. ALLINGHAM Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.985 1.017 241,6
16 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.220 1.252 240,0
17 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'32.248 1.280 238,9
18 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.346 1.378 236,3
19 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.347 1.379 240,5
20 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.372 1.404 233,8
21 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.549 1.581 241,1
22 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.791 1.823 239,5
23 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.979 2.011 235,8
24 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.131 2.163 241,1
25 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'33.135 2.167 237,9
26 40 J. FRANCIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.138 2.170 236,3
27 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.301 2.333 236,8
28 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.370 2.402 239,5
29 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.589 2.621 240,5
30 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.843 2.875 237,9
31 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'34.972 4.004 234,8
33 73 J. CRETARO Suzuki GSX-R600 1'35.404 4.436 230,3
34 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'35.576 4.608 235,8

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time
    Superpole Two:    
1 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'30.968
2 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.082
3 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.349
4 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.451
5 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'31.483
6 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'31.532
7 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.625
8 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'31.670
9 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.822
10 14 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.851
    Superpole One:    
11 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.870
12 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.880
13 40 J. FRANCIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.903
14 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.923
15 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.975
16 95 D. ALLINGHAM Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.985
17 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.220
18 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'32.248
19 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.346
20 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.347
21 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.372
22 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.549
23 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.791
24 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.979
25 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.131
26 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'33.135
27 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.274
28 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.301
29 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.589
30 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.843
31 73 J. CRETARO Suzuki GSX-R600 1'35.404
32 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'34.972
33 69 X. CARDELUS GARCIA MV Agusta F3 675 1'35.010
34 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'35.576

 

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2017 Donington Park World Superbike FP2 Results: It's Good To Be Green

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Jonathan Rea headed an all-Kawasaki provisional front row, ahead of Tom Sykes and Donington specialist Leon Haslam. Chaz Davies was fourth quickest in the session, but Marco Melandri, unable to improve on his morning's time, set a quicker time in Free Practice one and remains above his Ducati teammate. Alex Lowes, in spite of a crash at the Melbourne Loop hairpin, was sixth quickest. Roman Ramos and Eugene Laverty just missed out on Superpole Two, ending the day eleventh and twelfth quickest overall. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'27.740   268,7
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'27.862 0.122 271,4
3 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.139 0.399 264,7
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'28.166 0.426 268,7
5 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'28.188 0.448 272,7
6 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'28.374 0.634 266,0
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'28.567 0.827 267,3
8 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.683 0.943 267,3
9 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.710 0.970 263,4
10 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.805 1.065 266,7
11 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'28.835 1.095 265,4
12 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'28.905 1.165 268,0
13 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.971 1.231 270,7
14 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.995 1.255 264,7
15 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'29.067 1.327 266,7
16 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'29.288 1.548 271,4
17 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'29.400 1.660 267,3
18 27 J. DIXON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.509 1.769 263,4
19 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.522 1.782 258,4
20 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.795 2.055 257,1
21 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.295 2.555 260,9
22 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.684 2.944 262,1

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time
    Superpole Two:    
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'27.740
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'27.862
3 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.139
4 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'28.153
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'28.166
6 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'28.374
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'28.404
8 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.621
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'28.681
10 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.683
    Superpole One:    
11 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.710
12 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.896
13 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'28.905
14 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.995
15 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'29.067
16 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'29.288
17 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'29.400
18 27 J. DIXON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.509
19 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.522
20 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.795
21 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.295
22 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.588

 

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2017 Donington Park World Supersport FP1 Results: Sofuoglu Comes Out Fighting

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Almost a quarter of a second quicker than second-quickest PJ Jacobsen, reigning World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu opened the weeekend quickest. Championship leader Lucas Mahias was third quickest, ahead of Kyle Smith and wildcard Joe Francis.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.193   238,9
2 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.437 0.244 238,4
3 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.451 0.258 237,9
4 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.747 0.554 241,1
5 40 J. FRANCIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.903 0.710 235,8
6 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'32.004 0.811 242,2
7 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.029 0.836 242,7
8 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.099 0.906 244,3
9 14 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'32.139 0.946 238,9
10 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.142 0.949 243,2
11 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.189 0.996 241,1
12 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'32.327 1.134 240,5
13 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.333 1.140 237,9
14 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'32.480 1.287 239,5
15 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.595 1.402 240,0
16 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.663 1.470 234,3
17 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.686 1.493 239,5
18 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.828 1.635 236,3
19 95 D. ALLINGHAM Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.904 1.711 244,9
20 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.124 1.931 238,9
21 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.274 2.081 241,1
22 70 R. MULHAUSER Honda CBR600RR 1'33.481 2.288 238,4
23 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.484 2.291 236,8
24 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.516 2.323 242,2
25 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.755 2.562 235,8
26 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.793 2.600 238,9
27 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.049 2.856 238,9
28 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.146 2.953 238,9
29 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.440 3.247 235,8
30 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.568 3.375 240,5
31 73 J. CRETARO Suzuki GSX-R600 1'34.876 3.683 231,8
32 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 1'36.220 5.027 234,8
33 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'36.435 5.242 232,3
34 69 X. CARDELUS GARCIA MV Agusta F3 675 1'36.548 5.355 234,8

 

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2017 Donington Park WorldSBK FP1 Results: Rea leads Sykes

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A very sunny opening session ended with Jonathan Rea leading his Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes even though Sykes was quickest throughout most of the session. Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies were right behind their rivals with Michael van der Mark in fifth, in spite of a late crash. Wildcard Leon Haslam, current leader in the British Superbike championship, ended the session sixth quickest.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'27.828   270,0
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'27.938 0.110 272,7
3 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'28.153 0.325 272,7
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'28.360 0.532 269,3
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'28.404 0.576 268,7
6 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'28.573 0.745 264,7
7 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.621 0.793 264,7
8 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'28.681 0.853 267,3
9 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'28.876 1.048 265,4
10 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.896 1.068 268,7
11 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'29.170 1.342 265,4
12 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'29.175 1.347 268,7
13 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'29.241 1.413 267,3
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.534 1.706 262,1
15 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'29.668 1.840 265,4
16 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.739 1.911 262,8
17 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'29.754 1.926 259,0
18 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.938 2.110 259,6
19 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'29.953 2.125 266,0
20 27 J. DIXON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.007 2.179 259,0
21 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.588 2.760 260,9
22 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.795 2.967 261,5

 

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Barcelona Private Test: Marquez Fastest As Riders Slate Chicane

What had originally been planned as a two-day private test for Ducati grew into something rather larger, with Honda and Aprilia also joining the fray. At the end of two days, it was Marc Marquez who ended the test as fastest, a couple of tenths quicker than Jorge Lorenzo on the Ducati, while Alvaro Bautista was third fastest on the Aspar bike. 

The test at Barcelona gave the riders a chance to test two of the most important changes for the series. First, the new, much shorter chicane being used instead of the F1 chicane, replacing Turn 12 where Luis Salom tragically lost his life during practice last year. And second, the riders got a chance to test the stiffer front tire (the '70') which will be used from Mugello onwards, and will therefore be used in Barcelona during the race.

The verdict on the chicane was universal, and the language used to describe it colorful and filled with expletives. Aleix Espargaro was the least unprintable of the riders there, telling Crash.net's Neil Morrison, "It's not fun to ride." The Barcelona track had once been one of the best in the world to ride, Espargaro said, and now it was just another track. MotoGP would be OK, Espargaro's Aprilia team mate Sam Lowes said, but it would cause carnage in Moto2 and especially Moto3, if a large group of riders tried to all get through there at the same time.

Jorge Lorenzo believed Honda would gain the most from the new chicane, as the RC213V is shorter and more agile than either the Ducati or the Yamaha. Whether Lorenzo is correct or not, both Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez managed to crash at the new chicane, though both were only low-speed spills.

For more rider reaction to the chicane, as well as video of the chicane, read the full story Neil Morrison wrote on it.

Reaction to the new front tire was very much as expected. Those that had liked it at the Jerez test liked it in Barcelona. Those who didn't like it in Jerez didn't like it in Barcelona. Andrea Dovizioso repeated that the feeling didn't really much change between the two tires, while Jorge Lorenzo said he hadn't liked the tire much. The stiffer front was more sensitive to bumps, and needed more work to get temperature into it. 

A lot of riders also did long runs on the tires, checking tire wear at the track which is notorious for wrecking race rubber. "After three laps, the tire has a big drop," Dovizioso said. Both front and rear tires suffer heavy wear, but the Italian was confident that testing had brought a solution, and pleased with the tires Michelin had brought to the test.

Ducati had brought some new parts to the test for both riders to test, which Jorge Lorenzo was happy with. The parts had helped make the engine a little more manageable, though the main aim was to find a setup which worked at the track. 

What Ducati had not brought was a new aerodynamic fairing. The lack of a new fairing suggests that Ducati is still stuck in the development phase, after having abandoned its initial design debuted at the Qatar test. Replacing the winglets, regaining downforce without sacrificing too much top speed and corner stability, is proving to be more difficult than expected.

Aprilia had brought their aerodynamics package, with Aleix Espargaro testing the fairing which Sam Lowes had used at Le Mans. They also had a new, improved seamless gearbox to test, along with some changes to the electronics. Both Espargaro and Lowes viewed the test as positive.

The second day of the test saw the contracted riders on track. Test riders Casey Stoner and Michele Pirro had ridden on Tuesday, with Pirro staying on for Wednesday. 

Below are the times from the test. They should perhaps come with a caveat: according to Neil Morrison, who was at the test, the new chicane was catching a lot of riders out, with riders running wide and off track. Whether such times would be allowed to stand by Race Direction remains to be seen.

Combined times from both sessions:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Márquez Honda 1:43.803    
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1:43.998 0.195 0.195
3 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1:44.258 0.455 0.260
4 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1:44.369 0.566 0.111
5 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:44.373 0.570 0.004
6 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:44.469 0.666 0.096
7 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:44.583 0.780 0.114
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:44.852 1.049 0.269
9 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1:45.196 1.393 0.344
10 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1:45.281 1.478 0.085
12 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1:45.321 1.518 0.040
12 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1:46.298 2.495 0.977
13 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1:47.121 3.318 0.823

Morning session:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1:43.998    
2 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1:44.258 0.260 0.260
3 93 Marc Márquez Honda 1:44.410 0.412 0.152
4 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:44.469 0.471 0.059
5 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:44.583 0.585 0.114
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1:44.588 0.590 0.005
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:44.852 0.854 0.264
8 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:44.894 0.896 0.042
9 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1:45.196 1.198 0.302
10 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1:45.281 1.283 0.085
12 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1:45.944 1.946 0.663
12 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1:46.298 2.300 0.354
13 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1:47.663 3.665 1.365

Afternoon session:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Márquez Honda 1:43.803    
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1:44.267 0.464 0.464
3 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1:44.369 0.566 0.102
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:44.373 0.570 0.004
5 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1:44.431 0.628 0.058
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1:45.268 1.465 0.837
7 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1:45.321 1.518 0.053
8 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1:45.719 1.916 0.398
9 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:45.720 1.917 0.001
10 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:46.119 2.316 0.399
12 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1:46.504 2.701 0.385
12 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:46.788 2.985 0.284
13 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1:47.121 3.318 0.333

 

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