MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2015 Donington World Superbike Race Two: Ding Ding, Round Two

World Superbike race two would also be mercifully dry, letting the racing take place without interruption.

Tom Sykes took the lead into turn one with Leon Haslam pushing past Jonathan Rea to slot into second place, with Davide Giugliano and Alex Lowes behind them and Chaz Davies passed Leon Camier to take sixth place. On the second lap, Rea poured on the coals at Coppice corner and the rear stepped out, throwing Rea out of the seat as it picked up traction. Rea managed to save it and, as he put the power back on to try to recover his position, the rear slid again. As Rea's fortunes suffered, Tom Sykes broke the lap record at the front of the race and started building a gap from Leon Haslam.

Saving two highsides in a row, Rea dropped to seventh place, behind Leon Camier and, one lap later, Camier crashed entering the second half of the Fogarty Esses, dumping his bike across the racing line and into the gravel. Rea was able to dodge the debris and recover his composure and continue to try to make up for lost time.

On lap four, Tom Sykes had over a second of a gap to Leon Haslam behind him and by lap seven had recorded five laps under Rea's lap record from race one, setting a pace that Leon Haslam could only approach once on his Aprilia and that nobody else could even get close to all race.

The battle for third place was Davide Giugliano fending off Alex Lowes until Lowes could make a pass stick at the Esses, but Giugliano didn't make it easy, holding his line for far longer than was sensible.

With Lowes in front of Giugliano, Chaz Davies and a charging Jonathan Rea, wrapping his head around the surprising new characteristics of his tyres, closed up and turned the fight for third into a four-way stand-off. On lap six, Davies passed Giugliano then Lowes to lead the pack and Giugliano took the opportunity presented by Davies's pass at the loop to follow him past Lowes. A lap later, Rea passed Lowes and then Giugliano, once again with Giugliano not giving up his position without letting it be known he wanted to hold it.

Eleven laps in, Tom Sykes had a commanding lead of over five seconds from Leon Haslam while Haslam's gap to Chaz Davies was coming down a few tenths at a time and was under two seconds. And then, Jonathan Rea passed Davies, tentatively grabbing a potential podium place from the Ducati man.

Four laps later, Rea had closed the gap to Haslam, bringing Davies with him as the fighting pair convincingly dropped off Davide Giugliano and Alex Lowes, and at the beginning of the next lap, Rea passed Haslam into turn one. Haslam passed him back at the next corner, but would lose second to Rea later in the lap. Davies, chasing Rea, also despatched Haslam and caught back up to Rea's Kawasaki. Davide Giugliano would take the opportunity to catch and eventually pass Haslam, but he'd only hold fifth place for a few laps before Haslam pushed past him at the Esses with two laps to go. Tom Sykes managed his gap at the front at around a consistent nine seconds as Davies dropped off the back of Rea, over a second further back.

Tom Sykes won the second race of the day, with a pole position, lap record and double victory giving him the Superbike Gentleman's Set. He felt that he finally turned the corner with this configuration of bike and could now set about chasing Jonathan Rea for the title. The fifty point haul this weekend puts him one point behind Leon Haslam and one hundred and two points away from Jonathan Rea.

Jonathan Rea took second place again, grabbing forty points on what was his lowest scoring weekend of the year, but he said it was the best they could have wished for today, and he still managed to extend his title lead.

Chaz Davies in third consolidates his fourth place in the championship.

Both races had all-British podiums, yet only 15,904 spectators turned up to witness today's events.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R   1'27.640 264,9
2 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 9.772 1'28.083 268,9
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 12.304 1'28.132 265,6
4 91 L. HASLAM Aprilia RSV4 RF 15.601 1'27.875 263,6
5 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 15.779 1'28.294 266,9
6 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 23.136 1'28.205 266,2
7 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 26.674 1'28.907 268,2
8 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 27.206 1'29.113 263,0
9 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 31.469 1'28.756 266,2
10 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati Panigale R 34.659 1'29.109 261,1
11 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 36.298 1'29.066 261,1
12 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 36.682 1'29.020 259,8
13 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale R 1'17.739 1'29.814 264,3
14 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'24.434 1'29.795 263,0
15 51 S. BARRAGÁN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'24.601 1'31.296 251,3
16 75 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 1 Lap 1'33.109 249,0
17 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 1 Lap 1'32.915 254,3

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
6
2015

2015 Donington World Supersport Race: The Dueling Continues

World Supersport was held over twenty dry laps and did not disappoint.

Jules Cluzel took the early lead ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu and seventeen year old wildcard Kyle Ryde. Lorenzo Zanetti in fourth held off PJ Jacobsen and the British Supersport wildcards.

On the fourth lap, Kenan Sofuoglu passed Jules Cluzel in the Melbourne hairpin and Goddards and Kyle Ryde followed him through the gap made by lifting him in the corners. Cluzel tried to pass Ryde into turn one, but the seventeen year old just leant on him, holding his line.

At one third race distance, Kyle Ryde, in second place, slid both wheels on the entry to Goddards, his bike running without the benefit of World Supersport spec electronics and not having traction control as a result, and Jules Cluzel pounced on the opportunity and took second place from him.

Ryde held on to the front two for a couple of laps, but the bitter rivals at the front just restarted their feud and slapped down a succession of fast laps, Cluzel setting a new lap record in the process. As the pair made their break, the lap record would fall at least four times.

Behind the duel, Lorenzo Zanetti caught Kyle Ryde, closing over a second of gap, and would pass him on lap fourteen of twenty, after sitting in his wheel tracks for three laps. Ryde didn't give up and stayed within striking distance, using his superior speed in the second sector to ensure Zanetti couldn't get away.

On lap fifteen, Jules Cluzel saved a crash, losing adhesion at an inopportune moment, and realised he was at his limit. Sofuoglu didn't slow down and slowly started jamming tenths of a second between them.

With just over three laps remaining, Ryde was able to get a faster line on to the back straight, exiting on the right hand side of Zanetti, the wrong side for the chicane ahead. Zanetti didn't give up his third place and Ryde would have to wait for another lap for an opportunity. On lap seventeen, Ryde passed Zanetti onto the straight once more, but this time he was on the MV Agusta's left but fluffed the exit, letting Zanetti lead into the loop. Ryde tried to pass into Goddards, but Zanetti didn't leave him any room.

On the eighteenth lap, while Kenan Sofuoglu built a lead over Jules Cluzel of over a second, Kyle Ryde made the same pass at Coppice, on the left of Lorenzo Zanetti, but didn't make any mistakes coming out of the Esses and he held third place with two full laps remaining. As Sofuoglu wore down the remaining laps ahead of Cluzel, Ryde rode two clean laps and held off Zanetti.

Kenan Sofuoglu won the World Supersport race and extended his lead at the top of the championship to 45 points ahead of second place finisher Jules Cluzel. Kyle Ryde, on his debut world championship ride, took a very impressive third place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 54 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R   1'30.557 237,5
2 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 0.891 1'30.425 238,5
3 77 K. RYDE Yamaha YZF R6 7.968 1'30.824 240,7
4 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 8.124 1'30.730 240,1
5 99 P. JACOBSEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 12.388 1'30.842 241,7
6 80 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph 675 R 16.135 1'30.918 239,1
7 94 S. HORNSEY Triumph 675 R 22.879 1'31.342 240,7
8 4 G. REA Honda CBR600RR 29.055 1'31.241 238,0
9 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 35.607 1'31.913 245,6
10 67 A. REID Honda CBR600RR 36.043 1'31.828 239,6
11 44 R. ROLFO Honda CBR600RR 36.758 1'31.670 239,6
12 84 R. RUSSO Honda CBR600RR 40.545 1'31.922 236,4
13 36 M. CARDENAS Honda CBR600RR 43.813 1'32.362 239,6
14 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 47.071 1'32.365 240,7
15 74 K. CLARKE Honda CBR600RR 50.450 1'32.534 235,4
16 68 G. SCOTT Honda CBR600RR 50.852 1'32.514 240,1
17 24 M. RAMIREZ Honda CBR600RR 1'16.406 1'33.873 234,9
18 10 N. CALERO Honda CBR600RR 1'19.071 1'34.060 233,9

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
6
2015

2015 Donington World Superbike Race One: Prize Fight

As the weather threatened to make things the wrong kind of interesting, the riders lined up for 23 laps around the historic British circuit.

Tom Sykes took the lead at the beginning, with Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea on his heels. It didn't take Haslam long to pull a sneaky pass on Sykes to take the lead and Rea followed at the Esses, a strong part of the track for him.

On the second lap, Rea passed Haslam on turn one and kept the lead for the entire lap, even when he had a bit of a wobble at Goddards, the last corner. Two laps later, Sykes took advantage of the fact that Haslam uses different lines, a wider, more sweeping angle in the first three turns, to block pass him into turn one and make it stick. With the top five riders previously very close, they started to drop Davide Giugliano off the back, leaving Davies free to concentrate on Haslam for third place.

On lap five, Michael van der Mark went off at turn ten, the Fogarty Esses, but he recovered his bike and made it back to the pit lane where he parked it. His team fiddled with it and he set back out, only to get black flagged immediately for an illegal manoeuvre, but it looked more like he was disqualified because he went in his garage, effectively retiring from the competition.

At the end of lap five, shortly after Alex Lowes, wearing Geri Halliwell-style Union Flag leathers, passed Davide Giugliano for fifth place, Tom Sykes took the lead at the old hairpin only to have Rea take it back at the Melbourne Loop, the proper hairpin before the last corner. A lap later, Sykes reclaimed the lead at the same Melbourne Loop he lost it at the lap before.

Two laps later, Rea tried to pass Sykes in the last corner, only to go wide, letting Sykes right mack and nearly losing second place to Leon Haslam and Chaz Davies.

Davide Giugliano's retreat from the front continued and he pulled into the pits on lap nine with what was obviously a problem with the bike, not the rider. He too had his bike fiddled with and he headed back out legally, only he would never advance further than seventeenth, passing only the Toth BMWs.

Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea then made a break for it, maintaining the same low 1'28s for lap after lap, with Rea setting a new lap record in the process. The Kawasaki pair fought tooth and nail, Sykes lifting Rea a few times until one of his passes finally stuck and he turned up his pace to low 1'28s eking out a few tenths a lap on Rea until his teammate realised he wasn't going to win with Sykes in his hypnotic hotlap mode and he switched to concentrating on the settings to prepare his bike for race two.

Tom Sykes won with a bike he described as "almost acceptable over race distance" and took his fifth Donington victory in a row. Rea a few seconds back equalled his year's worst result with his third second place of the season. Chaz Davies was able to get past Leon Haslam and grab another podium for the Ducati Panigale on his bogey track.

We finally got the race-long duel between the Kawasakis that we had been waiting for and, this time, Sykes had the edge over race distance.

Results:

 

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R   1'28.034 268,2
2 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 3.743 1'27.914 268,9
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 15.140 1'28.351 266,9
4 91 L. HASLAM Aprilia RSV4 RF 18.304 1'28.336 266,9
5 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 20.362 1'28.877 263,6
6 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 20.848 1'28.381 268,2
7 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 21.807 1'29.036 267,5
8 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 24.346 1'28.882 261,7
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 30.570 1'28.839 260,4
10 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 39.074 1'29.337 259,2
11 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale R 44.023 1'29.447 264,3
12 18 N. TEROL Ducati Panigale R 46.925 1'29.728 262,3
13 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 50.871 1'29.609 263,0
14 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'06.993 1'29.852 261,7
15 59 N. CANEPA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'09.883 1'30.653 257,9
16 23 C. PONSSON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'26.098 1'30.736 257,3
17 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 1 Lap 1'28.170 267,5
18 75 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 1 Lap 1'33.111 249,0
19 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 1 Lap 1'33.812 253,7

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
6
2015

2015 Donington World Superbike Qualifying Roundup And Pictures

Qualifying for the races at Donington Park had a favourite turn up with cracked ribs, a team rivalry coming to boil, a handful of fast wild cards on 600s and the home race for almost every man who has stood on the Superbike podium this year. The short track, a fast and sweeping vintage racetrack leading to a chicane followed by a brace of hairpins, was the site of the first ever World Superbike and, after missing a few years due to a failed improvement, it is once more the regular UK round.

Tom Sykes on Saturday Morning

Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes have both won here recently, Sykes with the double win in 2014 and 2015 and Rea with the second race of 2013, and either rider could be considered a favourite for the win tomorrow, maybe with Rea getting the edge for, as Sykes put it when deciding the order they should run on Thursday's egg-and-spoon race, Sykes might be the better starter, but Rea is the better finisher, and Donington is a finisher's track. All weekend, both Kawasakis have been at or near the top of the timing sheets, but it was Tom Sykes, pictured above, who took pole, equalling Troy Bayliss's number of pole positions in the process, second only to Troy Corser, while Rea had to settle for second. The electronics change didn't favour Sykes at the beginning of the hyear and caught his garage a little by surprise, but they are now getting to grips with it, and need to start getting results if they're to catch Rea. 

Jonathan Rea

Davide Giugliano had a Davide Giugliano weekend, going fast and crashing. His style is to essentially to pile on the coals and trust that the electronics will stop him from making a mistake, a very modern technique that works well on the Ducati Panigale, apart from the numerous times it doesn't. As it turned out, Giugliano did all his crashing on the Friday and he pulled off a front row start besides the Kawasakis. 

Davide Giugliano

Leon Haslam was fourth quickest, in spite of nursing cracked ribs. In the FP4 session on Saturday morning, Haslam went quickest but his stamina when injured could keep him off the podium, even though he's done more laps than any other rider round Donington; his father Ron Haslam runs his race school out of Donington.

Leon Haslam

Alex Lowes and his team are still struggling with the electronics, but it seems like they're getting close to letting Lowes trust the bike, with his fifth place on the grid 

Alex Lowes

Chaz Davies, at a track he refers to as his bogey track, still managed sixth place, in spite of not getting as much out of his qiualifying tyre as he would have liked, and he's still chasing settings for tomorrow.

Chaz Davies

Leon Camier was quickest in the first session on Friday, but couldn't manage better than seventh on the grid. 

 

Leon Camier lifts the front wheel

Matteo Baiocco and Sylvain Guintoli join Camier on the third row, Guintoli having got there through Superpole One. 

In World Supersport, Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel should resume their battle, but for the first time this year, they will be joined at the front by three fast wildcards, the quickest of whom, Kyle Ryde, split their front row, grabbing second place convincingly behind Kenan Sofuoglu's Kawasaki on his British Supersport spec Yamaha R6. Cluzel in third suffered from not getting enough laps in due to continued mechanical problems with his MV Agusta. 

Kenan Sofuoglu

All going well, both series should give us plenty of action, with Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea giving us the fight we are looking for in World Superbike while Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel should be in a position to continue their bitter rivalry. The weather is likely to be the same overcast cold with occasional flurries of sunshine when you'd given up hope, with a possibility of rain, just to add some spice to the already interesting recipe.

Race Details
Round Number: 
6
2015

2015 Donington World Supersport Qualifying Results: Wildcards In Eventful Qualifying

World Supersport qualifying took place in 16°C English weather and the session was peppered with a handful of crashes but no injuries. 

Kenan Sofuoglu dominated the eventful session, setting the fastest lap six times, mostly beating his previous time, while Jules Cluzel suffered from an early crash that left him on the back foot for most of the session, managing to complete only five clean laps. Wildcard Kyle Ryde at one point was the fastest rider, with nine laps under 1'31, and he ended the session in second place on the grid, an impressive feat for the seventeen year old British National 600 Superstock champion.

Luke Stapleford was the second of the quick wildcards, with fourth place and what looks like good race pace with a string of 1'30 laps at the end of his session, quicker than series regulars Lorenzo Zanetti and PJ Jacobsen. Sam Hornsey was the slower of the three wildcards with an impressive seventh place, holding off Gino Rea and Kyle Smith. Smith was under investigation for his involvement in one of the many crashes of the session, after he and Marco Faccani had an off.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 54 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'29.925   241,2
2 77 K. RYDE Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.344 0.419 242,8
3 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'30.562 0.637 240,1
4 80 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph 675 R 1'30.627 0.702 244,5
5 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'30.640 0.715 244,5
6 99 P. JACOBSEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'30.654 0.729 244,5
7 94 S. HORNSEY Triumph 675 R 1'30.837 0.912 240,7
8 4 G. REA Honda CBR600RR 1'31.028 1.103 239,6
9 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.179 1.254 244,5
10 44 R. ROLFO Honda CBR600RR 1'31.276 1.351 241,7
11 61 F. MENGHI Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.342 1.417 240,7
12 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 1'31.366 1.441 236,4
13 67 A. REID Honda CBR600RR 1'31.389 1.464 239,1
14 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.553 1.628 241,7
15 84 R. RUSSO Honda CBR600RR 1'31.638 1.713 235,9
17 36 M. CARDENAS Honda CBR600RR 1'31.681 1.756 238,0
18 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.713 1.788 240,7
19 41 A. WAGNER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.976 2.051 240,7
20 14 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.376 2.451 237,5
21 68 G. SCOTT Honda CBR600RR 1'32.410 2.485 243,4
22 74 K. CLARKE Honda CBR600RR 1'32.638 2.713 238,0
23 6 D. SCHMITTER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.655 2.730 239,1
24 5 M. FACCANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.773 2.848 239,1
25 10 N. CALERO Honda CBR600RR 1'33.337 3.412 234,9
26 161 A. IVANOV Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.547 3.622 241,2
27 34 E. ITURRIOZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.993 4.068 232,9
28 24 M. RAMIREZ Honda CBR600RR 1'34.057 4.132 236,4

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
6
2015

2015 Donington World Superbike Superpole Results: Strategy And Routines

Superpole One opened early in a typical English holiday weekend; overcast, cold and a little bit breezy.

Sylvain Guintoli set the first flying lap time, but it was Jordi Torres who slotted in at the top shortly after with a 1'28.748, a time that would survive until the qualifying tyres were fitted. Torres was the first rider out on the softer tyres, leaving a minute before everyone else, a tactic that backfired when he started his flying lap as slower riders were leaving the pits, ruining his first fast lap as he hit traffic.

As Torres finished his second lap on qualifying tyres, he was second to David Salom. When Sylvain Guintoli took the top spot with a 1'28.556 then a 1'28.552, Torres was doomed to 13th position on the grid. Guintoli and Salom would progress to Superpole Two.

In Superpole Two, Jonathan Rea was, as usual, the first out and the first to set a lap time, but five riders immediately went quicker with Alex Lowes quickest. Lowes then beat his own time again, recording a 1'27.670 on race tyres. Tom Sykes was second-quickest, over a quarter of a second back, before change for the "Qs".

Qualifying seems to have settled into a routine, with every superpole session starting on race tyres, taking a break in the middle as everyone pits in for qualifying tyres and the final fast runs. It seems that no longer does anyone take a punt on sticky tyres early on. This session would follow this now routine pattern.

Leon Haslam was the first to depose Lowes, followed by Davide Giugliano, the first rider to beat Tom Sykes's pole position time from last year, but then the Kawasakis turned up. Sykes setting the faster time, a 1'27.071, Jonathan Rea under a quarter of a second behind him. Alex Lowes nearly set a faster time, looking on the pace through the first three sectors, but he lost it all in the last sector, the area of heavy braking that would really test the engine braking weakness of his electronic package.

Tom Sykes gets another pole position with Jonathan Rea once more on the front row. Davide Giugliano in third, in spite of his usual crashes, continuing his charge to make up for missed weekends.

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'27.071   268,2
2 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'27.308 0.237 267,5
3 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 1'27.344 0.273 268,2
4 91 L. HASLAM Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'27.535 0.464 270,2
5 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'27.554 0.483 268,9
6 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'27.710 0.639 267,5
7 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'28.011 0.940 263,6
8 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati Panigale R 1'28.188 1.117 266,2
9 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'28.370 1.299 264,9
10 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'28.620 1.549 264,9
11 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'28.701 1.630 267,5
12 60 M. VD MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'28.715 1.644 266,9
13 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.689 0.137 270,2
14 18 N. TEROL Ducati Panigale R 1'28.827 0.275 263,6
15 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale R 1'28.991 0.439 264,9
16 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.436 0.884 262,3
17 23 C. PONSSON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.668 1.116 263,0
18 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'29.686 1.134 259,2
19 59 N. CANEPA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.783 1.231 260,4
20 51 S. BARRAGÁN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'30.839 2.287 253,1
21 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 1'32.647 4.475 254,3
22 75 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 1'34.024 5.852 250,2

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'28.552   263,6
2 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'28.643 0.091 263,0
3 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.689 0.137 270,2
4 18 N. TEROL Ducati Panigale R 1'28.827 0.275 263,6
5 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale R 1'28.991 0.439 264,9
6 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.436 0.884 262,3
7 23 C. PONSSON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.668 1.116 263,0
8 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'29.686 1.134 259,2
9 59 N. CANEPA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.783 1.231 260,4
10 51 S. BARRAGÁN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'30.839 2.287 253,1

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'27.071   268,2
2 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'27.308 0.237 267,5
3 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 1'27.344 0.273 268,2
4 91 L. HASLAM Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'27.535 0.464 270,2
5 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'27.554 0.483 268,9
6 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'27.710 0.639 267,5
7 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'28.011 0.940 263,6
8 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati Panigale R 1'28.188 1.117 266,2
9 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'28.370 1.299 264,9
10 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'28.620 1.549 264,9
11 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'28.701 1.630 267,5
12 60 M. VD MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'28.715 1.644 266,9

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
6
2015

2015 Donington World Supersport FP3 Results: Sofuoglu Leads Ryde As Wildcards Show Form

Kenan Sofuoglu heads the session as wildcard Kyle Ryde goes second-quickest ahead of Lorenzo Zanetti and wildcard Luke Stapleford. Jules Cluzel was unable to beat his best time from yesterday, second quickest of the weekend, suffering from mechanical problems that held him back to fifth quickest. Third quickest wildcard Samuel Hornsey held off series regulars PJ Jacobsen and Kyle Smith with the sixth quickest time of the morning.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 54 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'30.076   243,9
2 77 K. RYDE Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.785 0.709 245,6
3 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'30.908 0.832 245,6
4 80 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph 675 R 1'30.951 0.875 245,6
5 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.008 0.932 242,8
6 94 S. HORNSEY Triumph 675 R 1'31.131 1.055 245,6
7 99 P. JACOBSEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.179 1.103 245,0
8 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.292 1.216 243,9
9 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 1'31.299 1.223 237,5
10 14 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.436 1.360 240,1
11 44 R. ROLFO Honda CBR600RR 1'31.550 1.474 242,3
12 4 G. REA Honda CBR600RR 1'31.557 1.481 240,7
14 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.720 1.644 241,2
15 84 R. RUSSO Honda CBR600RR 1'31.827 1.751 237,0
16 36 M. CARDENAS Honda CBR600RR 1'31.834 1.758 239,6
17 67 A. REID Honda CBR600RR 1'31.863 1.787 240,7
18 61 F. MENGHI Yamaha YZF R6 1'31.983 1.907 240,1
19 5 M. FACCANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.295 2.219 242,8
20 41 A. WAGNER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.491 2.415 239,1
21 68 G. SCOTT Honda CBR600RR 1'32.748 2.672 241,7
22 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.882 2.806 240,1
23 74 K. CLARKE Honda CBR600RR 1'33.301 3.225 237,0
24 6 D. SCHMITTER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.969 3.893 242,3
25 10 N. CALERO Honda CBR600RR 1'34.076 4.000 235,4
26 161 A. IVANOV Yamaha YZF R6 1'34.361 4.285 242,8
27 24 M. RAMIREZ Honda CBR600RR 1'34.568 4.492 237,0
28 34 E. ITURRIOZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.981 4.905 231,9

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
6
2015

2015 Donington World Superbike FP4 Results: Haslam Surprise At Flag

Just as the untimed session looked like it was going to be a Kawasaki affair, Leon Haslam posted the fastest lap of the weekend after the flag came out. Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea held off Davide Giugliano and Alex Lowes, with Chaz Davies behind, all within half a second of Haslam's time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 91 L. HASLAM Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.163   270,9
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'28.250 0.087 268,2
3 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'28.283 0.120 272,3
4 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 1'28.405 0.242 269,6
5 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'28.530 0.367 266,9
6 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'28.663 0.500 268,9
7 60 M. VD MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'28.785 0.622 265,6
8 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.836 0.673 270,2
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'29.008 0.845 264,9
10 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati Panigale R 1'29.157 0.994 265,6
11 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'29.196 1.033 270,2
12 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.249 1.086 267,5
13 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'29.330 1.167 270,2
14 59 N. CANEPA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.479 1.316 265,6
15 18 N. TEROL Ducati Panigale R 1'29.491 1.328 264,9
16 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'30.041 1.878 262,3
17 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'30.153 1.990 264,9
18 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale R 1'30.235 2.072 264,3
19 23 C. PONSSON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'30.910 2.747 261,1
20 51 S. BARRAGÁN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.368 3.205 255,5
21 75 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 1'33.397 5.234 257,9
22 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 1'34.331 6.168 260,4

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
6
2015

2015 Donington World Superbike FP3 Results: Sykes Tops Another Close Session

Free Practice 3 once again took place on the Friday and Tom Sykes was quickest in the last timed session before Superpole, with the top thirteen all within a second of his time.  The ten quickest all qualify for Superpole Two, while Imre Toth and Gabor Rizmayer miss out on Superpole one as Santiago Barragan's FP2 time was quick enough to get him past the Toth bikes.

Qualifying this close on a track this quick should ensure an entertaining Superpole.  

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'28.172   264,3
2 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 1'28.283 0.111 263,6
3 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'28.483 0.311 264,9
4 91 L. HASLAM Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'28.516 0.344 263,6
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'28.542 0.370 263,6
6 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'28.572 0.400 263,0
7 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'28.582 0.410 262,3
8 60 M. VD MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'28.748 0.576 259,8
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'28.756 0.584 257,3
10 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati Panigale R 1'28.787 0.615 261,1
11 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'29.006 0.834 264,9
12 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'29.025 0.853 259,2
13 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.125 0.953 259,8
14 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'29.247 1.075 257,3
15 23 C. PONSSON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.743 1.571 258,6
16 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale R 1'29.806 1.634 261,1
17 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.942 1.770 256,1
18 18 N. TEROL Ducati Panigale R 1'30.104 1.932 259,8
19 59 N. CANEPA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'30.329 2.157 259,2
20 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 1'32.647 4.475 254,3
21 51 S. BARRAGÁN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32.683 4.511 250,2
22 75 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 1'34.024 5.852 250,2

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
6
2015

2015 Donington World Supersport FP2 Results: Cluzel Leads Sofuoglu

With the benefit of a full session, Jules Cluzel posted a quicker lap his title rival Kenan Sofuoglu, although Sofuoglu's blistering time from this morning still stands as the fastest lap of the weekend. Luke Stapleford and Kyle Ryde continue to leverage their local knowledge, posting third and fourth quickest times ahead of PJ Jacobsen.  

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'30.735   241,7
2 54 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'30.871 0.136 236,4
3 80 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph 675 R 1'30.898 0.163 239,6
4 77 K. RYDE Yamaha YZF R6 1'30.950 0.215 239,1
5 99 P. JACOBSEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.532 0.797 238,5
6 67 A. REID Honda CBR600RR 1'31.544 0.809 235,4
7 14 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.641 0.906 235,9
8 4 G. REA Honda CBR600RR 1'31.776 1.041 233,4
9 94 S. HORNSEY Triumph 675 R 1'31.955 1.220 236,4
10 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 1'32.019 1.284 231,9
11 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'32.186 1.451 238,0
12 5 M. FACCANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.241 1.506 235,4
13 44 R. ROLFO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.267 1.532 238,0
14 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.290 1.555 238,0
15 84 R. RUSSO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.362 1.627 231,4
16 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.603 1.868 236,4
17 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.708 1.973 238,0
19 61 F. MENGHI Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.755 2.020 237,0
20 36 M. CARDENAS Honda CBR600RR 1'33.001 2.266 232,4
21 6 D. SCHMITTER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.047 2.312 236,4
22 41 A. WAGNER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.634 2.899 235,9
23 68 G. SCOTT Honda CBR600RR 1'33.806 3.071 233,4
24 10 N. CALERO Honda CBR600RR 1'33.915 3.180 230,4
25 161 A. IVANOV Yamaha YZF R6 1'34.772 4.037 234,4
26 24 M. RAMIREZ Honda CBR600RR 1'34.834 4.099 230,9
27 34 E. ITURRIOZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.030 4.295 227,0

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
6
2015

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