MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2020 Le Mans MotoE FP1 Result: First Dibs To De Angelis

The first practice session of the MotoE class was slow to get started in the wet conditions of Le Mans but once the action got underway, it was Josh Hook who spent most time at the top of the timesheets. It wasn’t until the final couple of minutes that the lead changed hands, Alex de Angelis going nearly half a second faster than his rivals. He was followed by Xavier Simeon and new championship leader Matteo Ferrari. Xavi Cardelus and Niccolo Canepa rounded out the top five, while Hook dropped to sixth, one second down on the new leader. Niki Tuuli, Eric Granado, Mattia Casadei and Jordi Torres completed the top ten positions, while Dominique Aegerter dropped down to 16th, nearly four seconds off top spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 15 Alex De Angelis Energica 1'54.595    
2 10 Xavier Simeon Energica 1'55.046 0.451 0.451
3 11 Matteo Ferrari Energica 1'55.143 0.548 0.097
4 18 Xavi Cardelus Energica 1'55.536 0.941 0.393
5 7 Niccolo Canepa Energica 1'55.640 1.045 0.104
6 16 Josh Hook Energica 1'55.661 1.066 0.021
7 66 Niki Tuuli Energica 1'55.743 1.148 0.082
8 51 Eric Granado Energica 1'55.782 1.187 0.039
9 27 Mattia Casadei Energica 1'56.090 1.495 0.308
10 40 Jordi Torres Energica 1'56.123 1.528 0.033
11 63 Mike Di Meglio Energica 1'56.308 1.713 0.185
12 35 Lukas Tulovic Energica 1'56.357 1.762 0.049
13 61 Alessandro Zaccone Energica 1'57.225 2.630 0.868
14 55 Alejandro Medina Energica 1'57.871 3.276 0.646
15 70 Tommaso Marcon Energica 1'58.289 3.694 0.418
16 77 Dominique Aegerter Energica 1'58.422 3.827 0.133
17 84 Jakub Kornfeil Energica 1'59.887 5.292 1.465
18 6 Maria Herrera Energica 2'02.091 7.496 2.204
Round Number: 
5
2020
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2020 Le Mans Moto2 FP1 Result: Daniel Thrives In The Wet

The drizzle had stopped by the time the intermediate class took centre stage but the wet surface still gave us quite a few adventures in the gravel trap and a handful of noteworthy saves. One man who seemed to thrive in the conditions was Kasma Daniel, who put his name at the top of the timesheets on his final flying lap. The Malaysian rider demoted Hector Garzo to second position, a quarter of a second behind the leader but only three thousandths of a second ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri.

Despite a late tumble at turn 4, Joe Roberts kept fourth place, with Jake Dixon joining the top five. Jorge Martin in sixth was six tenths slower than Daniel, while Marco Bezzecchi, Tom Luthi and early leader Nicolo Bulega were the last men to post a time within a second of the leader. Hafizh Syahrin was another of the men to briefly put their name at the top of the timing screens and despite an early crash at turn 3, the Aspar rider rounded out the top ten, with Enea Bastianini missing out by two tenths of a second.

Amongst the other notable additions to the crash list was championship leader Luca Marini, who slid out at turn four just as he left pitlane at the start of the session. His first attempt to rejoin was halted by a bike issue in pitlane and when he eventually made it out, it was for 24th position, over three seconds down on the leader. Marcel Schrotter had an early highside at turn 14, dropping him to 17th on the timesheets, while Fabio Di Giannantonio made a visit to the medical centre after a painful looking highside at the same final turn in the closing stages of FP1. The likes of Jorge Navarro, Sam Lowes or Augusto Fernandez kept a low profile outside of the top 15, while noteworthy saves for Marcos Ramirez and Aron Canet left them outside the top 20. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'51.279    
2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'51.532 0.253 0.253
3 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'51.535 0.256 0.003
4 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'51.829 0.550 0.294
5 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'51.851 0.572 0.022
6 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'51.912 0.633 0.061
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'52.206 0.927 0.294
8 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.238 0.959 0.032
9 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'52.259 0.980 0.021
10 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'52.373 1.094 0.114
11 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'52.596 1.317 0.223
12 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'52.608 1.329 0.012
13 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'52.693 1.414 0.085
14 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'52.769 1.490 0.076
15 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'52.807 1.528 0.038
16 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'52.898 1.619 0.091
17 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'52.921 1.642 0.023
18 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'52.937 1.658 0.016
19 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'52.942 1.663 0.005
20 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'53.173 1.894 0.231
21 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'53.255 1.976 0.082
22 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'53.499 2.220 0.244
23 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'54.035 2.756 0.536
24 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'55.032 3.753 0.997
25 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'55.598 4.319 0.566
26 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'56.515 5.236 0.917
27 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'56.725 5.446 0.210
28 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'57.968 6.689 1.243
  35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'59.073 7.794 1.105
  27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex      
Round Number: 
10
2020
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2020 Le Mans MotoGP FP1 Result: Smith Sparks A Surprise

Wet weather tyres finally got some proper airtime in a soaked Le Mans and the conditions seemed to even out the field even more, with the lead changing hands on every other lap but unlike their lightweight class colleagues, there was no action whatsoever in the gravel trap. The timesheets were an unusual sight at the end of FP1, with Bradley Smith snatching the lead at the checkered flag, a tenth of a second faster than the Ducati invasion led by Johann Zarco. Another of the late leaders, Danilo Petrucci occupied third spot, ahead of colleagues Jack Miller and Andrea Dovizioso.

Maverick Vinales in sixth was the final rider to post a time within half a second of the lead, followed by Yamaha colleagues Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi. Despite still struggling with his recovery from surgery, Cal Cructhlow climbed into ninth as the top Honda machine, while early leader Pol Espargaro dropped to tenth in the closing stages of practice.

The likes of Pecco Bagnaia, Alex Rins and Joan Mir missed out on the top ten and finished one second slower than the leader. Championship leader Fabio Quartararo did not seem too keen to take risks in the wet and finished the session 18th, over two and a half seconds down on the leading Aprilia.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'43.804    
2 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'43.958 0.154 0.154
3 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'44.024 0.220 0.066
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'44.132 0.328 0.108
5 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'44.148 0.344 0.016
6 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'44.180 0.376 0.032
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'44.441 0.637 0.261
8 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'44.511 0.707 0.070
9 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'44.654 0.850 0.143
10 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'44.760 0.956 0.106
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'44.783 0.979 0.023
12 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'44.846 1.042 0.063
13 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'44.980 1.176 0.134
14 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'44.981 1.177 0.001
15 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'46.122 2.318 1.141
16 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'46.245 2.441 0.123
17 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'46.474 2.670 0.229
18 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'46.494 2.690 0.020
19 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'46.518 2.714 0.024
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'46.618 2.814 0.100
21 53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'46.856 3.052 0.238
  6 Stefan Bradl Honda      
Round Number: 
10
2020
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2020 Le Mans Moto3 FP1 Result: McPhee Sails Through

A cool rainy Le Mans made for a gloomy welcome to France for the lightweight class and the result was a handful of early crashes, with turn 3 getting most of the action. As rain paused and riders settled with the conditions halfway through proceedings, the action moved from the gravel trap to the timing screens, although the final few minutes brought back the rain and inevitably the tumbles. Throughout all those shenanigans, there was one man constantly in control of the timesheets, Andrea Migno posting the only 1:54 time of the morning after leading FP1 intermittently. However, his top time got cancelled after the checkered flag, demoting him to second and promoting John McPhee to top spot, with title rival Albert Arenas keeping close in third.

Filip Salac in fourth was six tenths slower than the leader, while Raul Fernandez failed to improve on fifth after a late crash at turn 11. Compatriots Jaume Masia and Sergio Garcia came next, with the Estrella Galicia rider another of the late crashers, as was Stefano Nepa in eighth position. Yuki Kunii and Kaito Toba completed the top ten, one and a half seconds slower than the leader.

Similarly to the likes of Celestino Vietti and Gabriel Rodrigo, championship leader Ai Ogura suffered a late tumble of his own, which dropped him to 15th on the timesheets. Compatriot Tatsuki Suzuki was back in action following injury but opted not to join the proceedings in the tricky conditions.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 17 John McPhee Honda 1'55.217    
2 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'55.432 0.215 0.215
3 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1'55.589 0.372 0.157
4 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'55.845 0.628 0.256
5 25 Raul Fernandez KTM 1'56.349 1.132 0.504
6 5 Jaume Masia Honda 1'56.477 1.260 0.128
7 11 Sergio Garcia Honda 1'56.489 1.272 0.012
8 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'56.690 1.473 0.201
9 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'56.757 1.540 0.067
10 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'56.820 1.603 0.063
11 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'56.902 1.685 0.082
12 21 Alonso Lopez Husqvarna 1'57.162 1.945 0.260
13 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 1'57.169 1.952 0.007
14 70 Barry Baltus KTM 1'57.334 2.117 0.165
15 79 Ai Ogura Honda 1'57.443 2.226 0.109
16 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'57.554 2.337 0.111
17 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'57.559 2.342 0.005
18 13 Celestino Vietti KTM 1'57.576 2.359 0.017
19 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'57.673 2.456 0.097
20 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'57.888 2.671 0.215
21 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'57.905 2.688 0.017
22 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'57.940 2.723 0.035
23 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'57.967 2.750 0.027
24 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'58.001 2.784 0.034
25 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'58.285 3.068 0.284
26 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'59.047 3.830 0.762
27 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'59.265 4.048 0.218
28 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'59.496 4.279 0.231
29 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 1'59.503 4.286 0.007
30 9 Davide Pizzoli KTM 1'59.519 4.302 0.016
  24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda      
Round Number: 
10
2020
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Portimao MotoGP Test/Track Familiarization - Aleix Espargaro Fastest Of Timed Riders

The first day of the Portimao test is done and dusted, though calling it a test is a misnomer. The full-time MotoGP riders attended the test to learn the layout and to give feedback on the safety of the circuit. The MotoGP test riders are in Portimao to test tires for Michelin and help the French tire manufacturer put together the allocation for the race, and to figure out gearing and electronics at a circuit which is notoriously tricky for electronics setups.

All that means that the times are not particularly meaningful, a fact pressed home by the fact that most of the full-time MotoGP riders elected to ride without a transponder. The one point which may have some relevance is the fact that Aleix Espargaro - riding a MotoGP-spec RS-GP, as Aprilia have concessions and are allowed to test at any circuit still - was two tenths faster than Jonathan Rea's 2019 WorldSBK pole record, and 1.1 seconds faster than the WorldSBK race record, also held by Rea.

Times of riders who used a transponder:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:40.170    
2 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:41.122 0.952 0.952
3 6 Stefan Bradl Honda RC213V 1:41.726 1.556 0.604
4 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP20 1:42.189 2.019 0.463
5 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM RC16 1:42.289 2.119 0.100
6 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:42.336 2.166 0.047
7 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha R1* 1:43.699 3.529 1.363
8 88 Miguel Oliveira Yamaha R1* 1:44.700 4.530 1.001
9 41 Brad Binder Yamaha R1* 1:44.820 4.650 0.120
10 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:44.910 4.740 0.090

* On Yamaha R1 road bikes

WorldSBK records:

Pole (SP) 2019 Jonathan Rea 1:40.372
Race (SPRC) 2019 Jonathan Rea 1:41.272
Round Number: 
0
2020
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2020 Magny-Cours World Superbike Race Two Result: Up For Grabs

Jonathan Rea has his first opportunity to win his sixth title, needing a finish of third or best if Scott Redding can win. The rain had stopped, but it still wasn't dry enough to use anything but wet weather tyres. 

Jonathan Rea got the start he needed ahead of his teammate Alex Lowes, with Michael van er Mark and Scott Redding behind them, but Redding lined up van der Mark at turn five to take third place. Redding then took second place from Lowes and sat behind Jonathan Rea as the pair held the same pace for a few laps. Alex Lowes went backwards through the pack while Loris Baz, the only rider on the harder rear tyre, rode through the pack to set the fastest lap and end up ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi, only a second behind the leaders. 

On lap four, Jonathan Rea went a little wide at the 180 hairpin and Scott Redding hit the gap, lifting Rea's bike on the exit and taking the lead from the world champion. With clear track in front of him, Scott Redding increased the pace with only Rea and Baz behind him able to keep up with Loris Baz taking the fastest lap on lap seven.

Two seconds behind Loris Baz, Michael Ruben Rinaldi had earned the attention of Chaz Davies, as Davies found good pace. Davies took fourth place into turn five at the end of the long straight and as Scott Redding stretched out his lead to over a second, Davies started to chew his way into the two seconds between him and Loris Baz.

At half race distance, while Tom Sykes was holding a grudge match with Garret Gerloff further back, Loris Baz lined Jonathan Rea up and took second place from him into the hairpin at turn thirteen. Scott Redding led by two and a half seconds over Baz and Rea and Chaz Davies was closing.

It took until lap fourteen for Chaz Davies to catch Jonathan Rea and take third place from him at turn seven. Loris Baz was three seconds behind Scott Redding and over a second clear of Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea. Three seconds further back was Michael van der Mark, riding at the same sort of pace as the leaders.

Chaz Davies did his prospects for the second seat at Ducati no harm by keeping Redding's remote championship hope alive, dropping Rea and stretching a gap of over a second, but with three laps left, Rea picked up the pace.

Scott Redding was three seconds clear of Loris Baz who had over a second of clean air behind him, but the third spot on the podium was not yet decided. Jonathan Rea was nipping at Chaz Davies's heels, and if he could-ads him he would be crowned world champion. Davies, looking for a Ducati contract next year, needed to keep in front of him to keep Redding's hopes alive for another weekend. Rea tried and tried, but, after a small slide in turn one of lap twenty, it was clear he was at the limit and all Davies had to do was not make a mistake. 

Scott Redding jubilantly won the race ahead of Loris Baz. Chaz Davies held off Jonathan Rea to tae third place and the title would go down to the last round.

Scott Redding is within fifty nine points of Jonathan Rea, with sixty two points up for grabs in two weeks time. Chaz Davies is fifty nine points behind Scott Redding and nineteen points ahead of fifth-place finisher Michael van der Mark. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 2.551
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1.097
4 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 4.261
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 7.409
6 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 16.505
7 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 19.409
8 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 21.612
9 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 27.621
10 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 28.079
11 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 32.422
12 20 S. BARRIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 41.498
13 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 42.450
14 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR 45.588
15 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 46.318
16 97 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'14.050
17 53 V. DEBISE Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'18.497
18 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'47.214
RET 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 5
RET 34 X. PINSACH Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1
RET 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale V4 R  
Round Number: 
7
2020
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2020 Magny-Cours World Supersport Race Two Result: Warm Up Drama

With more on the track, World Supersport lined up for eighteen wet laps, and drama unfolded on the warmup lap.

As the riders circulated the track, Andrea Locatelli highsided at turn twelve, dropping his Yamaha. His fairing was damaged and he limped his bike back to his garage and retired from the race before it even started. Kyle Smith looked perplexed on pole position, but the race started without the current world champion.

Lucas Mahias hit the lead into turn one ahead of Kyle Smith with Raffaele de Rosa and Manuel Gonzales behind them, but in the chaos of the wet, after a lap, Mahias and Smith were almost two second clear of the ring behind them, headed by Steven Odendaal who clawed his way through the pack, bike by bike. Lucas Mahias set the fastest lap. 

The leading three places stretched out their gaps as Mahias set fastest lap after fastest lap, increasing the pace every lap until the seventh lap when he had a five second gap ahead of Kyle Smith who was over ten seconds clear of Odendaal in third place. In the middle of the race, Can Oncu found some pace and was visibly faster than every bike around him and he fought up from ninth place on lap two to fourth place on lap eight, staring down a gap of twelve seconds to Smith in second and a gap behind him that was growing at a pace of around a second a lap. Hannes Soomer then found some grip and started his journey from eighth place through the pack to fourth place and the fastest man on track. 

Three laps from the end, with the top two spots of the podium decided, Can Oncu felt the pressure of Hannes Soomer closing in on him. Soomer set the fastest lap of the race, with a 1'54.609, and was working his way into the gap to Oncu when the Turkish rider made a mistake and pushed the front too hard in the tight turn fifteen and crashed out of third place. He recovered in tenth place and resumed his fight. Soomer, fastest man on track but with an unsurmountable climb to Smith in second place sat in the last podium place. 

Lucas Mahias won comfortably, becoming the third winner of the year, and second French winner after Andy Verdoïa.  Kyle Smith took second place with Hannes Soomer taking his second podium of the weekend. Can Oncu recovered through the field to finish in seventh place.

Lucas Mahias cemented his second place in the championship at his home round in a race where only fourteen riders finished. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R  
2 11 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 5.322
3 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 24.651
4 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 33.041
5 98 K. HANIKA Yamaha YZF R6 38.600
6 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 9.931
7 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 48.993
8 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 49.081
9 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 49.261
10 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 18
11 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.676
12 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'24.523
13 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'28.265
14 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 18
RET 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 4 Laps
RET 12 A. RUIZ CARRANZA Yamaha YZF R6 13
RET 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 6 Laps
RET 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 10 Laps
RET 25 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 10 Laps
RET 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 11 Laps
RET 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 13 Laps
RET 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 13 Laps
RET 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 13 Laps
RET 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6  
Round Number: 
7
2020
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2020 Magny-Cours World Superbike Superpole Race Result: Cold Wet Conditions Determine Tyre Choice

Rain was falling as the riders lined up on the grid for the Superpole race. Ten wet laps around Magny-Cours Cours at 11ºC provides challenging conditions on wet tyres.

Eugene Laverty led from pole position into turn one, but Jonathan Rea took the lead on the exit and was followed by his teammate Alex Lowes. Tom Sykes was in fourth place until turn five when Michael van der Mark red round the outside to take fourth place. Van der Mark passed Laverty for third place shortly after. Garrett Gerloff, the architect of BMW's results in the first race, tried to gain places only to meet an unrelenting Loris Baz, forcing Gerloff to run on into the chicane, dropping back to ninth place.

Jonathan Rea pulled out a slight gap from Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark as the leading trio pulled over a second away from Scott Redding, Chaz Davies and Tom Sykes. Garrett Gerloff over shot the chicane another lap, earning himself a wave from Michael Ruben Rinaldi as he returned to the track. Alex Lowes set the fastest lap, closing the gap to Rea, but Rea was quicker on lap three.

Scott Redding, over a second behind third-placed Michael van der Mark, kept the pace with the leaders while those behind him slipped back a little, Loris Baz and Chaz Davies giving him room to escape as they fought. 

Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap again on laps six, seven and eight as he sneaked away from Alex Lowes. Scott Redding, however, closed in on Michael van der Mark and started hassling him over third place. 

On the last lap, with the top two places locked down, the fight for third heated up, with Scott Redding cutting under Michael van der Mark into the favourite passing place of turn five, only to realise very early on that he was going in too hot, and he checked over his shoulder to make sure he would not be hit by van der Mark before conceding the place and returning to the racing line on the Yamaha's tail. Redding recovered the time lost from his mistake and once again challenged for the podium into the chicane at turns eleven and twelve, the pair swapping places and exiting side by side. Van der Mark held the inside line and fought off Redding's challenge as the pair crossed the line within fifteen hundredths of a second, Michael van der Mark only just beating Scott Redding for the last podium place. 

Jonathan Rea took his three hundredth career race ahead of his team mate Alex Lowes and extended his lead to seventy one points over Scott Redding. Chaz Davies, finishing in fifth place, dropped a few points from Redding and is now fifty points behind his teammate. Michael van der Mark is only fourteen points behind Chaz Davies. Alex Lowes took fifth place off Toprak Razgatlioglu with his nine points for second place.

Eugene Laverty finished in fifteenth place from pole position while Tom Sykes pitted in. After their best qualifying of the year, the team has yet to score a point this weekend.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2.387
3 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 3.206
4 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 0.142
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 3.694
6 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 8.555
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 11.164
8 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 12.628
9 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 19.836
10 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale V4 R 20.341
11 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 20.455
12 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 26.570
13 20 S. BARRIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 27.360
14 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 29.826
15 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR 31.213
16 53 V. DEBISE Kawasaki ZX-10RR 32.239
17 97 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 41.527
18 34 X. PINSACH Kawasaki ZX-10RR 50.504
19 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 57.837
20 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1 Lap
RET 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 5
Round Number: 
7
2020
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2020 Magny-Cours World Supersport Race One Result: Bring A Bucket And A Mop

The rain relented a little before the start of the World Supersport race, but it hadn't stopped.

Kyle Smith led into the first turn but was swallowed up by Lucas Mahias and Andrea Locatelli. Smith recovered third place after a scrap into turn five, but the leading pair had a decent gap. Locatelli took the lead into the chicane and led Mahias over the line for the start of lap two. Mahias tried to recover the lead, but Locatelli covered the line in to turn five. Kyle Smith helps third place and made a gam from fourth-placed Manuel Gonzales. 

Fifth placed Raffaele De Rosa held off Corentin Perolari and Kevin Manfredi. But over the next few laps, Hannes Soomer climbed through the pack, setting a 1'55.792 as he clawed his way to third place behind Andrea Locatelli and Lucas Mahias.

On lap ten, Locatelli briefly held the fastest lap until Hannes Soomer held it long enough for eighth-placed Kyle Smith to set a 1'54.912, three and a half seconds quicker than the riders ahead of him. 

Locatelli held a one second lead over Lucas Mahias and the leading pair were fourteen seconds clear of third placed Hannes Soomer. Seven seconds behind the podium places, Can Oncu battled with Kevin Manfredi, Manuel Gonzales and Raffaele De Rosa who were being caught lap by lap by Kyle Smith. Soomer in his lonely third place set the fastest lap again. 

The rain stopped.

Kyle Smith crashed out trying to catch the pack, just as he closed in on Gonzales. Four laps left, and Andrea Locatelli held the lead by six tenths of a second as Lucas Mahias closed the gap to the lead, but Locatelli didn't look troubled, and he ended the lap with almost a one second lead. Twelve seconds behind Hannes Soomer, Raffaele De Rosa and Kevin Manfredi broke free of Can Oncu and Manuel Gonzales. 

With two laps remaining, Lucas Mahias had closed up onto the rear of Andrea Locatelli, but Andrea Locatelli slapped down a 1'53.962 as they started the last lap, Mahias over a second behind him. On the last lap, Glenn van Straalen crashed, rider and bike ending up on the racing line as van Straalen was a little winded, bringing out the red flag and curtailing the fourth-placed action.

Andrea Locatelli won, setting the fastest lap, ahead of Lucas Mahias and a lonely Hannes Soomer who claimed his first podium in his forty-eight race career and the first Estonian podium in World Supersport history. 

Locatelli set a new record of the most points in a season, taking the record from Kenan Sofuoglu with his 288 points and three races remaining.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R6  
2 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.427
3 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 2 Sectors
4 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 2 Sectors
5 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 17 FL.1
6 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 2 Sectors
7 81 M. GONZALEZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.591
8 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 3 Sectors
9 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
10 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
11 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
12 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
13 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
14 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 3.053
15 47 A. BASSANI Yamaha YZF R6 16 I3.1
16 12 A. RUIZ CARRANZA Yamaha YZF R6 16 I2
17 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1 Sector
18 25 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
RET 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'57.630
RET 11 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.880
RET 98 K. HANIKA Yamaha YZF R6 1'57.491
RET 9 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'59.755
RET 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 2'07.121
RET 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 200,3
Round Number: 
7
2020
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2020 Magny-Cours World Superbike Race 1 Result: Wet Action From The Start

Twenty one wet laps of Magny-Cours Cours, and all the riders are shod with the new Pirelli wet weather tyre, designed for colder wet weather.

Jonathan Rea got a good start and headed into the first turn in the lead, ahead of the BMWs of Tom Sykes and pole-sitter Eugene Laverty. Garrett Gerloff lunged underneath Sykes, nudging Sykes into a crash that took his teammate out, Laverty having his bike roll over him. The BMWs of Eugene Laverty ended up in the gravel alongside two disgruntled riders. When the pair treturned to their garages, Sykes's assesment was a Gareth Hunt coffee bean hand shake while Laverty went with the traditional tap tap, omitting the curly-wurly and cuckoo finishers. Gerloff then went wide into turn five, the familiar passing place that sees action every lap in the dry and its fair share of the action in the wet, letting Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark take second and third place for a while.

On lap two, three Yamahas battled behind two Kawasakis as Loris Baz joined Michael van der Mark and Garrett Gerloff behind Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. Gerloff used turn five to get past Alex Lowes, taking an unusual line round the outside. Rea then Gerloff set the fastest laps, with Gerloff's 1'50.398 showing the pace. 

A lap later, Loris Baz was behind Rea and Gerloff, but over the next two laps, with Baz and Gerloff setting fastest laps, even after Baz passed Gerloff. Gerloff's 1'49.384 showed that the pace was increasing, only to have Rea move the target to a 1'48.955. A lap later, with the top three over a second clear of fourth-placed Lowes, Rea, Baz and then Lowes, with clear track ahead of him, set the fastest lap. 

As laps got faster, the action behind the top three stretched out, with Alex Lowes in fourth place, Michael van der Mark and Chaz Davies fighting over fifth place and Toprak Razgatlioglu trying to manage his gap from Leon Haslam, Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Scott Redding. On lap seven, Garrett Gerloff tried to close on Loris Baz, but between turns eleven and twelve, his rear tyre lost grip and Gerloff was thrown over his front screen as his bike gave up. Alex Lowes was a second and a half behind the leading pair as Rea and Baz just dialled up the pace a bit more. Rea set the fastest lap on lap eleven but was beaten by Baz on laps eleven and twelve. Rea took it back with a 1'48.274 on lap thirteen as Michael van der Mark, having cleared off from Chaz Davies, crashed out in a typical wet crash, gifting the Welshman fourth place. 

Lap fifteen, Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap again, with a 1'48.268, but Loris Baz was still keeping up, the leading pair four seconds clear of Alex Lowes and over eight seconds clear of Chaz Davies. Behind Davies, three riders were contesting fifth place, with Toprak Razgatlioglu and Leon Haslam joined by Scott Redding who was getting quicker as he got used to the tyres in the wet conditions.

Loris Baz made a small error and started to dropp off Rea's pace, settling in to second place and managing his gap from Alex Lowes, knowing he couldn't safely catch Jonathan Rea. Conditions started to get worse, but with three laps left, the front four places were settled. Only the battle for fifth would remain. 

On the last lap, Leon Haslam, having taken fifth from Toprak Razgatlioglu on turn thirteen the lap before and losing it on turn five, defended his position from Scott Redding and tried to line up a passs into turn thirteen again, only to hit a river and flip his bike into turn eleven and launch it across the kerb and onto the track at turn twelve. Razgatlioglu slowed slightly to avoif the fallen Honda, allowing Redding to steal third place from him as they hit the chianes at the end of the lap.

Jonathan Rea managed hos lead perfectly and won the race a few seconds ahead of Loris Baz who leant onto his tank and kicked his legs out a few times while doing the breast stroke. Baz swam across the finish line five seconds ahead of Alex Lowes. The Ducatis of Chaz Davies and Scott Redding took fourth and fifth places with Toprak Razgatlioglu rounding out the top six.

Jonathan Rea extended his lead over Scott Redding to sixty five points in the championship. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 3.342
3 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 9.707
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 4.338
5 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 2.382
6 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 16.976
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 23.253
8 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 27.173
9 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 28.706
10 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale V4 R 32.034
11 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 37.928
12 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 46.009
13 20 S. BARRIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 46.371
14 53 V. DEBISE Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.992
15 34 X. PINSACH Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1 Lap
16 97 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1 Lap
17 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1 Lap
RET 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 1 Lap
RET 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 6
RET 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR  
RET 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR  
Round Number: 
7
2020
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