World Superbike race two took place on a hot track, with the track temperature five degrees celsius higher than yesterday, around 43ºC, causing a noticeable drop in grip and lap times.
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Sixteen laps of Brno from 600cc bikes on road-legal tyres, with the tight World Supersport championship fight the way it is, it was always going to be fun.
World Supersport Superpole one was contested by twenty one riders with Kyle Smith and Rob Hartog favourites to get promoted based on yesterday's times.
With everyone using the same higher-profile development tyre that served the top five so well at Donington, albeit with a slightly different compound, World Superbike race one ran for three laps of the advertised eighteen, led by Jonathan Rea, before Michael Ruben Rinaldi crashed into the air fence at turn five. This brought out the red flags as, like yesterday, the air fence needed a quick repair. The race was reduced to seventeen laps after a quick restart. A glitch with the lights, causing a few false starts, caused a third attempted start.
Superpole one for World Superbike was contested by ten riders fighting for two spots in Superpole two, with Eugene Laverty and Tati Mercado, based on their qualifying yesterday, the favourites for promotion.
Jonathan Rea increased his lead over Tom Sykes's quickest time of the day as Sykes was unable to improve on his earlier dry time. Marco Melandri was the third quickest with a time he also set in the second timed session today. Lorenzo Savadori put himself directly into Superpole two with the second quickest time of the session.
Sandro Cortese crashed in turn five, the same turn that brought out the red flags in World Superbike and when the session was restarted, Jules Cluzel improved on his earlier time and set the provisional pole lap while his rival sat the remainder of the session out. Cortese relied on his morning's time to remain in Superpole two.
With the track dried out, Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes took the top two spots ahead of Marco Melandri and Alex Lowes. The session was briefly interrupted when the red flags were brought out after Yonny Hernandez crashed, unharmed.
The Yamahas of Sandro Cortese and Jules Cluzel recorded the only laps under 2'04, ahead of Ayrton Badovini's MV Agusta.
The rain stopped before the riders went out and Jonathan Rea put in a lap that lasted as the quickest lap until the dying minutes of the session when several riders took advantage of the drying track. Michael Ruben Rinaldi came out on top, ahead of Loris Baz and Xavi Fores. With more rain promised, all bets are off for Superpole qualifying.
World Superbike race two started under a threat of rain, with teams practicing pit-lane tyre changes. Gino Rea had to start from the back of the grid after he had to pit in before the sighting lap.
World Supersport was 20 laps of good weather and a very tight championship fight. Nacho Calero would not start the race due to a technical problem.
World Supersport Superpole one was a busy affair as too many riders jostled for too few places.
World Superbike race one was twenty three laps of a dry race with the sun threatening to break through the grey British sky.
The track for World Superbike superpole one was, unlike yesterday, dry. The weather threw a few surprising names into the first session, fighting for only two places for the second session that determines the first four rows of the grid.