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2019 Imola World Superbike Superpole Race Results: Overnight Rain

The weather turned up to make the Superpole race evenness predictable. Ten laps under a grey sky made tyre choices interesting, with light and dark track areas visible and riders turning up on the grid with wet tyres and setups, swapping to try tyres and whatever setups they could fix on the grid. Leon Camier didn't line up after his crash yesterday and Tom Sykes didn't get to the grid with a warm-up lap, starting from the pit exit.

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2019 Imola World Superbike Superpole Results: Count The Red Flags

Michael Ruben Rinaldi opened the Superpole session by setting fire to his Ducati Panigale, summoning the red flags. The restart only shortened the session to twenty four minutes. Three and a half minutes into the restart, Sandro Cortese and Leon Camier crashed out at turn four and brought the red flags back out. Camier was taken to the medical centre.

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2019 Imola World Superbike FP3 Results: Rea Quickest In Interrupted Session

Jonathan Rea improved on his times from yesterday, heading to Superpole in the top spot. Chaz Davies was unable to improve, but remained second-quickest while his Ducati teammate Alvaro Bautista passed Tom Sykes for third quickest overall. Tommy Bridewell sneaked in under the 107% qualifying limit in just thirty minutes of practice, reduced with a red flag break in the middle.

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2019 Imola World Superbike FP2 Results: Rea And Davies Joined By Sykes

With the top eleven riders all improving on their mornings' times, Jonathan Rea increased the pace by a quarter of a second, with Chaz Davies and Tom Sykes the only riders within half a second of his time. Alvaro Bautista and Toprak Razgatlioglu were within three quarters of a second while Michael van der Mark was the only other rider within a second. 

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2019 Imola World Superbike FP1 Results: Rea Heads Davies And Bautista

Jonathan Rea opened the weekend on top, ahead of the Ducatis of Chaz Davies and Alvaro Bautista. Unfortunately, at the scene of his great comeback from injury in 2018, Eugene Laverty ended his weekend with red flags and an ambulance trip, breaking both his wrists in a crash he luckily walked away from.

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