As with all Sunday races this year, the front three grid places are based on where riders finished in the Saturday race. Twenty laps of Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli under a clear Italian sky. In spite of a tyre acting unusually yesterday, everyone was on the SC0 Pirelli rear. Chaz Davies would not start the race due to his crash yesterday.
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Thirty four riders, with Alex Baldolini not competing, started the race of nineteen laps around Misano. Kenan Sofuoglu had trouble at the start of the race with a malfunctioning t-shirt gun that required a change to manual launching, throwing by hand, to get the t-shirts to their intended targets.
Superpole one, contested by twenty three riders vying for the top two spots, was red flagged with ten minutes to go after a couple of crashes.
Twenty one riders lined up for twenty one laps of Misano and everyone chose the same rear tyre and Chaz Davies didn’t fit the carbon wok to his rear wheel.
Superpole one took place on a warm morning. Eleven riders competed for two places with Lorenzo Savadori and Randy Krummenacher in the top two spots.
Lucas Mahias opened the day with the morning's quickest lap, ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu and Sheridan Morais. Federico Caricasulo was quickest early on but ended the untimed session in fourth place.
Marco Menaldri sets the fastest time of the weekend, nine thousandths of a second quicker than Jonathan Rea. Chaz Davies and Tom Sykes round out the top four in this untimed session.
Kenan Sofuoglu heads into Superpole with the best lap, setting the quickest time ahead of a resurgent Gino Rea. This morning's fastest man, Federico Caricasulo, couldn't improve on his morning's time and ends the day fifth quickest, behind PJ Jacobsen and Jules Cluzel.
Thirty five laptimes were cancelled, mostly for exceeding turn eleven's boundaries, but some were for turn six and sixteen.
Jonathan Rea was the only rider in the top four to improve on his morning's time, with Tom Sykes, Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri all relying on times from Free Practice one. Leon Camier was able to go quicker but remained fifth quickest overall. Lorenzo Savadori and Randy Krummenacher are the quickest two riders to miss out on qualifying directly for Superpole two.
Federico Caricasulo was quickest throughout the session, only ceding the top spot briefly to Kenan Sofuoglu early on and Lucas Mahias later. Mahias finished the session second quickest ahead of Jules Cluzel and PJ Jacobsen. Kenan Sofuoglu only managed four laps before suffering a technical problem.
Turn eleven's limits were exceeded twenty-two times throughout the session, resulting in twenty-two cancelled lap times.
On a warm, dry day in Rimini, Tom Sykes set an early fast lap on his Kawasaki and just kept improving his time. Jonathan Rea was the only other rider into the 1'34s, in spite of a late charge from Marco Melandri that put him third quickest, pipping his Ducati teammate. Leon Camier continues to make his bike look better than it is with the fifth quickest lap ahead of Xavi Fores.
The World Superbike weekend attracted 37,039 fans, continuing the year-on-year increases in attendance, and the last race of the weekend didn't disappoint.
The World Supersport race lasted four laps of a warm Donington Park until the red flag was brought out for a crashing Xavier Cardelus Garcia. The oil was cleaned up and the restart was thirteen laps after the now-familiar quick start procedure. PJ Jacobsen would be unable to make the restart, suffering from mechanical woes, leaving his place on the grid empty.
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.
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.