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2019 Jerez WorldSBK Test Times: Lowes Edges Rea As WorldSBK Returns To Action

The winter break is officially over for the WorldSBK teams, as almost the entire paddock assembled in Jerez for the first test of 2019. The WorldSBK and WorldSSP riders took to a freshly resurfaced Jerez to get 2019 underway.

Alex Lowes ended the day as fastest, the Pata Yamaha rider taking over at the top of the timesheets in the final couple of hours to finish just eight hundredths of a second faster than reigning world champion Jonathan Rea. Rea was four tenths faster than KRT teammate Leon Haslam, who was in turn a tenth quicker than Toprak Razgatlioglu on the Puccetti Kawasaki. 

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2018 Jerez WorldSBK Test Tuesday Times: Rea Beats Lowes, Haslam Improves

Jonathan Rea has topped the timesheets at the two-day test at Jerez, the Kawasaki Racing Team rider nearly two thirds of a second faster than the rest of the field. Alex Lowes ended the day second on the Pata Yamaha, while Leon Haslam made a big step forward to set the third fastest time, a second behind his teammate.

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2018 Jerez WorldSBK Test Tuesday 2:30pm Times: Rea Quickest, Lowes Leads Bautista

A dry night meant the WorldSBK riders got underway much earlier on Tuesday, the riders taking to the track some time around 10:30am under sunny skies if chilly temperatures. The work from yesterday continues, the Yamahas, Ducatis, and Kawasakis circulating in preparation of the 2019 season. 

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2018 Jerez WorldSBK Test Monday Times: Rea Leads But Ducatis Close

Jonathan Rea finished the first day of testing for the WorldSBK riders on top of the timesheets, the 2019 Kawasaki ZX-10R proving to be as fast as ever with the Northern Irishman aboard. Alvaro Bautista adapted to the Pirelli tires and WorldSBK Ducati Panigale V4 quickly setting the second fastest time three tenths behind Rea, and a quarter of a second ahead of his Ducati teammate Chaz Davies. Alex Lowes was the fastest Yamaha in fourth.


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2018 Jerez WorldSBK Test Monday 3pm Times: Rea Fastest As Bautista Makes WorldSBK Debut

Another day, another test at the Jerez circuit, this time with the WorldSBK riders. The Yamahas, Kawasakis, and Ducatis are at Jerez on their second test of the season, after kicking off at Aragon. It was another late start due to overnight rain, but the weather has been significantly better over the course of the day, and the track has been busy since it dried out enough to get some use.

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Aragon WorldSBK Test: Kawasaki's Rea Fastest As Ducati Panigale V4R Debuts

A new era dawned for Ducati at the Motorland Aragon circuit on Wednesday, as the Panigale V4R took to the track for the first time in the hands of the riders who will be racing it. Chaz Davies of the factory-backed Ducati team and Michael Ruben Rinaldi of Barni Racing put the first serious laps on the bike after Michele Pirro has brought it to this point during testing. 

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2018 Qatar World Superbike Race Two Results: Race Cancelled

After the shortened World Supersport race finished with almost a third of the riders not completing the race, the World Superbike race was cancelled. While World Supersport runs with treaded tyres, World Superbike's full slicks would have been a liability with all the standing water running across the track at fast corners. With nothing on the line, except Jonathan Rea's attempts at hording more records, the race was sensibly cancelled. 

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2018 Qatar World Supersport Race Results: Worth The Wait

The last World Supersport race of the year was delayed by adverse weather in Qatar, first with a sandstorm, then a rainstorm. The championship decider between Sandro Cortese and Jules Cluzel was then reduced to just twelve laps on a dry track with rivers of water across a few corners. 

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2018 Qatar World Superbike Race One Results: The Penultimate Race

World Superbike's penultimate race of 2018 took place under the floodlights of Losail, Qatar. The sun's departure gave the track a drop in temperature down to 30ºC. Jake Smrz missed out this weekend, leaving just eighteen bikes to contest the win over seventeen laps.

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2018 Qatar World Supersport Superpole Results: Lights On!

World Supersport qualifying started with the floodlights turning on over Losail, as the sunset turned to dusk. Hikari Okubo and Thomas Gradinger were the favourites to advance to Superpole Two where they could contest pole position alongside the Yamahas of Lucas Mahias and Sandro Cortese.

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2018 Qatar World Superbike Superpole Results: The Sun Sets On The Season

Superpole opened as the sun set over Losail, before the lights were needed for the Friday session. Leandro Mercado and Xavi Fores were the fastest riders to miss out on the top ten, being favourites for promotion, while Eugene Laverty was quickest in two out of the three sessions yesterday and would be aiming to take pole position ahead of World Champion Jonathan Rea and the man who took Laverty's 2019 seat, Tom Sykes. The long lap length of the track will mean fewer runs, making each lap more important than at shorter tracks.

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2018 Qatar World Superbike FP3 Results: Laverty Fends Off Kawasakis

Eugene Laverty ended the day quickest ahead of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes. Alex Lowes was tenth quickest, but his time from the second session kept him in the top four heading to tomorrow's Superpole. Jakub Smrz, after a crash in Free Practice one, was declared unfit. 

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2018 Qatar World Supersport FP2 Results: Mahias And Cortese Remain On Top

Lucas Mahias and Sandro Cortese once again topped the session, this time the only two riders inder 2'01s. Randy Krummenacher was half a second slower than Mahias's quickest time, with Jules Cluzel another two tenths of a second behind him.


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