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2014 Sepang World Supersport Race Results: Close Racing Over Long Laps

The World Supersport race was fourteen long laps of close racing in 32°C sunshine with a track temperature of 48°C.

The long run to the first corner gave Kenan Sofuoglu a chance to blast past everyone from the second row of the grid and lead the race into the first corner. He was followed by Jules Cluzel and the PATA Hondas of Lorenzo Zanetti and Michael van der Mark with Roberto Rolfo in fifth place.

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2014 Sepang World Superbike Saturday Roundup: Humidity But No Rain Yet

It rains almost every day in Sepang, and yet it has been dry for the last two days. Rain is predicted for Sunday, but that doesn't mean it's a certainty. Heat and humidity, however, are. New riders need to be reminded to take their helmets off when they get back to their pit boxes, and plenty of fluids need to be ingested.

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2014 Sepang World Supersport Qualifying Results: Quicker And Quicker

As the temperature rose to 35°C, the lap times dropped. 

Jules Cluzel held off challenges from Kev Coghlan to put the MV Agusta on pole position. Michael van der Mark was six tenths of a second behind those two but cruically one hundredth quicker than Kenan Sofuoglu, who starts from the second row. Local wildcard Zaqhwan Zaidi heads the third row in an impressive debut ride.

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2014 Sepang World Supersport FP3 Results: Cluzel Quickest

Jules Cluzel was two thirds of a second quicker than Michael van der Mark, with an impressive 2'08.577 lap. Ratthapark Wilairot was unable to improve on his times from Friday but remains third in qualifying due to his quick time in the first session yesterday.

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2014 Sepang World Superbike Friday Roundup: Experience Shines

The World Superbike championship has never raced in Malaysia and this weekend, the sixth of the season, the iconic MotoGP and Formula 1 circuit Sepang, fifty kilometres from the capital Kuala Lumpur, finally plays host to the series. Tropical weather, as expected, prevailed and an extended seventy-five minute opening session for both classes introduced the teams to 32º temperatures.

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2014 Sepang World Superbike FP2 Results: Guintoli Improves To Quickest

Sylvain Guintoli set the fasatest time of the session and the day, while Marco Melandri and Toni Elias retained their top spots with nobody else able to beat their morning times. Davide Giugliano and Tom Sykes got within two tenths of a second of the fastest time, a relief to anyone not on an Aprilia.

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2014 Sepang World Superbike FP1 Results: Melandri Heads Aprilia Sweep

Aprilia were confident that Sepang would suit their bike, and in the extended opening World Superbike session, they held all three top places, with Marco Melandri, Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli within two tenths of a second of one another.

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2014 Donington World Superbike Weekend Roundup: Photos

Donington World Superbike attendance was listed as 15,353 on Sunday and 29,512 for the whole weekend, which was lower than it should have been due to the weather scaring a lot of people off. The organisers shuffled the schedule to accommodate the British crowd, but the rain undid that good work.

Alex Lowes, Donington

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2014 Donington World Superbike Race Two Results: Still Dry

World Superbike Race Two was a dry race and the temperature had risen to 18º, with a 28º track.

Marco Melandri led Sylvain Guintoli in an Aprilia charge, with Leon Haslam and Sam Lowes nipping at their heels, but Guintoli took the lead on the first lap. Davide Giugliano, trying again to recover from a missed pole opportunity, was part of a bunch of riders forced wide at the Melbourne Loop right-hand hairpin, pushing him back to eleventh.

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2014 Donington World Supersport Race Results

World Supersport was dry, with 16-degree air temperature and 27-degree track temperature.

Kenan Sofuoglu took the lead ahead of a pack of five riders who constantly jostled for position for ten laps behind him, right up to the point Sofuoglu's engine started spewing smoke, adding to his misfortune, and making it look like his race had ended. However, as Kev Coghlan, Lorenzo Zanetti, Jules Cluzel, Michael Van Der Mark and PJ Jacobsen passed the stricken Kawasaki, it came back to life and Sofuoglu was able to resume his race.

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