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2013 Monza World Superbike Race One Result: Fast And Dry

Eighteen laps at a dry Italian speed track that rewards a clear head and a fast bike.

2013 Monza World Superbike Saturday Roundup: Theft And Mothers Day

Rain topped and tailed the day, hopefully squeezing the last drops out before the races tomorrow so that Monza can enjoy a very Italian mother's day. One lucky mother will be getting a set of Jules Cluzel leathers, stolen from his trailer, unless they're recovered before tomorrow. Another mother hoping to be lucky is Mrs Lowes, mother of Alex and Sam, who saw Alex Lowes win a BSB race on Monday and Sam Lowes win last Superbike race at Assen.

2013 Monza World Supersport QP2 Results: Settled At The Flag

World Supersport qualifying looked more like a race, with large groups of riders clumped together in the fast sections, trying to get a slipstream advantage.

2013 Monza World Superbike Superpole Results: Three High Speed Sessions

Superpole was blessed with the promised good weather, allowing the riders to get on with pushing their machines down the multiple high-speed sections of the old Italian track. The qualifying tyres were pink-ringed for Mother's Day instead of having their usual yellow stripe.

2013 Monza World Superbike FP2 Results: Laverty On The Pace

Eugene Laverty led Marco Melandri and Tom Sykes, all within a quarter of a second. Sylvain Guintoli was once again the fastest bike through the speed trap, at 337.1kmh, while Leon Camier ensured there were four different manufacturers of motorcycle in the top five.

For race-pace, Laverty, Sykes and Guintoli registered the most 1'42 laps, with Laverty stringing together a decent run at the end of the session.


2013 Monza World Supersport FP2 Results: Lowes Beats The Kawasakis

Toward the end of the morning's free practice session, it looked likely the front row would end up an all-Kawasaki affair, but Sam Lowes was able to snatch his familiar position at the top in the flag. With both Kenan Sofuoglu and Fabien Foret recording higher speed trap figures, the slip stream effect in the race should prove important, as usual.


2013 Monza World Superbike QP2 Results: Drying Track Restricts Progress

A storm hit Monza overnight and, in spite of the sun, the morning's qualifying session was declared wet. The track dried out towards the end, allowing a few riders to improve their positions from yesterday and sort out the lower slots for Superpole later. Without a complete dry session, the afternoon's free practice will be crucial to get a setting for both qualifying and racing. Marco Melandri remained in provisional pole, alongside Jonathan Rea, but Sylvain Guintoli was fastest in the session, improving his time, if not his position, from yesterday.


2013 Monza World Superbike Friday Roundup: A Dry Promise

At Italy's temple of speed, last year's World Superbike weekend was ruined by rain and tyres. This morning's session was equally plagued, giving everyone a wasted morning as the forecast for the remainder of the weekend is sun, sun and more sun. The good weather finally turned up, courtesy of a delay in qualifying, and the slicks went on. Top speeds increased by 50kmh and lap times decreased by 20 seconds.

2013 Monza World Superbike QP1 Results: Melandri Hot On Slicks

After a delayed start caused by an oil spill at the Ascari chicane, one that required cleaning up, the track was dry enough to warrant slick tyres. Marco Melandri was quickest with his BMW, pipping a surprising Jonathan Rea, while Sylvain Guintoli was the fastest in a straight line, clocking a respectable 333.6kmh in his weekend's effort to break the outright top speed record of 339.5kmh, set by Max Biaggi on a similar Aprilia RSV4.

As this was the first dry session, it's difficult to judge what the multiple 1'43 and 1'44 laps registered by the front-runners means, but there's a second to lop off the laptimes before they can beat Max Biaggi's 1'41.745, and that might require qualifying tyres.


2013 Monza World Supersport QP1 Results: Coghlan Takes Wet Provisional Pole

Kev Goghlan takes provisional pole alongside Andrea Antoneli, showing once again that they have skill and speed in the wet.


2013 Monza World Superbike FP1 Results: Rea In Charge

Rain held riders back from the super-fast times, with riders not even touching 290km/h on the wet tyres. This allowed Jonathan Rea to make the best of his slower bike and record the fastest time of the morning.


2013 Monza World Supersport FP1 Results: Lowes Tops Wet Morning

Wet practice at Monza meant times were down, several riders didn't even head out and the session was red-flagged mid-way through the session. After the restart, this didn't stop our regular fast qualifier Sam Lowes recording the best lap of the session, with a 2'01.016, an unsurprising 13 seconds off lap record pace.


2013 Assen World Superbike Weekend Roundup: Of Ups, Downs And Surprises

The World Superbike standings after a weekend's racing in the Netherlands make for interesting reading. The day gave us good weather that got better as the day went on and thrilling racing that followed the weather. There were ups and downs, winners and losers and those who leave with a mixture of both.

2013 Assen World Superbike Race 2 Results: Duelling At The Cathedral

Race two at Assen was under warmer weather, causing a few tyre changes, but tyres didn't plague any of the front runners.

2013 Assen World Supersport Race Results: Assen Rewards Racers

Fabien Foret leads the championship and starts the race from third place behind the seething rivalry of Sam Lowes and Kenan Sofuoglu.