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2014 Assen World Superbike FP3 Results: Two Red Flags, Two Kawasakis Fastest

A red flag for a Team Toth crash, a second red flag for the oil not having all been cleaned up from the first, and Davide Giugliano was unable to match his speed from the later, warmer session yesterday. Tom Sykes and Loris Baz, however, did just fine, recording the two fastest times of the day, and taking second and third fastest of the weekend. 

Niccolo Canepa was the fastest in the Evo class and is the only Evo bike to qualify directly for Superpole Two. 


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2014 Assen World Supersport FP2 Results: Marino Ups The Pace

Florian Marino sets the fastest time in the second session, beating Michael Van Der Mark's time from this morning. Van Der Mark was only third fastest with a time slower than his first session's best while Jules Cluzel was second fastest in this session and third fastest of the day overall.


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2014 Aragon World Superbike Sunday Roundup: Racing At Breakfast Time Is Cold

With the shift to a 10:30 start, World Superbike now has to deal with colder temperatures in the mornings. Last year, the noon start meant the race was held at 22ºC compared to today's 16ºC, meaning tyres would play a big part and that settings from the first race would be invalid by the second.

The break between the races has also shortened to make sure everything fits between 10:30 and 14:30, so as not to clash with other televised motorsports, prompting concerns with rehydration between races when the timetable was announced, but so far no riders have complained.

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2014 Aragon World Superbike Race Two Results

As the riders lined up for the warmer second race, they did so on the softer tyre, all apart from Tom Sykes who stuck with the harder rear.

Sykes was followed into the first turn by Loris Baz and Jonathan Rea as Davide Giugliano passed Sylvain Guintoli for fourth ahead of Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri. Those seven riders charged off at the front until Davies lost the front, putting a gap between the Aprilias and Giugliano's Ducati that was quickly closed.

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2014 Aragon World Supersport Race Results

Fifteen Laps at Aragon, warming up a few degrees from the World Superbike race, World Supersport gave us the tough fighting we expect from the class.

Florian Marino took an early lead but made a few mistakes and lost the lead Michael Van Der Mark with Kev Coghlan, Jules Cluzel and Kenan Sofuoglu following over the next few laps.

Michael Van Der Mark goes wide at the end of the straight, out-braking himself, letting the duelling pair of Jules Cluzel and Kev Coghlan past, but recovering before Kenan Sofuoglu was able to snatch third.

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2014 Aragon World Superbike Race One Results

With three fewer laps than last year, World Superbike at Aragon took place under a cool 16-degree sun, the earlier and colder start making tyre choice tricky.

Tom Sykes took the lead from pole position, followed by Loris Baz and a charging Davide Giugliano. Fabien Foret didn't complete the first lap, with a technical issue ending his race early on. The end of the first lap also gave us a surprising look at how little an advantage, compared to last year, the Kawasakis and Aprilias had, as Giugliano's Ducati kept pace with Baz.

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2014 Aragon World Superbike Saturday Roundup: Ballistic Engine Cases

The front two rows of the morning's final timed practice was headed off by factory braces of Aprilias, Kawasakis and Ducatis, with both EVO Bimotas managing to get into Superpole. The weather was not much of an issue in Spain, being cooler than Friday, in spite of occasional light showers.

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2014 Aragon World Superbike Friday Roundup: Interesting Times

Thanks to the homologation agreements that have been reached, the arrival of Bimota brings the number of manufacturers competing in World Superbike to nine. Their bike is the usual blend of bespoke chassis and off the shelf engine, with a BMW S1000RR power plant being at the heart of their BB3 project. Needing only 125 bikes to be available for sale before the bike is eligible to score points, down from 1000, Bimota will still not be eligible to score points until that number is reached.

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