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2014 World Supersport Phillip Island Test Day 1 Times: Sofuoglu Leads, VD Mark Only One To Follow

Kenan Sofuoglu made his intentions clear of recapturing the World Supersport title on the first day of testing at Phillip Island, dominating the timesheets and ending nearly four tenths ahead of Pata Honda's Michael van der Mark. Sofuoglu set the time with ease, he later told Speedweek, saying he had been pushing at all, but had been working on tire endurance.

2014 World Superbikes Private Jerez Test Results: Sykes Tops Timesheets Before WSBK Flies South

While most of the world's attention was focused on the first MotoGP test of the year at Sepang, in Spain, a few of the World Superbike teams used a private test to prepare for their journey Down Under to the season opener at Phillip Island. The rain prevented testing for the first day of the test, but the second day took place under sunny skies, but with high winds and damp patches making going tricky.

Portimao Private WSBK Test, Monday: Lowes And Laverty Lead Suzuki Clean Sweep

The final day of testing for the World Superbike riders at Portimao at last gave everyone a full day of riding on a dry track. Though the rain stayed away, cool temperatures and a lack of rubber on the track made conditions far from ideal, but at least the teams could get some of the work done they had planned for the test.

Portimao Private WSBK Test, Sunday: Laverty Leads After Weather Clears

The World Superbike testing season has gotten off to a slow start, with the weather around Portimao apparently unwilling to cooperate. Heavy overnight rain left the circuit wet on Sunday morning, but conditions improved enough for the riders present to fit slicks in the afternoon and start to work on set up.

Jerez WSBK Test, Day 1 Times: Kawasakis Dominate, Lowes Impresses

While the Moto2 and Moto3 riders are busy in Almeria, the World Superbike teams are busy at Jerez. As usual, Tom Sykes is dominating proceedings, the newly-crowned WSBK champion circulating well under pole record pace at the Spanish circuit. Sykes lapped six tenths quicker than his teammate Loris Baz, and nine tenths faster than Marco Melandri, the Italian now riding the factory Aprilia. 

Aragon World Superbike Test: Loris Baz Leads Johnny Rea At End Of Two-Day Test

Loris Baz has topped the timesheets at the two-day test held at Aragon for some of the World Superbike teams. Baz had spent the test working on bike set up, on a track he has not run well on in the past. The Frenchman ended up three tenths quicker than Jonathan Rea, at his first full test after returning from a broken femur. Rea and Pata Honda teammate Leon Haslam spent most of their time working on electronics, making big steps with the HRC package they had struggled with for most of the season.

2013 Jerez World Superbike Race Two Result: Dominant Victory

World Superbike race two at Jerez would end in the traditional Spanish fireworks being lit by the world champion, but would they be lit on the track? With Marco Melandri sitting it out due to an injured foot, hurt at home, not on the track, a major catalyst for action would be missing.

2013 Jerez World Supersport Race Result: And So It Ends

Sam Lowes and Kenan Sofuoglu came to Jerez with five race wins a piece this year and a score to settle.

The race started with Kenan Sofuoglu leading the MV Agustas of Roberto Rolfo and Christian Iddon into the first turn, with Sam Lowes behind them. Lowes dispatched Iddon fairly quickly and the front three made a run for it.

2013 Jerez World Superbike Race One Result: Moments Of Brilliance

Twenty one laps of a dry race at Jerez, after a damp Superstock race, would not be the most exciting race for the most part, but moments of absolute brilliance shone through.

Eugene Laverty led from the lights, followed by Tom Sykes, but Marco Melandri took second place very quickly, leaving Sykes to fend off Sylvain Guintoli for third. Toni Elias took fifth off Davide Giugliano and the race was set for a good few laps, with no rider changing positions for over a dozen laps.

2013 Jerez World Superbike FP2 Results: Sykes Fastest Ahead Of Cluzel

Tom Sykes, after just nine laps of free practice, crashed his bike and sat out the rest of the session, but six laps earlier, he set the fastest time in a session that looked like riders were testing tyres rather than hot-lapping. Jules Cluzel recorded the second fastest time ahead of Toni Elias.

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2013 Jerez World Supersport FP2 Results: Leonov Fastest Ahead Of Sofuoglu

Vladimir Leonov, teammate to newly crowned world champion Sam Lowes, leads Kenan Sofuoglu by three tenths of a second, with Lowes third fastest. The session was red-flagged with under a minute to go due to a crash. No riders were injured. Fabien Foret, aiming for third in the championship, continues his standard of leaving it until Sunday, two seconds off front-row pace.

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2013 Jerez World Superbike QP2 Results: Satellite Aprilias Top Factory Bikes

Davide Giugliano and Toni Elias, each of whom topped a session yesterday, beat out the factory Aprilias of Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli, while Tom Sykes, fastest throughout a large portion of today's session, held off the BMWs of Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies. Lorenzo Lanzi was, as has been the case all weekend, faster than both the factory Ducatis. 

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