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2014 Imola World Superbike Race One Result

Nineteen laps in the morning's race at 22ºC.

Jonathan Rea got so perfect a start that it looked like a jump-start, but it was confirmed that it was clean, and very quick. Rea was followed into turn one by Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli. Guintoli tried a tricky pass on Melandri, making an early challenge as is his style, but it didn't work and he dropped behind Chaz Davies and Tom Sykes after an off-track excursion. Davies did what Guintoli couldn't and passed Melandri for second place.

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2014 Imola World Superbike Saturday Roundup: Hot Wheels

Qualifying warmed up as the temperature climbed, with Superpole two taking part under a 29ºC sun and on top of a 51ºC track.

Jonathan Rea surprised everyone, including himself, by pocketing pole position, toppling Sylvain Guintoli from the spot. It's only Rea's fourth career pole position, and the previous three were when the Honda was considered more competitive, in 2010 and 2011, and a regular podium visitor. Rea has been quick all weekend so far, and is one of the riders considered capable of winning a race tomorrow.

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2014 Imola World Supersport Qualifying Results: Red Flag Doesn't Ruin Qualifying

A red flag in the middle of the session didn't slow down qualifying, and neither did a rider trying to kick another rider's bike off the track.

Florian Marino's attempted punt of Ricardo Russo was a minor distraction to the battle between Kenan Sofuoglu, Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti for pole position. Cluzel missed two out of the three practice sessions through a technical issue on his bike, but was still able to grab pole at the last minute as Sofuoglu was unable to match his pace. 

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2014 Imola World Superbike Superpole Two Results: Uninterrupted Qualifying

Superpole Two was a game of two halves as riders went out on race tyres in the first half and used the qualifiers on the second.

The first half of the session belonged to Davide Giugliano and a 1'47.172 with Jonathan Rea and Chaz Davies recording identical times, four tenths behind. The second half opened with Sylvain Guintoli slapping a 1'46.554 down. showing how the qualifying rubber worked.

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2014 Imola World Superbike Superpole One Results: Tyres V Horses

Only one non-Evo bike participated in Superpole one, the powerful Aprilia of Toni Elias, but he would be at a tyre disadvantage to the Evo bikes that had the Supersoft Pirelli available, an ideal tyre for the track temperature.

Leon Camier set the target lap in the first half, ahead of Toni Elias and Niccolò Canepa, before everyone spent the remainder of their tyres to try to get promoted to the second Superpole session. With the stickier rubber on his bike, Ivan Goi chopped four tenths off Camier's time only to be pipped by Canepa a few seconds later.

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2014 Imola World Superbike FP3 Results: Giugliano Beats Sykes And Rea

Davide Giugliano sets provisional pole with Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea hot on his heels. All ten riders qualified for Superpole Two are riders for the established five manufacturers, while Leon Camier and Niccolò Canepa lead the Evo charge in Superpole One.

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2014 Imola World Superbike Friday Roundup: At Least It Didn't Rain

With a fire delaying proceedings only a few minutes into the second free practice session, the ending was even more strange. With over twelve minutes left, after a drain at turn four was risking leaking on the track, the session was red flagged. The broken drain cover that caused the worries was unable to be repaired quickly and, after forty-five minutes, the remainder of the day's proceedings were called off.

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2014 Imola World Superbike FP2 Results: Rea Tops Sewage Shortened Session

Jonathan Rea was quickest at the point the day's proceedings were red flagged for a burst drain at turn four, with 12'40 remaining of the session. Tom Sykes was four hundredths of a second off his time, with the Aprilias of Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli hot on their heels.

This may well be the first time sewage on the track is the cause of a red flag in international racing.

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2014 Assen World Superbike Race Two Results: Rain, Race, Red Flags, Rumination, Rain, Race …

The umbrellas were out, as were the EBRs, having bowed out of race two to trace the mechanical problem that affected the results of the first race.

Eugene Laverty stalled his Suzuki on the grid at the beginning of the warmup lap, but was bump-started by a mechanic so he could take part in the lap and line up on the grid. Riders tested the conditions, dragging their feet round corners to test the grip and riders were gingerly feeling out the weather.

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