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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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2013 Jerez World Superbike QP1 Results: Same Day, Different Aprilia

Davide Giugliano takes provisional pole ahead of Aprilia's party spoiler Marco Melandri and three other Aprilias. Eugene Laverty rounds out the provisional front row, with Toni Elias, the morning's pace man holding the top spot until an early crash, fourth fastest ahead of Sylvain Guintoli. 

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2013 Jerez World Superbike FP1 Results: Elias Leads Aprilia Charge

Toni Elias leads title hopefuls Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli ahead of the last race weekend of the season. Davide Giugliano demonstrates the Aprilia dominance of the session in fifth place behind Marco Melandri. Tom Sykes in sixth is just ahead of Lorenzo Lanzi on his old porky Ducati 1098R, embarassing the factory Panigales.

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2013 Magny-Cours World Superbike Sunday Roundup: Red Flag Regulations And Championship Roundup

Three World Championship races at Magny-Cours and three red flags within spitting distance of the chequered flags, some downed riders were classified while others were not, in spite of their causing the flags with downed bikes on the racing line.

“At the time the red flag is displayed, riders who are not actively competing in the race will not be classified.”
2013 FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championship and Superstock Cup Regulations, rule 1.27.1 exception 3.

2013 Magny-Cours World Superbike Race 2 Results: Dramatic Conclusion To A Processional Race

Clouds loomed over a dry race at Magny-Cours as the last Superbike race of the weekend was started.

Tom Sykes once again led from the start, with Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli behind him. Davide Giugliano, Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri continued their race one battle for fourth place behind them.

As Sykes set fastest lap after fastest lap, the Aprilias in second and third place had to watch as Sykes just increased the gap, over and over. Michelle Pirro ended his weekend low-siding Carlos Checa’s Ducati after a respectable weekend’s effort.

2013 Magny-Cours World Supersport Race Results: Close Racing Throughout

Sam Lowes started the 22 lap race, again declared a dry race, needing just two points to win the title. Kenan Sofuoglu, the only man with a chance of delying him the title, started from pole position. 

Christian Iddon put his MV Agusta into first place by the first corner, followed by Sam Lowes and Kenan Sofuoglu with their title battle. The front three broke free of the rest of the field and would never be caught. Fabien Foret, however, started from 18th place and had his work cut out for him in front of his home crowd, desperate to retain his third place in the title chase.

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