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2013 Istanbul World Superbike QP1 Results: No Improvements As Rain Ruins Session

With overnight rain and a damp track, Ayrton Badovini had to wait until the track dried enough to record a qualifying time. Instead, before it was dry, the rains returned. Three riders ventured out and not one of them was able to approach their times from yesterday. Times from yesterday determine who goes into Superpole, with Badovini missing out and starting from last place on the grid; quite a change from last meeting's pole position. 

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2013 Istanbul World Superbike Friday Roundup: Green Track

Merely fifteen riders have recorded qualifying times for the very first Istanbul round of World Superbike, three of them for the first time in their career. Three riders couldn’t race this weekend, due to injuries sustained at the Nurburgring and a green track this morning sidelined a further three, with only one likely to return tomorrow.

2013 Istanbul World Superbike QP1 Results: Guintoli Ahead Of Melandri Again

The first timed qualifying session was missing Carlos Checa, Ayrton Badovini and Leon Camier, all victims of crashes this morning, leading to only fifteen riders recording times. Sylvain Guintoli was once again fastest, with a 1’56.190, ahead of Marco Melandri, with Eugene Laverty being the only other rider to record a sub-1’57 lap.

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2013 Istanbul World Supersport QP1 Results: Sofuoglu Behind Lowes

Local rider Kenan Sofuoglu put in a valiant attept to grab provisional pole in front of his fans, but he just couldn't match rival Sam Lowes's 2'00.000 lap. Florian Marino and Roberto Tamburini continue their form from the earlier session, taking third and fourth fastest times respectively. 

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2013 Istanbul World Superbike FP1 Results: Guintoli Ahead Of Melandri And Sykes

Sylvain Guintoli, recording a 1'56.851 after ninety minutes of extended practice, was two-thirds of a second clear of Marco Melandri and Tom Sykes. Sykes, was for a long time, the only man in the top eight with no prior experience of the track, while Toli Elias, on his first ever run on a Superbike, held the top position for a respectable time. 

Leon Camier and Carlos Checa were both sent to the medical centre after crashing, in separate incidents, with Camier ok, but needing further examinations on his foot, and Checa needing his hand and foot looked at.   

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2013 Istanbul World Supersport FP1 Results: Lowes Fastest At The End

Less than 30 minutes into the extended 90-minute free practice, Kenan Sofuoglu set a time of 2’01.743 before everyone else had even passed the 2’03 mark. Just after halfway through, Sam Lowes took the top spot of the local man, but not for long. The two looked to have nobody else for company until, with less than fifteen minutes left in the session, Florian Marino, Lorenzo Zanetti and David Salom all joined them, with others following suit as the session wrapped up.

2013 Nurburgring World Superbike Race Two Result: Deja Vu All Over Again

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For the second Superbike race in a row at the Nurburgring curcuit, a red-flagged race handed a premature victory to a lead rider. For Race Two, it was BMW's Chaz Davies who ended up the beneficiary after a race-long fight with Aprilia's Eugene Laverty and Marco Meandri, Davies' temmate at BMW. Laverty finished second, a tenth of a second back with Melandri in third another two-tenths behind.

2013 Nurburgring World Supersport Race Result: An Advantage Is Consolidated

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Yamaha’s San Lowes won the Supersport race at the Nurburgring circuit Sunday, finishing far out in front of the Kawasaki of second-place finisher Fabian Foret. Kev Coghlan secured a third place, the Kawasaki rider’s first-ever podium in World Supersport.

Championship contender and former champion Kenan Sofuglu crashed out of the race early on. Although he remounted, the Turkish rider retired on lap 10 with his bike too badly damaged to continue.

2013 Nurburgring World Superbike Race One Result: Riders Seeing Red

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Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes won a red-flagged Race One at Nurburgring circuit Sunday after a crash put both Honda rider Jonathan Rea and Suzuki’s Leon Camier into the hospital. BMW teammates Marco Melandri (second) and Chaz Davies (third) rounded out the podium.

2013 Nurburgring World Superbike Superpole Result: Wet Superpole Throws Riders A Curveball

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It rained during Superpole at the Nurburgring, and so World Superbikes used the wet format, which sees two sessions of twenty minutes, rather than three shorter sessions. Ayrton Badovini saved the honor of Ducati taking pole for Sunday's WSBK races, putting the bike ahead of BMW's Marc Melandri and Kawasaki's Tom Sykes.

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