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2013 Moscow World Superbike QP1 Results: Sykes And Giugliano Top The Table

The four fastest riders from the morning session were also the four fastest in the afternoon, albeit in a different order. Tom Sykes set the pace ahead of Davide Giugliano, once again quicker than the factory Aprilias. Marco Melandri filled the last provisional front row spot, with Checa, over 18kmh slower and only three hundredths off his lap time, in fourth. 

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2013 Moscow World Supersport QP1 Results: Sofuoglu Takes Control

In the first timed session, Kenan Sofuoglu, last year's race winner, set the provisional pole time ahead of Yamaha teammates Sam Lowes and Vladimir Leonov at their team's home race. Sufuoglu's best time weas still seven tenths of Jules Cluzel's record of 1'37.347 from last year. 

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2013 Imola World Superbike Sunday Roundup: "Yes, but is he lucky?"

Napoleon Bonaparte, former Emperor of France and large army afficionado, once said “in war, luck is half in everything,” and this weekend, riders in both classes would understand the sentiment. While weather also played a factor on Sunday, it was increased heat instead of rain for a change.

2013 Imola World Supersport Race Results

World Supersport planned 19 laps under a cloudless sky, and fate would roll her dice once more.

The race started with Sam Lowes taking the lead ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu while Luca Scassa in sixth place cut across the nose of Lorenzo Zanetti, clipping his bike on the grid. An investigation was into Scassa’s actions was opened. Kenan Sofuoglu took the lead off Sam Lowes at the beginning of the race, and the pair of them set about making a gap from Riccardo Russo, Luca Scassa and Vladimir Ivanov.

2013 Imola World Superbike Race 1 Results

World Superbike race one, started on a warm day, with Sylvain Guintoli holding an unassailable lead in the championship with 28 points. At the very best, Tom Sykes could only hope to close the gap as passing him would be a mathematic impossibility.

Sykes fumbled his start while Jonathan Rea took the lead ahead of Davide Giugliano and Sylvain Guintoli, but all this would change at the second chicane when Rea ran off the track and into the gravel, dropping him back to 12th place. Sykes settled into third place ahead of Eugene Laverty and Marco Melandri.

2013 Imola World Supersport QP2 Results: Another Red Flag

In a session plagued with crashes, including a red flag for Marconi's second crash, eventually the grid was decided.

Sam Lowes was able to manage to break his own outright lap record, half a second faster than Kenan Sofuoglu could manage. The front four riders were in a different class, with fifth placed Lorenzo Zanetti 1.3 seconds behind pole position.

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2013 Imola World Superbike FP2 Results: Rea Makes His Mark

Jonathan Rea is the first rider of the weekend to record a 1'46 lap, leading the session ahead of Tom Sykes, in spite of an early crash. The Aprilias of Sylvain Guintoli and Eugene Laverty were recording similar times to their qualifying times, but reliability on the part of other riders allowed them to climb in the list. Noriyuki Haga was the slowest in the session as Alex Lundh didn't take part.

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2013 Imola World Supersport FP2 Results: Lowes A Close Lead

As predicted, the riders closed in to Sam Lowes's times from yesterday, but not even Lowes could beat his own qualifying time. He was still fastest overall, but Riccardo Russo continued his onslaught in second place. Kenan Sofuoglu has also started closing in to the fast times he needs to challenge Lowes. 

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2013 Imola World Superbike QP2 Results: Jonathan Rea Sits At The Top

With few riders matching their times from yesterday's timed qualifying, it came to Jonathan Rea to grab provisional pole from the King of Saturdays, Tom Sykes. Just over half the field were able to improve on their times from yesterday, but the Aprilias are still not yet on the pace. Davide Giugliano went faster than Sykes today, but was unable to beat his Friday time.

Noriyuki Haga crashed, luckily without injury, and was unable to qualify for Superpole.

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2013 Imola World Superbike Friday Roundup: Sykes Leads While Lowes Dominates

Imola, the Italian track remembered as the scene of the thrilling climax to the 2002 World Superbike season. If we are to see a repeat of the duel between Colin Edwards and Troy Bayliss, we could need to look no further than to to Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea. These two are the riders who have been consistently able to post fast laps, dodging a field of Italians getting single hot laps in front of their home crowds.

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