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2013 Magny-Cours World Superbike QP2 Results: Melandri Quickest in Slow Wet Session

While Marco Melandri claimed the fastest lap of the session, not one rider was able to approach their times from yesterday, with the wet track turning the session into a wet practice instead of a qualifying session. Sylvain Guintoli retains provisional pole, ahead of Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies. 

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2013 Magny-Cours World Superbike Friday Roundup: One Hundred Points Left

Rain at Magny-Cours could play a part in determining the championship, but it will most likely push the decider to the last round. Sylvain Guintoli on provisional pole, after a title-scuppering brace of fifth places at Laguna Seca, needs to beat both Tom Sykes and his own teammate Eugene Laverty if he’s to lift the trophy at the end of the year, and it’s not easy to see from today’s form if that is on the cards, but his fast time came after only six laps on slicks and it’s not known how his shoulder injury will affect the race.

2013 Magny-Cours World Superbike QP1 Results: Guintoli Heads Off Sykes At Home

In a wet session that only had drops of rain at the beginning, Sylvain Guintoli was fastest by over a third of a second, ahead of Tom Sykes. With unpredictable weather promised all weekend, the championship will likely not be decided this weekend.


2013 Magny-Cours World Supersport QP1 Results: Lowes And Sofuoglu Continue Their Fight

The session, much drier than this morning, ended with Sam Lowes fastest, while Kenan Sofuoglu missed out on the last few minutes with a technical problem, ceding the provisional pole position to the man likely to win the title on Sunday. If it rains tomorrow, these positions are unlikely to be changed in the second timed session.


2013 Magny-Cours World Superbike FP1 Results: Fabrizio Tops Wet Session Ahead Of Guintoli

Michel Fabrizio ended the wet session fastest, but French Suzuki riders Jules Cluzel and Vincent Phillipe, replacing Leon Camier, both had their times at the top, along with Sylvain Guintoli. The wet track meant the fastest time was still six seconds off what could be done in the dry.


2013 Laguna Seca World Superbike Race Two Results: And Then There Were Four

The last world championship race of the weekend would prove as important for the title chase as was expected.

The race start looked like Sylvain Guintoli would copy his start from the first two races yesterday, but both Eugene Laverty and Tom Sykes got the power translated into forward movement better than the Frenchman, with Laverty leading Sykes into the first turn. Guintoli slotted into third place ahead of Niccolo Canepa, Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies. Try as he might, though, Guintoli couldn’t pass Sykes on the first lap.

2013 Laguna Seca World Superbike Race One Results: Third Time The Charm

World Superbike at Laguna Seca was always going to be unusual, with a race on Saturday and the other a day later on Sunday. How unusual exactly was not expected. The bikes were finally wheeled into scrutineering over two hours after they were first put out on the grid.

2013 Laguna Seca World Superbike Superpole Results: Short Tracks Allow Second Chances

Taking place at an earlier time than usual, to allow the AMA races and race one, to be held at the end of today, to fit the schedule. The short track, with laps under a minute and a half, allowed for plenty of attempts at setting a fast time.

2013 Laguna Seca World Superbike Friday Roundup: Local Advantage Didn't Last Long

World Superbike’s return to the iconic American track has a rather unusual schedule. A weekend without Superstock racing isn’t that unusual, but one without World Supersport, especially when the title is one point from being settled, is. Supported by the national AMA Superbike series, races are forced to run at unusual times, with three sessions today, including an hour-long extended timed qualifying session that allowed riders who have never seen the track before to get more familiar with its unique character.

2013 Laguna Seca World Superbike QP2 Results: Melandri Fastest Ahead Of Impressive Canepa

Niccolo Canepa looked like he would hold onto provisional pole right up to the flag, but Marco Melandri stole it after the clock ran out. Tom Sykes and Sylvain Guintoli ended the session with under two tenths of a second separating them. Roger Lee Hayden was unable to record a time due to a technical issue, while Tomi Elias managed a few laps before his bike also retired.


2013 Laguna Seca World Superbike QP1 Results: Laverty Holds Off Canepa and Sykes

Eugene Laverty took the top spot off Tom Sykes only to nearly lose it to Niccolo Canepa, Carlos Checa's replacement on the Ducati Panigale. The local pair that fared so well in the morning's free practice were under four tenths of a second slower than Laverty, back in eighth and ninth places.


2013 Laguna Seca World Superbike FP1 Results: Davies And Melandri Hold Off Local Talent

The BMW duo of Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri posted the fastest times ahead of local Michael Jordan Motorsports riders Roger Lee Hayden and Danny Eslick. Two BMWs, two Suzukis, three Aprilias and a Kawasaki made up the top eight. 


2013 Istanbul World Superbike Sunday Roundup: Nobody's Business But The Turks'

It seems that what you need to do to fill a stadium is to have a local hero that is universally loved by his compatriots. Istanbul Park had an attendance of 51,651 and it seemed they were all there for Kenan Sofuoglu. The event was the Turkish equivalent of Carl Fogarty at Brands Hatch in the 1990s, with the fans assured that their rider would be on the podium at the very least.