Twenty one riders lined up for twenty one laps of Misano and everyone chose the same rear tyre and Chaz Davies didn’t fit the carbon wok to his rear wheel.
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Superpole one took place on a warm morning. Eleven riders competed for two places with Lorenzo Savadori and Randy Krummenacher in the top two spots.
Lucas Mahias opened the day with the morning's quickest lap, ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu and Sheridan Morais. Federico Caricasulo was quickest early on but ended the untimed session in fourth place.
Marco Menaldri sets the fastest time of the weekend, nine thousandths of a second quicker than Jonathan Rea. Chaz Davies and Tom Sykes round out the top four in this untimed session.
Kenan Sofuoglu heads into Superpole with the best lap, setting the quickest time ahead of a resurgent Gino Rea. This morning's fastest man, Federico Caricasulo, couldn't improve on his morning's time and ends the day fifth quickest, behind PJ Jacobsen and Jules Cluzel.
Thirty five laptimes were cancelled, mostly for exceeding turn eleven's boundaries, but some were for turn six and sixteen.
Jonathan Rea was the only rider in the top four to improve on his morning's time, with Tom Sykes, Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri all relying on times from Free Practice one. Leon Camier was able to go quicker but remained fifth quickest overall. Lorenzo Savadori and Randy Krummenacher are the quickest two riders to miss out on qualifying directly for Superpole two.
Federico Caricasulo was quickest throughout the session, only ceding the top spot briefly to Kenan Sofuoglu early on and Lucas Mahias later. Mahias finished the session second quickest ahead of Jules Cluzel and PJ Jacobsen. Kenan Sofuoglu only managed four laps before suffering a technical problem.
Turn eleven's limits were exceeded twenty-two times throughout the session, resulting in twenty-two cancelled lap times.
On a warm, dry day in Rimini, Tom Sykes set an early fast lap on his Kawasaki and just kept improving his time. Jonathan Rea was the only other rider into the 1'34s, in spite of a late charge from Marco Melandri that put him third quickest, pipping his Ducati teammate. Leon Camier continues to make his bike look better than it is with the fifth quickest lap ahead of Xavi Fores.
The World Superbike weekend attracted 37,039 fans, continuing the year-on-year increases in attendance, and the last race of the weekend didn't disappoint.
The World Supersport race lasted four laps of a warm Donington Park until the red flag was brought out for a crashing Xavier Cardelus Garcia. The oil was cleaned up and the restart was thirteen laps after the now-familiar quick start procedure. PJ Jacobsen would be unable to make the restart, suffering from mechanical woes, leaving his place on the grid empty.
World Superbike was twenty three laps of a rapidly cooling Donington Park, held after a minute's silence for Nicky Hayden where press and fans took to the grid to pay their respects.
Superpole one Took place at a windy but warm Donington Park, with Luke Stapleford and Federico Caricasulo in the top spots of the twenty four riders vying for promotion to Superpole two.
After the morning's rain, the sun came out for Superpole one. Roman Ramos and Eugene Laverty were favourites to advance to Sueprpole two, but with Xavi Fores behind them, nothing was certain.
Kenan Sofuoglu led Lucas Mahias at the end of the wet untimed session with Kyle Smith over half a second behind in third place. Australian wet weather specialist Ant West led early on, but once the championship contenders started finding a bit of grip, he could only manage seventh quickest.
The morning's untimed session lasted about three minutes before it started raining. Jonathan Rea got in one quick lap ahead of Tom Sykes before the pace dropped by over fifteen seconds as the conditions worsened. In the rain, Rea was still quickest, with Marco Melandri, Tom Sykes, Chaz Davies, Eugene Laverty and Leon Camier all within a few seconds.
Further rain seems likely all day.