MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2016 Assen Moto2 FP2 Result: Luthi Leads, Nakagami Follows

Takaaki Nakagami took another step towards that illusory first win by starting the session on top, yet finished with a front end crash in the final few minutes of FP2. The Japanese rider had already been dethroned by Thomas Luthi, the Swiss going four tenths faster than this morning’s pace, followed by Sam Lowes in a consistent third.

It was a more optimistic session for the Marc VDS team, at least in terms of pace, with Alex Marquez and Franco Morbidelli placed as high as fourth and fifth, before Marquez took a stroll through the gravel with half his bike under his arm after a rather spectacular crash with fifteen minutes to go.

Johann Zarco may have pulled an impressive wheelie in the final chicane but only finished sixth, failing to improve on his FP1 time. Title rival Alex Rins was left with quite a lot to do after an early crash six minutes into the session, rejoining the party with eight minutes to go, after some stupendous work from his crew. He managed to get some final laps in, his best time placing him into ninth, half a second from the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Gap Previous
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'37.962    
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.229 0.267 0.267
3 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'38.320 0.358 0.091
4 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'38.371 0.409 0.051
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'38.406 0.444 0.035
6 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'38.407 0.445 0.001
7 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'38.483 0.521 0.076
8 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'38.536 0.574 0.053
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.645 0.683 0.109
10 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'38.678 0.716 0.033
11 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'38.760 0.798 0.082
12 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'38.793 0.831 0.033
13 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 1'38.820 0.858 0.027
14 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'38.875 0.913 0.055
15 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'38.960 0.998 0.085
16 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'38.983 1.021 0.023
17 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'39.235 1.273 0.252
18 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.364 1.402 0.129
19 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'39.368 1.406 0.004
20 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'39.454 1.492 0.086
21 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'39.454 1.492  
22 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'39.564 1.602 0.110
23 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'39.664 1.702 0.100
24 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'39.950 1.988 0.286
25 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'40.222 2.260 0.272
26 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'40.942 2.980 0.720
27 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'41.779 3.817 0.837
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8
2016
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2016 Assen MotoGP FP2 Result: Iannone Continues His Charge

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With a few rays of sunshine making their way through the clouds, Marc Marquez was the first into the 1:33, a second fastest than his morning pace. His old Moto2 nemesis and FP1 leader Andrea Iannone followed him in the classification and finally took charge at the top of the timesheets in the final minutes of the session. Valentino Rossi finished second after a fast last run, dropping Marquez down to third.

Despite using a different chassis, the two Suzukis posted similar times for most of the session, with Maverick Vinales finishing fourth and Aleix Espargaro a few places down in eight. An unhappy Jorge Lorenzo finished the first run in tenth position, gradually climbing up the ranking to a more reassuring fifth.

Further down, a pretty incognito Andrea Dovizioso took sixth position, followed by the step-sister Ducati of Petrucci in seventh, the Italian showing impressive pace. The Pol Espargaro/Scott Redding tandem of FP1 dropped some positions to round up the top ten.

It was a wild ride for Dani Pedrosa, who only managed to tame his Honda enough for an eleventh place. An early improver was Cal Crutchlow, the British rider flirting with the top four before falling back to thirteenth position, both Honda riders hoping for more sunshine tomorrow morning.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Gap Previous
1 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'33.591    
2 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'33.595 0.004 0.004
3 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.724 0.133 0.129
4 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'33.892 0.301 0.168
5 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'33.991 0.400 0.099
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'34.011 0.420 0.020
7 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'34.065 0.474 0.054
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'34.087 0.496 0.022
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'34.163 0.572 0.076
10 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'34.172 0.581 0.009
11 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'34.206 0.615 0.034
12 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'34.404 0.813 0.198
13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'34.480 0.889 0.076
14 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'34.531 0.940 0.051
15 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'34.789 1.198 0.258
16 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'35.008 1.417 0.219
17 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'35.056 1.465 0.048
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'35.125 1.534 0.069
19 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'35.220 1.629 0.095
20 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'35.284 1.693 0.064
21 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'36.582 2.991 1.298

 

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8
2016
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2016 Assen Moto3 FP2 Result: Rookie Canet Grabs The Spotlight

With the track having warmed up nicely since the morning session, times were tumbling on the course of the allocated forty minutes, as riders made up for lost time in FP1. It was a good afternoon for Valentino Rossi’s apprentices, with Romano Fenati establishing an early lead, later challenged by fellow Academy riders Pecco Bagnaia, Niccolo Antonelli and Nicolo Bulega. In the end, the top position went to rookie Aron Canet, the Spaniard putting in a good run towards the final part of the session.

With Antonelli in second and Bulega in third, Livio Loi took over fourth position after a last-minute dash to the line, similar to Gabriel Rodrigo in fifth.  Romano Fenati and Enea Bastianini slipped down to sixth and seventh after showing early pace. Rookie rider Joan Mir took over the reign briefly, ending up in eight.

It is worth mentioning Bo Bendsneyder, who put together several good laps at the top of the timesheets, eventually finishing eleventh and showing good pace in his home race. A touch of off-tracking for Brad Binder saw him finish in fourteenth position, with early pace-setter Fabio Quartararo in eighteenth.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Gap Previous
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'43.031    
2 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'43.144 0.113 0.113
3 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'43.202 0.171 0.058
4 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'43.208 0.177 0.006
5 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'43.229 0.198 0.021
6 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'43.265 0.234 0.036
7 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'43.293 0.262 0.028
8 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'43.374 0.343 0.081
9 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'43.416 0.385 0.042
10 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'43.464 0.433 0.048
11 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'43.468 0.437 0.004
12 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'43.561 0.530 0.093
13 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'43.579 0.548 0.018
14 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'43.612 0.581 0.033
15 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'43.618 0.587 0.006
16 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'43.726 0.695 0.108
17 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'43.927 0.896 0.201
18 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'44.177 1.146 0.250
19 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'44.183 1.152 0.006
20 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'44.376 1.345 0.193
21 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'44.435 1.404 0.059
22 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'44.508 1.477 0.073
23 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'44.545 1.514 0.037
24 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'44.717 1.686 0.172
25 10 Alexis MASBOU Peugeot 1'44.853 1.822 0.136
26 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'44.907 1.876 0.054
27 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'44.965 1.934 0.058
28 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'45.220 2.189 0.255
29 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'45.432 2.401 0.212
30 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'46.116 3.085 0.684
31 22 Danny WEBB Mahindra 1'46.125 3.094 0.009
32 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 1'46.494 3.463 0.369
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2016 Assen Moto2 FP1 Result: Nakagami Leads after Late Charge

World champion Johann Zarco picked it up where he left off in Barcelona: at the top of the timesheets. That’s until Takaaki Nakagami sparked one of his occasional surprises and took top spot after spending most of the session at the top end. Lorenzo Baldassarri’s late charge meant that Zarco had to settle for third place, with the Italian sneaking into second.

Zarco’s main rival may have relaxed slightly following his MotoGP contract announcement, starting the session all the way down in seventeenth place and gradually improving to finish fourth. Jonas Folger and Sam Lowes followed, after a quiet session inside the top five, only slipping down to fifth and sixth as times improved towards the end of the session. Thomas Luthi finished seventh, but almost a second down on leader Nakagami.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Gap Previous
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.375    
2 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.439 0.064 0.064
3 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'38.446 0.071 0.007
4 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'38.887 0.512 0.441
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'38.902 0.527 0.015
6 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'38.977 0.602 0.075
7 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'39.241 0.866 0.264
8 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'39.303 0.928 0.062
9 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'39.377 1.002 0.074
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'39.419 1.044 0.042
11 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'39.426 1.051 0.007
12 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'39.577 1.202 0.151
13 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'39.596 1.221 0.019
14 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'39.607 1.232 0.011
15 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 1'39.734 1.359 0.127
16 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'39.737 1.362 0.003
17 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'39.831 1.456 0.094
18 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'39.834 1.459 0.003
19 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.895 1.520 0.061
20 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'39.937 1.562 0.042
21 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'40.056 1.681 0.119
22 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'40.355 1.980 0.299
23 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'41.153 2.778 0.798
24 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'41.365 2.990 0.212
25 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'41.548 3.173 0.183
26 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'41.651 3.276 0.103
27 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'42.079 3.704 0.428

 

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8
2016
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2016 Assen MotoGP FP1 Result: Iannone Starts His Comeback

Following a misty Moto3 session, the conditions improved slightly for the MotoGP class, allowing for more track time for the riders. Andrea Iannone started preparing his charge from the back of the grid with an impressive first place in practice, dominating the session from start to finish.  

With Assen’s unpredictable weather in mind, an early shoot-out for Q2 ensued in the last minutes of FP1, with most riders switching to the softer option tyre. Andrea Dovizioso joined his teammate at the top of the standings, with the Yamaha of Pol Espargaro in third followed by Scott Redding in fourth. Another Ducati joined the party with Danilo Petrucci posting an identical time to that of his teammate.

The factory Yamahas slipped down the timing screens towards the end of the session, Jorge Lorenzo finishing sixth with Valentino Rossi in seventh. The Doctor was followed by his future teammate in eighth place, Maverick Vinales quickest of the Suzukis, less than half a second off Iannone. The top ten was completed by Bradley Smith and Hector Barbera, causing some worries for the Hondas.

After languishing at the bottom of the top ten early on, Marc Marquez made the jump to third place only to be pushed back to eleven as times improved in the last minutes of the session. Teammate Dani Pedrosa finished thirteenth, in a tricky session for the Japanese factory.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Gap Previous
1 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'34.349    
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'34.575 0.226 0.226
3 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'34.649 0.300 0.074
4 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'34.660 0.311 0.011
5 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'34.660 0.311  
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'34.722 0.373 0.062
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'34.758 0.409 0.036
8 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'34.759 0.410 0.001
9 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'34.918 0.569 0.159
10 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'34.954 0.605 0.036
11 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'34.972 0.623 0.018
12 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'35.026 0.677 0.054
13 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'35.294 0.945 0.268
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'35.365 1.016 0.071
15 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'35.530 1.181 0.165
16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'35.672 1.323 0.142
17 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'35.989 1.640 0.317
18 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'36.019 1.670 0.030
19 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'36.188 1.839 0.169
20 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'36.284 1.935 0.096
21 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'37.850 3.501 1.566

 

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8
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2016 Assen Moto3 FP1 Result: Bastianini Leads Overcast Session

Having led right from the start, Enea Bastianini ended up topping a misty overcast session, the usual suspects following. Nicolo Antonelli took second, with Aron Canet suffering a crash after posting a top 3 time early in the session. The incident lost him the rest of the session but he kept his position. Fabio Quartararo was fourth, followed by Joan Mir and Andrea Locatelli.

Championship leader Brad Binder finished down in seventh place, as a mid-session interruption saw the teams lose some precious practice time due to spots of rain on the track. Once action was resumed, several riders took to the track but no improvements were registered.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Gap Previous
1 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'45.331    
2 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'45.610 0.279 0.279
3 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'45.669 0.338 0.059
4 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'45.858 0.527 0.189
5 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'45.993 0.662 0.135
6 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'46.110 0.779 0.117
7 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'46.394 1.063 0.284
8 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'46.481 1.150 0.087
9 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'46.511 1.180 0.030
10 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'46.550 1.219 0.039
11 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'46.684 1.353 0.134
12 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'46.723 1.392 0.039
13 10 Alexis MASBOU Peugeot 1'46.764 1.433 0.041
14 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'46.839 1.508 0.075
15 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'46.866 1.535 0.027
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'46.888 1.557 0.022
17 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'46.904 1.573 0.016
18 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'47.145 1.814 0.241
19 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'47.163 1.832 0.018
20 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'47.293 1.962 0.130
21 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'47.473 2.142 0.180
22 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'47.563 2.232 0.090
23 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'47.764 2.433 0.201
24 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'47.789 2.458 0.025
25 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'47.989 2.658 0.200
26 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'48.483 3.152 0.494
27 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'48.976 3.645 0.493
28 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 1'49.916 4.585 0.940
29 22 Danny WEBB Mahindra 1'50.261 4.930 0.345
30 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'50.351 5.020 0.090
31 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'50.775 5.444 0.424
  43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'53.374 8.043 2.599

 

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8
2016
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2016 Misano World Superbike Test: Sykes Fastest After Weather Clears

Tom Sykes topped the timesheets at the World Superbike test on Monday, the Kawasaki man smashing the race lap record held by his teammate Jonathan Rea. Rea was second, as the pair focused on suspension and electronics settings. Davide Giugliano ended the day in third on the Ducati Panigale R, the Aruba.it Ducati rider spending his time testing tires for Pirelli.

Fourth quickest was Leon Camier, the MV Agusta rider spending his time working on the chassis in pursuit of a more competitive base setting for the MV Agusta F4. In fifth was Jordi Torres on the BMW, while Chaz Davies finished the test in sixth place.

The test got off to a late start, the track soaking after overnight rain, but the Italian sun was soon out to dry the track. The wet conditions only affected the test for the first couple of hours, conditions becoming perfect after that.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:34.674    
2 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:34.777 0.103 0.103
3 34 Davide Giugliano Ducati Panigale R 1:34.895 0.221 0.118
4 2 Leon Camier MV Agusta 1000 F4 1:35.336 0.662 0.441
5 81 Jordi Torres BMW S1000 RR 1:35.337 0.663 0.001
6 7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale R 1:35.385 0.711 0.048
7 60 Michael van der Mark Honda CBR1000RR SP 1:35.430 0.756 0.045
8 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha YZF R1 1:35.468 0.794 0.038
9 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RSV4 RF 1:35.555 0.881 0.087
10 69 Nicky Hayden Honda CBR1000RR SP 1:35.565 0.891 0.010
11 59 Niccolò Canepa Yamaha YZF R1 1:35.746 1.072 0.181
12 35 Raffaele De Rosa BMW S1000 RR 1:35.883 1.209 0.137
13 25 Joshua Brookes BMW S1000 RR 1:36.042 1.368 0.159
14 15 Alex De Angelis Aprilia RSV4 RF 1:36.115 1.441 0.073
15 13 Anthony West Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:36.447 1.773 0.332
16 40 Román Ramos Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:36.512 1.838 0.065
17 17 Karel Abraham BMW S1000 RR 1:36.522 1.848 0.010
18 11 Saeed Al Sulaiti Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:37.392 2.718 0.870
19 9 Dominic Schmitter Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:37.524 2.850 0.132
20 56 Péter Sebestyén Yamaha YZF R1 1:37.874 3.200 0.350
21 119 Pawel Szkopek Yamaha YZF R1 1:38.142 3.468 0.268
22 5 Luca Marconi Yamaha YZF R1 1:39.111 4.437 0.969

 

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2016 Misano World Superbike Race Two Results: Sykes's 200th Race

The race started with a charge from Alex Lowes to the rear wheel of Jonathan Rea, but Tom Sykes swooped round the outside of turn one and two to pass both of them for the lead. Xavi Fores and Davide Giugliano took fourth and fifth. A few places behind them, Markus Reiterberger clipped Chaz Davies's rear and flipped his BMW over, throwing the German over his bike and off the track. Reiterberger was able to limp off in spite of landing heavily on his back and the marshals dragged his bike to safety, avoiding the need for a red flag.

On the second lap, Davide Giugliano snuck in behind Lowes, passing the customer Ducati of Xavi Fores on his factory Panigale and his teammate Chaz Davies took sixth place from Michael van der Mark, both having dispatched Lorenzo Savadori. Davies lost grip round a corner, much like Giugliano yesterday, and van der Mark had nowhere to go but into the stricken red bike. Both riders crossed paths as they ran to their respective bikes but only van der Mark was able to rejoin the race, albeit in dead last.

Sykes and Rea, meanwhile, were repeating yesterday only in reverse order and with a smaller gap, Rea sitting within two or three tenths of Sykes lap after lap as they broke free of Lowes in third place. Lowes then dropped back to fifth place behind Giugliano and Fores as the Kawasakis at the front built a safe gap.

Sykes and Rea had over a second of a gap to Giugliano, but the Italian matched their 1'35 lap pace and kept the distance constant, even bringing it down to a second and a half for a long stretch of laps.

The race continued like this at the front until six laps from the end. Further back, though, the four way battle for fifth place between Lorenzo Savadori, Alex Lowes, Jordi Torres and Nicky Hayden was heating up, with Lowes getting a break when Savadori had a rear tyre try to throw him off with a tank slapper.

Six laps from the end, Jonathan Rea started looking for a way past, showing Sykes a wheel on the left and the right, hounding him until lap seventeen of twenty one where he copied Sykes's move from lap one round the outside in the first two turns for the lead.

Rea started building a gap on lap eighteen and gouged out over a second on lap nineteen, as Sykes recorded his slowest flying lap of the race to that point.

Rea charged away and won the race by over three seconds from Tom Sykes, securing his tenth double victory of his career and increasing his championship lead to sixty six points over Tom Sykes and ninety nine over Chaz Davies in third.

Alex Lowes was overtaken by Lorenzo Savadori which set of a series of events that led to his being overtaken by Jordi Torres and Nicky Hayden and it was up to Hayden to challenge Savadori for fifth place, but Savadori kept his position and finished fifth, under four seconds behind Xavi Fores.

Niccolo Canepa, standing in for Sylvain Guintoli at Pata Yamaha, ended the weekend with respectable seventh and ninth places.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R   1'35.321 270,7 1'34.257 264,7
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 2.963 1'35.495 268,7 1'34.037 266,0
3 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 6.356 1'35.389 270,0 1'34.826 263,4
4 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 11.691 1'35.807 266,7 1'34.623 264,7
5 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 15.164 1'36.226 269,3 1'34.694 268,0
6 69 N. HAYDEN Honda CBR1000RR SP 15.248 1'35.982 271,4 1'34.707 263,4
7 81 J. TORRES BMW S1000 RR 15.587 1'35.913 272,0 1'36.014 259,6
8 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 17.276 1'35.165 266,7 1'34.641 265,4
9 59 N. CANEPA Yamaha YZF R1 20.082 1'36.084 269,3 1'36.335 260,9
10 60 M. VAN DER MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 23.832 1'35.934 270,0 1'35.108 265,4
11 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-10R 25.004 1'36.405 268,7 1'35.765 266,7
12 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 28.020 1'36.383 266,0 1'36.328 265,4
13 15 A. DE ANGELIS Aprilia RSV4 RF 29.703 1'36.352 272,0 1'42.023 268,0
14 25 J. BROOKES BMW S1000 RR 40.695 1'36.792 268,0 1'37.314 266,0
15 17 K. ABRAHAM BMW S1000 RR 56.679 1'37.494 268,7 1'38.380 266,7
16 9 D. SCHMITTER Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'03.741 1'38.070 262,8 1'38.238 264,7
17 61 F. MENGHI Ducati Panigale R 1'10.624 1'38.606 262,1 1'38.143 260,2
18 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Yamaha YZF R1 1'13.063 1'38.580 262,1 1'38.446 257,1
19 11 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'22.765 1'38.611 262,1 1'38.813 259,6
RET 4 G. VIZZIELLO Kawasaki ZX-10R 7 Laps    
RET 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 10 Laps    
RET 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 19 Laps    
RET 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR      

 

Round Number: 
8
2016
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2016 Misano World Supersport Race Results: The Sun Comes Out

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The last World Supersport race before the summer break, the smaller bikes not racing at Laguna Seca in July, was at a colder Misano but the threat of rain had gone.

The three riders at the front, Federico Caricasulo, Kenan Sofuoglu and PJ Jacobsen, jostled for position in the first two turns and came out in the order they qualified with Randy Krummenacher, Jules Cluzel and Christian Gamarino scrapping behind them, Cluzel having got a very quick start. A few turns in, Gamarino and Cluzel touched as Gamarino braked to avoid ploughing into Krummenacher, Gamarino lifting Cluzel's front wheel up as both bikes were leaned over.

Cluzel somehow didn't crash and recovered in eleventh place. On the second lap, as Caricasulo tried to tease out a gap at the front, Jacobsen took second place from Sofuoglu. A couple of laps later, Caricasulo had a visible gap, but five laps in, Jacobsen and Sofuoglu had closed in on the Italian rookie, and the front three started to break away from ESS rider Alessandro Zaccone and Randy Krummenacher.

On the seventh lap, the front three were over two seconds clear of what had become a seven-bike battle for fourth place. A few laps later, Krummenacher and Gino Rea broke free from that group and set about making their own two-bike pack three seconds behind Jacobsen, Caricasulo and Sofuoglu.

Briefly, it looked like Jacobsen and Caricasulo were breaking away from Sofuoflu, but one lap later, he was back with them and looking for a way past Caricasulo. The front three concertinaed with Jacobsen sliding the rear cleanly, Caricasulo sliding the rear messily and Sofuoglu neatly keeping both wheels in line.

Six laps to go, Jacobsen had a second lead over the two bikes behind, but Sofuoglu messed up a corner and gave Caricasulo enough of a breather to try to close on the American in front. Sofuoglu regrouped and, as Caricasulo fluffed turn 13, he went past and showed the youngster how to do it, closing down Jacobsen's Honda tenth by tenth. Caricasulo took advantage of the pace and set the fastest lap of the race, Honda's 100th in the class, on lap sixteen.

On the penultimate lap, Sofuoglu found a gap and pried it open enough to get through and take Jacobsen's corner exit. A lap later, ever the student, Caricasulo copied the exact same move and the three charged to the flag.

No more passes were possible and Kenan Sofuoglu took another victory, ahead of Federico Caricasulo and PJ Jacobsen.

Celebrating both Ramadan and a race win, Sofuoglu still bemoaned his mid-race performance, citing the rising temperature as a problem. Gino Rea took fourth place from Randy Krummenacher, jumping two places in the title chase to fourth, inadvertently helping Sofuoglu to increase his lead at the head of the championship to forty points from Randy Krummenacher and fifty-four from PJ Jacobsen. Jules Cluzel, having fought back to eighth place, crashed out halfway through the race and lost fourth place in the championship to Rea.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R   1'39.056 238,9 1'38.154 233,3
2 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 0.545 1'38.968 239,5 1'38.097 241,6
3 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 0.920 1'39.113 241,1 1'38.600 237,4
4 4 G. REA MV Agusta F3 675 7.166 1'39.407 238,4 1'39.661 234,8
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 8.449 1'39.523 237,4 1'38.654 232,3
6 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 17.850 1'39.682 239,5 1'39.796 234,3
7 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 18.353 1'39.666 240,5 1'39.535 229,8
8 47 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 18.461 1'39.529 241,6 1'39.988 235,3
9 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 18.644 1'39.630 240,5 1'39.556 235,3
10 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 20.156 1'39.786 234,3 1'39.688 234,3
11 6 D. STIRPE Kawasaki ZX-6R 31.509 1'39.817 241,6 1'39.891 231,3
12 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 32.517 1'39.833 236,8 1'39.847 236,3
13 34 K. MANFREDI Suzuki GSX-R600 33.591 1'40.501 235,8 1'46.834 198,5
14 99 L. MORCIANO Kawasaki ZX-6R 34.468 1'40.625 240,0 1'39.947 234,8
15 41 A. WAGNER MV Agusta F3 675 34.541 1'40.566 234,8 1'41.001 231,3
16 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 38.788 1'40.915 232,8 1'41.103 229,8
17 55 I. MIKHALCHIK Kawasaki ZX-6R 41.810 1'40.017 236,8 1'39.450 230,3
18 57 I. DIONISI MV Agusta F3 675 44.426 1'40.955 233,8 1'40.280 227,8
19 88 N. TEROL MV Agusta F3 675 45.671 1'40.756 236,8 1'40.596 229,8
20 12 C. GOBBI Yamaha YZF R6 45.962 1'40.923 237,9 1'40.110 231,8
21 127 L. BRIGNOLI Kawasaki ZX-6R 47.024 1'40.637 238,9 1'40.705 235,8
22 23 C. TANGRE Suzuki GSX-R600 56.112 1'41.255 232,3 1'41.374 230,3
23 77 K. RYDE MV Agusta F3 675 1'02.781 1'41.454 234,8 1'42.780 224,1
24 50 B. ORTT Honda CBR600RR 1'30.411 1'42.986 231,8 1'42.908 225,0
25 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.745 1'41.830 229,8 1'42.928 229,3
26 96 J. ORELLANA Honda CBR600RR 2 Laps 1'42.958 232,3 1'41.843 230,3
RET 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1 Lap    
RET 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 6 Laps    
RET 61 A. ZACCONE Kawasaki ZX-6R 13    
RET 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 8 Laps    
RET 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 9 Laps    
RET 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 11 Laps    
RET 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 11 Laps    
RET 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 14 Laps    
RET 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 16 Laps    
RET 82 L. CIPICIANI Honda CBR600RR      

 

Round Number: 
8
2016
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Total votes: 4

2016 Misano World Superbike Race One Results: Formation Flying

World Superbike's first race of the weekend would be 21 laps of Misano under a scattering of clouds.

Jonathan Rea led Tom Sykes into the first corner with Davide Giugliano making an amazing charge to third place from the third row of the grid. Xavi Fores took a line into the first turn that looked like it might have pushed Lorenzo Savadori into Chaz Davies, forcing Davies and Leon Camier into the gravel and Savadori off his bike.

On the second lap, as the Kawasakis were riding in tandem at the front, Davide Giugliano followed them into a right hander and pushed the front too hard and he crashed out, smashing his screen, but he was able to pick his bike up and rejoin the race at the back. A corner later, Nicky Hayden did the same, having just been gifted third place.

With two riders going down in front of him, Michael van der Mark sat in third place with Alex Lowes and Anthony West behind him but after a few laps Jordi Torres and Xavi Fores both carved past West while the Kawasakis remained within four tenths of each other at the front and were building a gap from van der Mark in third.

Alex Lowes lost fourth place after an issue that put him back to twelfth place, promoting Jordi Torres and Xavi Fores to fourth and fifth, but they had a determined Davies closing them down.

Chaz Davies had worked his way from twentieth place on the grid at the end of the first lap to ninth place a third of the way through the race, What looked like an unsurmountable challenge looked less so at the halfway mark. Rea and Sykes were still within a handful of tenths of each other after eleven laps and Chaz Davies was chasing down Jordi Torres's fourth place, having made quick work of Fores.

A lap later, Davies was in forth place and building a gap behind him at the rate of over a second a lap while closing the gap to van der Mark by half a second a lap.

With four laps left, and a gap of under four seconds to Michael van der Mark, it was clear that Chaz Davies had advanced as far forward as possible and the only fight left was the one for the top step.

Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes remained within four tenths of a second lap after lap but Sykes didn't seem to have any obvious places to pass as Rea took a line that was both fast and defensive round every corner. Sykes was quicker in some places but not as quick in others yet, in spite of Sykes taking a few different lines, they both remained incredibly close for the last four laps.

On the last lap, Sykes tried to gain an advantage on corner exit as it was clear he wasn't going to pass on corner entry otherwise, but Rea's rear grip meant he wasn't lacking out of turns and Sykes couldn't gain any quarter.

On the last corner, Tom Sykes took a wide exit to carry more power out on to the straight and he pulled alongside Jonathan Rea, but there wasn't enough track left for him to power past and Rea won by a mere nine hundredths of a second.

Michael van der Mark took the last podium place three seconds later while Chaz Davies made the absolute best out of a bad lot in fourth place. The BMWs of Jordi Torres and Markus Reiterberger were fifth and sixth.

Rea's victory extends his lead over Tom Sykes to sixty one points, with Davies in third dropping to thirteen points behind Sykes

Results:

 

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R   1'35.663 262,8 1'34.257 264,7
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 0.090 1'35.507 269,3 1'34.037 266,0
3 60 M. VAN DER MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 3.093 1'35.921 265,4 1'35.108 265,4
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 5.878 1'35.644 269,3 1'35.097 267,3
5 81 J. TORRES BMW S1000 RR 15.955 1'36.233 265,4 1'36.014 259,6
6 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 18.200 1'36.486 269,3 1'35.115 267,3
7 59 N. CANEPA Yamaha YZF R1 19.385 1'36.517 264,7 1'36.335 260,9
8 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 19.918 1'36.135 259,6 1'35.047 260,9
9 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 26.272 1'36.754 268,0 1'36.328 265,4
10 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-10R 32.593 1'36.630 266,7 1'35.765 266,7
11 25 J. BROOKES BMW S1000 RR 36.825 1'37.248 266,0 1'37.314 266,0
12 15 A. DE ANGELIS Aprilia RSV4 RF 37.084 1'37.210 270,0 1'42.023 268,0
13 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 38.181 1'35.863 262,1 1'34.641 265,4
14 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 41.201 1'36.531 265,4 1'34.826 263,4
15 119 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'20.992 1'39.012 257,1 1'38.975 259,6
16 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Yamaha YZF R1 1'21.783 1'39.213 255,3 1'38.446 257,1
17 9 D. SCHMITTER Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'24.623 1'39.159 260,2 1'38.238 264,7
18 61 F. MENGHI Ducati Panigale R 1'25.068 1'39.444 257,8 1'38.143 260,2
19 11 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.041 1'39.571 260,9 1'38.813 259,6
20 4 G. VIZZIELLO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1 Lap 1'39.734 255,9 1'39.171 258,4
RET 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 4 Laps    
RET 17 K. ABRAHAM BMW S1000 RR 12 Laps    
RET 69 N. HAYDEN Honda CBR1000RR SP 20 Laps    
RET 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF      

 

Round Number: 
8
2016
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Total votes: 9

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