MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Valencia Moto3 FP2 Result: Martin Back On Top

old_url: 

After the woolly hats were out in force for the morning sessions, Valencia added barely a handful of degrees to the thermometer, which meant that a few more fallers were added to the list and some gravel decorated parts of the tarmac for most of the session.

After narrowly missing out in FP1, Jorge Martin did not let another opportunity go past and got very close to the fastest lap around the Spanish track in the final ten minutes. The Spaniard couldn’t quite beat the record but fastest man of the day will do.

Aron Canet finally felt at home and after shooting into the lead early in the session, the Valencian boy settled for second, nearly four tenths behind the lead Spaniard. Juanfran Guevara was another of the consistent performers on Friday, another three tenths back.

World champion Joan Mir had some catching up to do after his early morning adventures in the gravel trap and despite another few wobbles for the highlights reel, Mir dropped to fourth position after leading the early part of the session. Ayumu Sasaki continued to enjoy one of his favourite tracks with a well deserved fifth place.

Romano Fenati found a bit more pace compared to the morning session and climbed into sixth, only two thousandths of a second ahead of Gabriel Rodrigo. Fabio Di Giannantonio in eighth position was the final man within a second of Martin, with Philipp Oettl and Enea Bastianini completing the top ten.

Nicolo Bulega and Nakarin Atiratphuvapat were amongst the unlucky few who finished their day with a visit to the medical centre following their off track adventures.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'39.209    
2 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'39.605 0.396 0.396
3 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'39.876 0.667 0.271
4 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'39.964 0.755 0.088
5 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'39.966 0.757 0.002
6 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'40.058 0.849 0.092
7 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'40.060 0.851 0.002
8 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'40.134 0.925 0.074
9 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'40.250 1.041 0.116
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'40.256 1.047 0.006
11 39 Kazuki MASAKI Honda 1'40.267 1.058 0.011
12 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'40.284 1.075 0.017
13 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'40.316 1.107 0.032
14 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'40.318 1.109 0.002
15 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'40.403 1.194 0.085
16 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'40.444 1.235 0.041
17 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'40.524 1.315 0.080
18 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'40.578 1.369 0.054
19 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'40.594 1.385 0.016
20 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'40.612 1.403 0.018
21 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'40.735 1.526 0.123
22 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'40.811 1.602 0.076
23 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'40.832 1.623 0.021
24 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'40.859 1.650 0.027
25 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'40.890 1.681 0.031
26 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'40.991 1.782 0.101
27 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'41.172 1.963 0.181
28 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'41.278 2.069 0.106
29 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'41.394 2.185 0.116
30 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'41.431 2.222 0.037
31 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'41.466 2.257 0.035
32 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'41.593 2.384 0.127
33 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'43.093 3.884 1.500
Round Number: 
18
2017
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 19

Back to top

2017 Valencia Moto2 FP1 Result: KTM Shines In Cool Morning

old_url: 

If Moto3 had a reasonable amount of gravel trap fun in the crisp Spanish morning, the intermediate class did its best to catch up early with some tangles of its own featuring usual suspects like Stefano Manzi and Axel Pons.

No such problems for the KTM duo of Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder, the two leading the session from the off until Franco Morbidelli got down to business and took over top position halfway through the session. The Italian kept a comfortable lead until Oliveira fought back with the first and only 1:35 time of the weekend to decisively snatch the session.

Alex Marquez was biding his time on one of his home tracks, the Marc VDS rider towards the bottom of the top ten until he made the jump to second at the final try, two tenths of a second behind Oliveira. Binder was another tenth behind and showing good pace throughout the session, while Marcel Schrotter made the best of his last set of tyres to climb into fourth position.

Behind them, the world champion stayed on used tyres and settled for fifth best, nearly four tenths adrift from the lead. Takaaki Nakagami was another of the names featured towards the top of the timesheets for much of the session before the Japanese rider got pushed back to sixth, ahead of Xavi Vierge and Isaac Viñales. The top ten was completed by Pecco Bagnaia and Augusto Fernandez, the duo nearly six tenths down on the leader.

Hafizh Syahrin also made an appearance in the top five before falling back to eleventh position.  On the other hand, Mattia Pasini looked subdued in the cold morning and lingered towards the bottom of the top ten, finishing thirteenth at the flag.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'35.847    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.060 0.213 0.213
3 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'36.175 0.328 0.115
4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'36.231 0.384 0.056
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'36.240 0.393 0.009
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'36.249 0.402 0.009
7 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'36.356 0.509 0.107
8 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'36.423 0.576 0.067
9 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'36.429 0.582 0.006
10 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'36.441 0.594 0.012
11 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'36.465 0.618 0.024
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'36.508 0.661 0.043
13 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.571 0.724 0.063
14 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'36.595 0.748 0.024
15 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'36.621 0.774 0.026
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'36.637 0.790 0.016
17 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'36.661 0.814 0.024
18 88 Ricard CARDUS Kalex 1'36.813 0.966 0.152
19 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'36.883 1.036 0.070
20 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.900 1.053 0.017
21 51 Eric GRANADO Kalex 1'37.003 1.156 0.103
22 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'37.046 1.199 0.043
23 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'37.070 1.223 0.024
24 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'37.182 1.335 0.112
25 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'37.294 1.447 0.112
26 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'37.453 1.606 0.159
27 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'37.488 1.641 0.035
28 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'37.628 1.781 0.140
29 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'37.864 2.017 0.236
30 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'37.967 2.120 0.103
31 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'38.192 2.345 0.225
32 94 Jake DIXON Suter 1'38.772 2.925 0.580
33 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'39.325 3.478 0.553

 

Round Number: 
18
2017
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 16

Back to top

2017 Valencia MotoGP FP1 Result: Iannone Leads Miller

In the cold Valencian morning, the occasional crash punctuated a mixed up timing sheet which featured a largely surprising Italian at the top. Andrea Iannone showcased Suzuki’s moustache fairing in all its glory at the top of the standings for the final few minutes of the session after fitting a brand new softer option tyre.

Jack Miller took the highly regarded Marquez tour guide around the Spanish track and put it to good use with a top three place. To his credit, the Australian went solo and suck into the lead with 10 minutes to go, only to follow it up with a late crash into turn six. He was eventually dethroned by Iannone and could not improve on second position on his handful of laps on the second bike.

After some friendly fire with Marquez in the final ten minutes, Pol Espargaro snuck into third position on the timesheets. Andrea Dovizioso took it characteristically steady to work his way through the top ten up to fourth, the Italian also fitting a brand new soft to aid him in his quest in the final five minutes.

Taking it easy as usual, Marc Marquez started the final round of this title defence at the top of the standings, in conditions a bit on the chilly side even for a November morning. The world champion and aspiring world champion went on to set a consistent pace in the mid 1:31s but dropped down the ranking to fifth as he did not fit on a new tyre for his final run.

Maverick Viñales followed up on a cautious start with a jump into sixth spot, seven tenths down on the leader. Quite usual by now, Johann Zarco was top Yamaha for much of the session, the Frenchman only dropping behind his factory colleague by five thousandths of a second in the final few minutes. Cal Crutchlow added another Honda to the mix in eighth place, while Mika Kallio found himself mingling with the cool crowd, nudged between the British rider and Dani Pedrosa, who completed the top ten.

Nearly a second down on Iannone was Jorge Lorenzo in twelfth position, with former teammate Valentino Rossi further down in eighteenth spot.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'31.045    
2 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'31.357 0.312 0.312
3 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'31.438 0.393 0.081
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'31.476 0.431 0.038
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.511 0.466 0.035
6 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'31.750 0.705 0.239
7 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'31.808 0.763 0.058
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.827 0.782 0.019
9 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'31.879 0.834 0.052
10 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.950 0.905 0.071
11 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'31.979 0.934 0.029
12 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'31.980 0.935 0.001
13 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'32.029 0.984 0.049
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'32.504 1.459 0.475
15 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'32.504 1.459  
16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'32.516 1.471 0.012
17 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'32.535 1.490 0.019
18 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'32.538 1.493 0.003
19 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'32.623 1.578 0.085
20 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'32.797 1.752 0.174
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'32.940 1.895 0.143
22 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'32.985 1.940 0.045
23 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'33.013 1.968 0.028
24 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'33.183 2.138 0.170
25 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 1'34.521 3.476 1.338

 

Round Number: 
18
2017
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 24

Back to top

2017 Valencia Moto3 FP1 Result: Ramirez Rules The Roost

old_url: 

Deceptively sunny but cold is the usual welcome for the season finale and Valencia did not surprise from that point of view. What did surprise was a rare crash for world champion Joan Mir ten minutes into the morning session, ruining a pair of leathers into the gravel trap at turn ten. No harm, no foul, the Spaniard limped away, dusted himself off and probably rejoiced that the suit was already prepared for the gala.

That left Qualifying King Jorge Martin to tip-toe his way into the lead, exchanging the honour with Juanfran Guevara until Marcos Ramirez sealed the deal at the flag as one of the only 3 riders of the morning into the 1:39s. Martin settled for second, less than a tenth ahead of Nicolo Bulega, who woke up in the final ten minutes to pop up into third position.

Local boy Aron Canet eased his way into the session and eventually made it up to fourth spot, Guevara dropping to fifth, with Bo Bendsneyder and Fabio Di Giannantonio within a tenth of the Spaniard. Ayumu Sasaki, Andrea Migno and early faller Gabriel Rodrigo completed the top ten, Enea Bastianini in eleventh position being the final rider within a second of Ramirez.

After a rapid start, Romano Fenati lost ground all the way back to fourteenth spot, in the middle of an Italian sandwich with Dennis Foggia and Niccolo Antonelli. A bit further down the timing sheets was the world champion, Mir finishing twenty-second with only a handful of timed laps after the extensive repair job.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'39.669    
2 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'39.889 0.220 0.220
3 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'39.985 0.316 0.096
4 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'40.088 0.419 0.103
5 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'40.338 0.669 0.250
6 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'40.393 0.724 0.055
7 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'40.409 0.740 0.016
8 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'40.511 0.842 0.102
9 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'40.564 0.895 0.053
10 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'40.579 0.910 0.015
11 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'40.616 0.947 0.037
12 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'40.718 1.049 0.102
13 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'40.751 1.082 0.033
14 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'40.766 1.097 0.015
15 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'40.782 1.113 0.016
16 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'40.998 1.329 0.216
17 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'41.018 1.349 0.020
18 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'41.052 1.383 0.034
19 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'41.101 1.432 0.049
20 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'41.101 1.432  
21 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'41.263 1.594 0.162
22 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'41.275 1.606 0.012
23 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'41.307 1.638 0.032
24 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'41.369 1.700 0.062
25 39 Kazuki MAZAKI Honda 1'41.409 1.740 0.040
26 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'41.512 1.843 0.103
27 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'41.514 1.845 0.002
28 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'41.635 1.966 0.121
29 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'41.640 1.971 0.005
30 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'41.936 2.267 0.296
31 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'42.011 2.342 0.075
32 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'42.923 3.254 0.912
33 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'44.503 4.834 1.580

 

Round Number: 
18
2017
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 20

Back to top

2017 Qatar World Superbike Race Two Results: 2018 Starts Here

old_url: 

The last race of the year, with all the titles decided, all that remains is Jonathan Rea's chance at a points total record, attempting to beat the 552 points hauled in by Colin Edwards in 2002 and the fight for second place in the championship between Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies.

Chaz Davies, from eighth on the grid, got to the first turn first, slipping under reverse-grid pole man Eugene Laverty after getting superb launch. Tom Sykes was third with ninth-placed Jonathan Rea in fourth place. Laverty carried too much speed round one corner and, while he recovered, he was passed by a Kawasaki on either side of him and demoted to fourth place. Chaz Davies had a second clear at the front at the start of lap two, while further back, Jordi Torres suffered a massive high side crash, ending his year and BMW contract a few laps earlier than intended.

Jonathan Rea closed on Chaz Davies and broke over a second free of Tom Sykes, only to have Sykes lose the front and crash out, giving Davies second place in the championship. All that remained was Rea's points total, win records, bragging rights and team bonuses to be decided.

On lap four, Chaz Davies crashed, losing the rear in the same place Jordi Torres crashed, only Davies was luckier, saving the crash by shutting the throttle before the power threw him off, destroying the trailing edge of his screen in the process, spewing shards of plastic in his wake. He recovered and returned to full speed only to see Jonathan Rea over a second clear.

Behind the familiar green and red pair at the front, Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes both caught and passed Eugene Laverty and, over a few laps, while Xavi Fores and Marco Melandri threw Laverty to Guintoli to deal with, they caught up with Davies.

Thirteen laps into the seventeen lap race, Jonathan Rea was two seconds clear of Chaz Davies who shook off the yamahas behind him as Alex Lowes passed Michael van der Mark and settled into a podium spot.

The field was quite spread out and would require an unusual event for anything to change the front six riders, but the battle for seventh between Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli, looking for a return to World Superbike next year, carried on lap after lap, with Guintoli having to apologise for one close pass being a little impolite. Laverty eventually came out on top, though.

As Jonathan Rea crossed the line, taking the chequered flag in the lead for the sixteenth time this year, his pitboard read "556P", letting him know he was the new record holder for the most points scored in a season. Chaz Davies took second place in the race and the championship and, on the slow down lap, proudly showed his friend Leon Camier the damage he had done to his screen in performing the save of the year.

Alex Lowes took his fourth podium of the year in third place, ending the championship in fifth place behind Tom Sykes and Marco Melandri in third and fourth places respectively and one place ahead of his teammate Michael van der Mark.

Another season is wrapped up and Jonathan Rea is still a worthy world champion, and once again, Chaz Davies was the only man close to him all year, with seven wins to Rea's sixteen.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1.961
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 4.185
4 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 5.843
5 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 8.987
6 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 14.675
7 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 16.251
8 05 S. GUINTOLI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 16.675
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 19.607
10 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 20.628
11 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 26.043
12 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 32.656
13 121 A. ANDREOZZI Yamaha YZF R1 41.197
14 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 41.844
15 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 47.116
16 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2 Laps
RET 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 15 Laps
RET 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 15 Laps
RET 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 16 Laps
Round Number: 
13
2017
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 36

Back to top

2017 Qatar World Supersport Race Results: A Championship Decided

The World Supersport championship came down to the last race, with Kenan Sofuoglu keeping it alive in spite of breaking his hip five weeks previously. Lucas Mahias led the fight by twenty points going into the last round.

Lucas Mahias started from pole position but it was a fellow Yamaha rider Niki Tuuli who led into the first corner, pushing Mahias a little wide and very nearly opening the championship up in an unfortunate way. Jules Cluzel was behind the two wheel Kenan Sofuoglu fell back three places to seventh and out of the leading pack.

After the first lap, Jules Cluzel blasted past Lucas Mahias to take second place from him and by turn fifteen, Cluzel had taken the lead from Niki Tuuli. The Honda led four Yamahas as Federico Caricasulo and Sheridan Morais joined in the fight ahead of PJ Jacobsen, Kyle Smith, Gino Rea and Kenan Sofuoglu.

Lap three started with four bikes side-by-side, Lucas Mahias coming out in front, ahead of Niki Tuuli and Jules Cluzel. A lap later, Mahias looked like he was easing away while Anthony West set the fastest lap outside the top ten, but a lap later, Jules Cluzel went a bit quicker in third place.

By the seventh lap, Lucas Mahias, Federico Caricasulo and Jules Cluzel got away at the front, dropping Niki Tuuli and Sheridan Morais from the front while Kenan Sofuoglu struggled with Kyle Smith and PJ Jacobsen, pushing hard and closing the gap to the riders in front, in spite of missing the apex into the first turn.

Jules Cluzel started to look like he was not content in third but while he could close up the gap to Federico Caricasulo into the the first turn, he couldn't pass him until the end of the lap when Caricasulo went a little wide into a corner and CLuzel just forced his way into the gap to take second place from him.

On lap nine, Kenan Sofuoglu passed Niki Tuuli, having left from the third group to the second and set his sites on Sheridan Morais. Morais carried a little too much speed into turn ten, going a little too wide, and Sofuoglu pushed his Kawasaki into the gap and took fourth place. With two seconds to the leading three, Sofuoglu would have his work cut out to close for a podium chance. Mahias would need to not finish and Sofuoglu would need second place to get his third title in a row.

Lap eleven, Sofuoglu set the lap record. Lap twelve, he broke it again. Lap thirteen, he was within seven tenths of a second of Federico Caricasulo and the podium. As the win looked like it was between the two Frenchmen at the front, the podium was no longer decided.

Lucas Mahias's pitboard read "P1 G3 +0.4 SOF4" and he had only Jules Cluzel to contend with as the fight for third was a couple of seconds back, and it was a fight. Sofuoglu taking and losing third place, going wide into turn one on the last lap.

Jules Cluzel tried a few passes on Lucas Mahias, but none of them worked until the exit of the last corner where Cluzel was in a position to get alongside Mahias in the charge to the line, but he ran out of track and kicked up some sand as he missed the tarmac and lost the victory by a fraction of a second. Lucas Mahias won the race and the championship. Kenan Sofuoglu did manage to reel in and pass Federico Caricasulo and, even though he couldn't get a title, he did get a podium from nothing, snatching third place from Caricasulo.

In the slow-down lap, the newly crowned world champion stopped and gave a limping outgoing champion a hug before donning a pink feather boa lined helmet and getting a gold number one in front of the forty-four on the front of his Yamaha.

As Mahias rode through the crowd in the new paddock layout, some gentle throttle and clutch control turned his smooth ride into a perfect rolling burnout, spewing tyre smoke as he arrived in parc fermé.

Another World Supersport champion joins the pantheon.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6  
2 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 0.023
3 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 3.788
4 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 3.845
5 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 7.946
6 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 8.112
7 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 8.336
8 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 10.435
9 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 10.551
10 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 13.349
11 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 16.215
12 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 25.611
13 25 A. BALDOLINI Yamaha YZF R6 26.801
14 69 X. CARDELUS Yamaha YZF R6 30.242
15 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 32.684
16 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 37.256
17 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 46.892
18 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'06.687
19 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'24.025
RET 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1 Lap
RET 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 4 Laps
RET 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 8 Laps
RET 195 M. AL NAIMI Kawasaki ZX-6R 11 Laps
RET 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 11 Laps
RET 112 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-6R 12 Laps
RET 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R  
Round Number: 
13
2017
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 57

Back to top

2017 Qatar World Superbike Race One Results: "Super Nice"

old_url: 

Seventeen laps in the desert under artificial lighting, the air temperature was 28ºC and it was the penultimate round of the battle for second place between Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies.

Both Kawasakis got a strong start, with Jonathan Rea leading Tom Sykes into the first turn. Alex Lowes had three Ducatis behind him, with Xavi Fores ahead of the fight between Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies, a fight Davies won on the first lap, and Davies took the fight to Fores only to outbrake him into turn one of lap two. Rea set the fastest lap on lap two and ended the lapover a second clear of his teammate.

Alex Lowes took second place from Tom Sykes and a lap later, Chaz Davies sneaked past Sykes to take third place from him, and at the end of the lap, charging to second place for the start of lap five. Jonathan Rea was over two seconds ahead. Tom Sykes, also in the hunt for second place in the championship, saw a Ducati charge past him into turn one, the Barni Ducati of Xavi Fores taking fourth place. At the end of the lap, Marco Melandri made a close pass on Sykes, and Sykes was able to switch back on the inside of the Ducati out of the corner and pull alongside Melandri as they launched down the straight. The slight figure of Melandri tucked in behind the plastics and out-dragged Sykes's Kawasaki in a straight line. Sykes was back to sixth place and had Michael van der Mark change his target from Melandri to Sykes, nipping at his heels. Xavi Fores made a pass stick on Alex Lowes, taking the middle spot in the tight Davies, Fores and Lowes battle for second.

On lap seven, Michael van der Mark nipped a little too closely at Tom Sykes's rear wheel and the two bikes touched, van der Mark's front tyre to Sykes's rear entering a corner. Rear tyres tend to win fights like that and this was no exception and van der Mark's Yamaha, faced with a leant-over front tyre that was suddenly not behaving, gave up traction and the Dutch rider, a week after his MotoGP debut, found himself in the gravel.

A few laps later, lap eleven, with Rea extending his lead to over three seconds and the three-way battle for second anticipating the arrival of a hard-charging Marco Melandri, Xavi Fores suddenly stick is hand up, sitting up down the straight as his bike bounced a bit like the engine was punching it up and down, and he pulled over, ending the chance of Fores's first dry race podium. This put Tom Sykes up to fifth place. Further round the lap, Alex Lowes inexplicably crashed out, with his front tyre just losing grip on a corner that didn't look in any way out of the ordinary. Tom Sykes was now in fourth place and his hopes for second in the championship were renewed.

As Rea, Davies and Melandri all ran their own races, not close enough to challenge or be challenged, Eugene Laverty caught Sykes, bringing Lorenzo Savadori with him. Two laps from the end, Laverty pushed Sykes aside to take fourth place and Savadori followed him through the Aprilia-sized gap to push Sykes back to sixth. Meanwhile, Alex Lowes had started his bike back up only to crash out of thirteenth in a similar way to his first crash, only on a left hander instead of a right.

As the flag came out, Jonathan Rea took Kawasaki's first victory at Qatar, ahead of Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri and the trio were the first riders to go to the new style podium. Next Year, World Superbike's parc fermé will be in the paddock as part of the paddock show, and this weekend is the first test of the new system. Jonathan Rea thought it was "super nice" to ride through the crowds to Parc Fermé and stand on the podium with the fans cheering them on in the paddock. How nice the fans will think this will be when the podium is in a non-dry country, where the riders get to spray Prosecco, remains to be seen, however.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 4.944
3 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 10.405
4 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 12.052
5 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 12.339
6 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 15.587
7 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 16.789
8 05 S. GUINTOLI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 17.869
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 18.494
10 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 22.660
11 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 36.011
12 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 38.237
13 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 49.659
14 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 50.079
RET 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 2 Laps
RET 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 7 Laps
RET 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 7 Laps
RET 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 11 Laps
RET 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 12 Laps
RET 121 A. ANDREOZZI Yamaha YZF R1 14 Laps
Round Number: 
13
2017
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 33

Back to top

2017 Qatar World Supersport Superpole Results: New Lap Record

old_url: 

World Supersport qualifying had some surprising names in Superpole one, fighting for only two slots in Superpole two.

At the start of the opening session, Mashel Al Naimi briefly sat at the top of the timing screen in front of his home crowd, but Gino Rea knocked him off the top after the first fast laps were recorded. After one lap, almost everyone returned for a new tyre, and as they headed out with new tyres, the riders were spread more evenly over the track instead of all being bunched up together.

Sheridan Morais bolted from the tyre break with a 2'01.795, two thirds quicker than Gino Rea's fast time, only to be knocked down a place by PJ Jacobsen's 2'01.757 on his MV Agusta. After being knocked down to fourth by Christoffer Bergman, Gino Rea took third place back but couldn't break into the top two places. PJ Jacobsen and Sheridan Morais were promoted to Superpole two.

Niki Tuuli opened Superpole two with a 2'01.658, ahead of championship leader Lucas Mahias, Jules Cluzel and the determined Kenan Sofuoglu, and once again, most riders pitted back in after only one complete timed lap.

After the last tea break of the year, PJ Jacobsen held pole position briefly, but Jules Cluzel put in a 2'01.284 to go quickest. Further back on the lap, both Lucas Mahias and Kenan Sofuoglu had the pace to take pole position. Mahias went quickest, setting a new qualifying record, before the chequered flag came out, with Sofuoglu fourth quickest.

The session would down without anyone making any great changes, leaving Lucas Mahias in pole position ahead of Jules Cluzel and Niki Tuuli with Kenan Sofuoglu leading the second row ahead of PJ Jacobsen and Sheridan Morais.

Kenan Sofuoglu will need to report to the medical centre to get green lit for the race.

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 2'00.738   271,4
2 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 2'01.284 0.546 271,4
3 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.392 0.654 266,7
4 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'01.522 0.784 274,1
5 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 2'01.526 0.788 264,1
6 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.708 0.970 272,0
7 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.780 1.042 269,3
8 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 2'01.950 1.212 265,4
9 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 2'01.954 1.216 266,7
10 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.004 1.266 270,7
11 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 2'02.006 1.268 266,0
12 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.081 1.343 268,7
13 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.355 0.598 273,4
14 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 2'02.397 0.640 268,0
15 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 2'02.544 0.787 276,9
16 25 A. BALDOLINI Yamaha YZF R6 2'02.754 0.997 275,5
17 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.861 1.104 270,7
18 112 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.880 1.123 262,8
19 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.923 1.166 270,7
20 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 2'02.942 1.185 272,7
21 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 2'02.986 1.229 266,7
22 195 M. AL NAIMI Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.190 1.433 270,0
23 69 X. CARDELUS Yamaha YZF R6 2'03.225 1.468 268,0
24 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.576 1.819 260,9
25 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 2'04.240 2.483 265,4
26 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'13.310 11.553 264,1

Superpole One Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 2'01.757   267,3
2 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.795 0.038 273,4
3 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.355 0.598 273,4
4 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 2'02.397 0.640 268,0
5 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 2'02.544 0.787 276,9
6 25 A. BALDOLINI Yamaha YZF R6 2'02.754 0.997 275,5
7 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.861 1.104 270,7
8 112 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.880 1.123 262,8
9 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.923 1.166 270,7
10 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 2'02.942 1.185 272,7
11 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 2'02.986 1.229 266,7
12 195 M. AL NAIMI Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.190 1.433 270,0
13 69 X. CARDELUS Yamaha YZF R6 2'03.225 1.468 268,0
14 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.576 1.819 260,9
15 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 2'04.240 2.483 265,4
16 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'13.310 11.553 264,1

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 2'00.738   271,4
2 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 2'01.284 0.546 271,4
3 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.392 0.654 266,7
4 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'01.522 0.784 274,1
5 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 2'01.526 0.788 264,1
6 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.708 0.970 272,0
7 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.780 1.042 269,3
8 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 2'01.950 1.212 265,4
9 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 2'01.954 1.216 266,7
10 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.004 1.266 270,7
11 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 2'02.006 1.268 266,0
12 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.081 1.343 268,7
Round Number: 
13
2017
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 38

Back to top

2017 Qatar World Superbike Superpole Results: Last Qualifying Of The Year

old_url: 

The last Superpole of the year opened under the floodlights, with second place in the championship to be decided between Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies.

Superpole one went down to the wire with who was promoted, with Sylvain Guintoli taking the top spot from Leon Camier. pushing Raffaele De Rosa out of promotion at the chequered flag.

The first fast lap of Superpole two was a 1'56.993 by Jonathan Rea, the fastest lap of the weekend so far, with Alex Lowes six tenths of a second off his pace. Rea popped back to the pits after his quick lap, joined by several other riders swapping out their rear wheels for one fitted with a qualifying tyre.

Leaving it rather late, with a handful of seconds left before the flag, Rea's fast lap on race rubber still stood as the fastest lap until there were only eight seconds left when Rea moved the target to a 1'56.228 on a qualifying tyre. Alex Lowes continued his fine form second quickest, splitting the Kawasakis of Rea and Tom Sykes on the front row.

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'56.228   313,0
2 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'56.675 0.447 309,5
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'57.063 0.835 305,9
4 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'57.429 1.201 315,8
5 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'57.450 1.222 313,0
6 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'57.491 1.263 317,6
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'57.575 1.347 312,1
8 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'57.645 1.417 311,2
9 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'57.813 1.585 316,7
10 05 S. GUINTOLI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'57.985 1.757 309,5
11 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'58.087 1.859 309,5
12 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'58.174 1.946 307,7
13 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'58.747 0.358 312,1
14 121 A. ANDREOZZI Yamaha YZF R1 1'58.938 0.549 300,0
15 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 1'58.977 0.588 305,9
16 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'59.156 0.767 303,4
17 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'59.214 0.825 309,5
18 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.247 0.858 313,0
19 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2'00.001 1.612 303,4
20 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2'01.026 2.637 304,2

Superpole One Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 05 S. GUINTOLI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'58.389   309,5
2 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'58.544 0.155 305,1
3 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'58.747 0.358 312,1
4 121 A. ANDREOZZI Yamaha YZF R1 1'58.938 0.549 300,0
5 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 1'58.977 0.588 305,9
6 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'59.156 0.767 303,4
7 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'59.214 0.825 309,5
8 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.247 0.858 313,0
9 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2'00.001 1.612 303,4
10 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2'01.026 2.637 304,2

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'56.228   313,0
2 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'56.675 0.447 309,5
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'57.063 0.835 305,9
4 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'57.429 1.201 315,8
5 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'57.450 1.222 313,0
6 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'57.491 1.263 317,6
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'57.575 1.347 312,1
8 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'57.645 1.417 311,2
9 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'57.813 1.585 316,7
10 05 S. GUINTOLI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'57.985 1.757 309,5
11 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'58.087 1.859 309,5
12 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'58.174 1.946 307,7
Round Number: 
13
2017
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 36

Back to top

2017 Qatar World Superbike FP3 Results: Rea Shows Who Is Boss

old_url: 

Jionathan Rea was quickest by over eight tenths of a second, ahead of Marco Melandri and Alex Lowes, in this untimed session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'57.493   309,5
2 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'58.350 0.857 315,8
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'58.381 0.888 309,5
4 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'58.401 0.908 308,6
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'58.644 1.151 316,7
6 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'58.752 1.259 313,0
7 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'58.919 1.426 315,8
8 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'59.027 1.534 313,0
9 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'59.256 1.763 314,0
10 05 S. GUINTOLI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'59.299 1.806 305,9
11 121 A. ANDREOZZI Yamaha YZF R1 1'59.332 1.839 305,1
12 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'59.381 1.888 317,6
13 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'59.456 1.963 310,3
14 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.788 2.295 314,9
15 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'59.792 2.299 308,6
16 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2'00.308 2.815 304,2
17 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.401 2.908 313,0
18 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2'00.465 2.972 308,6
19 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2'01.359 3.866 302,5
20 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2'01.360 3.867 302,5

 

Round Number: 
13
2017
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 39

Back to top

Pages