MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2018 Argentina Moto2 FP1: Pasini Sets the Pace

Mattia Pasini, fourth-place finisher in the season's first race, grabbed the top spot Friday at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina. Pasini spent much of the 40-minute FP1 session in the middle of the top 10 before climbing to the top of the sheet toward the session's end under cloudy but dry conditions. 

Miguel Oliveira finished the first practice only one-tenth back just ahead of Qatar race winner and championship leader Francesco Bagnaia. Brad Binder, the 2016 Moto3 World Champion, ended the session fourth-fastest. Isaac Vinales (5th) and Danny Kent (6th) completed FP1 a mere two-hundredths apart.

Joan Mir spent most of the session at the bottom of the top 10 and finished in the same way with eighth. KTM's Sam Lowes, who spent last season on a factory Aprilia in MotoGP, took ninth just in front of Lorenzo Baldassarri (10th).

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'44.461      
2 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'44.631 0.170 / 0.170
3 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'44.736 0.275 / 0.105
4 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'44.745 0.284 / 0.009
5 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'44.916 0.455 / 0.171
6 52 Danny KENT Speed Up 1'44.940 0.479 / 0.024
7 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'44.974 0.513 / 0.034
8 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'45.022 0.561 / 0.048
9 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'45.048 0.587 / 0.026
10 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'45.080 0.619 / 0.032
11 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'45.183 0.722 / 0.103
12 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'45.189 0.728 / 0.006
13 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'45.282 0.821 / 0.093
14 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'45.360 0.899 / 0.078
15 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'45.375 0.914 / 0.015
16 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 1'45.428 0.967 / 0.053
17 40 Hector BARBERA Kalex 1'45.501 1.040 / 0.073
18 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'45.568 1.107 / 0.067
19 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'45.573 1.112 / 0.005
20 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'45.717 1.256 / 0.144
21 13 Romano FENATI Kalex 1'45.765 1.304 / 0.048
22 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'46.021 1.560 / 0.256
23 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'46.084 1.623 / 0.063
24 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'46.226 1.765 / 0.142
25 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'46.306 1.845 / 0.080
26 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'46.386 1.925 / 0.080
27 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 1'46.654 2.193 / 0.268
28 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Kalex 1'46.815 2.354 / 0.161
29 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'47.040 2.579 / 0.225
30 51 Eric GRANADO Suter 1'47.224 2.763 / 0.184
31 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'48.757 4.296 / 1.533
32 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'49.104 4.643 / 0.347
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2018 Argentina Moto3 FP1: Bezzecchi Shows Up and Off

Marco Bezzecchi, who earned his first-ever podium last year, topped the time sheet for the first practice of the second race of the 2018 season. In mostly dry conditions, the 18-year-old's 1'52.190 put him three-tenths of a second clear of the pack at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit and left him as the only KTM rider in the top seven.

Adam Norrodin, who took 11th place in the season's first race in Qatar, secured the second-fastest time, another three-tenths clear of Enea Bastianini who crashed out of the season's first race while holding second place. Tony Arbolino set his fastest time late in the session as the wind picked up. His 1'52.964 put him just in front Qatar winner and championship leader Jorge Martin.

Aron Canet, who along with Martin is a rider picked to be a top finisher in the championship this season, grabbed seventh just clear of Nakarin Atiraphuvapat.  Marcos Ramirez, in eighth, finished as the second-fastest KTM as Honda took seven of the top ten positions. Jacob Kornfeil (9th) and Ayumu Sasaki rounded out the top 10.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'52.190      
2 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'52.537 0.347 / 0.347
3 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'52.829 0.639 / 0.292
4 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'52.964 0.774 / 0.135
5 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'53.092 0.902 / 0.128
6 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'53.100 0.910 / 0.008
7 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'53.177 0.987 / 0.077
8 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'53.222 1.032 / 0.045
9 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'53.222 1.032  
10 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'53.252 1.062 / 0.030
11 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'53.482 1.292 / 0.230
12 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'53.484 1.294 / 0.002
13 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'53.497 1.307 / 0.013
14 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'53.571 1.381 / 0.074
15 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'53.670 1.480 / 0.099
16 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'53.700 1.510 / 0.030
17 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'53.875 1.685 / 0.175
18 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'53.899 1.709 / 0.024
19 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'53.977 1.787 / 0.078
20 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'54.071 1.881 / 0.094
21 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'54.157 1.967 / 0.086
22 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'54.289 2.099 / 0.132
23 11 Livio LOI KTM 1'54.477 2.287 / 0.188
24 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'54.696 2.506 / 0.219
25 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'54.814 2.624 / 0.118
26 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'54.919 2.729 / 0.105
27 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'54.950 2.760 / 0.031
28 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'55.268 3.078 / 0.318
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2
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2018 Chang Thailand World Superbike Race Two Results: Of Seat Pads And Rear Ends

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Twenty laps at high speed through an oppressive Thai heat, World Superbike's second race of the weekend would use the reverse grid set by the results of the first race at the Chang International Circuit, Buriram. 

Pole position man Leon Camier and second-placed Alex Lowes were followed into turn one by Michael van der Mark from the second row as Tom Sykes fell back from the front row, but everything would change by turn three, with van der Mark and Lowes pushing Camier to third ahead of Marco Melandri, Eugene Laverty and Jonathan Rea. Melandri passed Camier on the first lap as Rea carved his way through the pack to sit in fourth place at the start of the second lap and take third place at turn nine. At the end of the lap, Rea messed up the last corner and threw away his hard work to fall back to fifth place behind Chaz Davies. 

On the third lap, Michael van der Mark took the lead from his teammate into turn three while Davies continued his charge, setting the fastest lap while climbing to third place. A lap later, Rea took fourth place in the leading group of seven riders, with the first proper gap being under a second between seventh placed Xavi Fores and eighth placed Eugene Laverty. That gap disappeared at the start of lap five, with the leading nine riders all within the clean air of the rider in front of them. 

Marco Melandri came into the weekend with a problem at the rear end of his Ducati Panigale, with his small stature making him unable to shift his weight over the rear tyre. To this end, the team put a huge block of foam at the back wall of his seat, giving him something to push against in an attempt to help him stop his bike bucking on fast straights. 

It didn't work.

On the long kinked straight between turns one and three, Melandri's Ducati danced on its rear tyre in a way that wasn't as amusing as it was at the shorter Phillip Island, frustrating the Italian who had to try to tame the rear with the throttle, limiting his chances at passing bikes in top gear. 

Jordi Torres and Eugene Laverty, having caught up to the leading group of seven, both crashed between turns six and seven on lap five, bringing out yellow flags as the marshals made sure the riders were ok, limiting overtaking on lap six when things started getting interesting at the front. At turn four, Alex Lowes and Chaz Davies swapped places back and forth with Davies taking second place from the Yamaha man at turn five and holding it past the yellow flags where Lowes couldn't snatch his place back. Much further back, Tom Sykes was struggling, dropping from fourteenth place to fifteenth until the Englishman eventually pitted in, parking his Kawasaki and heading for the airport.

Chaz Davies repeated his turn four move on Michael van der Mark and took the lead on lap eight. There was finally a gap between the front two and third place, and on lap nine Xavi Fores would charge from sixth to fourth, passing Jonathan Rea into turn one and blasting past a wobbling Melandri in the fast section. Michael van der Mark set the fastest lap behind Davies as the pair kept the pace up at the front. 

Gaps started widening as Alex Lowes and Xavi Fores broke away from the fight between Marco Melandri and Jonathan Rea and the pair fought over fifth place, swapping places at turn one, the chicane section and twice at turn twelve and getting caught by Leon Camier for their troubles.

Chaz Davies set the fastest lap on lap eleven while Leon Camier passed Marco Melandri. More gaps started springing up, with Davies and van der Mark clear of Lowes who had a fluctuating gap from Fores who was three seconds clear of Rea who was breaking away from Camier who had an increasing gap from Melandri who was six seconds free of eighth-placed Toprak Razgatlioglu. 

Eventually, Michael van der Mark had to cry uncle and let Chaz Davies run away on his own at the front as all riders in the top eight had substantial gaps, with only Jonathan Rea making any moves, converting a three second gap from Xavi Fores into a fight for fourth place over four laps, with Rea entering the last lap over a second and a half clear of Fores. 

Chaz Davies took Ducati's first ever win at this track ahead of the Yamahas of Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes. Jonathan Rea took the championship lead from macro Melandri with his fourth place, while Xavi Fores was once again first independent rider, ahead of Leon Camier and Marco Melandri.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R  
2 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 2.185
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 3.884
4 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 6.554
5 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 8.973
6 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 10.647
7 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 17.523
8 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 21.618
9 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 25.345
10 99 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR1000RR 27.076
11 68 Y. HERNANDEZ Kawasaki ZX-10RR 28.668
12 76 L. BAZ BMW S 1000 RR 29.004
13 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 30.434
14 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 30.527
RET 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 18
RET 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 13 Laps
RET 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 16 Laps
RET 81 J. TORRES MV Agusta 1000 F4 16 Laps
DSQ 37 O. JEZEK Yamaha YZF R1 15 Laps
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2
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2018 Chang Thailand World Supersport Race Results: Lap Records Set And Reset

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World Supersport was a seventeen lap race at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand, on a warm and humid Sunday. The lap record was broken at least six times.

Jules Cluzel got the jump on pole-man Lucas Mahias but Mahias took the lead back, holding it until Cluzel dragged Federico Caricasulo behind him through turn three, pushing Mahias back to third place ahead of Sandro Cortese and Randy Krummenacher. Lap two, Krummenacher had passed Cortese and had almost a second gap from fifth place, with the front four breaking away from everyone else as Jules Cluzel set the fastest lap. A lap later, Mahias set the lap record as he took second place back off Caricasulo at turn eight. 

Two laps later, Mahias broke the lap record again as Krummenacher dropped from the front group, falling back to Cortese who had over a second from the east Asian battle for sixth place between Ratthapong Wilairot, Hikari Okubo and Thitipong Warokorn with Ant West a further second behind them. Jules Cluzel broke the lap record only for Lucas Mahias to take the honour from him in his wake. 

Another two laps and Krummenacher joined in the lap record fun, rejoining the front three, bringing Sandro Cortese with him as his guest, to make a group of five riders at the front. 

Randy Krummenacher set the lap record again on lap eight, while Jules Cluzel went too deep into the tight turn twelve, giving the lead to Lucas Mahias. Another couple of quick laps and Cluzel put himself back in contention, taking the lead from Mahias into turn three. A lap later, Krummenacher took third place at turn three, resetting the lap record in the process and looking for a way past Mahias. 

Lap thirteen was unlucky for Jules Cluzel, tucking the front into turn five while leading the race, an innocent looking crash that handed Randy Krummenacher the lead, having just taken third from Lucas Mahias at turn three. 

Over the remaining laps, Randy Krummenacher and Lucas Mahias split from the duelling blue bikes of Federico Caricasulo and Sandro Cortese, the pair swapping places repeatedly while fighting for third place, and Mahias couldn't seem to catch up enough at the end of straights to a passing place, apart from a few test passes at turn twelve. 

Last lap, last corner, and that was indeed where Lucas Mahias, lacking a little in top speed down the straights, had to make his attempt to pass Randy Krummenacher. Mahias went inside Krummenacher, both riders on the limit, at the tight right-handed turn twelve, and, as his front lost a little grip, Mahias compensated by adding a bit of power to lift the front and save the invisible slide. This pushed the rear out, giving Krummenacher enough of a gap to keep his smoother line going. 

The two bikes made contact, hard, as Krummenacher's line met Mahias's line, with the Yamaha on the outside puncturing Krummenacher's yellow fairing with Mahias's right handlebar. This didn't slow either bike down and Randy Krummenacher crossed the line ahead of Lucas Mahias while Federico Caricasulo held his cool for the last place on the podium as Sandro Cortese missed turn twelve and had to settle for fourth place. Local wildcard rider Thitipong Warokorn was a lonely fifth place, two seconds clear of Ant West and Rafaele de Rosa. 

Randy Krummenacher and Lucas Mahias share the top spot in the championship standings while third place is shared between Federico Caricasulo and Sandro Cortese. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6  
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 0.048
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1.213
4 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 2.917
5 99 T. WAROKORN Kawasaki ZX-6R 9.100
6 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 11.426
7 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 11.583
8 5 R. WILAIROT Yamaha YZF R6 12.188
9 66 N. TUULI Honda CBR600RR 19.454
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 20.675
11 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 21.027
12 4 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 22.087
13 24 D. KRAISART Yamaha YZF R6 23.787
14 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.681 270,0
15 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 24.206
16 25 A. KAMARUZAMAN Kawasaki ZX-6R 31.540
17 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 39.533
18 94 M. DI MEGLIO Yamaha YZF R6 39.567
19 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 40.101
20 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 51.236
21 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 54.428
22 29 T. COLLINS Kawasaki ZX-6R 56.055
RET 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 5 Laps
RET 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 12 Laps
RET 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 14 Laps
RET 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 15 Laps
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2
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2018 Chang Thailand World Superbike Race One Results: It's All About Turn Three

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The World Superbike Saturday race was twenty laps on a 32ºC sunny day at Thailand's Chang International circuit, next door to Buriram United's "Thunder Castle" football stadium. 

Jonathan Rea started from pole position and hit the first turn ahead of his Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes with Xavi Fores and Leon Camier contending third place behind them. At the end of the first lap, Tom Sykes took the lead from Jonathan Rea going into the last corner deep enough on the brakes to get past cleanly for first place. 

The track has a short start/finish straight with a right-handed corner at the end followed by a long straight with an almost imperceptible left-hand kink claiming to be turn two. Turn three is a right-handed hairpin at the end of the straight…ish with a few different lines through it. A few riders hit it as a double-apex hairpin, but Leon Camier tends to look like he's missing the entry as he takes a late tight entry that has a faster exit to the corner for the Honda as the run between turns three and for is the longest properly straight bit of the track, and the exit of the hairpin determines your speed onto the straight. Turn four is a fast left turn with very little opportunity to overtake, so you try to make your move at turn three and that's where Jonathan Rea took back the lead on the second lap. He held the lead through turns four to eleven, the series of corners that lead to the tight right-hander that is the last turn, turn twelve. Again, Sykes cleanly took the lead back onto the start/finish straight. 

Meanwhile, Chaz Davies worked his way up to seventh place at the end of lap two, setting the fastest lap in the process.

Lap three, turn three, Jonathan Rea, with Leon Camier snapping at his heels, stuck his bike underneath Tom Sykes' and took the lead back, with Leon Camier carrying more corner speed than either of the Kawasakis following Rea through for second place. Further back, in tenth place, Alex Lowes set the fastest lap to close up on his ninth-placed teammate Michael van der Mark. 

On the fourth lap, Xavi Fores and Marco Melandri caught up with Tom Sykes while Rea at the front set the fastest lap and had the first real gap in theta ten with eight tenths of a second over Leon Camier. Chaz Davies took sixth place from Jordi Torres. 

On lap six, Tom Sykes fell victim to turn three again, with Xavi Fores putting his Ducati in an awkward spot to take third place from the Kawasaki man. A lap later, the next man along, Marco Melandri, missed the apexes of turn three and Chaz Davies wasted no time in stealing fifth place from his teammate. 

A lap later, Davies catches and passes Tom Sykes at Sykes' favourite passing place, turn twelve. He then successfully holds off Sykes at turn three and at half race distance, he is less than a second off third-placed Xavi Fores. As Camier started closing the gap to Rea at the front to under a second, Rea sets the fastest lap and puts the lead back to over a second. 

Thirteen laps in, Xavi Fores finally gets to make a pass that works on Leon Camier, with both riders disputing the same bit of turn three. Five laps from the end, Fores breaks free of Camier while Davies closes the gap. Lap after lap, with Rea comfortably leading Fores, Davies tries to get past Camier, only to be thwarted by his rival's exceedingly good late braking and corner speed. One lap from the end, Davies finally makes a pass into turn three stick, having tried three different passing lines to Camier's three different defensive lines. 

As the flag came out, Jonathan Rea had a decent lead from Xavi Fores who had a decent lead from Chaz Davies, with Leon Camier having to settle for tomorrow's pope position with a fourth place. The fight for fifth place between Alex Lowes and Tom Sykes was won by Lowes.

Xavi Fores had his best result and increased his lead in the independent championship and moved him to third place overall, while Marco Melandri's eighth place means that Jonathan Rea's win puts Rea within two points of Melandri in the championship chase. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1.550
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 2.118
4 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 2.981
5 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 7.258
6 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 7.501
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 8.500
8 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 10.184
9 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 11.072
10 81 J. TORRES MV Agusta 1000 F4 11.178
11 76 L. BAZ BMW S 1000 RR 24.062
12 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 24.632
13 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 26.114
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 26.142
15 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 26.320
16 68 Y. HERNANDEZ Kawasaki ZX-10RR 30.665
17 99 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR1000RR 32.625
18 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 38.752
RET 37 O. JEZEK Yamaha YZF R1 16
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2
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2018 Chang Thailand World Supersport Superpole Results: Lap Record Broken Three Times

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In Superpole one, sixteen riders challenged for the two qualifying spots, with Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman, replacing Kenan Sofuoglu, and Thai wildcard Ratthapong Wilairot the favourites to get promoted.

After one lap, Wilairot led Kamaruzaman, and a lap later Kyle Smith split the two and everyone pitted in. Decha Kraisart stayed out an extra lap and put himself into third place, but when he pitted in, he didn't come out, resting on his laurels.

After the break, nothing changed at the top, with nobody getting close to Wilairot's and Smith's early times. 

After everyone recorded their first lap of Superpole two, Lucas Mahias led the other eleven riders with a massive lead of over eight tenths of a second and a new lap record of 1'37.264. A lap later, Mahias beat it with a 1'36.878, with Randy Krummenacher and Federico Caricasulo over three quarters of a second behind, and everyone pitted in. 

After the break, Federico Caricasulo got within a few tenths of Lucas Mahias, only to have Mahias break the lap record a third time just in time for Jules Cluzel, without Sandro Cortese cruising in front of him this time, to become the second rider to set a 1'36 lap, two tenths behind Mahias and two tenths ahead of Caricasulo.

Five Yamahas made up the top five, with Mahias, Cluzel and Caricasulo making up the front row, ahead of Cortese, Randy Krummenacher and the Kawasaki of Ant West. Wildcard Ratthapong Wilairot was seventh quickest on another Yamaha. 

Qualifying:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.738   259,0
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.967 0.229 266,7
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.235 0.497 260,9
4 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.447 0.709 260,9
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.505 0.767 259,0
6 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.031 1.293 255,3
7 5 R. WILAIROT Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.042 1.304 262,1
8 99 T. WAROKORN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.077 1.339 261,5
9 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.100 1.362 263,4
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.164 1.426 254,7
11 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.212 1.474 255,9
12 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.417 1.679 257,1
13 24 D. KRAISART Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.770 0.521 259,0
14 4 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.785 0.536 255,3
15 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.849 0.600 263,4
16 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.936 0.687 262,8
17 25 A. KAMARUZAMAN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.943 0.694 257,8
18 66 N. TUULI Honda CBR600RR 1'38.959 0.710 256,5
19 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.054 0.805 259,0
20 94 M. DI MEGLIO Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.262 1.013 255,3
21 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.473 1.224 255,9
22 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'39.501 1.252 251,7
23 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.671 1.422 257,1
24 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'39.683 1.434 254,7
25 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'39.993 1.744 252,3
26 29 T. COLLINS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.981 2.732 258,4

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 5 R. WILAIROT Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.249   258,4
2 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.661 0.412 255,9
3 24 D. KRAISART Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.770 0.521 259,0
4 4 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.785 0.536 255,3
5 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.849 0.600 263,4
6 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.936 0.687 262,8
7 25 A. KAMARUZAMAN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.943 0.694 257,8
8 66 N. TUULI Honda CBR600RR 1'38.959 0.710 256,5
9 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.054 0.805 259,0
10 94 M. DI MEGLIO Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.262 1.013 255,3
11 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.473 1.224 255,9
12 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'39.501 1.252 251,7
13 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.671 1.422 257,1
14 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'39.683 1.434 254,7
15 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'39.993 1.744 252,3
16 29 T. COLLINS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.981 2.732 258,4

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.738   259,0
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.967 0.229 266,7
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.235 0.497 260,9
4 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.447 0.709 260,9
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.505 0.767 259,0
6 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.031 1.293 255,3
7 5 R. WILAIROT Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.042 1.304 262,1
8 99 T. WAROKORN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.077 1.339 261,5
9 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.100 1.362 263,4
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.164 1.426 254,7
11 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'38.212 1.474 255,9
12 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.417 1.679 257,1
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2
2018
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2018 Chang Thailand World Superbike Superpole Results: The Sun Came Out

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Nine riders contested a hot Superpole one, with only two getting promoted to Superpole two. Lorenzo Savadori and Loris Baz were the two favourites for promotion in the first session.

Savadori looked around on the out lap to see where the other eight riders were while Baz just started racing and was the first rider to set a lap time, but after one lap, Savadori was quickest, ahead of Jake Gagne. A lap later, Gagne was on top while Savadori pitted in early. A lap later, everyone but Leandro Mercado and Roman Ramos joined Savadori in the pits, but they returned a lap later.

Loris Baz was first out of the pits, with six minutes left, and he catapulted himself into second place, but Toprak Razgatlioglu set a fast lap, knocking Gagne off the top spot. Gagne tried to answer but he crashed out at turn seven, his bike's rear snapping out and throwing him off, while Leandro Mercado sneaked into second place. Mercado's luck ran out though, as Lorenzo Savadori took first place off Razgatlioglu, knocking Mercado out of contention.

Lorenzo Savadori and Toprak Razgatlioglu joined the top ten riders for Superpole two and the opportunity to use the Pirelli qualifying tyres. Eugene Laverty and Jonathan Rea were the first two riders out, with Rea setting a 1'33.936 first time out, only to have Leon Camier knock three hundredths off his time. Rea hit right back the next lap but this time it was Alex Lowes and Marco Melandri who pushed him off the top. Tom Sykes went quicker still and a lap later, four riders were on target to go quicker, but it was time to pit in so three of the fast men abandoned their laps. Jordi Torres stayed out and stole the top spot before the qualifying tyres came out. Lorenzo Savadori didn't leave the pits in the first half of the session.

Five minutes from the flag, Jordi Torres led the field back to the tarmac and it looked like everyone would get two more laps on the faster rear tyre. Torres set a target of 1'32.972 for everyone to aim at, and Leon Camier was the first man to beat it. After everyone got their first laps in, Tom Sykes was quicker than Camier with a 1'32.817, but as the flag came out, only Jonathan Rea and Marco Melandri looked like they could get onto the front row, and as Rea hit the flag for pole position, Melandri hit the tarmac at turn nine for seventh place. 

Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes and Leon Camier will start today's race on the front row, ahead of Jordi Torres, Xavi Fores and Alex Lowes. 

Qualifying:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'32.814   295,1
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'32.817 0.003 293,5
3 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.922 0.108 292,7
4 81 J. TORRES MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'32.972 0.158 295,9
5 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1'33.022 0.208 296,7
6 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.036 0.222 297,5
7 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'33.103 0.289 299,2
8 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'33.119 0.305 299,2
9 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'33.148 0.334 299,2
10 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.373 0.559 301,7
11 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'33.450 0.636 297,5
12 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.570 1.756 288,8
13 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.271 0.315 295,1
14 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.404 0.448 294,3
15 76 L. BAZ BMW S 1000 RR 1'34.477 0.521 295,1
16 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.729 0.773 291,1
17 99 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.782 0.826 295,1
18 68 Y. HERNANDEZ Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.783 0.827 295,1
19 37 O. JEZEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.925 1.969 287,2

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'33.956   297,5
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.035 0.079 291,9
3 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.271 0.315 295,1
4 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.404 0.448 294,3
5 76 L. BAZ BMW S 1000 RR 1'34.477 0.521 295,1
6 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.729 0.773 291,1
7 99 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.782 0.826 295,1
8 68 Y. HERNANDEZ Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.783 0.827 295,1
9 37 O. JEZEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.925 1.969 287,2

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'32.814   295,1
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'32.817 0.003 293,5
3 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.922 0.108 292,7
4 81 J. TORRES MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'32.972 0.158 295,9
5 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1'33.022 0.208 296,7
6 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.036 0.222 297,5
7 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'33.103 0.289 299,2
8 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'33.119 0.305 299,2
9 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'33.148 0.334 299,2
10 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.373 0.559 301,7
11 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'33.450 0.636 297,5
12 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.570 1.756 288,8
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2
2018
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2018 Chang Thailand World Supersport FP3 Results: Cluzel Quickest Yamaha

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Jules Cluzel set the quickest time in the morning's session, ahead of three other Yamahas: Lucas Mahias, Federico Caricasulo and Randy Krummenacher. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.344   267,3
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.456 0.112 258,4
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.857 0.513 264,7
4 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.946 0.602 259,0
5 99 T. WAROKORN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.406 1.062 268,0
6 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.458 1.114 265,4
7 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.651 1.307 258,4
8 66 N. TUULI Honda CBR600RR 1'38.685 1.341 257,8
9 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.772 1.428 265,4
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.802 1.458 264,7
11 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.810 1.466 262,8
12 25 A. KAMARUZAMAN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.973 1.629 260,9
13 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'39.075 1.731 259,0
14 5 R. WILAIROT Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.147 1.803 261,5
15 24 D. KRAISART Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.180 1.836 256,5
16 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.192 1.848 261,5
17 4 J. KENNEDY Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.251 1.907 252,3
18 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.368 2.024 264,7
19 94 M. DI MEGLIO Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.373 2.029 258,4
20 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.553 2.209 257,1
21 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.591 2.247 259,6
22 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.748 2.404 257,1
23 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'39.780 2.436 257,8
24 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'39.920 2.576 257,8
25 96 A. IRWIN Honda CBR600RR 1'40.247 2.903 255,9
26 29 T. COLLINS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.193 3.849 257,8
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2
2018
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2018 Chang Thailand World Superbike FP4 Results: Lowes Quickest

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Alex Lowes was the quickest in the morning's untimed session, ahead of Chaz Davies and just off a tenth from Jonathan Rea's fastest time yesterday. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.440   299,2
2 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'33.496 0.056 299,2
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.611 0.171 293,5
4 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.613 0.173 296,7
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.643 0.203 298,3
6 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.721 0.281 296,7
7 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1'33.815 0.375 299,2
8 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'33.865 0.425 300,8
9 81 J. TORRES MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'33.896 0.456 290,3
10 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.899 0.459 292,7
11 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'34.035 0.595 301,7
12 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.517 1.077 295,1
13 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'34.687 1.247 301,7
14 76 L. BAZ BMW S 1000 RR 1'34.691 1.251 292,7
15 68 Y. HERNANDEZ Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.713 1.273 295,9
16 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.850 1.410 297,5
17 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.110 1.670 292,7
18 99 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR1000RR 1'35.374 1.934 292,7
19 37 O. JEZEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.884 2.444 291,1
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2
2018
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2018 Chang Thailand World Superbike FP3 Results: Rea And Sykes Quickest

Jonathan Rea heads to Saturday in provisional pole position, with Tom Sykes, Jordi Torres and Marco Melandri within a tenth of a second of his quickest time. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.327   295,9
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.384 0.057 294,3
3 81 J. TORRES MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'33.397 0.070 294,3
4 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'33.424 0.097 300,8
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'33.435 0.108 298,3
6 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.531 0.204 295,1
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.569 0.242 299,2
8 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1'33.571 0.244 301,7
9 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.855 0.528 293,5
10 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'33.986 0.659 296,7
11 76 L. BAZ BMW S 1000 RR 1'34.011 0.684 293,5
12 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'34.186 0.859 299,2
13 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.420 1.093 292,7
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.545 1.218 299,2
15 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.601 1.274 292,7
16 68 Y. HERNANDEZ Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.668 1.341 293,5
17 99 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.741 1.414 293,5
18 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.968 1.641 294,3
19 37 O. JEZEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.648 3.321 283,5

Qualifying:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time
    Superpole Two:    
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.327
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.384
3 81 J. TORRES MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'33.397
4 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'33.424
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'33.435
6 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.531
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.569
8 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1'33.571
9 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'33.851
10 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.855
    Superpole One:    
11 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'33.986
12 76 L. BAZ BMW S 1000 RR 1'34.011
13 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.420
14 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.500
15 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.545
16 68 Y. HERNANDEZ Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.668
17 99 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.741
18 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.968
19 37 O. JEZEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.648
Round Number: 
2
2018
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