MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2019 Assen World Superbike Race Two Result: Action Throughout

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The second twenty-one lap race of the day used the same grid as the first, with there being no time to fit a Superpole sprint race between the main events. The conditions were a little warmer, offering a little more grip than this morning.

Alvaro Bautista took the lead from pole position, ahead of Jonathan Rea who charged into second place - past Michael van der Mark into turn two - from the third row, all the reverse grid practice paying off again. Rea then took the lead off Bautista at turn five and held it. 

Lap two, Rea led Bautista and van der Mark, with Leon Haslam, Alex Lowes and Chas Davies in their wake. Van der Mark tried a pass on Bautista, but his miscalculation let Haslam past. Rea set the fastest lap, immediately beaten by Haslam then Davies and van der Mark took third back into turn one.

For the next few laps, Jonathan Rea slowed the pace a little, keeping the pack bottled up so much Jordi Torres set the fastest lap in tenth place on lap four. Lap five, still bunched up, Chaz Davies passed van der Mark at turn thirteen to set the fastest lap. 

On lap six, Alvaro Bautista saw a way past Jonathan Rea and passed him for the lead at turn eight, ominously setting the fastest lap immediately with open track in front of him. Chaz Davies caught and passed Rea at turn ten and van der Mark knocked Rea back to fourth place at the Geert Timmer chicane. Rea took third place back into turn one of lap seven and caught Bautista, passing Davies at the chicane. Bautista set the fastest lap and Rea beat it. Lap eight, Bautista set the fastest lap and, as Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark kicked Chaz Davies back to fifth place, Bautista set a new lap record on lap ten. 

Michael van der Mark calmed himself downing took third place from his teammate at turn four and started chipping away at Rea's lead of over two seconds, a further two seconds behind Bautista. Lap seventeen of twenty one, three and a half seconds behind Alvaro Bautista, Michael van der Mark caught Jonathan Rea. As Bautista stretched out his lead, van der Mark started nipping at the heels of Rea's Kawasaki. 

On lap nineteen, van der Mark seized an opportunity, seeing Rea was struggling with grip, passing Rea round the outside of turn twelve and thirteen, sticking his elbows out as he barged past. Rea had no answer and started settling for third place, but on the last lap decided to throw the kitchen sink at it and started looking for a path to second place. At turn ten, he saw a tiny gap and had a go, scything under van der Mark's Yamaha into turn ten, but as the pair swapped paintwork, van der Mark was able to lean on Rea and close the gap, forcing Rea to back off and try again at the Geert Timmer chicane. As Bautista won his eleventh race in a row, van der Mark held the lead into the chicane but Rea had a faster exit in his wake, charging for the finish line. A photo finish was won by Michael van der Mark, eleven thousandths of a second ahead of Jonathan Rea. 

Bautista's eleventh win increased his lead at the top of the championship to fifty three points from Jonathan Rea. Alex Lowes's fourth place kept him in third place, only eleven points clear of his teammate Michael van der Mark whose second place closed the gap a little. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 4.688
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 4.706
4 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 10.073
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 13.667
6 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 15.373
7 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 15.387
8 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 20.915
9 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 22.922
10 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 23.518
11 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 28.286
12 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 36.039
13 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 36.359
14 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 36.895
15 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 36.913
16 80 H. BARBERA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 37.095
17 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 1'10.200
RET 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 5 Laps
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2019 Assen World Supersport Race Result: No Snow, Close Racing

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Eighteen laps and no snow, World Supersport wouldn't be like qualifying yesterday. 

Raffaele De Rosa led Randy Krummenacher into turn one, with Thomas Gradinger Maning an excellent start to get into third while Federico Caricasulo made a terrible start, getting swamped by eight riders. Jules Cluzel worked lap one hard to end it in third place ahead of Gradinger and Lucas Mahias. Krummenacher closed on De Rosa in the last few turns to make the first of many classic Geert Timmer chicane passes, starting lap two in the lead.

On lap two, Jules Cluzel took second place from Thomas Gradinger at turn six and took the lead into turn thirteen, before the chicane complex. Lucas Mahias in fifth place set the fastest lap. Federico Caricasulo worked his way through the pack to get sixth place behind the fight between Mahias and Gradinger dinger, and when, a lap later, Gradinger tried to pass Mahias, the Kawasaki man defended his place a little aggressively and pushed them both wide, giving Caricasulo a glimpse at a gap. Caricasulo took fourth place, passing both Gradinger and Mahias. Krummenacher took the lead back into the chicane and set the fastest lap, holding the honour for under a couple of seconds as Caricasulo took it from him in fourth place. 

The leading six were clearly at a different pace to the riders behind, with anyone of them capable of leading, evidenced by Jules Cluzel taking the lead from Randy Krummenacher before the chicane, with Krummenacher taking it back into turn one. The leading six, Krummenacher, Cluzel, De Rosa, Caricasulo, Gradinger and Mahias, had Hikaru Okubo, Corentin Perolari and Isaac Vinales on their tails, and Okubo crossed the gap to fight with Mahias for a couple of laps, but as Caricasulo took third ahead of them, Mahias fought back, setting the fastest lap on lap seven to consolidate the leading six, over a second clear of Okubo and Vinales. The leading six riders were covered by less than a second as they started lap nine. Raffaele De Rosa bashed Thomas Gradinger out of the way into turn one, and Lucas Mahias started falling off the back of the pack. 

Another fastest lap later and Mahias was back in the fray, as De Rosa made another aggressive turn one pass only this time on Jules Cluzel, sending the Frenchman wide and forcing him back to sixth place, behind Mahias. At turn nine, Thomas Gradinger made a play for De Rosa's third place, but De Rosa kept his speed up. Unfortunately, he carried a bit too much speed and lean, a wheel's distance ahead of Gradinger, and lost grip, sliding into the gravel trap and ruling himself out of a podium fight. 

Randy Krummenacher, Federico Caricasulo, Thomas Gradinger, Lucas Mahias and Jules Cluzel maintained their places for the last few laps, with Krummenacher sweeping from side to side over a few laps to keep Caricasulo from stealing his clean air for a pass, but Caricasulo seemed happy to follow in second place. 

On the penultimate lap, Cluzel passed Mahias into turn six to take fourth place from his fellow countryman, and on the last lap, Federico Caricasulo made his move. Having patiently waited behind Randy Krummenacher, he'd picked his spot and made his move sweeping around turns six and seven to have the drive for a pass into turn eight. Krummenacher had no answer. The pair were at their best for the last few corners and Krummenacher was at his limit as he took second place behind his teammate. 

Federico Caricasulo took his first victory of the year ahead of Randy Krummenacher and Thomas Gradinger who took his first ever podium. The French battle was won by Jules Cluzel who held off Lucas Mahias for fourth place.

Randy Krummenacher maintains his lead in the championship, but Federico Caricasulo's victory put him ahead of Jules Cluzel with Thomas Gradinger climbing up to fourth place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6  
2 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 0.032
3 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 0.223
4 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 0.580
5 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.277
6 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 13.748
7 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 13.873
8 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 13.959
9 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 20.784
10 95 J. DANILO Honda CBR600RR 21.632
11 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 22.062
12 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 26.266
13 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1.518
14 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 29.374
15 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 29.766
16 77 W. TESSELS Yamaha YZF R6 5.618
17 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 37.936
18 4 C. STANGE Honda CBR600RR 45.681
19 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 55.235
20 15 A. COPPOLA Honda CBR600RR 1'12.589
RET 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 2 Laps
RET 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 5 Laps
RET 11 K. SMITH Kawasaki ZX-6R 4
RET 43 D. RUBIN Yamaha YZF R6 14 Laps
RET 48 X. NAVAND Yamaha YZF R6 3
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2019 Assen World Superbike Race One Result: Back To Sunday

World Superbike race one finally started on Sunday morning that wasn't as cold as Saturday's four-seasons-in-a-day weather, but it was still cold enough for riders to half-cover their radiators, silver-taping the centre line behind the front wheel.

Alvaro Bautista, one of the only riders able to use the qualifying tyre before yesterday's red flag, started on pole position and led Markus Reiterberger and Michael van der Mark into turn one. Jonathan Rea started in eighth place and had to thread a path through a very aggressive Toprak Razgatlioglu, Alex Lowes and Leon Haslam, catching the latter at the famous Geert Timmer chicane that leads to the start finish straight. 

On lap two, Alvaro Bautista maintained his lead over Markus Reiterberger, showing his track knowledge in second place, and hometown hero Michael van der Mark. Jonathan Rea spent a bit more of his tyre to catch van der Mark and took a wider line around turns six and seven to get a hard run into turn eight, neatly slipping under van der Mark to take third place. Bautista set the fastest lap as Rea closed on Reiterberger.

Over the next few laps, Reiterberger lost a few tenths to Bautista but gained them back as he was joined by Rea. On lap five, the leading three were free from the rest and extended the gap over the next few laps until Rea's hounding of Reiterberger let Bautista extend his gap to just under a second. On lap eight, Bautista led by a second as Rea took second place from the German's BMW and Reiterberger tried to claw the place back in vain. 

Jonathan Rea now had clear track between him and the rabbit of Alvaro Bautista, with over a second gap between them. Markus Reiterberger in third was falling back to a hungry Michael van der Mark and the Dutchman, seeing a podium in his future, wasted no time at the Geert Timmer chicane to take third place from Reiterberger.

Alvaro Bautista showed no sign of slowing down, eking out a quarter of a second a lap over Jonathan Rea until his lead extended to over two seconds by lap thirteen. Rea had Michael van der Mark two seconds behind him, but he wasn't closing at a pace that worried the Kawasaki man. 

Leon Haslam passed Markus Reiterberger and set about Alex Lowes in a fight that would last until the flag and Reiterberger and his BMW settled into a safe sixth place.

Jonathan Rea kept the pressure on and Alvaro Bautista needed to maintain a hot pace to keep the gap between two and three seconds and the two just did what they do until the flag came out. Alex Lowes and Leon Haslam swapped places a couple of times, with Lowes eventually winning out when Haslam went wide on the penultimate lap. 

Alvaro Bautista took his tenth win in a row, the most opening wins for any rider in the series, with Jonathan Rea taking his tenth second place of the year. Michael van der Mark took his first podium of the year, finally taking a podium place of his fourth-placed teammate Alex Lowes who fended off Leon Haslam in fifth place. 

Alvaro Bautista and Jonathan Rea extend their respective leads in the championship, with Rea forty-four points off Bautista, while Alex Lowes remained in third as Michael van er Mark closed the gap a little. Leon Haslam in firth place of the championship extended his lead over a disappointing Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies. 

Hector Barbera, standing in for an injured Tati Mercado, finished last, out of the points in sixteenth place, but at least his bike wasn't stolen this time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 3.130
3 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 4.934
4 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 10.679
5 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 10.859
6 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 15.105
7 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 17.001
8 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 20.227
9 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 20.276
10 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 21.748
11 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 32.686
12 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 38.777
13 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 43.075
14 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 46.018
15 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 46.293
16 80 H. BARBERA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2 Laps
RET 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 16
RET 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 10
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2019 Austin Moto2 QP Result: Teutonic Shift

Marcel Schrotter made it a clean-sweep of the Moto2 weekend practices at the Circuit of the Americas track in Texas with a pole position. Schrotter, who topped the timesheet in FP1 and FP2 (FP3 was canceled due to rain) finished the session just five-hundredths of a second in front of second-place Alex Marquez. 

The German rider sits third in the Moto2 championship while Marquez is fourth two points behind. Marquez, who finished on the podium in the previous race and who twice has been a top-five Moto2 finisher at COTA, ended qualifying two-tenths in front of the final front-row rider, Sam Lowes (3rd). 

Thomas Luthi (4th) led the session through the halfway point but was unable to respond when the top-three riders set their fastest laps at the session's end. Joining him on the second row are Brad Binder (5th) and Jorge Navarro (6th). Mattia Pasini, a fill-in replacement rider for an injured Agusto Fernandez, put his Kalex in the lead spot on the third row in seventh. He was the last rider on the grid to finish qualifying within a second of Schrotter's time.

Moto2 rookie Jorge Martin, who crashed out of previous race, will start eighth on the grid for Sunday race. Simone Corsi (9th) and Luca Marini complete the top 10. And where's championship leader Lorenzo Baldasarri? The rider who won the season's first two races sits in 15th, the fifth row's final slot. 

Result:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
POLE 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'10.875    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'10.933 0.058 0.058
3 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 2'11.123 0.248 0.190
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'11.243 0.368 0.120
5 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'11.276 0.401 0.033
6 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 2'11.333 0.458 0.057
7 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'11.528 0.653 0.195
8 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 2'12.006 1.131 0.478
9 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 2'12.039 1.164 0.033
10 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'12.083 1.208 0.044
11 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'12.230 1.355 0.147
12 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 2'12.313 1.438 0.083
13 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 2'12.494 1.619 0.181
14 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'12.529 1.654 0.035
15 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'12.664 1.789 0.135
16 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 2'12.669 1.794 0.005
17 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 2'12.903 2.028 0.234
18 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 2'13.629 2.754 0.726
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3
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2019 Austin MotoGP QP Result: A Closer Look

Marc Marquez set the weekend's fastest MotoGP lap and seized pole position Saturday at the Circuit of the Americas track near Austin, Texas. But familiar company lurks just behind the Repsol Honda rider who has taken pole position at all seven MotoGP races held at the American circuit. Valentino Rossi made the most of his penultimate lap to lock-down second place on the grid and to close to within three-tenths of a second behind the leader.

Rossi, second in the previous race in Argentina and third in the championship, has enjoyed consistently top-five lap times all weekend. The same can be said for Cal Crutchlow who finished qualifying another tenth back. Crutchlow set his fastest lap late in the session to push Jack Miller (4th) from the final spot on the front row. 

But the surprise of the session belonged to KTM's Pol Espargaro. With a 2'04.472 lap, the younger of the two Espargaro brothers racing in MotoGP gave KTM is best-ever qualifying position in fifth. (KTM joined the full-time MotoGP ranks in 2017.) Maverick Vinales, second in last year's race at COTA, put his factory Yamaha on the final slot in the second row.

Alex Rins, who briefly jumped into third place near the end of qualifying, was demoted to seventh as riders saved their best laps for late. Danilo Petrucci took top Ducati honors with eighth on the grid after advancing from Q1. Satellite Yamaha teammates Fabio Quartararo (9th) and Franco Morbidelli (10th) completed the top 10. Factory Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso, who is second in the championship behind Marquez, didn't advance out of Q1 and will start the race on the fifth row in 13th. 

While a heavy rainstorm cancelled the morning's FP3 and created mixed conditions in FP4, COTA was dry for the two MotoGP qualifying sessions. While Marquez didn't quite reach his 2018 pole lap of 2'03.658 -- or come close to his all-time circuit record of 2'02.125 -- track conditions are predicted to be ideal for Sunday's race with a race-time temperature of 23C (74F) under a clear sky. 

Result:

Q2:

*Riders in bold advanced from Q1

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
POLE 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'03.787    
2 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'04.060 0.273 0.273
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'04.147 0.360 0.087
4 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 2'04.416 0.629 0.269
5 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'04.472 0.685 0.056
6 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'04.489 0.702 0.017
7 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'04.534 0.747 0.045
8 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'04.696 0.909 0.162
9 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 2'04.941 1.154 0.245
10 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 2'05.278 1.491 0.337
11 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 2'05.383 1.596 0.105
12 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 2'05.887 2.100 0.504

Q1:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
Q2 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 2'05.855    
Q2 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'05.891 0.036 0.036
13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'05.907 0.052 0.016
14 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 2'06.147 0.292 0.240
15 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 2'06.324 0.469 0.177
16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 2'06.464 0.609 0.140
17 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 2'06.527 0.672 0.063
18 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'06.543 0.688 0.016
19 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 2'06.824 0.969 0.281
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'07.129 1.274 0.305
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 2'07.308 1.453 0.179
22 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 2'07.417 1.562 0.109

 

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2019 Austin MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Issues A Reminder

Marc Marquez sent a friendly reminder to Maverick Vinales and the rest of the field on Saturday that his second-place showing in FP2 was a simple setback and not a trend at the Circuit of the Americas track in Texas. Marquez's 2'05.478 beat Cal Crutchlow's best lap by nearly two seconds in mixed conditions that saw the field start the session on rain tires and end it on slicks. 

Valentino Rossi, who appears to be getting increasingly happy with his M1 Yamaha as the season progresses, finished the session third but well off the leader's pace. For most of the paddock, there wasn't much to be learned -- or gained -- from FP4 as the track conditions remained varied from the morning deluge that canceled FP3 in all classes. Aditionally, Sunday's race is expected to be dry so there wasn't much to be learned about race setup. 

For the first half of the session, with puddles remaining on the 5.5 km circuit, riders remained on medium-compound wet tires that limited lap times to the 2'16s -- or a little more than 10 seconds from the top dry-track lap times from the previous day. But with seven minutes left in the session as the track became increasingly dry, riders began to pit and change to full slicks. Immediately, lap times began to drop into the 2'06 range.

But not every rider could approach the dry lap times even late in the session. With a little more than a minute left, eight seconds separated positions 1 through 20. Then on his final lap, Marquez showed exactly how race-ready the track was with his 2'05.478. 

 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'05.478    
2 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'07.378 1.900 1.900
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'08.029 2.551 0.651
4 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 2'08.440 2.962 0.411
5 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'08.592 3.114 0.152
6 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'08.719 3.241 0.127
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'08.822 3.344 0.103
8 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 2'08.878 3.400 0.056
9 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 2'08.894 3.416 0.016
10 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 2'09.142 3.664 0.248
11 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'09.243 3.765 0.101
12 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 2'09.426 3.948 0.183
13 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 2'09.559 4.081 0.133
14 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 2'09.650 4.172 0.091
15 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'09.756 4.278 0.106
16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 2'09.899 4.421 0.143
17 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 2'10.128 4.650 0.229
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'10.151 4.673 0.023
19 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 2'10.639 5.161 0.488
20 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 2'11.022 5.544 0.383
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'11.066 5.588 0.044
  99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 2'17.549 12.071 6.483
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2019 Austin Moto3 QP Result: By A Country Mile

Niccolo Antonelli took advantage of of drying conditions on a wet track to grab pole position Saturday at the Circuit of the Americas track in Texas. Antonelli's 2'31.346 was well off Friday's best FP2 time -- a full 15 seconds a lap slower -- but still left him half a second in front of second-place Raul Fernandez, who had advanced from Q1. Gabriel Rodrigo (3rd) continued his strong form for the final slot on the front row. 

The mixed conditions left the field both jumbled positionally and with significant time gaps. Jaume Masia, winner at the prior race in Argentina, fought through the first qualifying session to take the lead position in the second row in fourth. Right behind him and also rising out of Q1 was Darryn Binder (5th) who finished second at the Termas de Rio Hondo track. Aron Canet, a crasher late in qualifying, slipped to take the final spot on the second row.

Tatsui Suzuki, 1.2 seconds from the leader, leads the third row just ahead of John McPhee (8th). Alonzo Lopez (9th) and Marcos Ramirez round out the top 10. Sunday has been predicted to be sunny and with a tewmperature of 74F or 23C. 

Q2 Result:

* Riders in bold advanced from Q1

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
POLE 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 2'31.346    
2 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 2'31.847 0.501 0.501
3 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 2'32.129 0.783 0.282
4 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'32.144 0.798 0.015
5 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'32.221 0.875 0.077
6 44 Aron CANET KTM 2'32.548 1.202 0.327
7 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'32.636 1.290 0.088
8 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'32.701 1.355 0.065
9 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 2'33.032 1.686 0.331
10 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 2'33.213 1.867 0.181
11 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 2'33.305 1.959 0.092
12 55 Romano FENATI Honda 2'33.357 2.011 0.052
13 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'33.727 2.381 0.370
14 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 2'34.784 3.438 1.057
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'34.863 3.517 0.079
16 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'35.456 4.110 0.593
17 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'36.299 4.953 0.843
18 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'36.531 5.185 0.232

Q1 Result:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
Q2 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'33.777    
Q2 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'34.250 0.473 0.473
Q2 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 2'34.253 0.476 0.003
Q2 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 2'34.376 0.599 0.123
19 79 Ai OGURA Honda 2'36.443 2.666 2.067
20 61 Can ONCU KTM 2'36.490 2.713 0.047
21 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 2'36.704 2.927 0.214
22 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 2'36.719 2.942 0.015
23 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'37.383 3.606 0.664
24 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'37.742 3.965 0.359
25 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 2'38.827 5.050 1.085
26 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 2'40.118 6.341 1.291
27 81 Aleix VIU KTM 2'40.356 6.579 0.238
28 12 Filip SALAC KTM 2'40.408 6.631 0.052
29 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2'40.528 6.751 0.120
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2019 Austin FP3: Cancelled Sessions Due To Weather Conditions

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After rain and lightning provided early morning action and a two hour delay to FP3 sessions, a decision was eventually made to cancel all practice sessions for the three classes due to lightning in the area surrounding the circuit. Qualifying schedule will be subject to weather conditions so fingers crossed. 

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2019 Assen World Superbike Race One Result: Race Abandoned Due To Snow

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World Superbike race one was postponed due to the snow and rain making it impossible to run a safe race. After a delay, the riders set up on the grid, half an hour late, only for the snow to come back in force, sending everyone back to their garages. As the time passed and the weather didn't improve, Michael van der Mark eventually came out and explained to the crowds in the grandstands that there would be no racing on Saturday. 

With a race postponement, Sunday will have a new schedule, but with three races per weekend, it isn't yet known what's going to happen.

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4
2019
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2019 Assen World Supersport Superpole Result: Red Flag Summons Snow

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World Supersport Superpole doesn't use qualifying tyres, with all riders using the best they have available all weekend long. In the cold weather, fast times could be set at any point in the session.

Randy Krummenacher led Raffaele De Rosa with a 1'38.010 after one lap. After setting quickest sector times, Krummenacher returned to the garage after getting caught in traffic  before he could set a fast lap. Federico Caricasulo knocked De Rosa down to third quickest, setting into second place.

With under eleven minutes left, Lucas Mahias blew an engine and pulled his smoking bike to the side of the track and he waved at the marshals, pleading for them to get the flags out. A few riders, De Rosa, Okubo and Perolari, crashed out on Mahias's oil at turn fifteen and the flags came out with ten minutes and forty-two seconds left.

Waiting for the session to restart, the weather decided to turn up. The temperature dropped and the rain started. Then it snowed.

When the session restarted, a few riders set out only to decide against it and go back to the warmth of their garages. Gaetan Matern crashed out in the crappy weather, demonstrating that it wasn't a good idea. At the end of the session, three riders headed out for practice starts, but that was the session done.

Randy Krummenacher acknowledged that it was a weird pole position, but he was in pole position ahead of his Yamaha teammate Federico Caricasulo and MV Agusta's Raffaele De Rosa. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.010   255,3
2 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.115 0.105 252,9
3 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.521 0.511 259,6
4 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'38.664 0.654 254,1
5 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.724 0.714 257,8
6 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.771 0.761 256,5
7 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.054 1.044 256,5
8 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.264 1.254 252,3
9 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.295 1.285 250,6
10 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.333 1.323 254,7
11 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.394 1.384 252,9
12 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.455 1.445 252,9
13 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.608 1.598 257,1
14 95 J. DANILO Honda CBR600RR 1'39.905 1.895 252,9
15 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.939 1.929 252,9
16 11 K. SMITH Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.164 2.154 250,6
17 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 1'40.470 2.460 251,2
18 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.545 2.535 258,4
19 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'40.710 2.700 254,7
20 74 W. TESSELS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.752 2.742 243,2
21 43 D. RUBIN Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.117 3.107 246,6
22 4 C. STANGE Honda CBR600RR 1'41.281 3.271 247,1
23 15 A. COPPOLA Honda CBR600RR 1'41.706 3.696 250,6
24 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.124 4.114 252,3
25 48 X. NAVAND Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.943 4.933 238,9
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4
2019
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