MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Silverstone Moto2 FP1 Result: Aegerter Steals It From Marquez

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After the topsy-turvy premier class session, the Moto2 boys basked in the sunny twenty degrees and took it steady. Alex Marquez grabbed an early lead in FP1, ahead of the usual suspects, everyone then setting to work and no longer troubling the timesheets until the final ten minutes of the session.

Even with the late improvements reducing the gaps in the top ten, there were few changes in the ranking, Marquez sneaking in some late red sectors but eventually being dethroned by Dominique Aegerter on the softer rear tyre. The EG0,0 Marc VDS rider remained second, almost two tenths down, with Miguel Oliveira only two hundredths of a second behind him.

Lorenzo Baldassarri was a very pleasant surprise, the Italian consistently in the top four and ahead of some usual podium contenders. Case in point, championship leader Franco Morbidelli was fifth, less than a tenth of a second behind his fellow VR46 Academy rider.

Takaaki Nakagami’s newly announced contract with LCR Honda proved motivational, the Japanese rider starting his weekend a little more positively than of late in sixth position. Two hundredths of a second back was Simone Corsi, with future MotoGP graduate Tom Luthi in eighth spot, nearly four tenths down on the leader.

Mattia Pasini was the final rider within half a second of Aegerter, with Isaac Viñales completing the top ten.

Lower down the order, it proved a tricky morning for the likes of Pecco Bagnaia in eighteenth position, Luca Marini in twentieth and still-convalescent Fabio Quartararo in thirtieth spot.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'08.191    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'08.363 0.172 0.172
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'08.385 0.194 0.022
4 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'08.449 0.258 0.064
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'08.522 0.331 0.073
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'08.554 0.363 0.032
7 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'08.574 0.383 0.020
8 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'08.575 0.384 0.001
9 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'08.728 0.537 0.153
10 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'08.993 0.802 0.265
11 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'09.036 0.845 0.043
12 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'09.308 1.117 0.272
13 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'09.469 1.278 0.161
14 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'09.573 1.382 0.104
15 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'09.610 1.419 0.037
16 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'09.722 1.531 0.112
17 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'09.825 1.634 0.103
18 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'09.870 1.679 0.045
19 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'09.966 1.775 0.096
20 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'09.977 1.786 0.011
21 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'10.020 1.829 0.043
22 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'10.194 2.003 0.174
23 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'10.251 2.060 0.057
24 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'10.671 2.480 0.420
25 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex 2'10.704 2.513 0.033
26 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 2'10.921 2.730 0.217
27 94 Jake DIXON Suter 2'11.022 2.831 0.101
28 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'11.083 2.892 0.061
29 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 2'11.104 2.913 0.021
30 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'11.140 2.949 0.036
31 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'11.193 3.002 0.053
32 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'13.863 5.672 2.670
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2017 Silverstone MotoGP FP1 Result: Early Victory for Viñales

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As soon as the sun was out in Silverstone, Marc Marquez was out to make a statement on the soft option rear tyre, while his rivals preferred to have a look at the circuit on the medium rear. The world championship leader installed himself at the top of the timesheets right away and waited for his challengers to cut the three tenths of a second gap.

The gorgeous Castrol livery gave Cal Crutchlow a boost, the British rider briefly stealing the lead in the early part of the session. Marquez promptly and unkindly removed him on his next lap, the Spaniard staying out to put in a good 10-lap run on the tyre while his rivals returned to the garages for the usual mid-session lull.

Last year’s victor at the British track, Maverick Viñales, was the next rider to dethrone Marquez with fourteen minutes to go, beating his time by less than a tenth of a second. Both Yamahas seemed to rejoice in the cooler conditions, Valentino Rossi joining his teammate in the top two with ten minute left. The domination did not last long, Crutchlow popping up again to steal some late home glory.

Jorge Lorenzo was one of the few to attempt a last-minute shootout on new soft rear rubber, the Spaniard putting a Ducati in top position for the first time this weekend. Viñales also followed his lead but the Spaniard only left himself one lap to make a difference – and so he did, finding five tenths of a second on the brand new tyre to finally settle the score and top FP1. Lorenzo remained second, with Crutchlow completing the top three.

Honda fiddled with Marquez’s bike after the long first run but eventually let him out on the same set of tyres - he wasn’t to challenge for top honours but the Spaniard climbed into fourth position while posting some decent consistent laps on the used rubber.

Rossi saw several of his laps cancelled but still enjoyed a good morning in fifth spot, ahead of Alvaro Bautista in sixth. Soft-tyre enthusiast Johann Zarco preferred to ride on the medium rear option this morning and finished seventh, the last man within a second of the leader.

Aleix Espargaro, Scott Redding and Spielberg victor Andrea Dovizioso completed the top ten, with Jack Miller performing well close behind, in eleventh place. Suzuki's Alex Rins and KTM's Pol Espargaro also managed to position themselves ahead of Dani Pedrosa, the factory Honda only fourteenth.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'02.130    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'02.649 0.519 0.519
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'02.769 0.639 0.120
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'02.857 0.727 0.088
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'02.995 0.865 0.138
6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'03.025 0.895 0.030
7 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'03.044 0.914 0.019
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 2'03.284 1.154 0.240
9 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'03.336 1.206 0.052
10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'03.337 1.207 0.001
11 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'03.396 1.266 0.059
12 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'03.494 1.364 0.098
13 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'03.624 1.494 0.130
14 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'03.670 1.540 0.046
15 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'03.763 1.633 0.093
16 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 2'03.939 1.809 0.176
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'04.102 1.972 0.163
18 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'04.131 2.001 0.029
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'04.162 2.032 0.031
20 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'04.378 2.248 0.216
21 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'04.414 2.284 0.036
22 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'04.725 2.595 0.311
23 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'05.069 2.939 0.344

 

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2017 Silverstone Moto3 FP1 Result: Canet Blasts Into The Lead

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The Rainy Kingdom decided to surprise us with a decent seventeen degrees and beautiful clear skies for the first practice sessions of the weekend. The temperatures went up as the session progressed and helped the riders find some extra time in their final run on medium tyres.

FP1 looked like Honda territory in the early part of the morning, several riders holding the lead and filling in the top positions. Jorge Martin had another two weeks to recover his injured ankle and heel – that still earned him a podium the last time around – and went into the lead mid-session. That was until Bo Bendsneyder got up to speed on the final run and put in an impressive lap to go eight tenths faster than his rivals.

What appeared to be an unbeatable time went on to be improved by Aron Canet a couple of laps later, the Spaniard going to the top of the timesheets in the final two minutes. Bendsneyder gave it a good go at recovering this minor metaphorical crown but then Canet fired in the first 2:14 time of the weekend to lead the morning session by over eighth tenths of a second and squash his rivals’ late red sector aspirations.

Bendsneyder settled for second, followed by the fellow KTMs of Andrea Migno and Nicolo Bulega, who made some late improvements to jump into third and fourth positions. Enea Bastianini kept close to his teammate in fifth, although over a second slower than the Spaniard. The championship leader, Joan Mir, followed him closely in sixth spot, with teammate Livio Loi in close proximity as well.

Juanfran Guevara, Nicolo Antonelli and Marcos Ramirez completed the top ten, the trio over a second and a half slower than the leader. John McPhee was another early leader that dropped out of the top ten in the final part of the session, the Scotsman eleventh and only a hundredth of a second ahead of Romano Fenati, who was very slow to join the action after some tinkering in the garage.

Early leader Martin fell back to fourteenth, behind Adam Norrodin, while most recent poleman Gabriel Rodrigo struggled in thirty-first position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'14.545    
2 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'15.402 0.857 0.857
3 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'15.403 0.858 0.001
4 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'15.466 0.921 0.063
5 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'15.667 1.122 0.201
6 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'16.008 1.463 0.341
7 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'16.101 1.556 0.093
8 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'16.120 1.575 0.019
9 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'16.177 1.632 0.057
10 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'16.207 1.662 0.030
11 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'16.235 1.690 0.028
12 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'16.247 1.702 0.012
13 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'16.493 1.948 0.246
14 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'16.498 1.953 0.005
15 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'16.600 2.055 0.102
16 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'16.615 2.070 0.015
17 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'17.015 2.470 0.400
18 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'17.023 2.478 0.008
19 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'17.205 2.660 0.182
20 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'17.266 2.721 0.061
21 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'17.328 2.783 0.062
22 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'17.509 2.964 0.181
23 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'17.519 2.974 0.010
24 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'17.877 3.332 0.358
25 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'17.953 3.408 0.076
26 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'17.954 3.409 0.001
27 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'18.017 3.472 0.063
28 47 Jake ARCHER KTM 2'18.165 3.620 0.148
29 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'18.203 3.658 0.038
30 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'18.284 3.739 0.081
31 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'18.339 3.794 0.055
32 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'18.372 3.827 0.033
33 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'18.984 4.439 0.612

 

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2017 Lausitzring World Superbike Race Two Results: Bradl Declared Fit

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World Superbike race two in Germany and Stefan Bradl was declared fit to take part in the twenty one lap race.

Marco Melandri, pole position after the reversed grid was applied and fresh from signing up for another year with Ducati, led Xavi Fores and Lorenzo Savadori but from the third row, Jonathan Rea was charging through and he scythed through the field to third position by the end of the first lap and second by turn four of lap two. Chaz Davies tried to do the same, but was stuck behind Xavi Fores for a lap before he could take third place from him. Tom Sykes languished in sixth place, stuck behind a hard-to-pass Lorenzo Savadori in fifth place.

On lap four Chaz Davies set the lap record closing the gap to Marco Melandri and Jonathan Rea and a lap later, he set it again, only to see Rea had taken first place from Melandri.

As Rea, Melandri and Davies increased their gap from Xavi Fores and Lorenzo Savadori, Tom Sykes was unable to improve on sixth place.

Eight laps in, Chaz Davies, visibly faster in places than the men in front, took second place from the smaller and lighter Marco Melandri and latched onto the leader Jonathan Rea.

With the front three over six seconds clear from the fourth place battle, Lorenzo Savadori passed Xavi Fores and Tom Sykes followed him through a lap later with Leon Camier on his tail, but at the front, Chaz Davies, halfway through the race, found a clean pass to play and he took the lead from Jonathan Rea. A couple of laps later, Davies looked like he could eke a lead out, but six laps from the end, Rea closed the gap back up.

Tom Sykes eventually got past Lorenzo Savadori, with Leon Camier following him a few laps later, but the Kawasaki man was looking at a ten second gap to the podium battle.

Rea’s late charge ended with five laps to go as Davies just put the hammer down and peeled off a stack of 1’36 laps, breaking the riders behind him. Rain warnings then came out, just to dampen any chances of a change at the front and the riders started spreading out into their finishing places and, as the rain flags were put away, Chaz Davies stormed to a win, over two seconds ahead of Jonathan Rea who was over two seconds clear of Marco Melandri.

Tom Sykes was ten seconds further back in fourth place, followed by Alex Lowes who passed Leon Camier on the last lap for fifth place. Stefan Bradl finished in thirteenth place, four places behind German wildcard Marcus Reiterberger.

Jonathan Rea, with another second place, still extended his championship over Tom Sykes to seventy points, while Chaz Davies takes the double win and slicing twenty-one points off Tom Sykes lead, reducing the deficit to second place to just thirty-five points with eight races to go. Marco Melandri took the same number of points as Sykes for the weekend and remains stable in fourth place ahead of Alex Lowes.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2.290
3 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 4.388
4 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 14.167
5 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 15.786
6 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 16.023
7 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 16.138
8 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 16.900
9 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S 1000 RR 20.355
10 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 24.066
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 24.885
12 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 35.566
13 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 36.772
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 38.508
15 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 39.613
16 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'00.744
17 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 1'01.401
18 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'01.531
19 55 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'27.642
RET 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 6 Laps
RET 84 R. RUSSO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 6 Laps
RET 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R1 8 Laps
RET 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 13 Laps

 

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9
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2017 Lausitzring World Supersport Race Results: Championship Implications?

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World Supersport would be 19 laps with a slightly changed grid as Niki Tuuli was put back to ninth place for irresponsible riding. Kenan Sofuoglu started the race five points behind Lucas Mahias in the championship fight.

Sheridan Morais converted his pole position into the lead ahead of Federico Caricasulo, Jules Cluzel, Kenan Sofuoglu and Lucas Mahias. Gino Rea had a speedy start to get to sixth place, but he couldn’t keep with the front five riders. Cluzel was briefly second placed in the first turn, but his exit was a little wide and Caricasulo took the place from him.

Kenan Sofuoglu in fourth place set the fastest lap on lap two closing up to Jules Cluzel, and the lap later, he set it again only to have Lucas Mahias take it off him a tenth later.

The group of five bikes at the front were a single cohesive unit a few seconds ahead of Niki Tuuli who had carved through the field and broke through to sixth place just in time to see the gap ahead to the front four become insurmountable.

Seven laps in, Lucas Mahias took third place from Jules Cluzel setting the fastest lap again on an overtaking lap, having taken fourth from Kenan Sofuoglu while setting the fastest lap again on lap four. Three Yamahas ran at the front with Sheridan Morais fending off Federico Caricasulo at the front. The front five led Niki Tuuli by almost five seconds.

Approaching the halfway mark, Lucas Mahias was unfortunate with his braking. His front wheel bit hard and the rear lifted, removing his engine braking and causing him to slow down less than intended, and he ran off across the grass. He kept the gas on and rejoined behind Jules Cluzel and Kenan Sofuoglu, losing only a second and a bit and eleven laps in, as Federico Caricasulo was looking for a way through at the front, Mahias had closed the gap and the front five were together again.

On lap thirteen of nineteen, Kenan Sofuoglu pushed under Jules Cluzel into the left-handed turn one, but he carried too much speed to pull his Kawasaki back into line for the right-handed turn two and Cluzel was able to carry his speed round the outside of Sofuoglu and take second place back round the outside.

A lap later, Sofuoglu tried the same move, but made it stick and took third place. Lap fifteen and Lucas Mahias overtakes Jules Cluzel and, as has been his form on his overtake laps, he set the fastest lap again.

Lap seventeen of nineteen and Federico Caricasulo finally makes his move, taking first place from Sheridan Morais into turn one. Kenan Sofuoglu saw an opportunity and followed Caricasulo through, pushing Morais to third. As Jules Cluzel started snapping at the heels of Lucas Mahias, Mahias also made a move on Morais and suddenly, he was no longer on the podium.

Lap eighteen, Kenan Sofuoglu dipped underneath Federico Caricasulo into turn one and held the fast line into turn two. Caricasulo tried to keep up his speed but he found Sofuoglu isn front of him and inside to his right, where he needed to be. His front tyre finally reacted to the higher speed than it liked and gave up adhesion, sliding the Yamaha onto its side and dumping its rider into the path of Lucas Mahias. Mahias clipped Caricasulo’s bike and his bike fell onto Caricasulo, ending the race with a red flag as the medics had to put Caricasulo on a stretcher.

With the race red flagged so close to the lap start, it was rolled back to the end of lap sixteen and anyone who could get back to pit lane in five minutes would count as having finished.

Caricasulo didn’t make it back to the pits and was sent to the medical centre where he was diagnosed with multiple contusions while four riders sat on their bikes, confused as to where they finished.

Jules Cluzel was the rider who was left out of Parc Fermé, being awarded fourth place ahead of Niki Tuuli.

The winner of the race was the diminutive Sheridan Morais, his first win in World Supersport, and the organisers had to scramble to find the South African national anthem. Kenan Sofuoglu came second ahead of Lucas Mahias, bringing the reigning champion within a point of the plucky Frenchman.

All three riders on the podium thought they would have won, if the race had run its distance, with Morais saying he’d have preferred to win by taking the flag. Morais’s result brought him within just twenty points of the championship lead, in third place behind Mahias and Sofuoglu.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6  
2 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.354
3 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 0.600
4 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1.010
5 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 9.463
6 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 11.834
7 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 14.175
8 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 15.761
9 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 21.846
10 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 26.955
11 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 28.740
12 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 28.860
13 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 30.470
14 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 35.015
15 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 37.982
16 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 38.186
17 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 42.414
18 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 45.043
19 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 45.535
20 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 47.126
21 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 48.127
22 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'04.701
23 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'13.606
24 104 K. EGUCHI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'22.160
25 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'46.142
26 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
RET 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 0.056
RET 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1 Lap
RET 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1 Lap
RET 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 2 Laps
RET 147 M. BUCHNER Yamaha YZF R6 9 Laps
RET 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1

 

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2017 Lausitzring World Supersport Superpole Results: Yamaha Time?

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World Supersport Superpole qualifying took place after the World Superbike race and before any rain.

Thomas Gradinger and Christoffer Bergman led the field into the tyre break in the first session, with Lorenzo Zanetti knocking at the promotion door, but out of the blocks after a change was Hannes Soomer with a convincing 1’42.549, joined by Alessandro Zaccone while Ant West further back was chopping chunks out of every sector.

West took the top spot briefly until Soomer recorded a 1’41.698, a lap that looked unbeatable until Soomer knocked over a tenth more off it the next lap. PJ Jacobsen knocked Ant West out of promotion.

As the flag came out, Lorenzo Zanetti took second from Jacobsen while Ant West just missed out on promotion, in spite of beating Jacobsen down to fourth.

Hannes Soomer convincingly promoted himself to Superpole two with Lorenzo Zanetti keeping him company. Ant West leads the fifth row, joined by PJ Jacobsen and Christoffer Bergman.

Kenan Sofuoglu, Lucas Mahias and Niki Tuuli sat in front row places with Mahias taking the top spot as everyone else pitted in for fresh tyres. Mahias would have a shorter second run on a fresh tyre, but the lack of qualifying tyres means this isn’t too risky a tactic in World Supersports.

As Mahias pulled in, Sofuoglu pulled out, and while Mahias sat on his bike taking a quick drink while his tyres were being changed under him, the timing screen lit up with red sectors as three or four riders were all on pace to steal the Frenchman’s spot.

Sheridan Morais was the first to beat Mahias with Niki Tuuli and Kenan Sofuoglu both pushing Mahias off the provisional front row. Morais had over four tenths of a second of comfort at the top and as riders could shrink the gap, his lap looked like it could be his first pole position in the class.

Lucas Mahias was pushed down to eighth place while his tyres were changed. On his first lap out, he climbed back to fifth place and started a new lap with only twelve seconds left.

Sheridan Morais took pole position, ahead of Federico Caricasulo and Niki Tuuli, filling the front row with Yamahas. Jules Cluzel led the second row, alongside Kenan Sofuoglu and Lucas Mahias.

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.440   244,8
2 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.505 0.065 242,6
3 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.714 0.274 241,5
4 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'40.870 0.430 245,9
5 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.895 0.455 244,8
6 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.943 0.503 240,4
7 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'41.180 0.740 243,7
8 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.244 0.804 242,0
9 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'41.498 1.058 242,6
10 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'41.519 1.079 242,0
11 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'41.994 1.554 240,4
12 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.283 1.843 240,4
13 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.031 0.512 247,6
14 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.138 0.619 246,5
15 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 1'42.203 0.684 241,5
16 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.428 0.909 246,5
17 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.509 0.990 247,0
18 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.826 1.307 246,5
19 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.840 1.321 248,8
20 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.144 1.625 244,2
21 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.181 1.662 242,6
22 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'43.257 1.738 242,6
23 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.291 1.772 245,9
24 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.431 1.912 245,9
25 147 M. BUCHNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.560 2.041 235,7
26 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.586 2.067 240,9
27 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'43.694 2.175 246,5
28 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.912 2.393 238,3
29 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.644 3.125 240,9
30 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.033 3.514 240,9
31 69 X. CARDELUS MV Agusta F3 675 1'46.045 4.526 237,2
32 104 K. EGUCHI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.414 4.895 242,0
33 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'46.708 5.189 238,3

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 151,243   245,3
2 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.935 0.416 251,1
3 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.031 0.512 247,6
4 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.138 0.619 246,5
5 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 1'42.203 0.684 241,5
6 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.428 0.909 246,5
7 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.509 0.990 247,0
8 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.826 1.307 246,5
9 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.840 1.321 248,8
10 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.144 1.625 244,2
11 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.181 1.662 242,6
12 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'43.257 1.738 242,6
13 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.291 1.772 245,9
14 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.431 1.912 245,9
15 147 M. BUCHNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.560 2.041 235,7
16 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.586 2.067 240,9
17 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'43.694 2.175 246,5
18 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.912 2.393 238,3
19 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.644 3.125 240,9
20 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.033 3.514 240,9
21 69 X. CARDELUS MV Agusta F3 675 1'46.045 4.526 237,2
22 104 K. EGUCHI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.414 4.895 242,0
23 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'46.708 5.189 238,3

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.440   244,8
2 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.505 0.065 242,6
3 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.714 0.274 241,5
4 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'40.870 0.430 245,9
5 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.895 0.455 244,8
6 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.943 0.503 240,4
7 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'41.180 0.740 243,7
8 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.244 0.804 242,0
9 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'41.498 1.058 242,6
10 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'41.519 1.079 242,0
11 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'41.994 1.554 240,4
12 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.283 1.843 240,4

 

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2017 Lausitzring World Superbike Race One Results: Bradl Declared Unfit

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Stefan Bradl would not take part in the 21-lap race as his elbow injury from Friday finally ruled him out.

Tom Sykes converted his pole position to a lead into turn one, with Chaz Davies charging to second from sixth place on the grid. Jonathan Rea was wide into the first turn, but he recovered in third place ahead of Marco Melandri, Alex Lowes and Lorenzo Savadori. Eugene Laverty turned a good start into a bad start, going very wide in the first turn and dropping back a handful of places.

A lap later, Chaz Davies pushed past Tom Sykes at turn ten, getting drive out of turn nine and just beating the Kawasaki to the next turn cleanly.The front three, both Ducati’s and both Kawasakis, started to break away at the front, leaving Alex Lowes in fifth place ahead of the battle between Lorenzo Savadori and Leon Camier.

At the start of the third lap, Jonathan Rea took second place from his Kawasaki teammate and the front four extended their lead. Much further back, Eugene Laverty recovered a few places from his first turn mistake, but had put himself out of a chance to get close to the front.

Leon Camier passed Alex Lowes and Lorenzo Savadori and settled into what would be a convincing fifth place, with only Alex Lowes able to keep him honest as the pair broke free from Savadori’s Aprilia.

Six laps in, Tom Sykes set the fastest lap, to close on Jonathan Rea, but that woul.d be the last time he was close enough to mount a challenge as Davies and Rea just kept churning out low 1’37 laps while Marco Melandri started dropping off the front three.

At half race distance, as Raffaele De Rosa and Xavi Fores bashed fairings contesting tenth place, Ondrej Jezek and Davide Giugliano both pulled in for unrelated technical issues, but the race at the front looked like it would come down to Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea. Tom Sykes looked settled in third place, with Marco Melandri losing fists full of tenths of a second each lap, unable to keep up with the inevitable podium men.

When there were six laps left to go, Chaz Davies started spending what was left of his harder tyre, Rea and Sykes both having opted for a softer option than the rest of the field, and started wedging in tenths of a second into the small gap between himself and Jonathan Rea.

With a sense of inevitability, Davies, Rea and Sykes settled into their respective podium places and finished in that order. Marco Melandri in fourth started dropping off the pace but managed to hold off the charging pair of Leon Camier and Alex Lowes who closed a few seconds of gap on the last lap.

Chaz Davies won convincingly ahead of Jonathan Rea who still managed to increase his championship lead over third-placed Tom Sykes. Marco Melandri will start Sunday’s race in pole position alongside Leon Camier and Alex Lowes.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1.834
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 3.250
4 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 16.005
5 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 16.597
6 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 16.783
7 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 24.898
8 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 31.137
9 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 31.373
10 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 40.593
11 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 47.796
12 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 48.509
13 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S 1000 RR 50.795
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'00.282
15 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'04.118
16 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.425
RET 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 5 Laps
RET 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R1 6 Laps
RET 84 R. RUSSO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 7 Laps
RET 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 11 Laps
RET 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 11 Laps
RET 55 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R1 15 Laps

 

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2017 Lausitzring World Superbike Superpole Results: A Farewell To Lap Records

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Stefan Bradl and Randy Krummenacher were declared fit, Bradl suffering a crash yesterday and Krummenacher crashing today, and would both take part in Superpole one.

After the first flying laps, Raffaele De Rosa opens with a 1’38.758. A lap later, Xavi Fores deposed him and the two sat in the top two promotion places as everyone, apart from Davide Giugliano who stayed out for another lap, returned to their garages to change their tyres. Michael van der Mark was on pace to go to the top as he pulled into the pits.

Randy Krummenacher met Ricardo Russo half way round the track and had a polite discussion over track positioning. Russo was announced to be under investigation for his relaxed attitude to qualifying.

Leandro Mercado briefly took the top spot, but both Fores and De Rosa pushed him down to third but as the flag came out, Michael van der Mark was on a blistering pace and he crossed the line over half a second quicker than anyone else this session with a 1’37.518 lap ahead of Xavi Fores.

With van der Mark and Fores heading to Superpole two, Raffaele De Rosa, Leandro Mercado and Stefan Bradl making up the fifth row for this afternoon’s race. Van der Mark’s fast lap would have put him third quickest in yesterday’s qualifying.

Van der Mark and Fores joined the top ten to settle the front four rows in the second session and everyone set out on their cheap tyres for a few laps.

Eugene Laverty was the early fast man, building on what’s been a strong showing by the Aprilias so far with a 1’36.854 outright lap record, ahead of Jonathan Rea. A lap later, Marco Melandri sneaked past with a 1’36.827 while Tom Sykes put himself into third place.

Tea break, fancy tyres.

Chaz Davies was first out with the yellow-banded Q tyre and he was immediately on the pace, recording a 1’36.761, but Tom Sykes came out fighting, setting fast sectors all round his lap.

While Sykes was on pace for pole position, Marco Melandri knocked Davies to second, but birthday boy Tom Sykes, a surprisingly quick Lorenzo Savadori and Jonathan Rea all knocked him off the top. A lap later, Jonathan Rea showed how much life the new qualifying tyres have and pushed himself into second place, making a lot of time in the last sector, just two tenths off his teammate’s pole position.

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.121   281,3
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.334 0.213 282,8
3 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.463 0.342 280,6
4 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'36.700 0.579 285,8
5 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'36.739 0.618 281,3
6 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'36.761 0.640 280,6
7 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.774 0.653 279,8
8 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.796 0.675 286,6
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'36.931 0.810 274,1
10 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S 1000 RR 1'37.243 1.122 279,1
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.532 1.411 279,1
12 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'37.834 1.713 278,4
13 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'38.194 0.676 282,0
14 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'38.456 0.938 282,8
15 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.498 0.980 278,4
16 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.603 1.085 277,7
17 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.223 1.705 273,4
18 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.252 1.734 269,3
19 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.319 1.801 277,0
20 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.388 1.870 272,7
21 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.803 2.285 270,7
22 84 R. RUSSO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.904 2.386 274,8
23 55 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.634 3.116 272,1

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.518   279,8
2 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'38.031 0.513 281,3
3 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'38.194 0.676 282,0
4 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'38.456 0.938 282,8
5 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.498 0.980 278,4
6 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.603 1.085 277,7
7 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.223 1.705 273,4
8 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.252 1.734 269,3
9 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.319 1.801 277,0
10 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.388 1.870 272,7
11 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.803 2.285 270,7
12 84 R. RUSSO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.904 2.386 274,8
13 55 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.634 3.116 272,1

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.121   281,3
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.334 0.213 282,8
3 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.463 0.342 280,6
4 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'36.700 0.579 285,8
5 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'36.739 0.618 281,3
6 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'36.761 0.640 280,6
7 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.774 0.653 279,8
8 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'36.796 0.675 286,6
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'36.931 0.810 274,1
10 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S 1000 RR 1'37.243 1.122 279,1
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.532 1.411 279,1
12 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'37.834 1.713 278,4

 

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2017 Lausitzring World Supersport FP3 Results: Mahias Leads Morais In Red-Flagged Session

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In a session cut short by a red flag, Lucas Mahias ended on top ahead of three other Yamahas. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.336   242,0
2 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.527 0.191 247,0
3 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.800 0.464 244,2
4 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.847 0.511 244,8
5 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.468 1.132 243,7
6 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'42.472 1.136 245,9
7 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.656 1.320 241,5
8 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.094 1.758 242,0
9 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.114 1.778 241,5
10 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'43.224 1.888 244,2
11 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'43.318 1.982 243,7
12 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 1'43.390 2.054 244,2
13 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.468 2.132 239,9
14 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.504 2.168 243,7
15 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'43.520 2.184 247,6
16 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.562 2.226 243,1
17 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.590 2.254 246,5
18 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.650 2.314 245,3
19 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.876 2.540 236,7
20 147 M. BUCHNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.990 2.654 236,7
21 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.178 2.842 242,0
22 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.365 3.029 243,1
23 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'44.391 3.055 239,3
24 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.415 3.079 238,3
25 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'44.486 3.150 237,7
26 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.510 3.174 244,8
27 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.472 4.136 243,7
28 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'45.613 4.277 243,1
29 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.649 5.313 239,3
30 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'47.229 5.893 236,2
31 104 K. EGUCHI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'47.512 6.176 241,5
32 69 X. CARDELUS MV Agusta F3 675 1'50.262 8.926 224,8

 

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2017 Lausitzring World Superbike FP3 Results: Sykes Quickest Again

In the Morning's untimed session, Tom Sykes sets the fastest time ahead of the Ducatis of Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.498   282,0
2 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'37.584 0.086 283,5
3 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'37.783 0.285 285,8
4 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.007 0.509 284,3
5 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.309 0.811 279,8
6 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'38.332 0.834 275,5
7 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'38.339 0.841 282,8
8 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'38.452 0.954 275,5
9 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'38.645 1.147 281,3
10 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S 1000 RR 1'38.775 1.277 280,6
11 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'38.873 1.375 278,4
12 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'39.157 1.659 282,0
13 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.227 1.729 281,3
14 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'39.262 1.764 279,8
15 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.752 2.254 277,0
16 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.238 2.740 270,7
17 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.253 2.755 277,0
18 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.312 2.814 268,0
19 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.443 2.945 277,0
20 84 R. RUSSO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'41.243 3.745 275,5
21 55 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.322 4.824 268,0
22 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.904 5.406 270,7

 

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