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2016 Jerez World Superbike Race Two Results: Spoiler Alert

Twenty laps of Jerez to go and we will know if the title fight is carried on to Qatar.

Tom Sykes led the Ducatis of Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano, Davies charging through from sixth on the grid again, but it didn't take long for Rea and Nicky Hayden to pass Giugliano and as Giugliano dropped back, his teammate went forwards with Davies taking the lead before the first lap was done. The next lap, Davies set the fastest lap and secured the Pirelli best lap award with his ninth of the year.

Four laps in and Davies already had a gap from the title fight behind him, Sykes and Rea locked together with over a second behind them to Nicky Hayden. Hayden was almost two seconds clear of the fight for fifth place between Alex Lowes, Sylvain Guintoli and Xavi Fores.

As Davies ran away at the front, Sykes held off Rea lap after lap but on the tenth lap, halfway through the race, Rea made a move, on Sykes but Sykes held his line and blocked the pass. Sykes carried a little too much speed out of the clash and left a gap for Rea to resume the contretemps in green. Rea shovelled under Sykes and passed him through a very tight gap and took second place at Pons corner. Chaz Davies was over three seconds in front and Rea knew he couldn't catch him.

Whether deliberately or if he was struggling a little, Rea couldn't escape Sykes and had to thwart his constant passing attempts, dropping the pace enough for Nicky Hayden to close the gap by a tenth a lap.

Further back, Michael van der Mark had worked his way back from eleventh place and eventually caught and passed Alex Lowes for sixth place a second back from Sylvain Guintoli but neither of them would get close enough to a rejuvenated Hayden who saw a chance to fight for the podium. If Hayden passed Sykes, Rea would win the title.

With three laps to go, Nicky Hayden had caught the Kawasakis, but couldn't get close enough to challenge Tom Sykes for third. Jonathan Rea still had enough tyre and gumption to fend off Sykes while Sykes had to make sure Hayden didn't give Rea the title.

Chaz Davies won his ninth race of the year, equalling Jonathan Rea's tally, spoiling Rea's hopes of carrying the title away this weekend but he was now mathematically out of contention for the championship, even if he is only nineteen points off Tom Sykes in second.

Jonathan Rea in second place leaves Jerez with the same forty-eight point lead from Tom Sykes that he came in with, meaning the title fight will go to the last round of the year.

Another fourth place for Nicky Hayden puts him twenty seven points behind his teammate Michael van der Mark, sixth today and fourth in the championship, and thirty one points clear of the injured Davide Giugliano who could only get three points today. Sylvain Guintoli's fifth place put him within four points of his teammate Alex Lowes.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 5.893
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 6.030
4 69 N. HAYDEN Honda CBR1000RR SP 6.750
5 50 S. GUINTOLI Yamaha YZF R1 10.762
6 60 M. VAN DER MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 11.310
7 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 16.413
8 81 J. TORRES BMW S1000 RR 19.232
9 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-10R 24.095
10 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 25.379
11 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 26.036
12 25 J. BROOKES BMW S1000 RR 29.230
13 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 34.879
14 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 49.708
15 4 G. VIZZIELLO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'02.245
16 99 L. SCASSA Ducati Panigale R 1'08.295
17 94 M. LUSSIANA BMW S1000 RR 1'20.252
18 9 D. SCHMITTER Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'33.859
19 82 K. PESEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.965
RET 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 12 Laps
RET 11 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-10R 12 Laps
RET 15 A. DE ANGELIS Aprilia RSV4 RF 17 Laps
RET 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 18 Laps
RET 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Yamaha YZF R1  

 

Round Number: 
12
2016
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2016 Jerez World Supersport Race Results: Don't Look Back

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Kenan Sofuoglu, the most successful World Supersport rider of all time, is on the cusp of his fifth world title, having missed out on his first bite last race weekend. Only his teammate Randy Krummenacher can deny him the championship.

Roberto Rolfo started the race from the pitlane as he ran out of engine allocation and was to be joined by Kyle Ryde only Ryde's bike wasn't ready for the start and he missed out on the race. Gino Rea didn't start as he was ruled out after a crash on Friday.

Kenan Sofuoglu led Randy Krummenacher, Niki Tuuli, Kyle Smith and PJ Jacobsen into the first corner and they were shortly joined by ESS title leader Axel Bassani who passed Jacobsen to join in the fray. Krummenacher tried all of the opening lap to pass Sofuoglu but couldn't make anything work.

On the second lap, Sofuoglu, Krummenacher and Tuuli broke away at the front, squeezing out a gap from Smith and Jacobsen. Tuuli nearly fell into their clutches after missing an apex, but he caught the front two up quickly. A lap later, the frustration was getting to Krummenacher and he started gesticulating at Sofuoglu in front, waving his hand and tapping the side of his helmet. Sofuoglu being in front was oblivious to all this, of course and he kept racing his race. Niki Tuuli set the fastest lap, his third on the year out of only three races.

Kenan Sofuoglu remembered he was going for the title on lap four and he looked behind at Randy Krummenacher and Niki Tuuli and generously let them past, slotting in behind Tuuli in third place. He checked behind again and saw a gap of over a second to Kyle Smith and PJ Jacobsen.

On lap five, it was all over.

Randy Krummenacher was obviously feeling the immense weight of pressure when he slid out of the lead and into the gravel trap, watching on as the entire grid polled past him. He rejoined the race a lap down just to keep his improbably mathematical hope alive.

Niki Tuuli led the race but Kenan Sofuoglu wasted no time in catching and passing the Finn, only to wave Tuuli back into the lead after what appeared to be hitting a false neutral mid-corner. The pair has a second and a half gap from Kyle Smith, PJ Jacobsen and Federico Caricasulo, but that lead started diminishing. Randy Krummenacher was in twenty-ninth place.

On lap nine, as Tuuli and Sofuoglu had rebuilt their lead from Smith, Jacobsen and Caricasulo, Randy Krummenacher pitted in and Kenan Sofuoglu officially won his fifth world championship and retained his title. Sofuoglu took the lead from Tuuli and took a cheeky look back. A lap later, he looked back again and Tuuli passed him. He gave another glance back at Smith. Sofuoglu realised that he was the champion and decided he could risk a fight for the victory.

Not wanting to be left out of the whole looking back thing, Tuuli looked back on lap fourteen and saw Sofuoglu who proceeded to pass him. Kyle Smith caught up too and tried a pass on the inside of a left hander but nearly crashed after going too deep and hitting gravel on the inside of the apex and had to concede the second place to Tuuli. 

Sofuoglu and Tuuli were formation flying at the front as Smith dropped back into PJ Jacobsen's reach and their fight was back on. Two laps from the end, Federico Caricasulo dropped out of the race changing the sixth place battle into a fifth place battle over eight seconds off fourth placed Jacobsen and Axel Bassani and Jules Cluzel continued swapping paint with Ayrton Badovini and Bassani's ESS rival Illia Mykhalchyk contesting the place. 

On the last lap, Sofuoglu had the lead all to himself as Tuuli missed a gear and dropped off the leader and had to fight to keep Smith and Jacobsen from spoiling Tuuli's third second place in three races.

Kenan Sofuoglu won the race and the title convincingly, ahead of Niki Tuuli and Kyle Smith with PJ Jacobsen just missing out on the podium. The fight a few seconds back was won by Axel Bassani from Jules Cluzel, Bassani tying up the first European Supersport title in the process.

Kenan Sofuoglu's sixth victory of the year, another dry podium, was the thirtieth of his career. It was the first he celebrated with a t-shirt gun, however, launching shirts into the grandstands on his victory lap.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R  
2 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 2.728
3 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 3.398
4 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 3.505
5 47 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 11.954
6 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 12.058
7 55 I. MYKHALCHYK Kawasaki ZX-6R 13.510
8 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 13.628
9 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 19.854
10 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 20.210
11 61 A. ZACCONE Kawasaki ZX-6R 20.333
12 80 X. PINSACH Honda CBR600RR 22.299
13 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 26.762
14 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 26.940
15 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 28.249
16 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 32.194
17 65 M. CANDUCCI MV Agusta F3 675 33.920
18 69 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-6R 36.093
19 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 36.400
20 6 D. STIRPE Kawasaki ZX-6R 46.013
21 12 C. GOBBI Yamaha YZF R6 46.033
22 23 C. TANGRE Suzuki GSX-R600 53.813
23 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 53.848
24 50 B. ORTT Honda CBR600RR 1'08.583
25 20 D. LOUREIRO Honda CBR600RR 1'08.661
RET 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1 Lap
RET 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 3 Laps
RET 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 4 Laps
RET 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 13 Laps
RET 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 15 Laps

 

Round Number: 
12
2016
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2016 Motegi MotoGP Race Result: Crashing.....The Party

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Result:

Honda's Marc Marquez won the race and an improbable 2016 World Championship at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit in Japan Sunday when both title challengers, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo separately crashed out of the race.

Marquez's win, his fifth of the year, put him at 273 championship points, the mathematical winner with three races remaining. The 23-year-old Spaniard was the leading contender for the championship prior to the Japanese round, but it was going to take a rare double-poor finish by both Yamaha factory riders to seal the deal at this point in the season.

And in the end, that is exactly what Marquez got. Rossi crashed out of second place at Turn 10 with 18 laps to go. And 13 laps later at Turn 9, Lorenzo followed suit with a similar front-end washout while in second place.

The Yamaha crashes put Andrea Dovizioso (2nd) and Maverick Vinales (3rd) on the podium along with a surprised and jubiliant Marquez who has won five world championships in the past seven years. A disappointed Aleix Espargaro came home in fourth after losing a late-race battle with his Suzuki teammate Vinales. Pol Espargaro ended the race in sixth as the top-finishing Yamaha.

Alvaro Bautista, taking advantage of a greatly improved Aprilia, arrived in seventh. With teammate Stefan Bradl bringing his factory Aprilia home in 10th, it marks the second race in a row with double top-10 finishes for the Italian team.

Ducati riders Danilo Petrucci and Scott Redding finished eighth and ninth respectively, giving the Italian company more top-10 finishers in the race -- three -- than any other manufacturer.

The race began with the top-three starters, Lorenzo, Rossi and Marquez, all taking turns at front within half of a lap. By the end of the first lap, it was Lorenzo, Marquez then Rossi. The three almost immediately opened a small gap on the rest of th field. Rossi and Marquez swapped positions back and forth for second place while following Lorenzo. With 21 laps to go, Marquez passed Lorenzo to take the lead and immediately opened a lead.

Two laps later, Rossi passed Lorenzo and began to push as he tried to chase down Marquez. But Marquez maintained a gap of nine-tenths of the second. At the rear of the pack, Jack Miller crashed out, his fourth crash of the weekend.

Then at Turn 10, a corner that has caught riders out all weekend, Rossi lost the front and went down and into the gravel while leading Lorenzo. This left Marquez with nearly a two-second gap at the front. With 10 laps remaining, the race settled into a rythm with Marquez leading Lorenzo who led Dovizioso and the rest of the pack.

But then, Dovizioso began closing in on Lorenzo. And behind Dovizioso, Vinales began narrowing the gap to Aleix Espargaro. With four laps to go, and with Dovizioso now on his tail, Lorenzo crashed at Turn 9 in a similar fashion to Rossi's low-side crash when the front end suddenly lost grip.  Soon after, Vinales sliced through on his teammate to secure the final podium spot. 

Rossi with 196 points remains second in the championship with Lorenzo in third place at 182 points.

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff. 
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 42'34.610
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2.992
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 4.104
4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 4.726
5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 15.049
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 19.654
7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 23.032
8 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 28.555
9 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 28.802
10 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 32.33
11 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA Yamaha 42.845
12 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 52.219
13 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 53.783
14 53 Tito RABAT Honda 54.76
15 73 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda +1'00.155
16 76 Loris BAZ Ducati +1'04.440
17 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati +1'42.966
18 7 Mike JONES Ducati 1 Lap
Not Classified    
  99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 5 Laps
  46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 18 Laps
  43 Jack MILLER Honda 18 Laps
  50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 22 Laps

 

Round Number: 
15
2016
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2016 Motegi Moto2 Race Result: A Lead Extended

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Thomas Luthi took a nearly perfect wire-to-wire win at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit Sunday fending off a late charge from championship-leader Johann Zarco.

And while he finished second, Zarco came out of the contest a clear winner. Title rival Alex Rins, who had been struggling with injuries and a lack of pace all weekend, crashed on the first lap. He remounted to finish 20th, leaving the gap to Zarco at 18 points with three races remaining.

Franco Morbidelli took a distant third, winning a fierce, last-lap battle with Takaaki Nakagami (4th). More than 10 seconds back, Sandro Cortese equaled his best finish of the year with fifth, four seconds in front of Simone Corsi (6th). Right on Corsi's heels was Mattia Pasini (7th) who, in turn, was closely trailed by Julian Simon (8th). Marcel Schrotter (9th) and Xavier Simeon rounded out the top 10.

Result:

Pos. No.  Rider Bike Time / Diff
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 42'45.854
2 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 0.386
3 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 5.863
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 6.09
5 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 16.246
6 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 20.404
7 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 20.683
8 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 20.76
9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 24.394
10 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 27.113
11 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 30.158
12 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 32.283
13 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 32.391
14 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 35.348
15 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 35.486
16 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 39.558
17 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 39.69
18 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 45.258
19 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 47.91
20 40 Alex RINS Kalex +1'04.723
21 63 Naomichi URAMOTO Kalex +1'05.916
22 84 Taro SEKIGUCHI TSR +1'26.636
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  27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 9 Laps
  49 Axel PONS Kalex 10 Laps
  7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 13 Laps
  73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 16 Laps
  52 Danny KENT Kalex 16 Laps
  94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 19 Laps
  22 Sam LOWES Kalex 22 Laps
  70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 22 Laps

 

Round Number: 
15
2016
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2016 Motegi Moto3 Race Result: By A Hair's Breadth

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Enea Bastianini made a perfectly timed, late-braking move with three corners to go to win the Moto3 race Sunday at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit. World Champion Brad Binder, who led the entire race after taking the lead at the end of lap one, finished second, a mere 17-hundredths behind the race-winner.

Hiroki Ono delighted the home crowd with a third-place finish after late-race battle with Andrea Migno who crashed with just a handful of corners to go. Nicolo Bulega ran wide to avoid the crashing Migno to take fourth. Phillip Oettl finished fifth, another second back. Fabio Di Giannantonio took sixth for his best finish of the year.

Fancesco Bagnaia grabbed seventh, just in front of Livio Loi who made a late charge in the race. Fabio Quartararo continued his improving form lately with ninth, closely followed by Joan Mir (10th). 

On the opening lap, Migno got the holeshot and grabbed the early lead. But before two corners were complete, Jorge Navarro – second in the championship -- John McPhee and Gabriel Rodrigo collided. All three retired from the contest.

Migno's time at the front was short-lived, however. A mistake at Turn 12 cost him two positions. Binder, in second at the time, immediately grabbed a lead he would not relinquish until the end of the final lap.

With 17 laps to go it was Binder, Bastianini, Migno, Bagniani, and Hiroki Ono who set the top time in qualifying. 

While Binder held a small gap to second, he wasn’t able to break away. Migna and Bastianini swaped second and third nearly every lap, neither able to get a decisive advantage. The race settled into a steady rhythm that is unusual for Moto3.

With eight laps to go, Ono began picking off riders and moving up the pack. One lap later, Binder managed to carve out a half-second gap to Bastianini with Migna and Ono in hot pursuit. Five laps later, Binder’s pace began to drop. Bastianini closed to less than three-tenths of a second. Migna and Ono fought a see-saw battle for third.

On the final lap, it became Moto3 chaos again. Bastianini closed the gap to Binder to zero, directly on his heels. Migna crashed trying to take third from Ono on the final lap. And with three corners to go, Bastianini made his move for the win. But Binder wasn't done yet and the newly crowned champion nearly pipped his rival at the line, losing by the width of a tire.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff.
1 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 39'24.273
2 41 Brad BINDER KTM 0.017
3 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 2.654
4 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 4.002
5 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 5.119
6 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 6.288
7 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 7.739
8 11 Livio LOI Honda 7.749
9 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 8.344
10 36 Joan MIR KTM 8.88
11 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 9.037
12 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 12.332
13 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 13.525
14 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 18.818
15 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 21.263
16 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 21.291
17 95 Jules DANILO Honda 21.727
18 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 34.475
19 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 39.95
20 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 40.177
21 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 46.804
22 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 49.085
23 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 52.57
24 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 52.682
25 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM +1'16.774
26 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM +1'22.102
27 13 Shizuka OKAZAKI Honda +1'51.623
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  88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 10 Laps
  44 Aron CANET Honda 11 Laps
  55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 16 Laps
  43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 17 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap    
  9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 0 Lap
  17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 0 Lap
  19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 0 Lap

 

Round Number: 
15
2016
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2016 Motegi MotoGP WUP Result: Marquez Getting Warmer...

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Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'45.451    
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'45.585 0.134 / 0.134
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'45.627 0.176 / 0.042
4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'45.796 0.345 / 0.169
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'45.875 0.424 / 0.079
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'46.035 0.584 / 0.160
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'46.112 0.661 / 0.077
8 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'46.164 0.713 / 0.052
9 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'46.478 1.027 / 0.314
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'46.500 1.049 / 0.022
11 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'46.624 1.173 / 0.124
12 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'46.899 1.448 / 0.275
13 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'46.967 1.516 / 0.068
14 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'47.101 1.650 / 0.134
15 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'47.184 1.733 / 0.083
16 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'47.460 2.009 / 0.276
17 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'47.463 2.012 / 0.003
18 73 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'47.550 2.099 / 0.087
19 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'47.748 2.297 / 0.198
20 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA Yamaha 1'48.048 2.597 / 0.300
21 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'49.231 3.780 / 1.183
22 7 Mike JONES Ducati 1'49.243 3.792 / 0.012

 

Round Number: 
15
2016
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2016 Motegi Moto2 WUP Result: Luthi Sets The Pace

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'50.695    
2 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'50.955 0.260 / 0.260
3 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'51.034 0.339 / 0.079
4 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'51.128 0.433 / 0.094
5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'51.227 0.532 / 0.099
6 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'51.249 0.554 / 0.022
7 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'51.265 0.570 / 0.016
8 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'51.274 0.579 / 0.009
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'51.285 0.590 / 0.011
10 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'51.292 0.597 / 0.007
11 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'51.340 0.645 / 0.048
12 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'51.487 0.792 / 0.147
13 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'51.765 1.070 / 0.278
14 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'51.829 1.134 / 0.064
15 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'51.933 1.238 / 0.104
16 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'51.946 1.251 / 0.013
17 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'52.007 1.312 / 0.061
18 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'52.010 1.315 / 0.003
19 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'52.043 1.348 / 0.033
20 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'52.156 1.461 / 0.113
21 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'52.192 1.497 / 0.036
22 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'52.194 1.499 / 0.002
23 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'52.198 1.503 / 0.004
24 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'52.262 1.567 / 0.064
25 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'52.578 1.883 / 0.316
26 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'52.823 2.128 / 0.245
27 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'53.090 2.395 / 0.267
28 63 Naomichi URAMOTO Kalex 1'53.475 2.780 / 0.385
29 84 Taro SEKIGUCHI TSR 1'54.484 3.789 / 1.009
  87 Remy GARDNER Kalex      

 

Round Number: 
15
2016
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2016 Motegi Moto3 WUP Result: Ono On Top

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'57.455  
2 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'57.561 0.106 / 0.106
3 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'57.782 0.327 / 0.221
4 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'57.837 0.382 / 0.055
5 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'57.856 0.401 / 0.019
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'57.923 0.468 / 0.067
7 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'57.933 0.478 / 0.010
8 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'57.950 0.495 / 0.017
9 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'58.027 0.572 / 0.077
10 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'58.044 0.589 / 0.017
11 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'58.071 0.616 / 0.027
12 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'58.079 0.624 / 0.008
13 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'58.083 0.628 / 0.004
14 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'58.088 0.633 / 0.005
15 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'58.121 0.666 / 0.033
16 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 1'58.158 0.703 / 0.037
17 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'58.190 0.735 / 0.032
18 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'58.244 0.789 / 0.054
19 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'58.270 0.815 / 0.026
20 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'58.272 0.817 / 0.002
21 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'58.287 0.832 / 0.015
22 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'58.344 0.889 / 0.057
23 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'58.360 0.905 / 0.016
24 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'58.386 0.931 / 0.026
25 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'58.428 0.973 / 0.042
26 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'58.566 1.111 / 0.138
27 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'58.585 1.130 / 0.019
28 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'58.797 1.342 / 0.212
29 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'59.116 1.661 / 0.319
30 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'59.458 2.003 / 0.342
31 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'59.589 2.134 / 0.131
32 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 2'00.483 3.028 / 0.894
33 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 2'00.510 3.055 / 0.027
34 13 Shizuka OKAZAKI Honda 2'03.850 6.395 / 3.340

 

Round Number: 
15
2016
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2016 Jerez World Superbike Race One Results: The Title Can't Be Won Today, But Will It Be Lost?

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As the riders lined up to start the first race of the weekend, Jonathan Rea cannot win the title this race, but Kawasaki can tie up the manufacturers title. Most riders took the safer B-compound tyre and only Nicky Hayden and Alex Lowes took the softer A-compound.

Jonathan Rea led into turn one ahead of Tom Sykes, Alex Lowes and the three-Ducati wide pack of Chaz Davies inside Davide Giugliano and Xavi Fores. Halfway round the first lap, Davies took third place off Lowes and Sykes passed Rea for the lead.

On the second lap, both Davide Giugliano and Xavi Fores crashed in identical-looking, but apparently unrelated, crashes, elevating Nicky Hayden to fifth place behind Lowes. Rea and Sykes swapped places in the battle for the lead, but as Sykes came out on top, Davies took advantage of their scrap and snatched second place from Rea. Nicky Hayden in fifth set the fastest lap.

A lap later, Hayden was in fourth place after he watched Alex Lowes, also on the A-compound tyres, slide out of the race at Pons corner. Tom Sykes then set the fastest lap, a lap that would stand until the end of the race giving Sykes six fastest laps to Davies's eight this season. At the end of the fourth lap, Chaz Davies passed Tom Sykes into the last corner and led both Kawasakis over the line.

And that was it.

Chaz Davies was able to maintain laps under 1'42 for the first half of the lap and, when he dropped into the 1'42s so too did Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea. The British front three kept increasing their gap from Nicky Hayden by a few tenths per lap while their own gaps wavered between two and four seconds.

Behind Nicky Hayden, Michael van der Mark took fifth place from Jordi Torres on the fifth lap and saw Hayden make the most of the softer tyres until lap ten when Hayden's pace dropped quicker than his teammate's and van der Mark was able eat into Hayden's near three tenths of a second gap a couple of tenths at a time. With three laps to go, the Dutchman was within seven tenths of his Honda teammate and was sharing his clean air.

As Chaz Davies took his eighth victory of the year, ahead of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, taking no risks and getting his first Jerez podium, Michael van der Mark closed in on Nicky Hayden but, in spite of getting a great exit on the last corner, could not pass Nicky Hayden and finished under four hundredths of a second off fourth place.

Kawasaki wrapped up the manufacturer's title, which is the sort of thing that happens when both your riders are fighting to determine the top two places in the championship, and both riders took Kawasaki flags to the podium, flanking Ducati's Chaz Davies.

The championship could be wrapped up tomorrow, but it would require Jonathan Rea to beat Tom Sykes by six points. Chaz Davies has kept himself in mathematical contention for the title, but it would pretty much require three victories from the Welshman and that neither Kawasaki scores another point for the remaining three races, an unlikely event on today's form.

While the race wasn't the most exciting we've seen, Chaz Davies's performance since the summer break has been consistent and remarkable. Ducati have found a way to get their bike to be good enough to let Davies win races and with a fast teammate turning up next year, Marco Melandri aiming for Max Biaggi's Dick Dastardly role in 2017, they will be aiming at taking Kawasaki's manufacturer's title off them.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R  
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 3.290
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 7.151
4 69 N. HAYDEN Honda CBR1000RR SP 13.212
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 13.251
6 50 S. GUINTOLI Yamaha YZF R1 17.834
7 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 20.911
8 81 J. TORRES BMW S1000 RR 26.182
9 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 29.837
10 25 J. BROOKES BMW S1000 RR 31.246
11 15 A. DE ANGELIS Aprilia RSV4 RF 32.399
12 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 33.007
13 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 36.266
14 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'01.064
15 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Yamaha YZF R1 1'07.941
16 4 G. VIZZIELLO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'08.160
17 9 D. SCHMITTER Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'08.260
18 82 K. PESEK Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.143
RET 94 M. LUSSIANA BMW S1000 RR 14 Laps
RET 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 18 Laps
RET 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 19 Laps
RET 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 19 Laps
RET 99 L. SCASSA Ducati Panigale R  
RET 11 S. AL SULAITI Kawasaki ZX-10R  

 

Round Number: 
12
2016
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2016 Jerez World Supersport Superpole Results: Another Lap Record Buried

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Gino Rea was declared unfit after his crash in yesterday's second session, hitting another rider's discarded bike, and Lorenzo Zanetti inexplicably switched to Rea's bike from the factory MV. Twenty two riders contested the opening session, chasing the two spots in the second session.

Ayrton Badovini set the benchmark lap of 1'44.434 ahead of Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Jules Cluzel. Badovini then nipped into the pits to avoid the rush as everyone else tried another lap. Lorenzo Zanetti had mechanical issues on Gino Rea's bike after setting the fourth quickest lap and he limped back to the pits.

Nacho Calero hit traffic that stopped him from taking the top spot from Badovini, but he still managed the second fastest time until Kyle Ryde knocked him down to third. After the flag came out, Khairuddin took the top spot briefly until Jules Cluzel put in a 1'44.301 to grab the top spot from him. Cluzel and Khairuddin were not beaten and both got promoted to the second Superpole session.

Eleven riders contested the second session with Gino Rea having qualified in tenth place but not taking part.

After one lap, Kenan Sofuoglu with a 1'43.763 led Jules Cluzel with Randy Krummenacher needing another lap to get into the top three. As everyone issued in, Sofuoglu stayed out a lap more and set a 1'43.331, nine hundred and ninety eight thousandths of a second quicker than Cluzel's fast lap. After the mid-session lull, Krummenacher put in a fast lap within five hundredths of Sofuoglu's lap and a lap later, he went two tenths quicker than Sofuoglu and sat in the top spot.

Kenan Sofuoglu, however, had one lap left in him. and got one in after the flag came out. Sofuoglu beat Randy Krummenacher's lap by over a third of a second and over a second clear of Jules Cluzel in third place. Sofuoglu's pole position lap put paid to Sam Lowes's lap record from 2013 and his 1'42.969 was his thirtieth career pole position and his seventh of 2016. On this form, he will likely take his fifth title tomorrow and he stated that he will be going for the title victory tomorrow, not necessarily the race, and with a forty two point lead over Randy Krummenacher, that shouldn't be too much work for the reigning champion.

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'44.301   240,5
2 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.320 0.019 242,2
3 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 1'44.434 0.133 241,6
4 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.508 0.207 240,0
5 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.678 0.377 242,2
6 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'44.877 0.576 244,3
7 80 X. PINSACH Honda CBR600RR 1'44.877 0.576 241,6
8 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.920 0.619 240,5
9 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.085 0.784 238,4
10 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.089 0.788 242,2
11 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 1'45.097 0.796 240,0
12 6 D. STIRPE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.170 0.869 242,7
13 12 C. GOBBI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.340 1.039 240,0
14 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.496 1.195 241,1
15 65 M. CANDUCCI MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.560 1.259 239,5
16 69 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.882 1.581 238,4
17 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.933 1.632 238,4
18 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'46.492 2.191 236,8
19 23 C. TANGRE Suzuki GSX-R600 1'46.499 2.198 233,8
20 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 1'46.610 2.309 235,3
21 50 B. ORTT Honda CBR600RR 1'47.751 3.450 235,3
22 20 D. LOUREIRO Honda CBR600RR 1'47.759 3.458 235,8

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.969   240,5
2 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.311 0.342 242,2
3 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.996 1.027 241,1
4 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.128 1.159 240,5
5 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'44.225 1.256 239,5
6 61 A. ZACCONE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.350 1.381 241,1
7 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 1'44.549 1.580 243,8
8 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 1'44.590 1.621 244,3
9 55 I. MYKHALCHYK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.729 1.760 241,1
10 47 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.745 1.776 246,6
11 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.896 2.927 238,4

Qualifying:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.969   240,5
2 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.311 0.342 242,2
3 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'43.996 1.027 241,1
4 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.128 1.159 240,5
5 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'44.225 1.256 239,5
6 61 A. ZACCONE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.350 1.381 241,1
7 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 1'44.549 1.580 243,8
8 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 1'44.590 1.621 244,3
9 55 I. MYKHALCHYK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.729 1.760 241,1
10 47 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.745 1.776 246,6
11 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.896 2.927 238,4
12 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'44.301   240,5
13 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.320 0.019 242,2
14 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 1'44.434 0.133 241,6
15 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.508 0.207 240,0
16 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.678 0.377 242,2
17 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'44.877 0.576 244,3
18 80 X. PINSACH Honda CBR600RR 1'44.877 0.576 241,6
19 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.920 0.619 240,5
20 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.085 0.784 238,4
21 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.089 0.788 242,2
22 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 1'45.097 0.796 240,0
23 6 D. STIRPE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.170 0.869 242,7
24 12 C. GOBBI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.340 1.039 240,0
25 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.496 1.195 241,1
26 65 M. CANDUCCI MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.560 1.259 239,5
27 69 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.882 1.581 238,4
28 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.933 1.632 238,4
29 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'46.492 2.191 236,8
30 23 C. TANGRE Suzuki GSX-R600 1'46.499 2.198 233,8
31 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 1'46.610 2.309 235,3
32 50 B. ORTT Honda CBR600RR 1'47.751 3.450 235,3
33 20 D. LOUREIRO Honda CBR600RR 1'47.759 3.458 235,8

 

Round Number: 
12
2016
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Total votes: 19

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