World Superbike Championship Standings

2018 World Superbike Standings After Race 21, Magny-Cours, France

1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 445  
2 Chaz Davies Ducati 315 -130
3 Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha 293 -152
4 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 260 -185
5 Marco Melandri Ducati 239 -206
6 Alex Lowes Yamaha 204 -241
7 Xavi Fores Ducati 186 -259
8 Eugene Laverty Aprilia 129 -316
9 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 116 -329
10 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 115 -330
11 Loris Baz BMW 109 -336
12 Jordi Torres MV Agusta 96 -349
13 Leon Camier Honda 95 -350
14 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati 74 -371
15 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 61 -384
16 Román Ramos Kawasaki 56 -389
17 Jake Gagne Honda 51 -394
18 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 28 -417
19 PJ Jacobsen Honda 21 -424
20 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 14 -431
21 Davide Giugliano Aprilia 11 -434
22 Niccolò Canepa Yamaha 7 -438
23 Karel Hanika Yamaha 5 -440
24 Bradley Ray Suzuki 3 -442
25 Luke Mossey Kawasaki 2 -443
26 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 2 -443
27 Alessandro Andreozzi Yamaha 1 -444
Round Number: 
11
Year: 
2018

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2018 World Superbike Standings After Race 20, Portimao, Portugal

1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 420  
2 Chaz Davies Ducati 304 -116
3 Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha 284 -136
4 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 240 -180
5 Marco Melandri Ducati 229 -191
6 Alex Lowes Yamaha 204 -216
7 Xavi Fores Ducati 170 -250
8 Eugene Laverty Aprilia 122 -298
9 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 108 -312
10 Loris Baz BMW 103 -317
11 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 102 -318
12 Jordi Torres MV Agusta 92 -328
13 Leon Camier Honda 90 -330
14 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati 74 -346
15 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 59 -361
16 Román Ramos Kawasaki 55 -365
17 Jake Gagne Honda 48 -372
18 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 28 -392
19 PJ Jacobsen Honda 21 -399
20 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 14 -406
21 Davide Giugliano Aprilia 11 -409
22 Niccolò Canepa Yamaha 7 -413
23 Karel Hanika Yamaha 5 -415
24 Bradley Ray Suzuki 3 -417
25 Luke Mossey Kawasaki 2 -418
26 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 2 -418
27 Alessandro Andreozzi Yamaha 1 -419
Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2018

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2018 World Superbike Standings After Race 19, Portimao, Portugal

1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 395  
2 Chaz Davies Ducati 291 -104
3 Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha 264 -131
4 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 229 -166
5 Marco Melandri Ducati 213 -182
6 Alex Lowes Yamaha 199 -196
7 Xavi Fores Ducati 164 -231
8 Eugene Laverty Aprilia 113 -282
9 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 108 -287
10 Loris Baz BMW 96 -299
11 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 92 -303
12 Jordi Torres MV Agusta 89 -306
13 Leon Camier Honda 88 -307
14 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati 66 -329
15 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 58 -337
16 Román Ramos Kawasaki 55 -340
17 Jake Gagne Honda 44 -351
18 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 28 -367
19 PJ Jacobsen Honda 21 -374
20 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 14 -381
21 Davide Giugliano Aprilia 11 -384
22 Niccolò Canepa Yamaha 7 -388
23 Karel Hanika Yamaha 5 -390
24 Bradley Ray Suzuki 3 -392
25 Luke Mossey Kawasaki 2 -393
26 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 2 -393
27 Alessandro Andreozzi Yamaha 1 -394
Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2018

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2018 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 18, Misano, Italy

1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 370  
2 Chaz Davies Ducati 278 -92
3 Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha 248 -122
4 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 218 -152
5 Marco Melandri Ducati 193 -177
6 Alex Lowes Yamaha 193 -177
7 Xavi Fores Ducati 164 -206
8 Eugene Laverty Aprilia 113 -257
9 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 100 -270
10 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 92 -278
11 Leon Camier Honda 88 -282
12 Loris Baz BMW 86 -284
13 Jordi Torres MV Agusta 80 -290
14 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati 59 -311
15 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 53 -317
16 Román Ramos Kawasaki 53 -317
17 Jake Gagne Honda 41 -329
18 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 24 -346
19 PJ Jacobsen Honda 21 -349
20 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 14 -356
21 Davide Giugliano Aprilia 11 -359
22 Niccolò Canepa Yamaha 7 -363
23 Karel Hanika Yamaha 5 -365
24 Bradley Ray Suzuki 3 -367
25 Luke Mossey Kawasaki 2 -368
26 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 2 -368
27 Alessandro Andreozzi Yamaha 1 -369
Round Number: 
9
Year: 
2018

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2018 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 17, Misano, Italy

1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 345  
2 Chaz Davies Ducati 265 -80
3 Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha 228 -117
4 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 207 -138
5 Alex Lowes Yamaha 183 -162
6 Marco Melandri Ducati 177 -168
7 Xavi Fores Ducati 164 -181
8 Eugene Laverty Aprilia 105 -240
9 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 96 -249
10 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 83 -262
11 Leon Camier Honda 82 -263
12 Jordi Torres MV Agusta 80 -265
13 Loris Baz BMW 79 -266
14 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati 54 -291
15 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 53 -292
16 Román Ramos Kawasaki 52 -293
17 Jake Gagne Honda 39 -306
18 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 24 -321
19 PJ Jacobsen Honda 21 -324
20 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 14 -331
21 Davide Giugliano Aprilia 11 -334
22 Karel Hanika Yamaha 5 -340
23 Niccolò Canepa Yamaha 4 -341
24 Bradley Ray Suzuki 3 -342
25 Luke Mossey Kawasaki 2 -343
26 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 2 -343
27 Alessandro Andreozzi Yamaha 1 -344
Round Number: 
9
Year: 
2018

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2018 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 16, Laguna Seca, USA

1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 320  
2 Chaz Davies Ducati 245 -75
3 Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha 215 -105
4 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 196 -124
5 Alex Lowes Yamaha 183 -137
6 Marco Melandri Ducati 168 -152
7 Xavi Fores Ducati 154 -166
8 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 91 -229
9 Eugene Laverty Aprilia 89 -231
10 Jordi Torres MV Agusta 80 -240
11 Loris Baz BMW 79 -241
12 Leon Camier Honda 75 -245
13 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 75 -245
14 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati 54 -266
15 Román Ramos Kawasaki 49 -271
16 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 47 -273
17 Jake Gagne Honda 37 -283
18 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 24 -296
19 PJ Jacobsen Honda 21 -299
20 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 14 -306
21 Davide Giugliano Aprilia 11 -309
22 Karel Hanika Yamaha 5 -315
23 Bradley Ray Suzuki 3 -317
24 Luke Mossey Kawasaki 2 -318
25 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 2 -318
Round Number: 
8
Year: 
2018

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2018 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 15, Laguna Seca, USA

1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 295  
2 Chaz Davies Ducati 225 -70
3 Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha 204 -91
4 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 188 -107
5 Alex Lowes Yamaha 170 -125
6 Marco Melandri Ducati 168 -127
7 Xavi Fores Ducati 144 -151
8 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 91 -204
9 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 75 -220
10 Eugene Laverty Aprilia 73 -222
11 Loris Baz BMW 73 -222
12 Leon Camier Honda 72 -223
13 Jordi Torres MV Agusta 71 -224
14 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati 54 -241
15 Román Ramos Kawasaki 45 -250
16 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 42 -253
17 Jake Gagne Honda 30 -265
18 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 23 -272
19 PJ Jacobsen Honda 21 -274
20 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 14 -281
21 Davide Giugliano Aprilia 11 -284
22 Karel Hanika Yamaha 3 -292
23 Bradley Ray Suzuki 3 -292
24 Luke Mossey Kawasaki 2 -293
25 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 2 -293
Round Number: 
8
Year: 
2018

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2018 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 14, Brno, Czech Republic

1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 270  
2 Chaz Davies Ducati 205 -65
3 Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha 196 -74
4 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 179 -91
5 Marco Melandri Ducati 157 -113
6 Alex Lowes Yamaha 154 -116
7 Xavi Fores Ducati 134 -136
8 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 91 -179
9 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 73 -197
10 Leon Camier Honda 72 -198
11 Loris Baz BMW 72 -198
12 Jordi Torres MV Agusta 64 -206
13 Eugene Laverty Aprilia 60 -210
14 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati 54 -216
15 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 42 -228
16 Román Ramos Kawasaki 41 -229
17 Jake Gagne Honda 24 -246
18 PJ Jacobsen Honda 21 -249
19 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 18 -252
20 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 14 -256
21 Davide Giugliano Aprilia 11 -259
22 Bradley Ray Suzuki 3 -267
23 Luke Mossey Kawasaki 2 -268
24 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 2 -268
Round Number: 
7
Year: 
2018

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Michael Laverty Explains The Key To Brno

The rolling hills of Brno have produced one of the most iconic circuits on the MotoGP and WorldSBK calendar, and this 5km circuit has been the home of some classic races. What goes into a fast lap, though, is a lot of work on your bike settings and not forcing the issue. Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri, two former 250GP champions, have been hugely successful at the Czech track and it's no coincidence that both riders were schooled riding bikes that needed high corner speed.

Former MotoGP rider Michael Laverty is in Brno, and he sat down to talk about what goes into finding speed at the track and what he's seen from watching trackside on Friday.

"I really enjoy Brno but it's a track that you can't attack," said Laverty. "This is a track where you need to let it come to you and your settings are crucial. You can't force the bike around here because it needs to turn naturally for you. That's the reason that Max Biaggi was the king here for so long because he let the bike do the work. Max didn't brake late into the corners and he didn't force the bike to turn in the mid-corner and on the exit he wasn't sliding once he got on the gas. He was just smooth and relaxed and that's the key."

Finding a balance

"With your setting you need to find a compromise, and the trail of the bike is the biggest factor here. If you increase your trail the bike exits the corner well, but if you decrease it you enter the corner better. It's tricky to find the sweet spot here where you're not losing out on either phase and that's why the geometry of the bike is key. This weekend the temperature has made it quite slick here and riders are having to go a bit softer with their settings to try to find some rear grip.

"Brno is typically a very high grip track, you could see that in the rain where riders were committing very aggressively to turning in, but it's greasy this weekend for some reason. The grip drops away here after a few laps but then stays very consistent. You can get a couple of fast laps out of a tire, but then the grip drops and you lose some time. It's a high grip track but you can't drag a lap time out of the bikes, and you really need to let it come to you through the bike settings."

Watching from the service road Laverty was able to see the difference between riders, and he was surprised that Friday pacesetter Jonathan Rea was able to ride so aggressively. The Kawasaki is clearly very sorted for Rea but the grip that he enjoys has allowed him to take a different approach to the normal service at Brno.

"Johnny rides the Kawasaki very differently to everyone else. He's very aggressive on the bike compared to others here and whereas you typically need to carry the corner speed and be smooth here with Johnny he's attacking the corner and making a 'V' out of each section. It's different to the rest and when he has grip he's fantastic but when you use the rear tire to turn the bike it can be difficult to keep doing that when the grip drops. Using the rear to hook the bike puts a lot of strain on the rear tire but usually Johnny and Pere Riba are on top of that."

Managing rear grip

"From watching trackside, there are some riders who are being aggressive with the rear but they don't have the grip from the rear tire. It'll be interesting to see what changes on Saturday because a lot of teams were trying to manage their problems with the electronics and for some bikes, Ducati for example, it's very aggressive when their electronics cut off the power because they only have two cylinders.

"If you have more cylinders you can control the pulses better without upsetting the bike as much. Watching Ducati they were suffering from a lot of electronic intrusion whereas Kawasaki could manage it better. Johnny was the only rider attacking the corners from the start whereas everyone else was trying to carry rolling speed through the turns but that changed as the day went on."

The 5.4km layout features a series of "S bends" that characterize the track and as a very wide circuit it offers plenty of variety for lines and riders can attack one another. For Laverty, one of the keys to the weekend will be that Kawasaki and Rea seem to be able to use the low end torque of their engine to pull the bike out of the second gear corners better than their rivals.

"Most bikes are in second and third gear through the stadium, only Johnny and the Yamaha's didn't. Johnny can comfortably hold second all the way through here and still has enough torque to pull out of the corners. This section was always taken in second for everyone, but the new rev limits have clearly changed that. You exit the stadium and you're up to fifth down the hill before coming back to second again for the right hander.

"The rev limits have changed some of the character here. There are some corners where the bike will be a little lazy because you set your gearing for the straights, and the big tire also is affecting this. The gearing is a bigger compromise here compared to the past so you need to have that torque in the low revs, and that seems to be a big advantage for Kawasaki at the moment."

Whether that advantage holds for Saturday remains to be seen but the tire life is sure to be crucial this weekend. Brno isn't offering the same grip as usual and being able to make the tire work for the race distance will be key.


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Round Number: 
7
Year: 
2018

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2018 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 13, Brno, Czech Republic

1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 270  
2 Chaz Davies Ducati 189 -81
3 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 179 -91
4 Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha 176 -94
5 Marco Melandri Ducati 156 -114
6 Alex Lowes Yamaha 129 -141
7 Xavi Fores Ducati 126 -144
8 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 84 -186
9 Loris Baz BMW 67 -203
10 Jordi Torres MV Agusta 64 -206
11 Leon Camier Honda 63 -207
12 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 62 -208
13 Eugene Laverty Aprilia 47 -223
14 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati 44 -226
15 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 42 -228
16 Román Ramos Kawasaki 35 -235
17 Jake Gagne Honda 20 -250
18 PJ Jacobsen Honda 18 -252
19 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 16 -254
20 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 14 -256
21 Davide Giugliano Aprilia 11 -259
22 Bradley Ray Suzuki 3 -267
23 Luke Mossey Kawasaki 2 -268
24 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 2 -268
Round Number: 
7
Year: 
2018

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