Laguna Seca, USA

2016 Laguna Seca World Superbike FP2 Results: Davies And Rea Take Command

Chaz Davies was quickest while Jonathan Rea had to settle for second-best within a tenth of a second. Nicky Hayden was third quickest, holding off Tom Sykes by under three hundredths of a second. Alex Lowes was unable to match his morning's pace but his morning's time was good enough to get him through to Superpole two.

Michael van der Mark and Alex De Angelis missed out on advancing to the second session but are the two favourites to get promoted from Superpole one.


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2016 Laguna Seca World Superbike FP1 Results: Lowes Fends Off Davies and Rea

Alex Lowes opens the weekend with the fastest time as the red flag came out with a few minutes remaining. Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea were within under a tenth of a second, ahead of the Hondas of Michael van der Mark and the American Nicky Hayden.


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2016 World Superbikes Provisional Calendar Released: 14 Rounds, Monza Returns

The FIM today released the provisional 2016 calendar for the World Superbike championship. There is good news and bad news in the calendar, with Portimao disappearing from the calendar, but Monza making a welcome return. World Superbikes will also be returning to Germany, with the entire circus turning up to the Lausitzring, just north of Dresden. The best news is that there are no direct clashes with MotoGP, but WSBK will be running on the same date as F1 for nine rounds, though only the Donington and Monza rounds happen in the same timezone. Given the different time schedules for F1 and WSBK, bike racing fans should not have to miss any of the action.

The Lausitzring was not the only option considered when WSBK looked at returning to Germany. The series was also in talks with the Sachsenring, as the MotoGP round is immensely popular there. In the end, Lausitz was chosen, WSBK having raced there previously from 2005 to 2007.

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Davide Giugliano To Miss Remainder Of 2015 World Superbike Season

2015 has not been kind to Davide Giugliano. The factory Ducati rider was already forced to miss the first four rounds of the season after fracturing two lumbar vertebrae in testing crash at Phillip Island, a week before the season began. Now he will be forced to miss the remainder of the season, after scans revealed a fracture of the thoracic vertebra D3, sustained in a crash at Laguna Seca.

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2015 World Superbikes Championship Standings After Round 9, Laguna Seca, United States

1 J. Rea Kawasaki 407  
2 T. Sykes Kawasaki 282 -125
3 C. Davies Ducati 263 -144
4 L. Haslam Aprilia 240 -167
5 J. Torres Aprilia 164 -243
6 S. Guintoli Honda 136 -271
7 D. Giugliano Ducati 119 -288
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2015 Laguna Seca World Superbike Race Two Results: The Californian Drought Ends Here

In the first race, Leon Haslam used different tyres to the rest of the field and looked like he would repeat his choice for race two, but instead, at the last minute, he switched to the same tyres as everyone else. 

Just like the first race, Chaz Davies hit the Andretti hairpin first with two Kawasakis charging through from the second row behind him, with Tom Sykes ahead of Jonathan Rea this time. Davide Giugliano fended off the challenge from Jordi Torres this time but was instead stuck behind Leon Haslam.

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2015 Laguna Seca World Superbike Race One Results: No Passing Places

After a wet warmup this morning, the track had dried out, and the race would be twenty five laps of the shortest circuit of the series at a cooler temperature than usual.

Chaz Davies took the lead from pole position as his Ducati teammate Davide Giugliano's second place start got swallowed up by the Kawasakis of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes and the Aprilia of Jordi Torres. Rea went wide, letting Sykes through and Torres took the opportunity to pass Rea as well, but Rea passed him back very quickly, retaining third place.

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