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2015 Laguna Seca World Superbike Superpole Results: Something Different

World Superbike returns to the anti-clockwise Laguna Seca after a four-week break in racing, and the Kawasakis and Ducatis have dominated practice, with the Aprilias close behind.

The first session started with Ayrton Badovini and Randy De Puniet qualifying for Superpole in eleventh and twelfth, the two quickest riders and favourites for promotion to Superpole two. Michael van der Mark set the target time of 1'25.755 on race rubber but was beaten by over a second by Badovini. Leon Camier moved to second two tenths off Badovini's time as the riders pitted in for qualifying rubber.

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2015 Laguna Seca World Superbike FP2 Results: Davies Holds Off Sykes

Chas Davies, third quickest this morning, climbs to the top of the pile with Tom Sykes on the Kawasaki holding off his Ducati teammate Davide Giugliano. Jonathan Rea was fourth quickest while Niccolo Canepa continued to shine in fifth.

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2015 Laguna Seca World Superbike FP1 Results: Kawasaki's Rea And Sykes Quickest

In the first session back after a long break, the Kawasakis go quickest with the Ducatis right behind them. Jonathan Rea was quickest ahead of Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies. The Ducati in fourth place was not that of Davide Giugliano, he was fifth quickest, but was Nicollo Canepa on the Althea bike. There was a brief red flag two thirds of the way through, but it wasn't a serious incident and the day's schedule hasn't been impacted.

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Moscow Round Canceled, World Superbike Calendar Reduced To 13 Rounds

The World Superbike calendar has been reduced to 13 events. The Russian round of WSBK, scheduled to be held at the Moscow Raceway on 5th July has been canceled, after the event organizer, YMS Promotion, failed to provide the contract guarantees required by the contract. As a further consequence, the Yakhnich Motorsport Team have also lost their slot on the 2015 World Supersport grid, which was tied in with the Russian round.

The cancellation of the Russian round did not come as a surprise. The Russian WSBK round is a legacy of the last years of Infront running the series. Infront and YMS signed a ten-year deal to organize a World Superbike round in Russia, but continuing political instability in Russia, tensions between Europe and Russia over Ukraine, and murky regional politics have made it impossible to stage a race there. The round was placed on the calendar automatically, because of the existing contract, but it was never expected to actually take place.

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