World Superbike's last race of the weekend once again avoided the rain. The temperature was climbing and would once again punish the tyres.
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World Supersport race two started under warm conditions with Dominique Aegerter and Lorenzo Baldassarri lining up on the same softer SCX tyre with everyone else on a harder tyre.
The World Superbike Superpole race would be ten mostly dry, cool laps with a lot less tyre management required. Michael van der Mark had a long lap penalty from yesterday's incident with Luca Bernardi.
With good weather setting up for the nineteen lap race, unfortunately the red flags would come out after just one lap.
Federico Caricasulo took the lead into turn one, ahead of Nicolo Bulega and Dominique Aegerter. Peter Sebestyen crashed out into turn one. Nicolo Bulega took the lead from Federico Caricasulo and as Aegerter slipped through for second, pushing Caricasulo off the apex, Can Oncu followed him through into third place. After one lap, the race was red flagged for Sebestyen's bike catching fire on the run off for turn one. The penalty run off was covered in fire extinguisher foam and burning bike, making it unsafe for racing.
As the rain over Barcelona avoids the track for the start of the race, the 21ºC sun shines over a twenty lap race with an unexpected grid lining up for a race famous for being punishing on tyres.
World Superbike Superpole opened with threats of rain and drops in sectors one and three at the start of the fifteen minute qualifying session.
World Supersport Superpole qualifying was twenty minutes with warnings of rain, forcing everyone out early to try to get a decent lap in before conditions got too wet to record a good lap on slick tyres.
Championship leader and MotoE champion Dominique Aegerter was over a second quicker than Lorenzo Baldassarri at the end of the day, with Baldassarri unable to better his morning's time.
While Iker Lecuona's time remains the overall quickest time of the day, Alvaro Bautista headed the second session, ahead of Jonathan Rea and Andrea Locatelli in a session where nobody was able to break into 1'41 laps.
All five manufacturers were in the top six, but it was the two Yamahas at the head of the championship in the top two spots as Dominique Aegerter held off Lorenzo Baldassarri by three tenths of a second.
Quickest in every sector, Iker Lecuona put his Honda at the top of the timing sheet, above Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Toprak Razgatlioglu. Outside the 1'41s of the top three were Alvaro Bautista and Jonathan Rea, fourth and fifth quickest.
The weather climbed to 23ºC with a track temperature of 36ºC, slightly less than last year. Twenty one laps of Magny-Cours in front of a weekend crowd of over 48,000 French fans. They would get a show.
World Supersport would be nineteen laps of Magny-Cours, with Kyle Smith serving a double long-lap penalty for his punting of Bahattin Sofuoglu in yesterday's race that brought out the red flags.
Sunday's weather was clear skies and warm as the riders lined up for ten laps of Magny-Cours to determine the afternoon's grid.
World Supersport was nineteen laps with all the riders, apart from Huertas, Montella and van Straalen using the SC1 front and SCX rear tyres, with those three riders changing tyres at the last minute. Dominique Aegerter leads Lorenzo Badlassarri by fourteen points going into the race.