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Davide Giugliano the pole-sitter at Moscow Raceway

Moscow (Russia), Saturday 20 July 2013 - Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Aprilia) scored his first ever Tissot-Superpole win today at Moscow Raceway. The 23 year old from the “Eternal City” of Rome managed to time in 1’34.676 lap-time to secure first place ahead of Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet), as the Welshman achieved his best ever grid positioning in… (read more)

Davide Giugliano: “This Tissot-Superpole is a great result for me and the team, who made this success possible by setting-up a very competitive bike: we can stand a chance with the official teams and also be up front, as today. Hope to do the same tomorrow, even though we are aware that the races will be two hard ones and also Sykes, despite his crash today, will take part in the battle. Moreover, weather conditions seem not to be that good, but we’ll do our best as ever.”

Chaz Davies: “I am very happy, the result confirms the steps that we have taken all weekend have been right. We made some changes that have really helped. I felt that I did not make the best lap, I lost a couple of tenths here and there, maybe enough to keep me off from pole but to get there you have to put it all together and I did not. But still I am very satisfied with the front row and am looking forward to the races. I think it is going to be a battle tomorrow, it is going to be close off the line and whoever has the pace will stay at the front.”
Mondiale Supersport – Sofuoglu keeps pole position in Q2

Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki) is the pole-sitter for the eight World Supersport race of the season, scheduled for tomorrow early afternoon at Moscow Raceway, courtesy of the 1’38.088 seconds lap-time set yesterday in Qualifying 1. The three-time Champion will move off from the top spot on the WSS grid for the fifteenth time in his career, with Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha’s… (read more)

Times: 1. Sofuoglu (Kawasaki) 1’38.088 average 144.275 kph; 2. Lowes (Yamaha) 1’38.240; 3. Leonov (Yamaha) 1’38.691; 4. Antonelli (Kawasaki) 1’38.792; 5. Baldolini (Suzuki) 1’38.919; 6. Vd Mark (Honda) 1’38.975; 7. Kennedy (Honda) 1’39.249; 8. Foret (Kawasaki) 1’39.295; 9. Rolfo (MV Agusta) 1’39.378; 10. Coghlan (Kawasaki) 1’39.406; etc.

Cup of Nations

Eighteen year old Dakota Mamola rode his Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha YZF-R6 to pole position for the Cup of Nations 10-lap race scheduled for tomorrow at 10:30 am. The young American clocked a 1’41.044 seconds in first qualifying that resulted by far the fastest lap-time of all. Mamola will be joined on the first row by Czech Viktor Dusek (DRT Racing Yamaha) and Hungarian Agoston Rosivall (R2 Motorsport Yamaha).

Times: 1. Mamola (Yamaha) 1’41.044 average 140.054 kph; 2. Rosivall (Yamaha) 1’42.724; 3. De Gruttola (Yamaha) 1’43.177; 4. Mikhalchik (Honda) 1’43.177; 5. Kiselev (Kawasaki) 1’43.481; 6. Eremin (Yamaha) 1’43.536; 7. Berestnev (Yamaha) 1’44.481; 8. Corsini (MV Agusta) 1’44.488; 9. Fasanella (Suzuki) 1’44.492; 10. Dusek (Yamaha) 1’44.846; etc.