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Tom Sykes dominates Day 1 on home soil

Silverstone (Great Britain), Friday 2 August 2013 -  Blazing sunshine welcomed the eni FIM Superbike World Championship riders in today’s Qualifying 1 at Silverstone. Despite a late crash at Turn 1, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) stole the show courtesy of an impressive 2’05.355 seconds lap-time, to lead the way until the chequered flag was waved on the finish line. Apart from the leader… (read more)

Times: 1. Sykes (Kawasaki) 2’05.355 average 169.496 kph; 2. Camier (Suzuki) 2’06.236; 3. Giugliano (Aprilia) 2’06.332; 4. Rea (Honda) 2’06.349; 5. Haslam (Honda) 2’06.353; 6. Laverty (Aprilia) 2’06.539; 7. Baz (Kawasaki) 2’06.553; 8. Melandri (BMW) 2’06.590; 9. Guintoli (Aprilia) 2’06.656; 10. Cluzel (Suzuki) 2’06.718; 11. Badovini (Ducati) 2’06.735; 12. Davies (BMW) 2’06.826; 13. Neukirchner (Ducati) 2’07.516; 14. Checa (Ducati) 2’07.546; 15. Fabrizio (Aprilia) 2’07.753; 16. Aitchison (Kawasaki) 2’09.126; 17. Sandi (Kawasaki) 2’10.471; 18. Iannuzzo (BMW) 2’11.866.

World Supersport

Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki) was the fastest rider in Round 9 first qualifying. The reigning Champion broke into the 2’08 seconds barrier with few minutes left and improved his lap-time again to a final 2’08.823, to edge title contender and current Championship leader Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) – who had a crash halfway through the session … (read more)

Times: 1. Sofuoglu (Kawasaki) 2’08.823 average 164.933 kph; 2. Lowes (Yamaha) 2’09.001; 3. Russo (Kawasaki) 2’09.308; 4. Morais (Honda) 2’09.755; 5. Marino (Kawasaki) 2’09.843; 6. Salom (Kawasaki) 2’09.982; 7. Kennedy (Honda) 2’10.209; 8. De Rosa (Honda) 2’10.263; 9. Vd Mark (Honda) 2’10.309; 10. Foret (Kawasaki) 2’10.367; etc.

Superstock 1000

Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) set the fastest time in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup first qualifying session. The Reigning Champion and current leader in the points lapped the 5,902 m of the Silverstone Circuit in 2’09.110 and, despite a technical problem with ten minutes left… (read more)

 

Times: 1. Barrier (BMW) 2’10.396 average 162.944 kph; 2. Savadori (Kawasaki) 2’11.109; 3. Guarnoni (Kawasaki) 2’11.217; 4. Mercado (Kawasaki) 2’11.325; 5. La Marra (Ducati) 2’11.529; 6. Bussolotti (BMW) 2’11.891; 7. Jezek (Ducati) 2’11.994; 8. Lussiana (Kawasaki) 2’12.096; 9. Canepa (Ducati) 2’12.219; 10. Lanusse (Kawasaki) 2’12.418; etc.

Superstock 600

Sixteen year old Alessandro Nocco (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) leads qualifying after topping the timesheets in today’s first session at Silverstone. The winner of the last race at Imola, who already managed to clock below the best lap with 15 minutes left in the session, was able to… (read more)

Times: 1. Nocco (Kawasaki) 2’11.410 average 161.686 kph; 2. Morbidelli (Kawasaki) 2’12.173; 3. Duwelz (Yamaha) 2’12.294; 4. Nestorovic (Yamaha) 2’13.024; 5. Gamarino (Kawasaki) 2’13.706; 6. Mossey (Yamaha) 2’13.896; 7. Chesaux (Honda) 2’13.977; 8. Coveña (Kawasaki) 2’13.980; 9. Mulhauser (Yamaha) 2’14.008; 10. Salvadori (Yamaha) 2’14.247; etc.
European Junior Cup – Free Practice

Times: 1. Flitcroft (Honda) 2’31.925 average 139.853 kph; 2. Raymond (Honda) 2’32.845; 3. Orellana (Honda) 2’32.849; 4. Fernandez (Honda) 2’33.335; 5. Soomer (Honda) 2’33.709; 6. Sebestyen (Honda) 2’34.337; 7. Harland (Honda) 2’34.344; 8. Lewis (Honda) 2’34.554; 9. Fernandez (Honda) 2’34.577; 10. Hill (Honda) 2’34.703; etc.