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Laguna WSB Race 2: Sykes wins crash-strewn dash to lead championship into summer break

With Chas Davies not returning to the grid - after a particularly large high-side in the earlier race saw him sent to the medical centre with concussion - the British contingent were short of one rider at a sunny Laguna Seca for race two. Tom Sykes, with a thirty-nine point lead in the championship, once again made a great start, as...

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Rumblings from the Laguna Seca paddock

The silly season started for real at Laguna and looks set to gather pace as WSB enters it%X92s long eight week summer break. Aprilia man Sylvain Guintoli, both Kawasaki Racing Team Riders and Pata Honda%X92s duo have all yet to be signed up and current Voltcom Suzuki rider Eugene Laverty may even be brought back into the Aprilia fold if...

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Laguna WSB Race 1: Melandri leads Aprilia one-two at Laguna Seca

Despite a great start from Melandri in Laguna Seca, turn one still saw Sykes take the lead and - with his qualifying pace preceding him - what looked set to be another race win. But, after all his ruminations over the hills of Portimaso, it will be the blind crest of the corkscrew that he'll be cursing, after Sykes ran wide,...

  • Created 14 July 2014 01:00 by Steve Hunt
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Summer break too far for Lowes

After Laguna Seca has been completed the SBK hoards will head back to Europe, with some of the teams heading to Portimao for a (now increasingly rare) testing opportunity on 21 and 22 July. Some others %X96 Pata Honda and Voltcom Crescent Suzuki among them - will not. For Lowes, after Laguna the summer break is simply too long, especially with no...

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Guintoli ready to risk more

Sylvain Guintoli knew even before he got to Laguna Seca that he would have to go for it at this race and every other one, as Sykes was in an enviable championship position, so the prospect of Sykes taking more than his 38 points lead into the summer break is hard to bear pre-race. %X93It is hard enough now,%X94 said Guintoli....

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Bryan Staring making progress

In the first free practice at Laguna Seca the name Bryan Staring was well into the top ten positions in a field of 27 riders. Staring admitted that it was only FP1 at that early stage but he put his recent improvements that led to a 17th place in Superpole to good work from rider and team and a return to...

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Laguna Seca WSB: Sykes takes pole

Reigning world champion Tom Sykes claimed his 23rd World Superbike pole position at Laguna Seca ahead of tomorrow's races. The Kawasaki rider set a best time of 1'21.811 to hed the front row ahead of Sylvain Guintoli and Chaz Davies. Davies' team-mate Davide Giugliano will start from fourth, ahead of Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty. Jonathan Rea, who won last time out at...

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Camier's first MV steps

Leon Camier was thrown into the SBK mix once again in 2014 despite having no regular ride, as he took over control of the MV Agusta Reparto Corse F4 vacated for one race by injured regular Claudio Corti. A rider of vast experience of many types of machines, from both his BSB and also his WSB exploits in recent years, Camier...

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Lowes hits early high

Among a short handful of WSB riders who were taking their first experiences of the Laguna Seca circuit this weekend Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) did best of all after one day, in fifth place after first qualifying. He found a lot of similarities to the kind of tracks he learned to ride on, learning well enough to win the BSB...

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Riders Mystified By Laguna Schedule

The weekend schedule at Laguna Seca in 2013 featured a race on Saturday and one on Sunday, but in 2014 the WSB weekend featured two races on Sunday as per most rounds. One major departure from the norm was featuring all three times qualifying sessions on Friday, leaving just one free practice and then two sessions of Superpole on Saturday, wit...

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