World Superbikes (June 2013)

  • Imola WSB: Sykes does the double

    30 June 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Sykes does the double

    Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes rode a faultless race to take the double win at Imola and come away with the champonship lead. Sykes got a great start and led from the first corner, with Davide...

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  • Imola WSS: Sofuoglu wins after red flag

    30 June 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSS: Sofuoglu wins after red flag

    Kenan Sofuoglu has closed the gap to championship leader Sam Lowes to 34 points after easing to victory at Imola. The race was red flagged due to oil on the track and Sofuoglu got a a great start...

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  • Imola WSB: Sykes takes race one win

    30 June 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Sykes takes race one win

    Tom Sykes eased to victory in the first race at Imola to drastically close the gap on championship leader Sylvain Guintoli after the Frenchman was forced to retire due to a mechanical problem on lap...

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  • Imola WSB: Sykes takes pole

    29 June 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Sykes takes pole

    Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's races at Imola from pole position after setting a blistering fastest lap of 1'45.981 on race tyres in superpole 3. Pata Honda rider Jonatha...

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  • Imola WSB: Sykes and Rea lead the charge

    28 June 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Imola WSB: Sykes and Rea lead the charge

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) headed up the first qualifying session at Imola and were only separated by 0.112 seconds as they put a gap between...

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  • Imola WSS: Sam Lowes out front again

    28 June 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Imola WSS: Sam Lowes out front again

    Sam Lowes continued his great WSS form on his Yakhnich Racing Yamaha R6 to record the fastest lap of the first qualifying session at the Imola round. He was 0.722 seconds quicker than his next nearest...

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  • FRIDAY SBK QUALIFYING: Rea, Laverty and Sykes Head Up Day One

    07 June 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda) once more proved that Portimao is one of his favourite circuits as he led the first qualifying session at the intense 4.592km track on the Algarve, heading off Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing) by 0.052 seconds. Regular session leading rider Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was third today, although only 0.097 seconds behind Rea. The top three had a small advantage over...

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  • FRIDAY WSS QUALIFYING: Lowes Goes To Provisional Pole

    07 June 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    British rider Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Team Yamaha) carried on his dominant form in the WSS class by taking provisional pole at Portimao after the first qualifying session with a 1’45.724 lap time that none of his rivals could get near. He was 0.522 seconds ahead of the reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi Racing Team India) although none of the top riders are yet at lap record pace...

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  • New SBK Rules Agreement Reached

    07 June 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    The shape of SBK technical regulations in 2014 and beyond came one step closer to completion with a joint statement on Friday at Portimao, from the FIM, Dorna and MSMA, stating that a ‘framework’ for the new rules had finally been worked out. There is now an agreement of the main technical rules and costs for complete bikes, lease packages and other performance components like suspension, brakes...

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