Joan Lascorz had just missed pole position but his race pace was such that although some riders challenged his supremacy early on, none could quite stay with him at the finish.
Cal Crutchlow was riding one second or so behind Joan when the red flags came out, because of an oil spill with two laps remaining. The the results was taken back to the previous lap, leaving Joan the winner by 0.937 from Crutchlow, with Kenan Sofuoglu third.
This was Kawasaki’s first win in WSS since Fabien read more
Cal Crutchlow will start from his fifth consecutive World Supersport pole position at Magny-Cours after getting the better of Joan Lascorz.
Having dominated each round of late, Crutchlow was under more pressure than usual having crashed during first free practice, while Lascorz and Kenan Sofuoglu were also quickest in the second practice session.
Lascorz continued to set the pace in qualifying too, consistently lowering him lap times to even undercut Crutchlow’s initial push for pole read more
ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing and Chaz Davies have signed an agreement that foresees his commitment at the last three races of the World Super Sport Championship at: Imola, Magny Cours and Portimao.
Despite his 22 years Chaz has already been racing at world level and is a promising prospect for ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing. Chaz has just completed the AMA Sportbike Championship with the official Aprilia Team during which he yielded various podiums.
Today in Mugello saw the start of a new read more
The German Round of the Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship offered a number of thrills and spills at the Nurburgring as Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) moved into the lead of the championship for the first time this year. In front of 42,000 spectators the Yamaha man took the race 1 win from Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox), and his second place in race 2, in addition to a turn 1 crash for Haga, allowed him to open up an 18-point gap at the top of the table. Britain’s Jonathan Rea read more
Chris Vermeulen, the only rider to win a MotoGP race with the GSV-R, will leave Suzuki at the end of the 2009 season.
The Australian, a former World Supersport champion and ten time World Superbike race winner for Honda, made his MotoGP debut with two stand-in rides for Camel Honda in 2005.
Vermeulen then secured a full time grand prix seat with Suzuki for 2006, where he has remained ever since.
The 27-year-old took two poles and one podium during the final year of 990cc racing, then read more