Results and summary of World Superbike race 2 at Kyalami:
Results and summary of the World Supersport race at Kyalami:
Results and summary of World Superbike race 1 at Kyalami:
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Results and summary of Superpole at Kyalami:
The four cylinder bikes struck back during the final session of free practice at Kyalami, with Cal Crutchlow and Leon Haslam setting the fastest times of the session, less than five hundredths apart. The Sterilgarda Yamaha and Alstare Suzuki lead a bevy of Ducatis, though, with Michel Fabrizio ahead of Carlos Checa and Jakub Smrz.
Once again, Jonathan Green and Steve Martin join David Williams of OnTheThrottle for the usual wrap-up of news and reviews before this weekend's World Superike race from Kyalami. Informative and interesting as ever, get into the swing of Sunday's races by hearing what WSBK's official commentating team have to say.
The Czech rider Jakub Smrz sits on provisional pole before this afternoon's Superpole session at Kyalami, the Pata S&G rider taking over the lead from Xerox Ducati's Michel Fabrizio in the last few minutes of QP2. Fabrizio, who did not improve his time from yesterday, finished the two qualifying practice sessions as second fastest, ahead of Sterilgarda Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow, who also did not improve his time, and HANNSpree Ten Kate's Johnny Rea, who did better his time from yesterday, but only but a few hundredths. Championship leader Leon Haslam was 5th fastest, while his closest contender, Max Biaggi, was down in 8th.
Eugene Laverty continues to top the timesheets at Kyalami, the Parkalgar Honda rider again fastest during the second session of free practice for the World Supersport class. But while Laverty's margin in previous sessions was negligible, the Irishman took charge in Saturday morning, beating the next man - HANNSpree Ten Kate's Kenan Sofuoglu - by over eight tenths of a second. Sofuoglu was himself three tenths faster than his teammate Michele Pirro, with ParkinGO Triumph's Matthieu Lagrive once again rounding out the top four.
Eugene Laverty continues to top the World Supersport timesheets at Kyalami, but still by the smallest of margins. The Parkalgar Honda rider took provisional pole during the first session of qualifying by just five hundredths of a second, edging ParkinGO Triumph's Matthieu Lagrive into 2nd. The HANNSpree Ten Kate Hondas of Kenan Sofuoglu and Michele Pirro round out the provisional front row, with Motocard.com Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz heading up row two.
After a morning dominated by Ducatis, the four cylinders struck back at Kyalami, a Yamaha, Honda, BMW, and Suzuki getting to the top of the pile, leaving only one Ducati in the top 5. That Ducati sits on provisional pole, though, Xerox Ducati's Michel Fabrizio just edging out the Sterilgarda Yamaha of Cal Crutchlow to set the best time. HANNSpree Ten Kate's Johnny Rea is in 3rd, while the BMW's improvement continues, Troy Corser putting the S1000RR on the provisional front row of the grid.
Alstare Suzuki's Leon Haslam heads up the second row, ahead of the privateer Ducatis of Carlos Checa and Jakub Smrz. Max Biaggi, who was so fast this morning, could only manage the 8th time, after the Roman Emporer dropped his Aprilia RSV4 towards the end of the session.
Eugene Laverty topped the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the World Supersport class at Kyalami, the Parkalgar Honda rider getting the better of title rival Kenan Sofuoglu at the end of the session. The 3rd place in the session went to a Motocard.com Kawasaki rider, but unlike previous rounds, it was Katsuaki Fujiwara rather than Joan Lascorz who challenged the two Honda riders. 4th fastest in the session was a big surprise, local boy Ronan Quarmby putting in an outstanding performance on the BikeFin SafeSky Honda. So strong was Quarmby that the South African, currently leading the local Supersport championship, headed up the timesheets throughout large parts of the session, forcing the regulars to dig deep to best him.
A training accident has claimed yet another victim in the 2010 MotoGP season, with Rizla Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista the latest rider to suffer injury. Bautista fell during motocross training on Thursday, fracturing a collarbone in the process. On Friday, the Spaniard underwent surgery to fix the problem, having a plate fitted on what surgeons described as a clean fracture.
Bautista appears to have been lucky with the nature of the fracture. With the plate fitted, the team expects Bautista to be able to race at Le Mans, though, as the team press release puts it, with some pain and restricted movement. Finding a suitable replacement could have been tricky, though with the World Superbike teams on a hiatus next weekend, Alstare Suzuki rider and Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli would have been likely to get the nod, as Guintoli is both popular at home, and unlike his teammate Leon Haslam, not in the race for the WSBK title.