MotoGP Race And Practice Results
Jules Cluzel wore comedy windscreen wiper glasses on the grid, reminding us that this would be a race on a wet track. Like the World Superbike race, this too was reduced, to seventeen laps.
Kenan Sofuoglu took the lead in a heavily contested first lap, with five riders involved in one crash in the middle of the pack, leading Jules Cluzel, Lucas Mahias and Michael van der Mark until Mahias crashed out, losing control in the wet and watching his bike plough into an air fence.
Sofuoglu was significantly faster than anyone else, making three seconds a lap on most of the field, in spite of suffering from a misting visor. Every lap, he opened his visor to circulate the air and, even with this distraction, he was still building an insurmountable lead until, ten seconds ahead of Jules Cluzel who was himself over twenty seconds clear of Lorenzo Zanetti and Florian Marino, he modified his front brake setting and then instantly crashed, applying too much pressure on the front brake. As he tried to pick up his bike, Cluzel stormed past, and Sofuoglu could still have made it back in second place, but his bike was damaged beyond a restart.
Michael van der Mark crashed on the seventh lap, but he was able to pick his bike up and get restarted, dropping from third to seventh. After the Sofuoglu crash, he pushed through slower riders and forced his way through to second place in one lap, still over twenty seconds behind Jules Cluzel. With thirteen laps completed, the air fence that was damaged earlier was pronounced dead and the red flags came out. Enough laps were completed for a full result to be declared and Jules Cluzel won the race with a clear lead.
Michael van der Mark continued his run of first or second places and Roberto Rolfo showed his experience from a seventeenth place start to a third place podium.
Jules Cluzel now has twelve points more than Florian Marino, retaking second place in the championship.
|1||16||J. CLUZEL||MV Agusta F3 675||1'58.193||251,7|
|2||60||M. VD MARK||Honda CBR600RR||20.274||1'58.175||247,7|
|3||44||R. ROLFO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||24.232||1'58.687||240,0|
|4||26||L. ZANETTI||Honda CBR600RR||24.911||1'59.421||237,9|
|5||21||F. MARINO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||26.599||2'00.239||250,0|
|6||88||K. COGHLAN||Yamaha YZF R6||26.860||1'59.755||247,7|
|7||5||R. TAMBURINI||Kawasaki ZX-6R||28.110||2'00.105||241,6|
|8||99||P. JACOBSEN||Kawasaki ZX-6R||29.777||1'59.820||242,2|
|9||14||R. WILAIROT||Honda CBR600RR||53.463||2'01.075||232,3|
|10||6||D. SCHMITTER||Yamaha YZF R6||54.266||2'01.885||231,3|
|11||87||L. MARCONI||Honda CBR600RR||57.226||2'01.807||245,5|
|12||22||M. LAW||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'07.547||2'02.247||225,0|
|13||64||M. DAVIES||Honda CBR600RR||1'10.889||2'03.489||238,4|
|14||11||C. GAMARINO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'20.101||2'03.088||241,1|
|15||155||M. ROCCOLI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'27.838||2'02.747||233,8|
|16||36||M. CARDENAS||Honda CBR600RR||1'38.961||2'04.129||240,5|
|17||53||V. DEBISE||Honda CBR600RR||1 Lap||2'08.925||216,0|
|18||7||N. CALERO||Honda CBR600RR||1 Lap||2'10.642||233,3|
|RET||54||K. SOFUOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||4 Laps||1'56.887||250,6|
|RET||17||L. MAHIAS||Yamaha YZF R6||5 Laps||2'02.458||229,8|
|RET||4||J. KENNEDY||Honda CBR600RR||6 Laps||2'00.320||239,5|
|RET||65||V. LEONOV||Honda CBR600RR||9 Laps||2'02.538||246,0|
|RET||25||A. BALDOLINI||Honda CBR600RR||9 Laps||2'04.395||234,3|
|RET||161||A. IVANOV||Yamaha YZF R6||10 Laps|
|RET||19||K. WAHR||Yamaha YZF R6||11 Laps|
|RET||10||A. NOCCO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||13 Laps|
|RET||61||F. MENGHI||Yamaha YZF R6||13 Laps|
|RET||23||C. TANGRE||Suzuki GSX-R600||13 Laps|
It rained this morning but the rain had stopped by the time the race started, but the conditions meant that the race was reduced from twenty-one to nineteen laps.
Jonathan Rea led from turn one, getting an excellent start in the low-grip conditions. He was able to build a gap ahead of a fight amongst Davide Giugliano, Tom Sykes and Sylvain Guintoli. Chaz Davies passed Tom Sykes but crashed out at turn five on the second lap, hampering Marco Melandri's progress as he had to slow to avoid him. Sylvain Guintoli got used to the conditions and caught and passed Jonathan Rea, demonstrating once more that he was one of the better riders in tricky conditions and at the beginning of a race.
On the fourth lap, Davide Giugliano caught and passed Tom Sykes, forcing Sykes wide and making him run off the track. The run-off area was luckily not covered in astroturf and Sykes was able to rejoin the race without losing a place. On the next lap, Giugliano then caught and passed Jonathan Rea while Loris Baz passed Tom Sykes. Marco Melandri started carving through the pack and, after some jostling, Melandri was second ahead of Loris Baz, Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.
At the halfway point, Sylvain Guintoli had over a four second lead ahead of Marco Melandri and the two Aprilias had a better pace than the rest of the field. As the gap between Melandri and Baz increased, the gap to the front dropped. Melandri had a visibly better pace and cut Guintoli's lead at a rate of 1.4 seconds a lap.
Jonathan Rea passed Loris Baz and settled into a lonely third place with team battles ahead and behind him. Marco Melandri made a very kind pass on Sylvain Guintoli, and led the race four laps from the end, but his pit board was shown with an angry face and a down arrow. Team orders were given.
Melandri waved Guintoli past, in a very deliberate way. Team orders were obeyed.
Tom Sykes tried to pass Loris Baz for fourth pace, but Baz was having none of it and made it clear that if Sykes wanted it, he'd have to earn it, but on the penultimate lap, Baz too was shown a pit board with an order to lose one place.
Sylvain Guintoli won the race ahead of Marco Melandri, playing the part of the obedient teammate, taking, as he put it, one step back to take two forward. He made it clear that this was part of the job.
Jonathan Rea didn't have the luxury of a teammate ahead of him and took the last spot on the podium on his own. Entering the last chicane, Loris Baz slowed rapidly, letting Tom Sykes past as Baz shook his head disappointedly. He too played the role of the teammate and Sykes signalled a thank you, with a thumbs-up and a wave for Baz as he crossed the line in fourth.
Team orders have always been a part of World Superbike, but never before have they been so blatantly displayed. They were used to reduce Sykes's lead over Guintoli to just nineteen points, Guintoli being gifted five points to Sykes's two as a result of their teammates giving them their places.
The French fans got their Marseillaise, but under rather sheepish conditions.
|1||50||S. GUINTOLI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'54.200||251,7|
|2||33||M. MELANDRI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||2.257||1'54.013||257,8|
|3||65||J. REA||Honda CBR1000RR||5.954||1'55.034||268,0|
|4||1||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||15.670||1'55.426||247,7|
|5||76||L. BAZ||Kawasaki ZX-10R||16.149||1'54.751||262,8|
|6||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR||29.411||1'55.742||262,8|
|7||34||D. GIUGLIANO||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||57.319||1'55.837||264,1|
|8||57||L. LANZI||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||59.306||1'57.372||240,5|
|9||27||M. NEUKIRCHNER||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'12.274||1'58.056||235,8|
|10||52||S. BARRIER||BMW S1000 RR EVO||1'22.931||1'58.889||248,3|
|11||59||N. CANEPA||Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO||1'39.670||1'59.920||236,3|
|12||11||J. GUARNONI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'42.886||2'00.018||239,5|
|13||71||C. CORTI||MV Agusta F4 RR||2'03.253||1'59.843||248,8|
|14||67||B. STARING||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1 Lap||2'00.733||242,2|
|15||9||F. FORET||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1 Lap||2'03.009||232,3|
|16||74||N. SALCHAUD||MV Agusta F4 RR||1 Lap||2'04.397||240,0|
|17||32||S. MORAIS||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||2 Laps||2'00.958||232,3|
|18||99||G. MAY||EBR 1190 RX||2 Laps||2'07.905||209,3|
|19||58||E. LAVERTY||Suzuki GSX-R1000||2 Laps||1'58.221||250,0|
|20||10||I. TOTH||BMW S1000 RR||3 Laps||2'13.656||196,4|
|RET||16||G. RIZMAYER||BMW S1000 RR EVO||12 Laps||2'05.838||232,3|
|RET||20||A. YATES||EBR 1190 RX||12 Laps||2'09.307||230,8|
|RET||212||X. FORES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||14 Laps||1'56.673||234,3|
|RET||21||A. ANDREOZZI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||16 Laps||2'08.416||234,3|
|RET||24||T. ELIAS||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||17 Laps||2'00.202||232,3|
|RET||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||17 Laps||228,3||1'37.270 284,2|
|RET||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||18 Laps||236,8||1'37.021 294,3|
Qualifying for World Superbike's penultimate pair of races for 2014 took place today, and the French circuit of Magny-Cours, designed by the ubiquitous Hermann Tilke, had been resurfaced in places since last year, making the track a little bit quicker. Rain has been predicted as possible tomorrow, which would mean qualifying is merely an indicator of where everyone starts the race and not a prediction of pace.
Unsurprisingly, Tom Sykes decided not to settle for a mere front row start and took pole position convincingly, but what was surprising was that this was only his fifth pole position of the year, a feat he'd achieved before the halfway mark in both 2012 and 2013. Sykes has a thirty two point lead over Sylvain Guintoli, and eight wins to the Frenchman's two. If Sykes can increase that lead to fifty points this weekend, he will be crowned champion. His teammate Loris Baz, now confirmed as not being too tall for a MotoGP Yamaha, qualified in seventh place the hard way, coming through Superpole One with Max Neukirchner. Baz commented that he was losing out on just one corner and hopes to find an electronic solution before the races tomorrow. In front of a French crowd, Baz had hoped to do better. Baz's fifth place, and no wins, in the title chase is safe, barring a disaster, but if he can beat Marco Melandri, he can take his fourth place off him as he's only five points behind him. Baz is the last rider in mathematical contention for the title, but he needs three wins and a second place with Sykes scoring no more points this year. If it rains, this is not outside the realms of possibility, but it's unlikely.
Davide Giugliano looked all weekend like he might take pole position, and with the fastest time on a race tyre, before everyone came out on qualifiers, it seemed even more likely, but Tom Sykes bagged that one comprehensively. Giugliano was quicker than the previous quickest time, a 1'36.950 from Tom Sykes in 2012, and has a better lap time on a race tyre, and he is hoping to get that elusive first victory for the Ducati Panigale. Chaz Davies qualified in fourth on the other factory Ducati, which was better than his position in every session so far.
Jonathan Rea was the third and last rider to go faster than Tom Sykes's 2012 qualifying lap, filling the last front row slot. With the Honda team giving him a more competitive and user-friendly bike, Rea will be looking for a good start from the front row so as to not get caught up in the bottleneck at the 180 corner. Rea is thirty six points behind Sylvain Guintoli and only eighteen ahead of Marco Melandri, and Magny-Cours is a track that suits the Aprilia. Rea will need to improve on his usual sixth place to keep his third place in the championship safe, and a front row start in front of the Aprilias is a good way to open the racing. Leon Haslam on the other Honda struggled with qualifying and ended up tenth on the grid.
Sylvain Guintoli and Marco Melandri, having shown good pace throughout free practice, ended up in fifth and sixth places respectively, both fighting for championship places at a disadvantage in the second row. While the race pace of both riders is strong, Guintoli has required good starts for his strong results this year, while Melandri is stronger in the second half of the race, managing his tyres and a lighter bike better than his teammate. Guintoli needs a good start for his home crowd to hear La Marseillaise in World Superbike, but if not, they will have to rely on rain or the Supersport Frenchmen.
Alex Lowes, confirmed to be staying with Suzuki next year, qualified in eighth place ahead of his teammate Eugene Laverty, confirmed to be off to MotoGP next year on the bike originally earmarked for Loris Baz before HRC realised that he was a bit tall. Lowes is looking for two top six places while Laverty is just looking for something better than ninth.
Three non-Evo Ducati Panigales were added to the grid this weekend, with the 3C Racing team bringing former World Superbike rider Max Neukirchner, former factory Ducati rider Lorenzo Lanzi and IDM German Superbike Champion Xavi Fores. The three teammates all raced in the IDM and the Ducati Corse-supported team won eleven out of the fifteen races on their way to the title. Fores qualified directly for Superpole Two, while Lanzi and Neukirchner had to contest Superpole One, with only Neukircher joining Fores in the second Superpole. Fores and Neukircher take the last two spots in the fourth row. Fabien Foret, having previously announced his retirement to focus on EWC endurance racing, is also back for a last hurrah in front of his home crowd, replacing the injured Luca Scassa.
World Supersport also included a few wild cards, but Lucas Mahias was the standout. Having won every race in the French Supersport championship this year, twelve victories from twelve starts including two at Magny-Cours, he very nearly started the World Supersport race from pole position, but his fellow countryman Jules Cluzel held him off. Cluzel is two points behind second-placed Florian Marino in the already-settled championship, and with Marino starting in the middle of the third row, Cluzel just needs a good result ahead of Marino to head to the last round ahead.
With French riders stereotypically going well in the wet, the home crowd could well be secretly hoping for rain. They are definitely hoping for good French results, and there are possibilities, but plenty of other riders have different plans.
Qualifying for the penultimate World Supersport race finally saw Cal Crutchlow's 2009 qualifying lap bettered.
Jules Cluzel took a dominant pole position, almost half a second quicker than the rest of the field and was the first of two Frenchmen on the front row. Wild card Lucas Mahias, current French Supersport champion having won all twelve races in the series, earned a hard fought second place ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu. World Supersport champion Michael van der Mark heads up the second row ahead of Roberto Tamburini and PJ Jacobsen.
|1||16||J. CLUZEL||MV Agusta F3 675||1'40.550||264,7|
|2||17||L. MAHIAS||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.009||0.459||255,9|
|3||54||K. SOFUOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'41.036||0.486||260,2|
|4||60||M. VD MARK||Honda CBR600RR||1'41.151||0.601||262,8|
|5||5||R. TAMBURINI||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'41.338||0.788||259,6|
|6||99||P. JACOBSEN||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'41.451||0.901||257,1|
|7||155||M. ROCCOLI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'41.517||0.967||260,2|
|8||21||F. MARINO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'41.719||1.169||260,9|
|9||4||J. KENNEDY||Honda CBR600RR||1'41.721||1.171||255,9|
|10||26||L. ZANETTI||Honda CBR600RR||1'41.894||1.344||261,5|
|11||88||K. COGHLAN||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.061||1.511||259,0|
|12||10||A. NOCCO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.187||1.637||255,3|
|13||14||R. WILAIROT||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.195||1.645||258,4|
|14||6||D. SCHMITTER||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.223||1.673||257,8|
|15||65||V. LEONOV||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.251||1.701||254,1|
|16||25||A. BALDOLINI||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.564||2.014||253,5|
|17||44||R. ROLFO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.586||2.036||257,1|
|18||19||K. WAHR||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.707||2.157||251,2|
|19||87||L. MARCONI||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.890||2.340||258,4|
|20||23||C. TANGRE||Suzuki GSX-R600||1'43.259||2.709||254,1|
|21||53||V. DEBISE||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.374||2.824||254,1|
|22||22||M. LAW||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'43.489||2.939||256,5|
|23||36||M. CARDENAS||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.616||3.066||255,3|
|24||61||F. MENGHI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'43.624||3.074||254,1|
|25||7||N. CALERO||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.851||3.301||252,9|
|26||11||C. GAMARINO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'44.037||3.487||256,5|
|27||64||M. DAVIES||Honda CBR600RR||1'45.083||4.533||247,1|
|28||161||A. IVANOV||Yamaha YZF R6||1'45.481||4.931||254,7|
Superpole was done in warm 23C conditions and would see a new qualifying record set.
Loris Baz opened the session with a 1'38.704 and then improved it to a 1'38.605 on a race tyre. Max Neukirchner, a wild-card along with Lorenzo Lanzi and Xavi Fores on 3C Racing Ducatis, used a qualifying tyre to get a 1'38.085 deposing Baz to second but Baz used his qualifier to get a 1'37.371 and retake the top slot.
David Salom, Evo class championship leader, injured his wrist in the morning's qualifying, but he still managed the seventh quickest time. Toni Elias didn't get out until nine minutes in, as his bike spent most of the session in bits in his garage, and he was fourth-quickest behind Sylvain Barrier.
Baz and Neukirchner were promoted to Superpole Two, and Baz wasted no time in latching onto the back of Leon Haslam and Sylvain Guintoli who recorded the first time. Davide Giugliano set a 1'37.011 on a race tyre, setting the benchmark for all the qualifying tyre laps in the last five minutes. World champion and current championship leader Tom Sykes once again showed that he's the best man on a qualifying tyre with a new all-time fastest lap of 1'36.366, and will be joined on the front row for tomorrow's races by Davide Giugliano and Jonathan Rea.
Superpole Two Results:
|1||1||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'36.366||290,3|
|2||34||D. GIUGLIANO||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'36.593||0.227||295,1|
|3||65||J. REA||Honda CBR1000RR||1'36.906||0.540||290,3|
|4||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'37.021||0.655||294,3|
|5||50||S. GUINTOLI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'37.184||0.818||297,5|
|6||33||M. MELANDRI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'37.190||0.824||294,3|
|7||76||L. BAZ||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'37.215||0.849||290,3|
|8||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'37.270||0.904||284,2|
|9||58||E. LAVERTY||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'37.407||1.041||287,2|
|10||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR||1'37.575||1.209||287,2|
|11||212||X. FORES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'37.673||1.307||284,2|
|12||27||M. NEUKIRCHNER||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'37.877||1.511||288,8|
Superpole One Results:
|1||76||L. BAZ||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'37.371||289,5|
|2||27||M. NEUKIRCHNER||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'38.085||0.714||287,2|
|3||52||S. BARRIER||BMW S1000 RR EVO||1'38.415||1.044||280,5|
|4||24||T. ELIAS||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'38.621||1.250||291,1|
|5||57||L. LANZI||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'38.883||1.512||282,0|
|6||59||N. CANEPA||Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO||1'39.367||1.996||276,2|
|7||44||D. SALOM||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'39.452||2.081||274,8|
|8||71||C. CORTI||MV Agusta F4 RR||1'39.518||2.147||282,0|
|9||32||S. MORAIS||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'39.701||2.330||270,7|
|10||9||F. FORET||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'39.850||2.479||274,8|
Tom Sykes continues his title defence with the fastest lap in the untimed session ahead of Superpole with Marco Melandri very close behind. The session was red-flagged with twenty-one minutes remaining due to Sykes crashing at the final chicane after setting the fastest lap. The session resumed shortly after, but Sykes missed out on over ten minutes of tracktime.
|1||1||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'37.577||290,3|
|2||33||M. MELANDRI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'37.655||0.078||291,9|
|3||50||S. GUINTOLI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'37.780||0.203||298,3|
|4||65||J. REA||Honda CBR1000RR||1'37.950||0.373||291,1|
|5||34||D. GIUGLIANO||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'37.951||0.374||292,7|
|6||58||E. LAVERTY||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'38.083||0.506||288,8|
|7||76||L. BAZ||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'38.201||0.624||291,9|
|8||24||T. ELIAS||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'38.365||0.788||290,3|
|9||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'38.513||0.936||293,5|
|10||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'38.586||1.009||285,0|
|11||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR||1'38.728||1.151||286,5|
|12||212||X. FORES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'38.784||1.207||285,7|
|13||57||L. LANZI||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'39.241||1.664||281,3|
|14||52||S. BARRIER||BMW S1000 RR EVO||1'39.269||1.692||282,0|
|15||27||M. NEUKIRCHNER||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'39.758||2.181||286,5|
|16||59||N. CANEPA||Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO||1'39.846||2.269||275,5|
|17||32||S. MORAIS||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'40.031||2.454||270,0|
|18||11||J. GUARNONI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'40.385||2.808||274,8|
|19||71||C. CORTI||MV Agusta F4 RR||1'40.544||2.967||282,0|
|20||67||B. STARING||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'41.293||3.716||273,4|
|21||21||A. ANDREOZZI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'41.584||4.007||274,8|
|22||44||D. SALOM||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'41.682||4.105||273,4|
|23||99||G. MAY||EBR 1190 RX||1'41.909||4.332||261,5|
|24||9||F. FORET||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'41.958||4.381||273,4|
|25||10||I. TOTH||BMW S1000 RR||1'42.358||4.781||276,2|
|26||20||A. YATES||EBR 1190 RX||1'42.412||4.835||262,8|
|27||16||G. RIZMAYER||BMW S1000 RR EVO||1'42.888||5.311||276,2|
|28||74||N. SALCHAUD||MV Agusta F4 RR||1'43.664||6.087||267,3|
Wild Card Lucas Mahias leads Michael van der Mark and Kenan Sofuoglu.
|1||17||L. MAHIAS||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.387||254,7|
|2||60||M. VD MARK||Honda CBR600RR||1'41.499||0.112||260,9|
|3||54||K. SOFUOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'41.600||0.213||259,0|
|4||21||F. MARINO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'41.801||0.414||262,1|
|5||16||J. CLUZEL||MV Agusta F3 675||1'41.892||0.505||261,5|
|6||5||R. TAMBURINI||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'41.973||0.586||260,2|
|7||99||P. JACOBSEN||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.004||0.617||259,0|
|8||4||J. KENNEDY||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.021||0.634||255,9|
|9||155||M. ROCCOLI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'42.108||0.721||262,1|
|10||88||K. COGHLAN||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.179||0.792||259,6|
|11||26||L. ZANETTI||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.294||0.907||259,0|
|12||14||R. WILAIROT||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.480||1.093||258,4|
|13||6||D. SCHMITTER||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.488||1.101||257,1|
|14||25||A. BALDOLINI||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.786||1.399||257,1|
|15||44||R. ROLFO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.796||1.409||258,4|
|16||53||V. DEBISE||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.941||1.554||258,4|
|17||65||V. LEONOV||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.090||1.703||255,9|
|18||19||K. WAHR||Yamaha YZF R6||1'43.270||1.883||252,3|
|19||87||L. MARCONI||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.455||2.068||257,8|
|20||22||M. LAW||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'43.842||2.455||255,3|
|21||23||C. TANGRE||Suzuki GSX-R600||1'44.042||2.655||254,1|
|22||36||M. CARDENAS||Honda CBR600RR||1'44.371||2.984||257,8|
|23||11||C. GAMARINO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'44.399||3.012||256,5|
|24||61||F. MENGHI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'44.532||3.145||255,9|
|25||7||N. CALERO||Honda CBR600RR||1'44.755||3.368||255,9|
|26||64||M. DAVIES||Honda CBR600RR||1'45.744||4.357||248,3|
|27||161||A. IVANOV||Yamaha YZF R6||1'45.994||4.607||257,8|
With five manufacturers in the top six, Sylvain Guintoli is quickest in France.
|1||50||S. GUINTOLI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'37.594||299,2|
|2||34||D. GIUGLIANO||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'37.776||0.182||295,1|
|3||33||M. MELANDRI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'37.819||0.225||293,5|
|4||1||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'37.833||0.239||292,7|
|5||65||J. REA||Honda CBR1000RR||1'37.986||0.392||291,1|
|6||58||E. LAVERTY||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'38.049||0.455||286,5|
|7||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR||1'38.143||0.549||287,2|
|8||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'38.171||0.577||285,0|
|9||212||X. FORES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'38.393||0.799||285,0|
|10||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'38.404||0.810||294,3|
|11||76||L. BAZ||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'38.694||1.100||291,1|
|12||24||T. ELIAS||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'38.701||1.107||292,7|
|13||27||M. NEUKIRCHNER||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'38.955||1.361||288,0|
|14||59||N. CANEPA||Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO||1'39.343||1.749||280,5|
|15||57||L. LANZI||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'39.350||1.756||283,5|
|16||44||D. SALOM||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'39.352||1.758||275,5|
|17||52||S. BARRIER||BMW S1000 RR EVO||1'39.482||1.888||280,5|
|18||32||S. MORAIS||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'39.826||2.232||269,3|
|19||71||C. CORTI||MV Agusta F4 RR||1'40.207||2.613||281,3|
|20||9||F. FORET||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'40.252||2.658||277,6|
|21||11||J. GUARNONI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'40.427||2.833||274,1|
|22||21||A. ANDREOZZI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'40.926||3.332||279,1|
|23||67||B. STARING||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'41.181||3.587||272,7|
|24||99||G. MAY||EBR 1190 RX||1'42.051||4.457||263,4|
|25||20||A. YATES||EBR 1190 RX||1'42.406||4.812||264,7|
|26||10||I. TOTH||BMW S1000 RR||1'42.470||4.876||270,0|
|27||74||N. SALCHAUD||MV Agusta F4 RR||1'44.559||6.965||266,7|
|28||16||G. RIZMAYER||BMW S1000 RR EVO||1'44.878||7.284||272,7|
Davide Giugliano sets the first 1'37 of the meeting, ahead of Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli.
|1||34||D. GIUGLIANO||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'37.866||295,1|
|2||58||E. LAVERTY||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'38.138||0.272||286,5|
|3||50||S. GUINTOLI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'38.152||0.286||296,7|
|4||65||J. REA||Honda CBR1000RR||1'38.157||0.291||292,7|
|5||33||M. MELANDRI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'38.451||0.585||291,1|
|6||1||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'38.518||0.652||294,3|
|7||76||L. BAZ||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'38.647||0.781||288,8|
|8||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'38.747||0.881||294,3|
|9||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'38.888||1.022||284,2|
|10||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR||1'39.040||1.174||284,2|
|11||212||X. FORES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'39.265||1.399||287,2|
|12||27||M. NEUKIRCHNER||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'39.308||1.442||288,8|
|13||24||T. ELIAS||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'39.439||1.573||298,3|
|14||59||N. CANEPA||Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO||1'39.548||1.682||278,4|
|15||44||D. SALOM||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'40.022||2.156||275,5|
|16||52||S. BARRIER||BMW S1000 RR EVO||1'40.170||2.304||282,7|
|17||57||L. LANZI||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||1'40.256||2.390||284,2|
|18||32||S. MORAIS||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'40.677||2.811||270,0|
|19||9||F. FORET||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'40.961||3.095||278,4|
|20||11||J. GUARNONI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'41.217||3.351||265,4|
|21||71||C. CORTI||MV Agusta F4 RR||1'41.396||3.530||283,5|
|22||21||A. ANDREOZZI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'41.647||3.781||281,3|
|23||67||B. STARING||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'41.980||4.114||272,7|
|24||99||G. MAY||EBR 1190 RX||1'42.701||4.835||262,1|
|25||10||I. TOTH||BMW S1000 RR||1'43.432||5.566||283,5|
|26||20||A. YATES||EBR 1190 RX||1'43.590||5.724||262,8|
|27||74||N. SALCHAUD||MV Agusta F4 RR||1'45.524||7.658||262,1|
Crowned champion Michael van der Mark continues to be the quickest rider at Magny-Cours. Wild card Lucas Mahias was again third-quickest, only behind Van der Mark and Roberto Tamburini this session.
|1||60||M. VD MARK||Honda CBR600RR||1'41.744||262,1|
|2||5||R. TAMBURINI||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'41.947||0.203||263,4|
|3||17||L. MAHIAS||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.115||0.371||257,1|
|4||21||F. MARINO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.230||0.486||258,4|
|5||88||K. COGHLAN||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.277||0.533||260,2|
|6||155||M. ROCCOLI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'42.305||0.561||255,3|
|7||54||K. SOFUOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.412||0.668||257,8|
|8||4||J. KENNEDY||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.468||0.724||255,3|
|9||26||L. ZANETTI||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.496||0.752||261,5|
|10||6||D. SCHMITTER||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.560||0.816||256,5|
|11||99||P. JACOBSEN||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.590||0.846||257,1|
|12||16||J. CLUZEL||MV Agusta F3 675||1'42.610||0.866||259,0|
|13||10||A. NOCCO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.657||0.913||258,4|
|14||25||A. BALDOLINI||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.045||1.301||257,8|
|15||44||R. ROLFO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'43.068||1.324||257,8|
|16||53||V. DEBISE||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.219||1.475||255,9|
|17||19||K. WAHR||Yamaha YZF R6||1'43.461||1.717||251,7|
|18||14||R. WILAIROT||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.662||1.918||256,5|
|19||65||V. LEONOV||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.713||1.969||259,0|
|20||87||L. MARCONI||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.925||2.181||259,0|
|21||7||N. CALERO||Honda CBR600RR||1'44.023||2.279||254,7|
|22||23||C. TANGRE||Suzuki GSX-R600||1'44.078||2.334||254,7|
|23||36||M. CARDENAS||Honda CBR600RR||1'44.687||2.943||259,0|
|24||61||F. MENGHI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'45.022||3.278||254,7|
|25||22||M. LAW||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'45.188||3.444||256,5|
|26||64||M. DAVIES||Honda CBR600RR||1'45.847||4.103||248,3|
|27||161||A. IVANOV||Yamaha YZF R6||1'47.316||5.572||254,7|