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Jonathan Rea (KRT) scored two emphatic race wins in the first ever WSBK races at the Chang International Circuit and in doing so left the new venue with a ten point championship lead. Tom Sykes (KRT) scored his first podium of the year with third place in race one and is now third in the championship rankings.
The Aruba.it Racing â€“ Ducati Superbike Team to line up on rows two and three of the grid with Davies and Bayliss in tomorrowâ€™s SBK races at Buriram
This morningâ€™s final timed practice session took place in surprisingly wet conditions. Despite rain both prior to, and during the session, several riders took to the track briefly to test out rain settings, but qualification for Superpole was of course established by times set yesterday in dry conditions. Both Davies and Bayliss thus qualified directly for Superpole 2, in third and seventh place respectively.
Kawasaki Racing Team rider Jonathan Rea rode his Ninja ZX-10R to his second pole position start of the season by setting a new track best of 1â€™33.382 near the end of the second Superpole session. Tom Sykes (KRT) placed fourth and will now lead the second row of starters for Sundayâ€™s races.
The top-level motorcycle racing season is back. The eni FIM World Superbike Championship is back â€“ this year in its 28th edition â€“ and once again Pirelli will be the Official Sole Supplier of tyres for all categories.
The Italian tyre manufacturer, after winning the Dorna and International Motorcycling Federation contract last September, will for the twelfth year in a row (and through 2018) be working alongside all the teams and riders to accompany them through a season which will doubtless once again provide excitement and entertainment for all two-wheel enthusiasts who will be watching with bated breath down to the last turn, cheering on their heroes.
With effect from the end of the 2013 season, BMW Motorrad will terminate its commitment in the FIM Superbike World Championship in order to strengthen the customer sports programme.
Sergei Bednaruk, commentator for Russia's first-ever World Superbike Championship (WSBK) event on the Moscow Raceway track, answers questions and shares his impressions of the racing weekend with Motonews.ru readers.
Tissotâ€™s brand manager, Revaz Magalashvili, shared his impressions from the Russian WSBK round and filled Motonews.ru in on the Swiss brandâ€™s latest promotional activity in Russia.
The recent Russian round of the World Superbike Championship was not merely a superb show.