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Aug 30

Close battle at the Ring as Davies leads Day 1

Qualifying 1 at the Nurburgring

WSBK - Chad Davies Day 1Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) stormed to first place in the closing stages of World Superbike Qualifying 1 at the Nurburgring, to finish on top in qualifying for the first time in 2013.

The Welshman put in a 1’55.034s lap-time just before the chequered flag to snatch first place from long-time leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) for only 0.017 seconds. This was not the only change in position of the final part of the session, as many riders managed to better their lap-times at the last minute to climb up the timesheets: Michel Fabrizio… (read more)

Times: 1. Davies (BMW) 1’55.034 average 160.763 kph; 2. Sykes (Kawasaki) 1’55.051; 3. Fabrizio (Aprilia) 1’55.142; 4. Camier (Suzuki) 1’55.342; 5. Rea (Honda) 1’55.434; 6. Guintoli (Aprilia) 1’55.609; 7. Baz (Kawasaki) 1’55.648; 8. Haslam (Honda) 1’55.683; 9. Laverty (Aprilia) 1’55.691; 10. Melandri (BMW) 1’55.705; 11. Cluzel (Suzuki) 1’55.990; 12. Giugliano (Aprilia) 1’56.157; 13. Reiterberger (BMW) 1’56.362; 14. Badovini (Ducati) 1’56.389; 15. Neukirchner (Ducati) 1’56.552; 16. Aitchison (Kawasaki) 1’57.285; 17. Smrz (Yamaha) 1’57.310; 18. Sandi (Kawasaki) 1’57.939; 19. Iannuzzo (BMW) 1’58.837.

World Supersport

Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) was once again on top after first qualifying of World Supersport at the Nurburgring. The Championship leader was able to break the 1’59s barrier and maintain the lead until the end of the session, even though his time was slightly slower than the one set in Free Practice 1. The big gap the Brit had in the morning with the rest of the field was narrowed down by the rivals, as Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Racing Team Kawasaki) finished second, with just one tenth of a second… (read more)

Times: 1. Lowes (Yamaha) 1’58.993 average 155.414 kph; 2. Sofuoglu (Kawasaki) 1’59.107; 3. Foret (Kawasaki) 1’59.433; 4. Leonov (Yamaha) 1’59.677; 5. Zanetti (Honda) 1’59.686; 6. Kennedy (Honda) 1’59.701; 7. Coghlan (Kawasaki) 1’59.748; 8. Quarmby (Honda) 1’59.786; 9. Tamburini (Honda) 1’59.828; 10. Iddon (MV Agusta) 1’59.878; etc.

Superstock 1000

Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) put on a positive performance in Qualifying 1 to thanks to a competitive 1’59.434 lap-time, on his penultimate lap on track before the chequered flag. The Frenchman, who was the only rider able to lap below in the 1.59s range, put six tenths of a second between himself and Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI Kawasaki) and Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini Kawasaki), who ended up second and third respectively. Niccolò Canepa, the only Barni Racing Ducati rider on track this weekend – after Eddi La Marra’s heavy crash of last… (read more)

Times: 1. Barrier (BMW) 1’59.434 average 154.840 kph; 2. Lussiana (Kawasaki) 2’00.072; 3. Mercado (Kawasaki) 2’00.118; 4. Bergman (Kawasaki) 2’00.270; 5. Bussolotti (BMW) 2’00.298; 6. Guarnoni (Kawasaki) 2’00.361; 7. Canepa (Ducati) 2’00.493; 8. Jezek (Ducati) 2’00.807; 9. Ponsson (Kawasaki) 2’00.870; 10. Lanusse (Kawasaki) 2’01.131; etc.

Superstock 600

The first qualifying session of the Superstock 600 European Championship was held today under sunny skies and dry conditions, and saw Alessandro Nocco (San Carlo Team Italia) leading the way courtesy of a 2’02.213 lap-time. The Southern Italian youngster was able to finish ahead of Silverstone race winner Christian Gamarino (Team GoEleven Kawasaki), who had a crash at Turn 14 during his… (read more)

Times: 1. Nocco (Kawasaki) 2’02.213 average 151.319 kph; 2. Gamarino (Kawasaki) 2’02.617; 3. Morbidelli (Kawasaki) 2’02.649; 4. Duwelz (Yamaha) 2’02.840; 5. Schmitter (Yamaha) 2’03.131; 6. Mulhauser (Yamaha) 2’03.135; 7. Chesaux (Honda) 2’03.244; 8. Salvadori (Yamaha) 2’03.285; 9. Tuuli (Yamaha) 2’03.378; 10. Casalotti (Yamaha) 2’03.678; etc.

source: worldsbk.com