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Thanks to his fourth win of the year, Guintoli is now only 3 points short of series leader and reigning champion Tom Syke
The penultimate race of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, the first ever to be held under floodlights has been won by Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) who pulled away in the final four laps to cross the line a lonely winner ahead of compatriot Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team), in what was one of the most enthralling races of the season.
This is the second time this year for Giugliano as pole sitter, the third one so far in his WSBK career.
The first ever floodlit Tissot-Superpole has been won by Ducati Superbike Team’s Davide Giugliano, who will line up for tomorrow’s two 17 lap encounters alongside Loris Baz and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), who will join him on the front row.
The final round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Champion takes place this weekend at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar.
For the first time in WSBK history, the event will be held under floodlights thanks to the impressive lighting system that powers the entire venue, allowing riders to race under conditions that are similar to daylight.
Decision of the Superbike Commission
The Superbike Commission, composed of Messrs Javier Alonso (WSBK Executive Director), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sports) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), took the following decisions by means of an electronic decision-making procedure last week end.
Alongside Sykes on the front row tomorrow will be Davide Giugliano and Jonathan Rea
The penultimate Tissot-Superpole of the season has gone to Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), courtesy of a circuit best lap of 1.36.366 after a fast and furious session saw the top spot change repeatedly in the final minutes.
Pirelli confirmed as Official Tyre Supplier for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship for the 2016-2018 seasons
The agreement confirms Pirelli in its current role of sole tyre supplier for all the classes
Dorna WSBK Organization, promoter and organiser of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, in agreement with the FIM, the International Motorcycling Federation, is pleased to announce that Pirelli has been confirmed as the Official Tyre Supplier of the series, having won the tender scheduled from Monday 28 July to Monday 25 August 2014.
Melandri scored his 4th win as factory Aprilia rider and the 17th of his career.
In one of the closest races of the season so far Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) has taken the win in race one at Jerez after a 20 lap encounter that saw the leading group of eight riders exchanging places at almost every turn in the early stages.
Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will join Baz on the front row
An intense Tissot-Superpole second session has been won by Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) who claimed Pole Position today at Jerez. the young Frenchman will move off ahead of everyone else in the two Sunday races for the second time this year. Baz also recorded the new best lap of the track for the Superbike class in 1’40.298, beating the previous record by 0.322s.
The 26 riders contesting the Spanish round in Jerez this weekend were soon up to speed.
Temperatures soared into the 30s for Free Practice 2 leaving many to think that few riders would better their times from the morning’s session. This was looking the case until the final 6 minutes when several fast laps completely changed the running order.
A selection of riders have attended a special show performed by the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre
As a prelude to the Spanish Round about to get underway, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship paid a visit to one of the most famous institutions of both Jerez de la Frontera and the whole Country of Spain.
The application for the tender procedure can be submitted starting from Monday 28 July
Dorna WSBK Organization, in agreement with the FIM, announce the open call for tender for those companies willing to be the sole tyre supplier of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship from 2016 onwards, as the agreement with the current tyre supplier will expire at the end of 2015.