The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship will take place this weekend at Magny-Cours.
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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.
“The aim was to win the race” – Tom Sykes
The second WSBK race at Laguna Seca was as hot on track as the air temperature as after two red flags and restarts, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) came out victorious in the 7 lap sprint race that put an end to the ninth round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, which saw a total 49,408 attendants during the three days.
Great speed and consistency on the opening day of action
Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team) has set the fastest lap in the Free Practice combined times today at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 1’23.293s, edging second place Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) by only 21 thousandths of a second.