The Briton on lap record pace on the opening day of WorldSBK action
The 2015 eni FIM World Superbike Championship officially began with a series of events that also celebrated 25 years of WorldSBK competition at the iconic Phillip Island GP Circuit.
With almost perfect weather conditions the 25 protagonists relished the opportunity to fine tune their machines.
Laverty fights his way back to win after poor start.
The season starts this coming weekend in Australia.
Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team) and Michel Fabrizio (Iron Brain Kawasaki SBK) both crashed.
Sam Lowes wins his last Supersport race in Jerez, Spain,
Tight fight for the FIM World Superbike riders in France this weekend. Sam Lowes can wrap-up the World Supersport as he holds a 49-point advantage.
After the weekend on American soil, Sykes is still the World Superbike Championship leader with a 23 point advantage over Laverty
The first race at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was shorten by 14 laps with two major crashes: Danny Eslick and Roger Hayden.
Sylvain Guintoli earned the World Superbike series Tissot-Superpole at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca event in California, USA