The FIM Superbike World Championship is back in action for the 9th round at Silverstone along with the World Supersport riders. It will be their first outing since the tragic death of Andrea Antonelli.
Tom Sykes enters the round in Russia as the first Kawasaki rider, after 19 years, to lead the World Superbike standings.
The Hudderfield-born rider has led every single lap of Race 2 to cross the line as the winner for the 10th time in his WSBK career.
Davide Giugliano did all he could to stay with the winner, eventually finishing a lonely second.
In the World Supersport qualifying, it was again Sam Lowes but Kenan Sofuoglu did put up a fight.
The perfect Sunday for UK fans was completed by Sam Lowes’ World Supesport win.
Tom Sykes rode his Kawasaki to his 15th career Tissot-Superpole. Sam Lowes grabs the his ninth pole in World Supersport.
Rain, wind and cold did not make for first day on track at Donington Park. For the World Supersport riders, Sam Lowes waited until the very last minutes to enter the track and top the timesheets.
Sam Lowes rode his Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha to his second World Supersport win in 2013.
Following Melandri in 2nd place a revived Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) and Sylvain Guintoli, who set an incredible top-speed of 333,6 km/h. Kev Coghlan set the pace for the Supersport classification.
Another Tissot-Superpole to "Watch-man" Tom Sykes! Sam Lowes on Supersport pole position on the Netherlands TT Circuit.
Leon Haslam crashed at Turn 7 in morning practice sustaining injuries to his left leg. In the World Supersport classification, it was Antonelli who stormed to the top on the very wet Assen TT Circuit
BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team rider Davies had two victory celebrations at MotorLand Aragon circuit in Spain. He scored his his maiden Superbike World Championship win in race 1 and then landed the top spot in the second race!
Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), had a high-side at Turn 10 early in the session and was transferred first to the Medical Centre, where he was diagnosed with a left knee dislocation
Carlos Checa and Team Ducati Alstare on top as official test ends after mixed weather played a game in Australia today.