Ducati announce 2014 World Superbike riders: Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano with first pre-season testing getting underway at Jerez.
In World Supersport, Yakhnich Motorsport one-two in Qualifying 1
The French round for the World Superbike series saw the points leader secure his 8th Superpole of the season.
After the weekend on American soil, Sykes is still the World Superbike Championship leader with a 23 point advantage over Laverty
The Championship leader managed to make the difference in the final section of the track.
Davide Giugliano did all he could to stay with the winner, eventually finishing a lonely second.
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.