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Sykes And Rea Go 1-2 After Strong Early Showing At Donington

May 27, 2016

Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea went 1-2 in the qualifying results after the first day of action in the WorldSBK Championship at Donington Park in the UK. Sykes was just 0.039 seconds ahead of his team-mate Rea, with Rea over 0.3 seconds ahead of the next best qualifier. The warm and dry track surface was put to good use in the opening day around the classic 4.023km Donington layout. Sykes and Rea got to within less than a second of the outright track best on full race tyres – all while making their main preparations for the races on Saturday and Sunday. Sykes was particularly surprised at his early pace as he was only working on a race set-up at a circuit he has won all the last six WorldSBK races at. The 2013 World Champion’s affinity with the Donington surface is well known and like all his fellow riders he appreciated the sunny conditions he encountered, despite red flag interventions delaying each one hour-long session for a short period today. Rea was in happy...

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ZX-6R - Sofuoglu Re-signs With Kawasaki For 2017

May 27, 2016

Four-time FIM Supersport World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu has re-signed for the 2017 season with Kawasaki and the Puccetti Racing team. The current championship leader stands a strong chance of being champion again this season, but his renewed commitment will see the 31-year-old Turkish superstar go for even more success next year aboard the Ninja ZX-6R.

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Ninja ZX-6R - Second Half Of The Season Begins For Leaders Sofuoglu And Krummenacher

May 26, 2016

The forthcoming Donington Park round of the 2016 FIM Supersport World Championship marks the start of the second half of the season for the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing duo of Kenan Sofuoglu and Randy Krummenacher. They currently sit 1-2 in the championship standings, with Kenan on 96 points and Randy on 79. Donington Park, the only British round on the calendar in 2016, is a popular venue for both Kawasaki Puccetti Racing riders to head back to this coming weekend. Turkish superstar Kenan Sofuoglu has two former race wins at Donington, the most recent coming last year as part of his push to take the WorldSSP title for the fourth time. Supersport rookie, but long-standing 125cc and Moto2 competitor, Randy Krummenacher had his first ever 125cc Grand Prix ride at Donington, way back in 2006. That first GP weekend has always given the circuit a special place in the memory of the Swiss rider. Both Randy and Kenan have led the championship this year, with Krummenacher winning his...

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