Jonathan Rea made World Superbike history on Saturday 30th September 2017, by becoming the first rider to win three back-to-back championships. Qualifying: Pole – Jonathan Rea. P2 – Leandro Mercado. P3 – Tom Sykes Track Conditions: Wet Such is the technical nature of the Magny-Cours circuit that the best will shine whilst the others flounder.
Having done the double at Magny-Cours last season, Chaz Davies is in search of second place in the championship, especially now that he realistically can’t win it. The Aruba.IT Ducati rider scored just 20 points from Portimao, having gone into the Portuguese round off the back of a double victory at the Lausitzring, Germany.
The World Superbike circus rumbles into the heart of the idyllic French countryside this weekend at the Circuit de Magny-Cours. The venue has garnered a reputation in recent seasons as being somewhat of a ‘Marmite’ venue with teams and fans.
Pirelli will remain the Sole Tyre Supplier in World Superbikes until 2020, after a contract extension for the 2019 and 2020 was penned. This announcement means Pirelli will be the longest running control tyre supplier in history, as the contract is extended for two more seasons.
It was a weekend of high and lows for the Ducati riders at Silverstone. Glenn Irwin won his maiden BSB race, while Hopper and Shakey both tasted podium success. But the final race proved a washout as all 3 riders crashed out in treacherous conditions.
The Red Bull Honda World Superbike team is currently in northern California preparing for the eighth round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship, which gets underway tomorrow at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.