World Superbike and World Supersport 2017
Davide Giugliano finished today’s WorldSBK race one at Magny-Cours in eighth place, courtesy of a strong performance on board his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machine on the drying French circuit. His Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team mate Jake Gagne was forced into a late retirement after fighting for a top-12 result.
Giugliano got an OK launch off sixth place on the grid and, after a few laps needed to adjust to the drying track conditions, he settled into a nice, consistently improving rhythm which allowed him to catch and overtake his former teammate Chaz Davies on lap 14. After losing one place to Laverty five laps later, the 27-year-old Italian managed to maintain eighth position up to the checkered flag. Courtesy of today’s result, Davide will start race two tomorrow from the middle of the second row (fifth place).
Jake Gagne had an encouraging and convincing early part of the race as he made his way up from 18th place on the grid to 12th in only five laps. The young American rider then a small setback on lap 7 which cost him a couple of places and, after staying attached to the group fighting for 12th position, he ran off track on the penultimate lap after experiencing a gear-shifting issue, and retired shortly afterwards. His starting position will not change for race two.
Race two for the French Round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship will get underway tomorrow at 13:00 local time (GMT +2), after the 15-minute warm up scheduled at 9:00.
Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team’s Davide Giugliano and Jake Gagne were 11th and 12th, respectively, at the end of the 21-lap, second encounter of the eleventh WorldSBK round of the season, which was contested today at the ‘Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours’ in Central France.
Despite losing a handful of places at the start, Giugliano managed to stay in touch with the leading group but eventually had to run wide to avoid Eugene Laverty after the Irishman highsided at the exit of turn 15. The former STK1000 Champion re-joined at the back of the field in 18th place, from where his steady recovery began. In the final part of the race, the 27-year-old from Rome was able to further improve his speed and showed a top-10 rhythm as he went first past his team mate Gagne on lap 17 for 14th place. He then overtook both West and Andreozzi to seal 11th place at the checkered flag after setting his fastest time of the race on his third-last lap.
Jake Gagne enjoyed a decent start from row six and kept a steady pace in the first half of the encounter as he rounded out the top-15 while trying to get accustomed to racing in intermittent drizzle. The 24-year-old from San Diego then got up to speed and started to log some competitive lap-times as he made his way past some rivals and set his quickest time at the very end of the race, which helped him consolidate 12th place at the line – and set a new personal best result for him in the series.
The penultimate round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at Spain’s ‘Circuito de Jerez’ in three weekend’s time.
|1||Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team)|
|2||Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)|
|3||Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team)|
|4||Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse)|
|5||Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team)|
|6||Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia)|
|7||Leandro Mercado (IODARacing)|
|8||Davide Giugliano (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team)|
|9||Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team)|
|10||Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)|
|11||Lorenzo Savadori (Milwaukee Aprilia)|
|12||Román Ramos (Team Kawasaki Go Eleven)|
|13||Raffaele de Rosa (Althea BMW Racing Team)|
|14||Jordi Torres (Althea BMW Racing Team)|
|15||Riccardo Russo (Guandalini Racing)|
|1||Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)|
|2||Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team)|
|3||Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team)|
|4||Xavi Forés (BARNI Racing Team)|
|5||Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)|
|6||Leandro Mercado (IODARacing)|
|7||Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team)|
|8||Jordi Torres (Althea BMW Racing Team)|
|9||Román Ramos (Team Kawasaki Go Eleven)|
|10||Raffaele de Rosa (Althea BMW Racing Team)|
|11||Davide Giugliano (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team)|
|12||Jake Gagne (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team)|
|13||Andreozzi Alessandro (Guandalini Racing)|
|14||Anthony West (EAB West Racing)|
|15||Ayrton Badovini (Grillini Racing Team)|
|1||Niki Tuuli (Kallio Racing)|
|2||Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team)|
|3||PJ Jacobsen (MV Agusta Reparto Corse)|
|4||Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team)|
|5||Jules Cluzel (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda)|
|6||Lorenzo ZANETTI (Team Factory Vamag)|
|7||Michael Canducci (Puccetti Racing Junior Team FMI)|
|8||Sheridan Morais (Kallio Racing)|
|9||Kyle Smith (GEMAR Team Lorini)|
|10||Luke Stapleford (Profile Racing)|
|11||Hikari Okubo (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda)|
|12||Christoffer BERGMAN (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda)|
|13||Hannes Soomer (WILSport Racedays)|
|14||Alex Baldolini (Race Department ATK#25)|
|15||Christian Gamarino (BARDAHL EVAN BROS. Honda Racing)|