On Friday, former champion Fabien Foret posted the quickest time during the World Supersport Qualifying 1 session at Phillip Island, Australia.
The Fast Frenchman had to work for it aboard the Ten Kate Honda CBR6000RR, as right until the last minute the time sheets were headed by the young Spanish rider David Salom (Kawasaki Motocard.com).
Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s Fabien Foret again posted the top time, but just by a fraction as the World Supersport runners completed their four testing sessions (two days) at Phillip Island.
World Supersport Phillip Island Test
On a totally dry track the lap times came tumbling in the second session and after 90 minutes of testing, the quickest time in World Supersport had been set by Fabien Foret, the Frenchman getting back to the top end of the results sheets on his new Hannspree Ten Kate Honda machine.
2011 World Superbike
The factory Yamaha World Superbike team unveiled its 2011 livery on Wednesday, which features a new blue-corporate racing color scheme.
2011 World Superbike
When Joan Lascorz joined the World Supersport series aboard a Honda in 2008, he finished fifth overall. The Spaniard then signed with Kawasaki, and bettered his overall Supersport finish to fourth in 2009, and third in 2010.
When the 2011 World Supersport lineup was released, the last-minute surprise was that the BE1 ParkinGO Team of Chaz Davies and Luca Scassa will be switching from Triumph Daytona 675 motorcycles to a pair of Yamaha YZF-R6 machines.
The 2011 World Supersport grid will feature riders from 16 different nationalities, but no Americans. There has always been a high-level of global interest in the series, and this year 29 World Supersport riders from various countries will compete at 12 rounds (WSS will not run at the US round of World Superbike at Miller Motorsports Park).
Gino Rea and the Step Racing Team (formerly known as Intermoto) have finished a positive two day World Supersport test at the Aragon Circuit albeit in cold and bitter conditions.
The test on the Step Racing Team Honda CBR600 went well, providing the team with nearly 2 days to get through parts they couldn’t at Portimao.
FIM Road Racing
The FIM released the 2011 list of homologated motorcycles that are able to compete in World Superbike, World Supersport and the Superstock 1000 and 600 classes.
The newest addition in the superbike and superstock 1000 classes is the all-new Kawasaki ZX-10R, either in standard or ABS.
2011 World Superbike Prep
The first of two official Infront Motorsports (IMS) test sessions for 2011 World Superbike are set to begin Wednesday through Friday (Jan. 26-28) at Portimao, Portugal.