This weekend the 2013 bike season kicked off with the WSBK (World Superbike) round 1 at Phillip Island, Australia. Race 1 saw Sylvain Guintoli beat teammate Eugene Laverty, with Michel Fabrizio coming 3rd. For race 2 the positions were reversed with Eugene in front of Sylvain, and Marco Melandri taking the final podium position. This means that the Aprilia Racing Team have come away with maximum points are leading the manufacturers championship.
Sylvain Guintoli WSBK 2012 (Silverstone)
Eugene Laverty WSBK 2012 (Silverstone)
The British riders had a reasonable day even though none of them made the podium.
|Race 1||Race 2|
|4th||Chaz Davies||5th||Tom Sykes|
|5th||Tom Sykes||8th||Jonathan Rea|
|7th||Leon Haslam||9th||Leon Camier|
|8th||Jonathan Rea||10th||Leon Haslam|
|9th||Leon Camier||17th||Chaz Davies|
My schedule for the 2013 season is now taking shape.
|Mar||BSB (test)||Brands Hatch|
I am still undecided as to whether I will be doing the BSB round at Silverstone, and there are now question marks over WSBK as during the weekend there were strong rumours that the Silverstone round will be dropped leaving only Donington in May.