WSB Kyalami Superpole with a Yamaha one-two from Crutchlow and Toseland

WSB Kyalami Superpole with a Yamaha one-two from Crutchlow and Toseland

Yamaha riders Cal Crutchlow and James Toseland put the hammer down in Superpole today, leaving no doubt of the potential of the 2010 R1 in their hands as they took pole and second on the grid respectively ahead of tomorrow’s two races at the Kyalami circuit. The ongoing development of the Yamaha Sterilgarda team which had been evident from Assen was clear to see in this afternoon’s Superpole heats, with both riders going under the lap record set by Ben Spies last year. Toseland had been slower than Crutchlow to get on the pace this weekend, but having found the set up that works for him, he made it count where it mattered, leading the last heat temporarily before a last flying lap by his team mate saw him take the second spot on the grid. Crutchlow’s Superpole score makes it his third from six rounds this year. His time of 1’37.243 gives him the current fastest lap record for the circuit.

Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha Sterilgarda World Superbike Team (1st, 1’37.243)
“It’s been great to take three Superpoles from six meetings so far this year, I’m really looking forward to the racing tomorrow. Yamaha have been doing a really good job in developing the bike to put us on the front row, it was unfortunate we couldn’t deliver more in Monza to repay them but we were unlucky. We’ve been up there all weekend in qualifying and practices so I think we have a good chance to deliver in the races. It’s going to be tough but I’m looking forward to taking the fight to the boys, I reckon there will be five or six up there all looking for the win, I think James is going to be one of them.”

James Toseland

James Toseland, Yamaha Sterilgarda World Superbike Team (2nd, 1’37.260)
“I’m really happy with that result, especially after this morning’s qualifying, I think we were two seconds faster this afternoon. I’ve got a few people to thank! The Mobile Clinica guys and everyone at Monza hospital for their service last weekend, and all the riders who managed to avoid me going into turn one at the second Monza race. My head was a bit lost yesterday and this morning, which made me head in the wrong direction with the team, but they recalculated and we’ve come back, two seconds faster so a big thank you to them. I haven’t done too many laps in one go here because of my neck, so I’m not sure how it’s going to be over 24 laps but when the lights go out I’m going to hang on in there until the end!”

James Toseland

Massimo Meregalli, Yamaha Sterilgarda World Superbike Team Manager
“It’s been a really good day, I was expecting a good lap from Cal, but knowing James physical condition I wasn’t expecting such a big result, I have to say he did a really good job. I know how tough it is on this circuit so congratulations to Cal and James, and also for the team for all the work they’ve done to get them there. Tomorrow will be a really tough race but here it is very important to start from the front row as it’s very difficult to overtake so we have an advantage.”

Pos. Rider Manu. Nat. Total Time
1 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha GBR 1’37.243
2 James Toseland Yamaha GBR 1’37.260
3 Carlos Checa Ducati ESP 1’37.296
4 Michel Fabrizio Ducati ITA 1’37.368
5 Leon Haslam Suzuki GBR 1’37.401
6 Jakub Smrz Ducati CZE 1’37.561
7 Max Biaggi Aprilia ITA 1’37.613
8 Leon Camier Aprilia GBR 1’38.148
9 Luca Scassa Ducati ITA 1’37.756
10 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki FRA 1’37.875
11 Jonathan Rea Honda GBR 1’37.953
12 Tom Sykes Kawasaki GBR 1’38.206
13 Troy Corser BMW AUS 1’38.210
14 Sheridan Morais Aprilia RSA 1’38.404
15 Ruben Xaus BMW ESP 1’38.471
Qualifying 2
Pos. Rider Nat. QUAL I QUAL II
1 Jakub Smrz CZE 1’39.027 1’38.292
2 Michel Fabrizio ITA 1’38.477 1’38.765
3 Cal Crutchlow GBR 1’38.529 1’39.031
4 Jonathan Rea GBR 1’38.687 1’38.665
5 Leon Haslam GBR 1’38.951 1’38.856
6 Carlos Checa ESP 1’38.954 1’38.878
7 Troy Corser AUS 1’38.896 1’39.147
8 Max Biaggi ITA 1’39.094 1’38.904
9 Sylvain Guintoli FRA 1’39.834 1’39.156
10 Leon Camier GBR 1’39.621 1’39.228
11 Luca Scassa ITA 1’39.288 1’39.249
12 Shane Byrne GBR 1’39.281 1’39.351
13 Noriyuki Haga JPN 1’39.630 1’39.306
14 Tom Sykes GBR 1’39.336 1’39.467
15 Sheridan Morais RSA 1’39.798 1’39.399
17 James Toseland GBR 1’39.656 1’39.939

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2019 Best clips ๐ŸŽฅ

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That was a vicious highside I'm glad they both came out ok



Spat out off the track...

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13 hrs ago


Meet Yan Ting - an F1 volunteer in Singapore for ten years ๐Ÿ˜Š

One of hundreds helping F1 run safely and smoothly every year ๐Ÿ‘Š
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Heck I'd volunteer as well. So you don't get paid with money. You get paid with the excitement of being part of the greatest sport and just plain fun.

I would volunteer... What a privilege to be a part of this amazing sport and to have the chance to get so close to the action. Everyone appreciates all of the hard work they do in all weathers and if they didn't love it they wouldn't do it... Thanks to everyone who helps to keep the sport that I love going โค๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Considering the volume of comments complaining they don’t get paid you don’t hear volunteers complaining. They do it for the love of Motorsport and the chance in some small way to be involved. Not everything has to be about money!

I just don't get it. F1 is a multi million if not billion £ business. So why don't theses fantastic people get paid? Without them there would be no F1. Don't treat people's passion as an excuse to use and not pay them for their very important work. Am I wrong?

Singapore F1 has the greatest staff & so friendly

The very fact that F1 moves so many millions, and there are unpaid volunteers workers sickens me to be honest. Selling people the idea that by volunteering, they are doing good, they have a super opportunity, post their face on social media, making them feel special, and saving yourself the wagesnin the process sickens me.I love watching the races, the tech etc, but F1 shame on you. I'm pretty sure there is no one in the F1 scene short of a few quid, and I'm pretty sure that some of these volunteers would most definitely appreciate the money as well as the chance to work on the circuit. Everything isn't about the money unless your a capitalist company making money off the backs of others. Shame on you f1

For everyone complaining about the free labor. Its VOLUNTEER work not like it's against anyone's will. Secondly volunteer for a race sometime and you will understand the point. I volunteer for the pikes peak hill climb every year. I get to experience a badass event for a little work while others are paying $180+ for the same experience. A little free work is well worth it.

Why are people complaining about money? They are volunteers not slave. I volunteered at the Montreal tennis tournament for over 10 years. Doing office work. I got to watch all the matches for free and got to meet/talk to all kinds of players like Agassi, Graf, Hingis and Federer. It was fun. I’m guessing the people volunteering at the race gets to watch F1 for free and see/hear the cars up close. For any race fan that is just priceless.

It is impossible to not get paid, unless you do work for a non profit organization. I'm very sure the "volunteer" name is just that, a name, I refuse to believe F1 is exploiting human workforce to save some bucks.

I'd bang Yan Ting I'd have her panting #yeahman

I agree...why can’t F1 pay these people. We lost one volunteer due to an accident at the Montreal F1 a few years ago. Is it worth volunteering for nothing and risking your life?

Why does F1 even need volunteers when you are willing to spend endless piles of money on everything else? Props to the people who do it but when you charge 5k for Paddock Club tickets it seems to me you could do with paying all these wonderful people for their work...

Singapore GP is the best one I have been to. Vietnam is next on my list as I have fancied a holiday there for a while but will take me a few years to save enough money.

Why is everyone so outraged that the volunteers don’t get paid? People travel all over the world for some events and this is something they’re willing to do as a hobby/do it in their spare time. I’ve been doing it for a year now and did this years Singapore Grand Prix. I would always volunteer to do this as it is an absolute privilege to be officiating at such an awesome event. The organisers always look after us so well with meals and nice souvenirs. So for those that are outraged by it. Maybe you should come join us sometime.

She speaks pretty well. Of course her accent is really hearable, but her grammar is on a high level!

With the money the sport brings in they should be payed.

Those idiots that run F1 should pay these people, sky and channel 4 pay their team money.. loads I imagine.. probably don’t get even a Christmas box

Do they get paid for their work? because the tickets are very expensive

More on these behind the scenes people they're also very important ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Really enjoyed my days in timing and scoring.

That’s amazing! So jealous she gets to work on track !

I wonder why no one sponsors them.๐Ÿค”. Plenty of space for logos on their overalls. Might earn themselves a few quid too.

Many people asked ...."Why do you still officiate/volunteer? .. Do they pay you? "......If you have to ask, you simply won’t understand

Nice one for a toughest race in F1

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘for japanese volunteers!!!!!

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Check out the new look of the Ducati Team for 2020! ๐Ÿ‘€

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I cant wait to see what the new honda will look like....

Unfortunately in Brazil we will not be able to see this top bike this year, the closed TV channel that was broadcasting did not renew and we ended up staying at a loss !!! Too bad for Moto Gp lovers in Brazil, last year without a super bike and this year without a Moto Gp !!! What the hell!!!

Je ne trouve pas qu il y est de grand changement une écriture en noir a la place du blanc . Ducati fait du Honda . Les couleur de pramac était belle

Killer look! Love it! ๐Ÿ˜Ž great job! It has been the most 'non traditional looking' bike and it's getting more and more different and high tech looking.

Great looking bike, a pity you don't have a rider to exploit its full potential. Jack Miller would fill that requirement perfectly.

Amazing, Ducati fan here but hope we have a good season this year. Im more on, close competition and pushing the skill and other bikes to the limits. That's more exciting keeping my *ss on my couch.

Awesome lookin bikes, Hope their up the pointy end more often but with 43 on the front ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

Looks more WSB than Moto gp. Sponsors looking crowded and messy. Also needs more white. Just my opinion but it's a shame as it used to be the best looking bike and the best colour.

A top innovative team with mediocre riders. Always poor rider choices who can win few races but not championship. Give this bike to Bagnaia/Miller and see the magic. The biggest mistake was getting rid of Lorenzo.

Hoping for consistency for top riders and teams this season to challenge the atomic ant!๐Ÿœ

Look great but I don’t think the 2 of them together can catch. 93

Ducats is under VW motors so it's Germany machine & Italian passion design qual to super straight line speed, hopefully they worked on the cornering speed so well

Looking forward to the Honda v Ducati battle again.Amazing to watch,great TV.

So looking forward to the start of the new season ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Bikes look amazing...So do the performance....Pity that Ducati doesn't have a championship winning rider...๐Ÿค•๐Ÿค•..

It’s the same as last year, the year before, and every other year.

Red and white has become red and black really. I don't like the tail section, it can be more sleeker.

Seems like same old powerfull duacti with heavy body no agility lyk yamaha and straight line speed lyk honda. Remembering 2007 stoners ducati.

Cazzuti quest anno su, la più bella degli ultimi anni

Essas Ducatti estão tops é só esperar o showโœŠ

L avant de lla moto est bien plus affûté

la seule chose visible qui a changé c'est les couleurs du casque de Dovi ๐Ÿ˜‰

Linda che, aunqe para mi nunca superara en el aspecto visual a la gp7 u 8

Bonsoir je voudrais savoir si le Moto GP est toujours diffusé sur Canal+ cette année

Go Dovi all MotoGP fans support you for win MotoGP titles and we so boring watch marq win the boring titles

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15 hrs ago

Dakar Rally

It took a strong showing from Ricky Brabec in a tough race as he became the first American to win the Dakar in the Bike category ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

See the very best moments here ๐ŸŽฌ


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ุดุงู‡ุฏูˆุง ุฃุจุฑุฒ ุงู„ู„ุญุธุงุช ๐ŸŽฌ

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Pleased that organizers are making changes to the 2021 event. The pace was too fast this year resulting in many accidents, injuries and at least one death.

What a great rally! Really enjoyed it, especially watching Ricky finally win it! Also never knew Saudi had such a stunning scenery.

Alot of ups and downs this year but definitely a great year watching from the couch! Want to thank my sponsor lazy boy ๐Ÿคฃ

Unbelievable impressions of one of the most fantastic and dramatic Dakars ever! They leave one speechless.

Congrats, Ricky and Team Honda! Great RIDE!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰

Such grueling conditions day after day. The scenery is magnificent. The video production can not be beat. Just spectacle to watch.

Thanks for adding some images of Paulo Gonçalves. We will miss him ๐Ÿ™

Ça roule fort!!! magnifique ๐Ÿ˜

Nice Honda, after 31 years come back with Ricky Brabec,

Great memories of Dakar 2020 Saudi Arabia !! ๐Ÿ‘

Love how the presence of the camera gets the front wheel off the ground - hardly ever fails

RIP Paulo.

Wonderful ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘


Great stuff

GOOD NIGHT. Tank you

Robert Müller

Adam Wilkening

Paulo Gonçalves! โœจ๐Ÿ‘

Irvin Materne ๐Ÿคช

Pac Cullen.... amazing vision. These guys are truly tough as nails

Stephanie Costechareyre๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Great year..

Nair Rejudev Dev

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