Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says he will "try to forget" the final race of the Jerez weekend as he laboured to sixth place, his worst-ever finish as a Kawasaki rider.
Scott Redding doubled up at Jerez with victory in the second World Superbike feature race to increase his championship lead as reigning champion Jonathan Rea struggled to sixth.
Scott Redding converted his maiden World Superbike pole into his first series win after beating Jonathan Rea in the first feature race at Jerez.
Scott Redding snatched his maiden World Superbike pole by 0.034 seconds from Jonathan Rea at Jerez, while championship leader Alex Lowes was 14th after a crash.
World Superbike points leader Alex Lowes says the pressure will be more on his Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea than on himself ahead of the resumption of the 2020 season.
The UK, Qatar and Dutch rounds of the World Superbike Championship have been cancelled for 2020, having been placed on the revised schedule originally as ‘to be confirmed’.
Former MotoGP race winner Marco Melandri will return to World Superbikes this season to replace the injured Leon Camier at the Barni Ducati team.
Alvaro Bautista has said he still feels like a MotoGP rider with the level of effort that Honda is putting into its World Superbike project this year.
Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea led Scott Redding as World Superbike track action resumed in earnest with a two-day test at Barcelona.
Yamaha has announced that Michael van der Mark will be departing its factory World Superbike outfit at the conclusion of the 2020 season.
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