Last round in Europe for the Racing - Ducati

This weekend the world Superbike competition has in store a true classic at the French track of Magny Cours.

Added to the calendar back in 2003, the French track has grown to become a popular race, often deciding the outcome of the world championship. Right here in 2004 James Toseland won his first Superbike title on a Ducati 999, Troy Bayliss got his third championship in 2008 and Carlos Checa closed his triumphant season in 2011.

Alvaro Bautista arrives at Nièvre after getting back into winning form at Portimao. For his début on the Portuguese track the Spaniard managed to once again find the success that had eluded him since the start of the season. It will also be his first time at Magny Cours, but the Spanish rider has everything he needs to enjoy a very nice weekend in France. A round full of light and shadows for the Portuguese Chaz Davies who, after the second place on Saturday, was not able to repeat on Sunday. Magny Cours is a track that the Welshman likes, if only because it was here that he won the Supersport world title in 2011, but he also triumphed several times with the twin-cylinder Panigale. 

Magny Cours is a rather technical track, where fairly slow corners mix with ultra fast stretches. The French track is famous for its braking points, which play a decisive role. The two bends “Adelaide” and “Chateau d’eau”, besides being ideal for overtaking, are also quite tricky given the high speed reached right before them. We're in the centre of Europe and the climate in this part of France is often quite variable. This means that there could be very different weather conditions for t 

French Round
Circuito di Nevers Magny-Cours (French Round)
9 September - 11 September 2022 Circuito di Nevers Magny-Cours
General Info

Built in the 1960s, it only began hosting world-class competitions in the mid-1980s. The track alternates powerful stretches with hard braking and a couple of very challenging corners. A venue that has hosted the Bol d'Or in the past, it is always populated by French motorcycling enthusiasts who flock there to watch the races.

Circuit data
  • Length 4.411 Km
  • Turns 17
  • Fastest Lap 1'36''374
  • Laps number 21
  • Avarage speed 164.771
  • 9 September
    • Free practice 1 UTC
    • Free practice 2 UTC
  • 10 September
    • Free practice 3 UTC
    • Superpole UTC
    • Race 1 UTC
  • 11 September
    • Race UTC
    • Race 2 UTC

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