Saturday action trackside at Jerez WSBK

Saturday at Jerez saw Loris Baz set a scorching pace en route to pole position. Here’s some photos from the day….loris baz tom sykes jerez wsbk saturday 2014Coming out of Turn 5 (Sito Pons) onto the back straight riders are spectacular as they get on the power for the back straight. Here’s Tom Sykes on the corner exit with teammate Baz trailing behind

loris baz jerez wsbk saturday 2014 (2)

He didn’t trail for long however with Baz smashing the SBK track record at Jerez to take pole position

marco melandri jerez wsbk saturday 2014

Coming through Pons riders are getting more and more aggressive with their lines with the use of the inside kerb seeing riders almost onto the grass at the apex before powering towards the exit kerbs on the outside of the track…

tom sykes jerez wsbk saturday 2014

…with the rear end sliding riders power towards the outside kerb before heading down the back straight

toni elias jerez wsbk saturday 2014

The Toni Elias fanclub are present at Jerez but not placed down the back straight where we can see only four people in the grandstand

eugene laverty jerez wsbk saturday 2014 (3)

Eugene Laverty was pleased after qualifying on the second row and with improvements made to the Crescent Suzuki he feels much more confident about his chances this weekend

leon haslam eugene laverty jerez wsbk saturday 2014 (2)

Leon Haslam had to come through Superpole 1 and that meant that with one less set of tyres for SP2 just getting onto the front three rows was an achievement in itself. Leon looks much happier and confident on the bike this weekend compared to earlier in the season

parc ferme jerez wsbk saturday 2014

An expensive car park in WSBK! Bringing the bikes into Parc Ferme and letting fans get up close to the bikes is an important step in getting them closer to the action and improving their experiences at races

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