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2013 World Superbike Istanbul Photo Gallery
Sylvain Guintoli topped Friday's qualifying session during the inaugural World Superbike round at Intercity Istanbul Park.
See photos from Round 11 of the 2013 World Superbike championship in the 2013 World Superbike Istanbul photo gallery.
Marco Melandri finished second-fastest during Friday's qualifying session in Istanbul.
Carlos Checa had a big high-side during the morning practice in Istanbul on Friday, and as a result will be unable to return to competition during the weekend.
"Today was not too bad," said Chaz Davies after Friday's practice. "We made some good changes from this morning to this afternoon. We are struggling a little bit with the lack of grip at the moment but I think that goes for most people."
Jules Cluzel finished sixth-fastest in Friday's qualifying session in Istanbul.
Istanbul Tissot-Superpole with Tom Sykes (center) in first, Sylvain Guintoli (left) in second and Davide Giugliano (right) in third.
Eugene Laverty took the Race 1 and Race 2 wins at Istanbul.
World Superbike Istanbul Race 1 podium with Eugene Laverty (center) in first, Marco Melandri (left) in second and Tom Sykes (right) in third.
Leon Camier required foot surgery and was unable to compete at Intercity.
Marco Melandri (33) keeping ahead of Tom Sykes (66) and Sylvain Guintoli in Istanbul.
Eugene Laverty (58) scored two big wins in Istanbul.
Chaz Davies (19) finished 8-6 in Istanbul while Davide Giugliano (34) went 5-9.
Tom Sykes (66) was unable to score a race win in Istanbul but his 3-2 result left him at the top of the points list.
Jules Cluzel (16) and Leon Haslam (91) in Istanbul.
Tom Sykes (66) leads the 2013 World Superbike Championship by eight points over Sylvain Guintoli (50) after the Istanbul round.
Michel Fabrizio (84) made his Pata Honda debut in Istanbul, here battling with Team Pedercini's Federico Sandi (23).
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