WSB in brief

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

■ Syl­vain Guin­toli took Yamaha’s first podium since 2011 with third place in Satur­day’s open­ing race. The French­man is still with­out a seat for 2017, but is in talks with IODA Rac­ing as well as a num­ber of BSB teams.

■ Nicky Hay­den was forced to start his fi­nal WSB race of the year from pit lane af­ter ex­ceed­ing his en­gine al­lo­ca­tion but he was still able to se­cure fifth over­all in his rookie sea­son.

■ Luke Sta­ple­ford (be­low) se­cured both his and Tri­umph’s first ever Su­pers­port pole on Satur­day. Un­for­tu­nately, he crashed out of con­tention in the open­ing stages of the race with a hard-fought vic­tory go­ing to fel­low Brit, Kyle Smith – who beat World Cham­pion So­fuoglu by just 0.006 sec­onds.

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