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Who was your number one rider in Portugal?

Who impressed you most at the penultimate round of the World Superbike Championship at Portimao in Portugal on Sunday?
Tom Sykes (Factory Kawasaki) and Eugene Laverty (Factory Aprilia) claimed a victory apiece in a thrilling penultimate round of the 2012 World Superbike Championship at Portimao in Portugal on Sunday.

Aprilia's Max Biaggi put one hand on the world crown as he capitalised on the downfall of key title rival and BMW star Marco Melandri, who was ruled out of both races following a fall in the first.

It was Laverty's maiden victory on the Aprilia, although he had to hold off a determined challenge from fellow Northern Ireland rider Jonathan Rea (Ten Kate Honda) on the final lap of race two.

There were a number of eye-catching performances at Portimao - perhaps most notably Brett McCormick, Sylvain Guintoli and Leon Camier -, but we want to know who you feel deserves to be named the rider of the day...

CLICK HERE to vote (after which you will see the results) and explain your choice in the comments section below...



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Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014

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TLRJohnny - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 4:09 PM

Unbelievable breakthrough weekend for McCormick!! He was down over 20km per hr on most of his competitors and they were blowing by him on the straight like he was standing still, but he put in a gutsy and mature ride to hound the likes of Biaggi, Checa, and Rea. The best moment of the weekend for me was his re-pass on Johnny Rea in the 3rd last corner of the last lap and outdragging of Rea to the line for 5th in the first race!! I think he opened a lot of eyes this weekend with that performance.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 7:27 PM

Crash mentioned Brett McCormick in their article, but then missed him off the voting options - result that I had to vote other. I hope McCormick gets signed by a good team for 2013 as I think he has shown his potential as a rider is very high. What a shame he missed much of the season due to the unfortunate incident with Checa. Biaggi was outstanding as was Sykes. Shame we didn't see the WSS because it sounds like that was a good race. A big up also for Bryan Staring who won the SSTK race for Pedercini Kawasaki - I also hope he gets a good ride for 2013 as he is another big talent with a bright future.



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