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WSB Brno: Checa takes surprise provisional pole

Michael Guy, 08 July 2011 17:16

Before the weekend Carlos Checa said that he expected to struggle at Brno, but ended up exceeding expectations by setting provisional pole position in the opening qualifying session this afternoon. The 38 year old Spaniard was concerned about the lack of speed of his Althea Ducati on the fast Czech Republic track, but was actually the fastest man through four ...

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WSB Aragon: Melandri heads Checa in first qualifying, Camier fourth

Michael Guy, 17 June 2011 16:52

Marco Melandri backed up his impressive free practice performance by clocking the fastest lap in the opening qualifying in session at Aragon today. The factory Yamaha man was the only rider to set a sub two minute lap and despite hotter track conditions bettered his opening Free Practice time from this morning. Carlos Checa claimed second spot, but unlike Melandri ...

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WSS Aragon: Kawasaki men Parkes and Salom dominate

Michael Guy, 17 June 2011 14:56

Motocard Kawasaki riders Broc Parkes and David Salom stamped their authority on the opening qualifying session at Aragon by securing the first two places on the provisional front row. Misano race winner, Parkes set a 2.02.773s best having clearly benefited from two day test at the Spanish track earlier this month. Parkalgar Honda rider Sam Lowes continued his strong run ...

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WSB Misano combined qualifying times

Michael Guy, 11 June 2011 13:01

1. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'35.6092. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'35.9313. Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'36.0524. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.2465. Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.2736. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.3777. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.3838. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.4349. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.43710. Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team) Ducati ...

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Checa in control as Corser crashes out

Michael Guy, 10 June 2011 19:17

Carlos Checa picked up where he left of at Miller two weeks ago by dominating both Free Practice and First Qualifying at Misano today. The Althea Ducati rider found his rhythm to post consistent fast laps to stay ahead of career long rival Max Biaggi on his Alitalia Aprilia. Checa said: “Right now everything is going really. From Miller where ...

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Checa dominates opening day at Miller, Camier second

Michael Guy, 29 May 2011 09:38

Championship leader Carlos Checa lived up to all the hype that he will be the man to beat by decimating his rivals during the opening free practice and qualifying sessions at Miller. The Althea Ducat rider overcame two technical problems in the opening free practice session to head the standings and then reasserted his dominance in qualifying to take provisional ...

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WSB set for Russian round of the championship in 2012

Michael Guy, 23 May 2011 11:03

The World Superbike championship is set to break new ground in motorsport by having a Russian round of the series in 2012. While other race series such as F1 and MotoGP are concentrating on races in the Middle and Far East, WSB have chosen a different approach and are set to make a landmark move by racing in Russia next ...

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Laverty and Melandri get Aragon test underway

Michael Guy, 13 May 2011 08:54

The factory Yamaha World Superbike team of Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty will begin their second day of testing at the Aragon Motorland circuit today. The two riders completed a successful day of testing on Thursday with former MotoGP man Melandri setting the pace ahead of his team mate. Unlike Melandri who has raced the circuit last year in MotoGP ...

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Checa back to his best at Misano test

Michael Guy, 12 May 2011 12:30

Carlos Checa shrugged of what was a difficult weekend at Monza where  by finishing the two day test at Misano fastest to reassert his previous dominance back on the championship. The Althea Ducati rider optimised the cooler track temperatures on Wednesday morning to post an impressive 1.35.0s lap time using a qualifying tyre to head the test comfortably. But his ...

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Biaggi leads the way at Misano test

Michael Guy, 11 May 2011 11:42

Max Biaggi reacted to his extreme disappointment of missing out on victory at Monza on Sunday by dominating the opening day of testing at Misano yesterday. The reigning World Superbike champion received a ride through penalty in the second race at Monza after failing to rejoin the circuit in the correct place after overshooting the first chicane. At the time ...

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