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Valencia WSB Qualifying two: Biaggi storms to pole, Byrne on front row

Michael Guy, 10 April 2010 13:28

Just 0.068 seconds separated the top five riders in second qualifying at Valencia today with Italian Max Biaggi securing provisional pole on his final flying lap of the session. In what was one of the closest qualifying session in Superbike history the top 18 were covered by 0.915s.    Carlos Checa ended the session in second despite not improving on his ...

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WSB Valencia first Qualifying: Checa in control, Ducati’s set the pace

Michael Guy, 09 April 2010 17:37

Carlos Checa illustrated once again his affinity with the Valencia race track by dominating the opening qualifying session this afternoon.   The 37 year old Spaniard ended the day 0.282 seconds faster than his closest rival Jacob Smrz, but it was the consistency that he was able to post mid 1m 34s laps during the session that is ominous for his ...

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Checa tops Valencia test, Byrne third fastest

Michael Guy, 29 January 2010 16:18

Spaniard Carlos Checa was the surprise fastest man at the weather affected two day test at Valencia this week. Riding for the all new Althea Ducati squad alongside Brit Shane Byrne, Checa set an impressive 1’33.8s lap using one of Pirelli’s development tyres. Factory Ducati man Noriyuki Haga was second, just edging about Byrne who was the only front running ...

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WSB test: Rea fastest again on drying track

Michael Guy, 23 January 2010 21:16

Jonathan Rea stayed a the top of the standings after the second timed session today with a lap time on 1’49.107 set in damp conditions. The Ten Kate Honda man finished ahead of friend and rival Leon Haslam with the two Bits having led every session of the test so far. Third spot went to Troy Corser on his BMW ...

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WSB Test: Haslam secures top spot, Five Brits in top six

Michael Guy, 22 January 2010 19:49

Leon Haslam continued to set the pace at the end of day one of official testing at Portimao onboard his Alstare Suzuki. The 26 year old has now been fastest during both sessions in Portugal after topping the time in winter testing at Valencia last December. Speaking to MCN, he said:“I wasn’t expecting the grip to be as good as ...

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Portimao WSB test: Haslam on top in first timed session

Michael Guy, 22 January 2010 14:01

Alstare Suzuki rider Leon Haslam got his 2010 winter testing programme off to a strong start with an impressive 1m 43.023s lap during the opening two hour 20 minutes session to put him at the top of the timesheet. Haslam finished ahead of Ten Kate Honda man Jonathan Rea who was forced to sit out of the final minutes of ...

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Five race winners in 2009 - how many will there be in 2010?

Michael Guy, 03 January 2010 19:42

Despite a grid full of world class riders and arguably the most competitive season in WSB history there were only five race winners in the 2009. American sensation and new champions Ben Spies was largely responsible for there only being a handful of race winners thanks to his 50% race to win strike rate that saw him victor in 14 ...

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Rea dominates proceedings on second day of Portimao test

Michael Guy, 29 October 2009 14:42

Jonathan Rea picked up where he left off on Tuesday with another accomplished performance onboard the Ten Kate Honda during day two of testing at Portimao. Get all the latest WSB news Having spent the majority of the day at the top of the time sheets Rea dropped to fourth in the closing stages while he concentrated on evaluating new ...

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WSB Magny-Course: Race 1 results - Spies takes victory

MCN, 04 October 2009 13:40

Ben Spies was victorious after a fierce battle for first place with Noriyuki Haga. Spies finished only 0.181 of second ahead of the Japanese rider. Leon Haslam managed to take fifth place on his Stiggy Racing Honda ahead of fellow Brit Shane Byrne. Leon Camier's WSB debute was called short after technical problems with his Aprilia forced him to retire. 1 19 ...

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Fabrizio secures provisional pole from Rea

Michael Guy, 02 October 2009 19:46

Imola race two winner Michel Fabrizio stormed to an impressive provisional  pole position in first qualifying at Imola today. Onboard the Xerox Ducati, the 25 year old Italian snatched the position by just 0.051 seconds after trading places at the top of the time-sheets with Brit Jonathan Rea. Fabrizio said: “Today I had no particular problems. We found a setting ...

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