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Fabrizio sets the pace in Misano test

Michael Guy, 30 April 2010 13:11

Xerox Ducati man Michel Fabrizio bounced back to form at a two day test in Misano this week. The Italian rider who has suffered a drastic lack of form in the last three rounds of the championship has had good results at the Misano circuit and desperately needs to recapture his earlier podium form from Phillip Island. Yamaha men James ...

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BMW hail Corser’s Valencia performance

Michael Guy, 14 April 2010 11:13

Following Troy Corser’s impressive fourth place in race one at Valencia, BMW’s Technical Director Rainer Baumel has revealed how impressed he was with the Australians performance. The significance of the teams result was highlighted, not only by the overall finishing position, but how close Corser was to securing a place on the podium. At the end of the 23 lap ...

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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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Valencia Free Practice 1 : Checa on top, Five Brits in Top ten

Michael Guy, 09 April 2010 14:09

Spaniard Carlos Checa delivered on the pre race hype by setting the fastest time onboard his Althea Ducati at Valencia today. The 33 year old spent the majority of the session lapping on his own, with one notably quicker lap mid way through to top the time sheets. Michel Fabrizio looks to have bounced back from his woeful performance in ...

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Tardozzi backs Xaus for Portimao return

Michael Guy, 12 March 2010 16:42

BMW Team Manager Davide Tardozzi has given his backing to Ruben Xaus to make a return to racing in Portimao following his nightmare weekend at the season opener in Phillip Island.       During the first round, Xaus crashed four times including a 160mph spill during morning warm-up when he wiped out Noriyuki Haga going into turn one. Xaus was given ...

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Phillip Island WSB: Haslam secures maiden pole position, four Brits on first two rows

Michael Guy, 27 February 2010 07:00

Leon Haslam claimed his first ever World Superbike pole position with a stunning 1m 31.229 second lap around the Phillip Island circuit today. Onboard his Alstare Suzuki GSXR1000, Haslam survived a high speed crash in this mornings qualifying to bounce back with a string of fast times during free practice and all three Superpole sessions. Speaking to MCN, Haslam said: ...

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Phillip Island WSB: Checa leads the way in first qualifying

Michael Guy, 26 February 2010 09:45

Carlos Checa began his 2010 WSB campaign in the best possible way by setting the fastest time in the opening qualifying session at Phillip Island. The Spanish rider posted a 1m 32.155s best to deny factory Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizio by 7/1000ths of a second. Checa set his impressive time mid way through the session but suffered a fast ...

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Phillip Island WSB test: Checa surprise fastest, Haslam third

Michael Guy, 21 February 2010 10:02

Spaniard Carlos Checa stole the show on the opening day of the two day pre season test by setting the fastest time onboard his Althea Ducati 1098R. The former Ten Kate Honda rider set a blistering 1m 31.959s best in the afternoon session to finish a significant 0.390 seconds faster than his closets rival Michel Fabrizio. Leon Haslam put his ...

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Haga: “2010 will be the hardest year to win”

Michael Guy, 17 February 2010 11:21

Noriyuki Haga has told MCN that he is expecting 2010 to be the hardest season to win the World Superbike championship due to the incredible depth of field of world class riders. The 2000, 2007 and 2009 runner-up believes that unlike last year where the title battle was between just two riders, in 2010 there will be more than one ...


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