Imola WSB: Checa victorious in race 1

By James Keen -

World Superbikes

 26 September 2010 12:51

Althea Racing Ducati rider Carlos Checa claimed victory in race 1 at this weekend's World Superbike clash in Imola.

DFX Corse rider Lorenzo Lanzi finished in second place, with Noriyuki Haga in third for the Ducati Xerox team for an all Ducati podium.

Jakub Smrz (Team Pata B&G Racing Aprilia) finished in fourth place.

On the last lap Brit Leon Haslam was in second place trying to challenge Checa for first when a mistake cost him the podium spot - he finished in fifth.

1  7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 38'27.631 (161,708 kph)
2  57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1.171
3  41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1.472
4  96 Smrz J. (CZE) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 6.691
5  91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 9.584
6  66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 10.979
7  84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 15.023
8  67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 15.913
9  50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 17.025
10  35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 20.795
11  3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21.243
12  111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 25.860
13  99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 31.551
14  76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 31.689
15  11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 44.349
16  90 Sandi F. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 58.693
17  5 Lowry I. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'10.388
18  15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'13.648
19  33 Lai F. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'15.939
RET  52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1
RET  95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R