Biaggi manages his first win of the season at Aragon

Biaggi manages his first win of the season at Aragon

 

WSB Aragon: Biaggi manages first win of season

By Tom Cambio -

World Superbikes

 19 June 2011 15:21

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) managed his first win of the season in race two at Aragon.

Biaggi led from the start of the race and rode consistently to stay in front of Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team). Melandri echoed his tactics used in the first race, stalking Biaggi and waiting for an opportune mistake, however, it was Melandri who slipped back after losing the front under braking. The Yamaha rider was able to catch the bike on his knee and use the ample run-off area to return to second position where he finished the race.

Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes made a promising start to the race, taking third before crashing out on the seventh lap, whereas Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) struggled at the start of the race, falling to seventh before climbing to third place where he remained, salvaging a podium finish after crashing out of the first race.

Lone Suzuki Alstare rider Michel Fabrizio finished the second race in fourth position, ahead of Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team). Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) took sixth place from Noriyuki Haga (PATA Racing Team Aprilia) with three laps remaining, whilst Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) dropped down the field to end the race in eighth place.

Leon Haslam duelled with Ayrton Badovini in a battle of the BMWs, but emerged in front, finishing in ninth. Haslam's BMW Motorrad team mate Troy Corser was taken out of the race by Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team) in an early crash.

1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40'04.407
2. Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 40'09.216
3. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 40'11.351
4. Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare) Suzuki GSX-R1000 40'13.408
5. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'15.969
6. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 40'18.695
7. Noriyuki Haga (PATA Racing Team Aprilia) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40'19.545
8. Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40'22.067
9. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 40'28.591
10. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 40'29.083
11. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 40'33.707
12. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'37.570
13. Roberto Rolfo (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'42.487
14. Chris Vermeulen (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'53.449
15. Lorenzo Lanzi (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 40'57.563
RT. Ruben Xaus (Castrol Honda) Honda CBR1000RR 25'18.247
RT. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) Kawasaki ZX-10R 12'04.791
RT. Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 8'16.172
RT. Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 1'59.159
RT. Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR