Checa secures pole with new lap record

Checa secures pole with new lap record

 

Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures pole with new best lap

By MCN -

World Superbikes

 03 September 2011 15:38

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) set a new best lap at the Nürburgring  of 1.54:144 seconds the third Superpole session to secure his fifth pole position start of the season.

Yamaha World Superbike Team rider Eugene Laverty qualified in second ahead of Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) in third and Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team), who completes the front row of the grid in fourth.

Noriyuki Haga (Pata Racing Aprilia) leads the second row in fifth, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) putting in a strong performance to secure sixth. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) will start tomorrow's race from seventh and Sylvain Guintoli (Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati) completes the second row in eighth.

1. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1:54.144
2. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 1:54.512
3. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1:54.743
4. Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 1:54.818
5. Noriyuki Haga (PATA Racing Team Aprilia) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1:55.113
6. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:55.223
7. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1:55.237
8. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1:55.249
9. Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) Honda CBR1000RR 1:55.321
10. Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing)Ducati 1098R1:55.598
11. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:55.625
12. Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:56.177
13. Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1:55.633
14. Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 1:55.811
15. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 1:56.101
16. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:56.162
17. Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1:56.401
18. James Toseland (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 1:56.637
19. Roberto Rolfo (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:56.996
20. Makoto Tamada (Castrol Honda) Honda CBR1000RR 1:57.950