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Silverstone WSB: Checa cruises to victory in race one

Austin Lindberg, 31 July 2011 13:51

Carlos Checa cruised to a race one victory in today’s World Superbike round from Silverstone, claiming Ducati’s 300th win in the class for the Althea team. Checa worked his way up from his fourth place on the grid before displacing Yamaha’s Eugene Laverty from the lead and winning by a margin of three seconds. But Checa was surprised with the result, ...

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Silverstone WSB: Hopkins secures maiden Superpole

Austin Lindberg, 30 July 2011 17:59

John Hopkins took pole positions for Sunday’s World Superbike races from Silverstone after the Samsung Crescent Suzuki man put in a 2.04.041 in the third round of Superpole. Hopkins’ time broke last year’s circuit record set by Cal Crutchlow by 0.05 seconds, and it was enough despite a last-minute push from Yamaha’s Eugene Laverty, who finished second just 0.027 seconds behind ...

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Silverstone WSB: World Superbike returns to normal as Checa takes provisional pole

Austin Lindberg, 29 July 2011 17:13

Carlos Checa closed out Friday as the fastest man at Silverstone, clocking the fastest time in the afternoon’s World Superbike qualifying session. With less than 10 minutes gone from the session, Checa put in the quickest time of the weekend with a 2.06.4 and held that position for much of the session before putting his Althea Ducati at the top ...

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Silverstone WSB: Rea tops opening Supersport qualifying practice

Austin Lindberg, 29 July 2011 16:23

Gino Rea finished on top of Friday afternoon’s World Supersport qualifying session with a 2.09.362 on his Step Racing Honda, 0.228 seconds ahead of Parkalgar Honda’s Sam Lowes. Rea, who was fourth quickest in the morning session, improved his time by 1.9 seconds from his morning time. Lowes, meanwhile, finished the morning in third and was able to improve by ...

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Hopkins shakes up championship with double podium at Snetterton

Austin Lindberg, 04 July 2011 08:54

John Hopkins was the name of the day Sunday at Snetterton for the sixth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike series. After becoming the first American to take a British Superbike pole Saturday, Samsung Crescent Suzuki’s Hopkins won a hard-fought battle with Swan Yamaha’s Tommy Hill for the race one victory. Hopkins had opened up a 1.3 second lead ...

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Faulty front tyre hampers Brookes’ qualifying

Austin Lindberg, 25 April 2011 13:01

Josh Brookes rebounded from a forgettable qualifying session to score the second fastest time of morning warm up with a 45.586. Brookes missed out on the final knockout session of qualifying yesterday and will start Race 1 on his Relentless Suzuki by TAS from the fourth row, in 13th place. Brookes said the team had found a good base setting ...


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