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Silverstone WSB: Checa extends championship lead with double win

Austin Lindberg, 31 July 2011 17:43

Carlos Checa did the double at today’s round of World Superbike action from Silverstone. The Althea Ducati rider moved past Yamaha’s Eugene Laverty early in the race and was able to slowly eek out a two-second gap over the Yamaha man. Checa was delighted to take maximum points at a circuit he prepared to struggle at before the World Superbike summer ...

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Silverstone WSS: Davies wins in front of home crowd

Austin Lindberg, 31 July 2011 15:27

Chaz Davies extended his World Supersport championship lead to nearly two races worth of points after taking the win in today’s race from Silverstone. Davies, who’d spent most of the weekend outside the top five on his ParkinGO Yamaha, now has a 42-point lead over this weekend’s polesitter, Kawasaki’s David Salom. But Davies said he was confident with the race setup ...

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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 WSS: Salom takes pole, Lowes and Rea lead Brit charge

Austin Lindberg, 30 July 2011 18:43 Kawasaki’s David Salom will start from pole for Sunday’s World Supersport race, but will be joined on the front row by Brits Sam Lowes and Gino Rea. Lowes spent the session perfecting his race setup for tomorrow before forcing his Parkalgar Honda are Silverstone in 2.08.823, good enough for second on the grid. By the time Lowes had finished his testing, ...

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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 WSS: Lowes raises the bar in Saturday’s free practice

Austin Lindberg, 30 July 2011 17:17

Sam Lowes asserted his dominance Saturday morning in the second free practice session in this weekend’s World Supersport races from Silverstone. Lowes put in a 2.09.019 on his Parkalgar Honda, more than 0.8 seconds clear of anyone else in the field, and did so on the medium compound Pirelli tyre. Lowes finished provisional qualifying second on Friday, but made big changes in ...

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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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BSB Snetterton: Hopkins obliterates field for Snetterton pole

Austin Lindberg, 02 July 2011 18:30

John Hopkins took pole for Snetterton 300 MCE Insurance British Superbike race by more than a half-second. Hopkins became the first American to take pole in a BSB race and did so after his Samsung Crescent Suzuki team swapped out engines after the final free practice session. Hopkins said: “We had some nagging problems with the shifter this morning. We ...


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