Misano WSB: Checa takes race one win

Published: 12 June 2011

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa has extended his World Superbike championship lead with victory in race one at Misano, Italy.

WSB champion Max Biaggi led for the majority of the race, but Checa dominated the second half of the race to take victory by 0.9sec. Marcmo Melandri completed the podium.

Pole setter Tom Sykes secured his best result of the season with a fourth place, ahead of Eugene Laverty and Leon Camier.

Factory BMW rider Leon Haslam highsided midway through the race damaging his left wrist and right ankle.

1. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 39'03.132
2. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39'04.116
3. Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 39'20.256
4. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) Kawasaki ZX-10R 39'21.784
5. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 39'22.061
6. Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39'24.135
7. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 39'26.074
8. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 39'26.249
9. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 39'34.861
10. Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 39'37.598
11. Ruben Xaus (Castrol Honda) Honda CBR1000RR 39'39.815
12. Matteo Baiocco (Barni Racing Team S.N.C.) Ducati 1098R 39'40.824
13. Alessandro Polita (Barni Racing Team S.N.C.) Ducati 1098R 39'41.116
14. Chris Vermeulen (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 39'44.148
15. Lorenzo Lanzi (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 39'46.646
RT. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 33'06.509
RT. Roberto Rolfo (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 23'17.725
RT. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 14'45.600
RT. Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 8'23.610
RT. Noriyuki Haga (PATA Racing Team Aprilia) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 6'39.721
RT. Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 5'00.563
RT. Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'45.959