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USA World Superbikes: Carlos Checa on pole at Miller

Published: 01 June 2008

Updated: 24 November 2014

Carlos Checa claimed his first pole position of his World Superbike career with a blistering 1min 48.193sec lap at the Miller Motorsports Park this afternoon.

The Spanish Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider has been fast consistently fast on race tyres and apart from a crash during this mornings qualifying session has so far had a near perfect weekend.

Monza race one winner Max Neukirchner turned around his poor performance from yesterday to go second fastest onboard his Alstare Suzuki with current championship leader Troy Bayliss in third.

Michel Fabrizio continued his impressive form at the American track to take fourth and round of the front row of the grid onboard his Xerox Ducati.

Troy Corser was unable to capitalise on the extra grip from his qualifying tyres and dropped to fifth after going into Superpole first.

Ruben Xaus looked brutal during his Superpole lap and man handled his Sterilgarda Ducati to sixth place.

The most impressive ride of the day has to be Noriyuki Haga who shrugged off the pain of his broken collarbone to set the tenth fastest time of the day and his fastest time of the weekend.

The Japanese Yamaha rider has every intention of riding in tomorrows two 21 lap races.

Salt Lake City World superbike superpole results:
 
1 C. CHECA ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'49.732 1'49.482 41 1'48.193 1'48.193 163,275
2 M.NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'50.929 1'49.757 42 1'48.504 1'48.504 0.311 162,807
3 T. BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'49.394 1'49.821 42 1'48.604 1'48.604 0.411 162,657
4 M.FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'49.872 1'50.013 42 1'48.800 1'48.800 0.607 162,364
5 T. CORSER AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'49.636 1'49.224 40 1'48.975 1'48.975 0.782 162,103
6 R. XAUS ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'50.230 1'49.935 40 1'49.181 1'49.181 0.988 161,797
7 R. LACONI FRA Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.618 1'49.445 39 1'49.206 1'49.206 1.013 161,760
8 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'50.135 1'50.117 41 1'49.394 1'49.394 1.201 161,482
9 M.BIAGGI ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'51.077 1'50.268 46 1'49.479 1'49.479 1.286 161,357
10 N. HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'50.349 1'51.113 24 1'49.735 1'49.735 1.542 160,981
11 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing by Grifo's Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'49.758 1'50.825 43 1'49.784 1'49.784 1.591 160,909
12 K. MUGGERIDGE AUS D.F. Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.481 1'49.962 40 1'49.858 1'49.858 1.665 160,800
13 F. NIETO ESP Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'49.895 1'49.738 42 1'49.942 1'49.942 1.749 160,677
14 S. AOYAMA JPN Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.413 1'49.947 44 1'50.007 1'50.007 1.814 160,583
15 L. LANZI ITA R.G. Team Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'51.353 1'50.279 38 1'50.446 1'50.446 2.253 159,944
16 A. BADOVINI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.269 1'50.517 39 1'50.807 1'50.807 2.614 159,423
17 R. HOLLAND AUS D.F. Racing - Bertocchi Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.399 1'50.353 38 1'50.353 160,079
18 M.TAMADA JPN Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.439 1'50.737 40 1'50.439 159,954
19 J. PRIDMORE USA Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.025 1'50.530 36 1'50.530 159,823
20 R. KIYONARI JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.637 1'50.624 40 1'50.624 159,687
21 V. IANNUZZO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'52.300 1'50.762 34 1'50.762 159,488
22 S. NAKATOMI JPN YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 1'51.386 1'50.813 36 1'50.813 159,415
23 G.LAVILLA ESP Ventaxia VK Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.418 1'50.861 44 1'50.861 159,345
24 S. GIMBERT FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'51.318 1'51.019 41 1'51.019 159,119
25 K. SOFUOGLU TUR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr. Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.229 1'51.154 41 1'51.154 158,925
26 D. CHECA ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'52.490 1'52.029 33 1'52.029 157,684
27 L. NAPOLEONE FRA Grillini PBR Team Yamaha YZF-R1 1'53.224 1'52.430 42 1'52.430 157,122
28 R. ROLFO ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR1000RR 1'53.804 1'52.458 37 1'52.458 157,083
29 S. JENSEN USA On The Throttle.TV Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8 1'53.939 1'52.601

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