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USA World Superbikes: Carlos Checa dips under lap record in final free practice

Published: 31 May 2008

Carlos Checa set a new outright best lap of the Miller Motorsports Park during the final one hour long free practice session.

Using a qualifying tyre, Checa became the first man to dip under the 1min 49secs bracket with a lap time of 1min 48.883secs onboard his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda.

Troy Bayliss picked himself up from a crash to set the second fastest time with his team-mate Michel Fabrizio claiming third onboard the second Xerox Ducati 1098 F08.

Fourth place went to another Ducati man Jacob Smrtz. Smrtz has been on the pace all weekend and is clearly enjoying the track layout and high level of grip available at the circuit.

Early pace setter Troy Corser was unable to capitalise on the extra grip from his qualifying tyre and ended up going slower than he achieved on a race tyre and finished in fifth spot.

A heroic Noriyuki Haga arrived back at the track from his visit to hospital with his broken collarbone confirmed and a heavily strapped right shoulder and went on to set the 16th fastest time.

Salt Lake City World superbike free practice two results:
 
 
1 C. CHECA ESP Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'48.883 21 162,240 300,8
2 T. BAYLISS AUS Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'49.094 0.211 0.211 22 161,926 300,0
3 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098 F08 1'49.351 0.468 0.257 22 161,546 304,2
4 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing by Grifo's Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'49.508 0.625 0.157 26 161,314 296,0
5 T. CORSER AUS Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'49.543 0.660 0.035 21 161,263 296,0
6 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'49.545 0.662 0.002 21 161,260 301,6
7 M. NEUKIRCHNER GER Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'49.651 0.768 0.106 20 161,104 304,2
8 F. NIETO ESP Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'49.866 0.983 0.215 22 160,789 301,6
9 R. LACONI FRA Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.006 1.123 0.140 23 160,584 293,6
10 R. XAUS ESP Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'50.135 1.252 0.129 11 160,396 296,8
11 K. MUGGERIDGE AUS D.F. Racing Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.383 1.500 0.248 18 160,036 296,8
12 R. HOLLAND AUS D.F. Racing - Bertocchi Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.398 1.515 0.015 23 160,014 292,8
13 M. BIAGGI ITA Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'50.401 1.518 0.003 23 160,009 298,4
14 S. AOYAMA JPN Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.599 1.716 0.198 18 159,723 297,6
15 L. LANZI ITA R.G. Team Ducati 1098 RS 08 1'50.628 1.745 0.029 18 159,681 288,9
16 N. HAGA JPN Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Yamaha YZF-R1 1'50.679 1.796 0.051 13 159,608 293,6
17 A. BADOVINI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.778 1.895 0.099 17 159,465 292,8
18 M.TAMADA JPN Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.865 1.982 0.087 20 159,340 295,2
19 S. NAKATOMI JPN YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 1'50.908 2.025 0.043 17 159,278 293,6
20 K. SOFUOGLU TUR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr. Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.942 2.059 0.034 27 159,229 300,8
21 R. KIYONARI JPN Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.981 2.098 0.039 19 159,173 298,4
22 G. LAVILLA ESP Ventaxia VK Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.180 2.297 0.199 21 158,888 297,6
23 J. PRIDMORE USA Alto Evolution Honda Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.191 2.308 0.011 19 158,873 288,2
24 S. GIMBERT FRA Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'51.508 2.625 0.317 16 158,421 287,4
25 D. CHECA ESP Yamaha France Ipone GMT 94 Yamaha YZF-R1 1'52.117 3.234 0.609 18 157,560 286,7
26 R. ROLFO ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.505 3.622 0.388 22 157,017 295,2
27 L. NAPOLEONE FRA Grillini PBR Team Yamaha YZF-R1 1'53.349 4.466 0.844 20 155,848 281,5
28 S. JENSEN USA On The Throttle.TV Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8 1'53.635

 

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