Brno WSB: Biaggi stays on top in second qualifying

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Max Biaggi retained his position at the top of the leader board after second qualifying despite not improving on his day one lap time. Biaggi’s 1m59.982s lap from Friday afternoon was enough to hold off the ever improving Ben Spies in second place who finished just 0.061 seconds behind the Italian Aprilia rider.

Local man Jacob Smrz gave his allegiance of Czech fans something to shout about by jumping up on to the front row ahead of factory Ducati man Michel Fabrizio in fourth.
Spaniard Carlos Checa slipped of his day one provisional front row start to fifth but showed impressive consistency throughout the session.

Britain’s Shane Byrne was a big improver onboard his Sterilgarda Ducati. The Reigning BSB champion is just 0.373 seconds off pole having slashed 0.7 seconds off his day one time.
Tom Sykes was another big improver having jumped up to eighth in what could be a critical weekend for next years negotiations.

Jonathan Rea continued to get himself dialled in to the Brno circuit, ending the session in 12th with Leon Haslam 15th.

The top 18 riders in qualifying were separated buy just 1.080 seconds.


1 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'59.982 2'00.707 1'59.982 162,114 37
2 19 B. SPIES USA Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 2'00.558 2'00.043 2'00.043 0.061 0.061 162,032 37
3 96 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R 2'01.031 2'00.052 2'00.052 0.070 0.009 162,020 35
4 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 2'00.066 2'00.101 2'00.066 0.084 0.014 162,001 34
5 7 C. CHECA ESP HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.205 2'00.408 2'00.205 0.223 0.139 161,814 37
6 67 S. BYRNE GBR Sterilgarda Ducati 1098R 2'01.017 2'00.355 2'00.355 0.373 0.150 161,612 33
7 57 L. LANZI ITA DFX Corse Ducati 1098R 2'00.581 2'01.118 2'00.581 0.599 0.226 161,309 32
8 66 T. SYKES GBR Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 2'01.070 2'00.600 2'00.600 0.618 0.019 161,284 33
9 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 2'00.603 2'00.636 2'00.603 0.621 0.003 161,280 36
10 23 B. PARKES AUS Kawasaki World Superbike R.T.Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'00.887 2'00.623 2'00.623 0.641 0.020 161,253 28
11 56 S. NAKANO JPN Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.648 2'01.537 2'00.648 0.666 0.025 161,219 35
12 65 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.023 2'00.702 2'00.702 0.720 0.054 161,147 36
13 111 R. XAUS ESP BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 2'00.731 2'00.973 2'00.731 0.749 0.029 161,109 29
14 71 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Suzuki Alstare BRUX Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.958 2'01.410 2'00.958 0.976 0.227 160,806 33
15 91 L. HASLAM GBR Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.403 2'01.012 2'01.012 1.030 0.054 160,734 36
16 121 J. HOPKINS USA Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.021 2'01.777 2'01.021 1.039 0.009 160,723 31
17 9 R. KIYONARI JPN Ten Kate Honda Racing Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.439 2'01.033 2'01.033 1.051 0.012 160,707 30
18 41 N. HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 2'01.062 2'01.857 2'01.062 1.080 0.029 160,668 32
19 14 M. LAGRIVE FRA Honda Althea Racing Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.720 2'01.199 2'01.199 1.217 0.137 160,486 32
20 100 M. TAMADA JPN Kawasaki World Superbike R.T.Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.385 2'01.287 2'01.287 1.305 0.088 160,370 33
21 10 F. NIETO ESP DFX Corse Ducati 1098R 2'02.644 2'01.510 2'01.510 1.528 0.223 160,076 30
22 25 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'02.691 2'01.643 2'01.643 1.661 0.133 159,901 34
23 99 L. SCASSA ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'02.155 2'01.816 2'01.816 1.834 0.173 159,674 34
24 77 V. IANNUZZO ITA Squadra Corse Italia Honda CBR1000RR 2'02.346 2'02.496 2'02.346 2.364 0.530 158,982 29
25 53 A. POLITA ITA Celani Race Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'02.940 2'02.718 2'02.718 2.736 0.372 158,500 36
26 94 D. CHECA ESP Yamaha France GMT 94 IponeYamaha YZF R1 2'02.785 2'03.092 2'02.785 2.803 0.067 158,413 33
27 88 R. RESCH AUT TKR Suzuki Switzerland Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'04.041 2'04.824 2'04.041 4.059 1.256 156,809 29
28 51 M. CIHAK CZE ProRace Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'04.905 2'05.099 2'04.905

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