Phillip Island WSB test: Checa surprise fastest, Haslam third
Spaniard Carlos Checa stole the show on the opening day of the two day pre season test by setting the fastest time onboard his Althea Ducati 1098R. The former Ten Kate Honda rider set a blistering 1m 31.959s best in the afternoon session to finish a significant 0.390 seconds faster than his closets rival Michel Fabrizio.
Leon Haslam put his three day test at the Australian track last year to good use by clocking the fastest time in the morning session before being relegated to third in the afternoon.
Noriyuki Haga was satisfied with his day one performance in fourth ahead of Ten Kate Honda man Jonathan Rea. Shane Byrne made it three Brits in the top six and four Ducati’s in the top six onboard his Althea Ducati.
James Toseland ended his day in 11th with Tom Sykes 13th, Cal Crutchlow in 15th and Leon Camier in 20th spot.
CHECA Ducati 1098R Althea Racing ESP 1 1'31.959
FABRIZIO Ducati 1098R Ducati Xerox Team ITA 1'32.349
HASLAM Suzuki GSX-R1000 Team Suzuki Alstare GBR 1'32.484
HAGA Ducati 1098R Ducati Xerox Team JPN 1'32.518
REA Honda CBR1000RR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda GBR 1'32.544
BYRNE Ducati 1098R Althea Racing GBR 1'32.671
NEUKIRCHNER Honda CBR1000RR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda GER 1'32.735
BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. Aprilia Alitalia Racing 1'32.832
SMRZ Ducati 1098R Team PATA B&G Racing CZE 1'32.912
LANZI Ducati 1098R DFX Corse ITA 10 1'32.979
TOSELAND Yamaha YZF R1 Yamaha Sterilgarda Team GBR 1'33.135
GUINTOLI Suzuki GSX-R1000 Team Suzuki Alstare FRA 1'33.190
SYKES Kawasaki ZX 10R Kawasaki Racing Team GBR 1'33.222
CORSER BMW S1000 RR BMW Motorrad Motorsport AUS 1'33.299
CRUTCHLOW Yamaha YZF R1 Yamaha Sterilgarda Team GBR 1'33.444
XAUS BMW S1000 RR BMW Motorrad Motorsport ESP 1'33.498
VERMEULEN Kawasaki ZX 10R Kawasaki Racing Team AUS 1'33.648
PITT BMW S1000 RR Team Reitwagen BMW AUS 1'33.699
BROOKES Honda CBR1000RR ECHO CRS Honda AUS 1'33.710
CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. Aprilia Alitalia Racing GBR 1'33.852
RESCH BMW S1000 RR Team Reitwagen BMW AUT 1'34.361
IANNUZZO Honda CBR1000RR S.C.I. Honda Garvie Image ITA 1'35.260
BAIOCCO Kawasaki ZX 10R Team Pedercini ITA 1'36.087
HAYDEN Kawasaki ZX 10R Team Pedercini USA 1'36.155