MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi keeps top spot

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Factory Aprilia rider Max Biaggi kept his place at the top of the timesheets today during second qualifying at the MCN-backed Donington Park WSB round.

Biaggi again held off compatriot Marco Melandri on the Yamaha, despite falling twice at Redgate corner. Biaggi and Melandri have so far been the only two riders to dip under the 1'29 mark.

Carlos Checa again posted the third fastest time, with Eugene Laverty in fourth.

Jonathan Rea was struggling down in 16th position yesterday, but improved dramatically today to post the sixth fastest time, ahead of BMW rider Leon Haslam in seventh.

Tom Sykes also improved slightly on yesterday's time, finishing ninth.

1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'28.794
2. Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 1'28.841
3. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'29.194
4. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.379
5. Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'29.397
6. Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) Honda CBR1000RR 1'29.438
7. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'29.472
8. Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'29.476
9. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.580
10. Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 1'29.588
11. Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'29.612
12. Ruben Xaus (Castrol Honda) Honda CBR1000RR 1'29.613
13. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'29.637
14. Noriyuki Haga (PATA Racing Team Aprilia) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'29.782
15. Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'29.843
16. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'30.008
17. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 1'30.169
18. Roberto Rolfo (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'30.680
19. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.117
20. Chris Vermeulen (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.485

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer