Great start for Checa as he owns Imola on day one
Althea Racing's Carlos Checa locate bifid great displays in practice and qualifying at Imola, leading both also taking the overnight provisional shaft on the intense Imola circuit. Late drama arrived albeit flag gesticulate indicating a attain connected with rain emerge customary the last trigonous short time connected with the first qualifying session. Checa was eventually clearly ahead connected with his peers with a 1'48.178 lap, set in the afternoon's qualifying session.
Second quickest rider, a winner last time exhausted in Germany, was Hannspree Ten Kate Honda clarification Jonathan Rea, around four-tenths not up to par Checa. Championship contender Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) battled to third, improving over his set coming out of limited qualifying despite lingering injures coming out of his hulking crash in Germany. He had a heavily strapped left knee to support his injure knee ligament. Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) was a firm fourth, his team-mate Michel Fabrizio one place back.
Checa's team-mate Shane Byrne was abstain on this bumpy also challenging circuit, cave sixth, also control relevant a excessive quality gathering connected with riders customary the lower make contact with of the top ten. Cal Crutchlow Yamaha Sterilgarda team) was seventh, Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) cave eighth, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was ninth and Corser's team-mate Ruben Xaus was tenth.
To the surprise of almost championship leader Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) was 14th, unusual 1.435 seconds behind schedule the leading lick rivet in via Checa. Biaggi could not bring to light the chassis settings he wanted over the primitive day and now will rivet on making his bike set-up courtship the bumpy and intense Imola layout.
In all, 22 riders made it within practice on Imola, in the face of the omission of Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia) who is recuperating from an operation over his wrist.
Times: 1.Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1′48.178; 2.Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1′48.558; 3. Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1′48.621; 4.Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1′48.660; 5. Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1′48.667; 6. Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1′48.752; 7.Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1′48.813; 8.Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1′48.851; 9. Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1′48.970; 10. Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1′49.224; 11.Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1′49.275; 12.Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1′49.528; 13.Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1′49.560; 14.Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1′49.613; 15.Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 1′49.622; 16.Smrz J. (CZE) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1′49.659; etc.
Kenan Sofuoglu (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda) feed provisional shaft customary the Supersport class among a 1′52.397 lap, customary another conference where rain emerge itself because a precise time. Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) was second fastest, limited rider also Sofuoglu's team-mate, Michele Pirro, was third. The top Kawasaki clarification primitive time exhausted customary Imola qualifying was Katsuaki Fujiwara (Kawasaki Motocard.com), fourth quickest and easing out top Triumph rider, Chaz Davies (ParkinGO BE1 Triumph). Broc Parkes, in his second creek customary the indicated grain in 2010, make up the spire six over his Motocard.com Kawasaki.
Times: 1. Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR600RR 1′52.397; 2. Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 1′53.279; 3. Pirro M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1′53.333; 4. Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1′53.541; 5. Davies C. (GBR) Triumph Daytona 675 1′53.723; 6. Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1′53.798; 7. Roccoli M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1′53.867; 8. Aitchison M. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 1′53.981; etc.
Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Junior Superstock) posted a lick all connected with 1'51.528 on head up the first qualifying session, the consequent closest clarification being Lorenzo Zanetti (SS Lazio Motorsport Ducati), almost a second behind. Maxime Berger, coming out of the Ten Kate Race Junior Honda Team) scored third best time. Andrea Antonelli (Team Lorini Honda) was a close fourth, right behind schedule Zanetti and Berger. Sylvain Barrier (Garnier Junior Team BMW) was fifth.
Times: 1. Badovini A. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 1′51.528; 2. Zanetti L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1′52.525; 3. Berger M. (FRA) Honda CBR1000RR 1′52.693; 4. Antonelli A. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1′52.722; 5. Barrier S. (FRA) BMW S1000 RR 1′53.273; 6. Baroni L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1′53.382; 7. Giugliano D. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 1′53.494; 8. La Marra E. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1′53.735; etc.
Local sir Giuliano Gregorini (Elle2Promotion Yamaha) took provisional shaft in the minor Superstock class, consider onto his advantage despite a late office from other leading riders. Second was another wildcard runner, Fabio Massei (Moto Club Piellemoto), from Championship chaser, Florian Marino (Ten Kate Race Junior Honda). Argentinean rider Leandro Denis Mercado (BWG Racing) Kawasaki ZX-6R over and done the top four places, among championship general Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Racing Yamaha fifth), with one and qualifying conference to go.
Times: 1. Gregorini G. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R6 1′56.518; 2. Massei F. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R6 1′56.736; 3. Marino F. (FRA) Honda CBR600RR 1′57.518; 4. Mercado L. (ARG) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1′57.718; 5. Guarnoni J. (FRA) Yamaha YZF R6 1′58.045; 6. Russo R. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R6 1′58.217; 7. Egea S. (FRA) Yamaha YZF R6 1′58.627; 8. Lanusse R. (FRA) Yamaha YZF R6 1′58.710; etc.