HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship: Imola – Round 12 – Race report
Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) go for it satisfactory during a tough Imola race day on earn his, Aprilia's also Italy's first Riders' World Championship customary WSBK. Biaggi had to office hard for his claim over home soil, finishing in 11th affair customary race precise and enduring added dramatic creek to quinquennial
that at length gave him the title. Once his only claim rival, Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare), was forced exhausted connected with race two at mid-race distance Biaggi did not need to grain to be authorize champion, passing over he crossed the line fifth customary all case, to the roars connected with the 69,000 athletic weekend crowd. Biaggi now enjoy 413 peculiarity to Haslam's 350, among one precise and a maximum of exclusive 50 peculiarity remaining.
Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) won the couple Imola races, the first after a race-long fight, the exponent after disobey away early. He is promptly exclusive 14 peculiarity behind the injured Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) in the ply weapons for an eventual third place, with Rea not racing today also and not uncompromising if he will be racing customary the final precise or not. Cal Crutchlow is in overall fifth, 35 peculiarity behind Checa, set tenth and tertiary
places today. Haga's dualize podium today puts him precise peculiarity behind schedule Crutchlow, customary sixth. James Toseland (Yamaha Sterilgarda) is seventh, but exclusive trigonous points up over Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki Alstare) due on two prang and non-finishes today.
Raceday customary Italy was integer about Biaggi also Aprilia, but customary precise way the job is not still finished, equally the Manufacturers' Championship is still to be decided on the final round, among Aprilia right now 41 peculiarity in the lead of Ducati.
Max Biaggi: "I'm because happy, it's a big emotion through all my body. This is fantastic. It's like a impression come true, I forever obstruct to dream to make it happen. It was always customary my mind. In pretty conditions I expected it myself, OK this year we at Aprilia did a good job, there are tough clarification out there, I don't pauperism to take everything out of from them, some are more consistent than others passing over they are integer fast and the indicated championship is precise competitive. I had so many problems customary creek 1, off the track, over the track, the bike sideways but I didn't crash. It was very tough, for uncompromising we didn't get the best set-up on hand at Imola, it's not an comfy track passing over I forever obstruct to try. In creek 2 we limited the bike also I attacked from the primitive lap. This is a really bull zenith for me, for all my team, because Aprilia Alitalia, my sponsors, everyone who comfort us on make this dream develop true. We really made it happen."
Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) put customary a cool-headed win despite great pressure from eventual quinquennial
place sir Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) customary the final few laps. Haslam skip over essay to pass Checa into the first Rivazza corner of the supreme lap, and dropped back as a result, allowing Lorenzo Lanzi (DFX Corse Ducati) on finish second also Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) on essay third. Jakub Smrz (Pata B&G Aprilia) was fourth and long-time creek leader from pole, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), was sixth, ten seconds down on the winner. Haslam was fifth.
Carlos Checa: "Fantastic race, we struggled yesterday because qualifying in the sodden passing over today it was and stringent for the Ducatis and the spire guys because it's not comfy essay to authorize and everyone is going fast customary the beginning. I didn't pauperism to make any mistake. Right to the precise end I was pushing quite strong, at the end I didn't expect Haslam on push so strong. I saw him braking very late, passing over I was there to have a clean track also finish a exclusive and nice victory. This was like a home race because the set because a hulking race for them."
Lorenzo Lanzi: "Today was a very alluring day because me, an Italian over the podium so fantastic. My team enjoy worked precise origin the indicated weekend, shape up were difficult, pouring no rain, so it was very strange. Yesterday customary Superpole I worked a lot considering I wanted on finish on the podium in the race, that is important for next year. I was customary the precedence because a few laps, which was very good, It's been because despise I don't remember what it's like!
Noriyuki Haga: "It's a very vile result postern a really tough race, considering also shape up were stringent via inspire hot: And I was origin from 14th on the grid. Here the first lap is very heavy but I was spy because a vile pace for the race, at length I could not hook relevant with Lorenzo, passing over I was precise happy among the result. Like last year, the indicated year I cave origin at Imola, the spire 3 were all Ducati bikes so I am very happy."
Results (with Pirelli Race Tyre Selection – Front/Rear): 1.Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 38′27.631 (161,708 kph) (C/A); 2.Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1.171 (B/A); 3. Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1.472 (A/A); 4. Smrz J. (CZE) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 6.691 (B/A); 5. Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-1000 9.584 (A/A); 6. Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 10.979 (C/A); 7. Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 15.023 (A/A); 8. Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 15.913 (B/A); 9. Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 17.025 (B/B); 10. Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 20.795 (B/A); 11. Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21.243 (B/A); 12. Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 25.860 (B/B); 13. Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 31.551 (A/A); 14. Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 31.689 (C/B); 15. Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 44.349 (B/B); 16. Sandi F. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 58.693 (B/A); 17. Lowry I. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1′10.388 (A/A); 18. Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1′13.648 (C/A); 19. Lai F. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1′15.939 (C/A)
Checa was a clear race winner and untrodden lick register holder in race two, setting a untrodden best connected with 1'48.877, although Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) and Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda) feed podium grain in second also third place respectively. Leon Haslam had been in a strong position to feed the championship integer the way to France and the supreme round, passing over albeit his engine authorize go, the championship was gone there also then. Tom Sykes, for the exponent time, showed precise competitive pace on his Kawasaki Racing Team machine, leading four laps.
Carlos Checa: "It's a fantastic weekend, I can't remember precise like that. It was a very good duty via the team. Yesterday I was struggling over the wet, passing over today they were bifid exciting races, and the first than the second. But the second I could see that I could win, I just had on shield my concentration. Anyway it was fantastic, because all my team, because Ducati, because everyone here, congratulations on Max for the title and a shame for Leon Haslam."
Noriyuki Haga: "I am precise looking good today, also the bike was breadth better than in the first race. I was approaching Carlos in the last laps passing over couldn't catch him. Now I try my best at Magny-Cours on upgrade my position."
Cal Crutchlow: "After a tough creek 1 because me, to develop coming out of 12th over the grid among comparable close racing this weekend and such a intelligence connected with field was a very good result. I in reality enjoy on work because it because integer consider on Yamaha Sterilgarda, they go for it a good job for me chiefly in the second race. We made a few barter in the meantime, it was a grain connected with a gamble but a good duty all round."
Results: 1.Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 38′24.452 (161,931 kph);2.Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 2.129; 3.Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 3.926; 4.Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 5.762; 5.Biaggi M. (ITA)Aprilia RSV4 Factory 7.025; 6.Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 12.147; 7.Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 14.212; 8.Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 18.029; 9.Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 18.249; 10. Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 19.446; 11.Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 23.674; 12.Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 34.804; 13.Sandi F. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 53.540; 14.Lai F. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1′03.102; 15.Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1′07.185; 16.Lowry I. (GBR)Kawasaki ZX 10R 1′08.926
Pirelli: Race Tyre Selection (Front/Rear): All riders over same solutions among the deviation of Corser, Xaus, Guintoli also Neukirchner who limited to the "A" tail end for Race 2.
Points (after 12 rounds connected with 13): 1. Biaggi 413; 2. Haslam 350; 3. Rea 288; 4. Checa 274; 5. Crutchlow 239; 6. Haga 238; 7. Toseland 187; 8. Guintoli 184; 9.Fabrizio 169; 10.Corxser 165. Manufacturers: 1. Aprilia 433; 2. Ducati 392; 3.Suzuki 379; 4.Yamaha 307; 5.Honda 305; 6. BMW 201; 7. Kawasaki 100.
Michele Pirro (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) went coming out of fourth on the creek winner over the last lick at Imola, after long time race leaders Kenan Sofuoglu (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) and Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) collided at the final chicane. They restarted to finish, passing over not before Pirro had show Chaz Davies (Triumph BE-1 ParkinGo) retire on the last lap, and then sweep home to feed the win. Sofuoglu was second, Laverty third, also Broc Parkes (Motocard.com Kawasaki) fourth. In the points, Sofuoglu promptly enjoy 243 peculiarity to Laverty's 227.
Results: 1.Pirro M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 36′07.906 (155,737 kph); 2.Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR600RR 2.888; 3.Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 4.569; 4.Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-6R 4.865; 5.Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 5.718; 6.Roccoli M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 6.102; 7.Aitchison M. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 9.977; 8.Migliorati C. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX-6R 18.563; etc.
Points (after 12 rounds connected with 13): 1. Sofuoglu 243; 2. Laverty 227; 3. Lascorz 168; 4. Davies 137; 5.Pirro 91; 6. Salom 90; 7.Harms 87; 8. Rea 83; 8.Pirro 66; 9. Fujiwara 71; 10. Roccoli 71 . Manufacturers: 1. Honda 270; 2. Kawasaki 185; 3. Triumph 146; 4. Yamaha 22
Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia STK) made it ninth
wins in nine attempts after a long battle among Lorenzo Zanetti (SS Lazio Motorsport Ducati) was capably create on lick nine, when Badovini made a pass within the supreme chicane and gapped Zanetti right away. Maxime Berger (Ten Kate Race Junior Honda) enjoy an eventually lone creek customary third, ninth
seconds behind schedule the precedence on the supreme lap. In the championship, Badovini has 225 points, a precise score, also Berger is now guaranteed second, with 122.
Results: 1.Badovini A. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 22′32.770 (157,629 kph); 2. Zanetti L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 0.960; 3.Berger M. (FRA) Honda CBR1000RR 9.632; 4.Giugliano D. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 19.747; 5.Barrier S. (FRA) BMW S1000 RR 20.836; 6.Baroni L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 28.627; 7.Petrucci D. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 29.700; 8.Savary M. (SUI) BMW S1000 RR 29.841; etc.
Points (after 9 rounds connected with 10): 1. Badovini 225; 2. Berger 122; 3. Magnoni 94; 4.Antonelli 89; 5. Giugliano 84; 6. Barrier 71; 7.Baz 65; 8. Petrucci 55; 9. Zanetti 53; 10. Baroni 43. Manufacturers: 1. BMW 225; 2. Honda 165; 3. Suzuki 87; 4.Ducati 79; 5.Yamaha 67; 6. Kawasaki 58; 7.KTM 36; 8. Aprilia 21.
Official Tyre Supplier
Variable shape up show during Superpole sessions over Saturday left cause wonder results albeit the factory Kawasaki feed its primitive shaft since 2007 over Diablo Rain tyres customary the semi-wet supreme session. On race zenith we saw an instantaneous 41°C track temperature, forcing many set to change their setups coming out of the previous two days. With over 4100 tyres sentence to the indicated antipodal Italian precise including 2 new front and 2 new rear solutions for SBK and 2 new tail end tyres because SSP developed in mid-season tests, Pirelli's Diablo Superbike and Diablo Supercorsa solutions for Imola were ample enough to handle all ride out conditions. Race 1 attest on be 4,5 seconds faster also awarded Haslam (Suzuki) among both the Pirelli Best Lap also lick record of 1'48.966. Haga (Ducati) even rivet in his best lap connected with the creek on the last lick on join the two private Ducati bikes of Checa (Althea Racing) and Lanzi (DFX Corse). Race 2 saw a similar set to last year, among Checa (Ducati) utilizing the untrodden "B" SC1 and "A" SC0 race-winning solutions on find a double victory and on secure his seventh Pirelli Best Lap / lick record connected with 1'48.877. With the unimpaired grid over the untrodden DIABLO SUPERBIKE SC0 rear tyre, Pirelli may break ground confirming elucidation be sweet on the indicated precise because our 2011 production range of tyres. Sincere congratulations to Max Biaggi also the Aprilia Racing team because their first FIM SBK World Championship, accomplished less than 2 youth postern the start of the Italian brand's repair WSBK project. " - Giorgio Barbier, Racing Director, Pirelli Moto
Pirelli Performance Awards:
SBK Race 1 – Pirelli BEST LAP
Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare), 1'48.966 (Lap 13)
SBK Race 2 – Pirelli BEST LAP
Carlos Checa (Althea Racing), 1′48.877 (Lap 7)
Total BEST LAP (SBK): Checa C. (Althea Racing): 7, Crutchlow C. (Yamaha World Superbike): 6, Rea J. (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda): 5, Biaggi M. (Aprilia Alitalia Racing): 2, Haslam L. (Suzuki Alstare): 2, Guintoli S. (Suzuki Alstare): 1, Fabrizio M. (Ducati Xerox Team): 1
WSS – Pirelli BEST LAP
Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda), 1′52.198 (Lap 5)
Total BEST LAP (WSS): Sofuoglu K. (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda): 5, Laverty E. (Parkalgar Honda): 4, Lascorz J. (Kawasaki Motocard.com): 2, Pirro M. (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda): 1
Stk1000 – Pirelli BEST JUMP FORWARD
Chris Leeson (Team Pedercini), coming out of 24th to 14th (10 positions)