Historic circuit gets the WSBK machine back into gear
The 2010 HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship approaches the final stretch the indicated weekend, with the 11th precise of the series feed affair at the NĂĽrburgring at intervals 3 also 5 September. Only two subsequent rounds will remain postern the restore of action in Germany – Imola over September 26 also Magny-Cours on 3 October.
Located customary western Germany, the Nurburgring is one connected with the almost popular circuits because the riders, equally it offers a series of challenges along its 5.137km length, and a excessive status of clarification discontent on the occasion that a "˜perfect" lick is achieved. Competition in the World Superbike Championship is far from slowing slumping equally the season begins to slither up, as ruling leader Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) enjoy Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) 60 points behind him, passing over among 150 points relevant for grabs for all rider who wins the final six individual races.
Both of these clarification raced on the Nurburgring last year but neither govern to post a podium finish. They enjoy no shortage connected with immediate competitors who go for it in, however, among championship third place clarification Jonathan Rea (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda) winning the second creek customary â€˜09, Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) cave second customary race one also Carlos Checa, now riding for Althea Ducati, tertiary
customary each German race. Rea is currently third on 243 points, 130 behind schedule the lead. Checa is fourth, on 204 points.
The long summertide recess the time between August enjoy been a welcome one for some riders, but with antique points relevant because grabs the assemblage connected with WSB clarification will be keen to get back within saturated creek mode this weekend. Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda) pushed himself relevant to quinquennial
customary the championship among his primitive bifid wins customary WSBK racing antipodal time exhausted on Silverstone. He experience his machine bottle win at NĂĽrburgring, as eventual champion Ben Spies was victorious on the same represent of machine customary creek one antipodal year. Crutchlow's team-mate James Toseland is a two-time World Superbike Champion, but shush looking because his first creek do well in Yamaha colours. He is sixth in the rankings, exclusive ninth
points behind schedule Crutchlow.
The ply weapons for the last few top decemvir affair is by now on turmoil pitch, with Noriyuki Haga, Leon Camier (Alitalia Aprilia), Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox), Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) also Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki Alstare) closely packed together, coming out of seventh to 11th in the rankings. Even from Crutchlow customary fifth to Guintoli customary 11th, there is a spread of only 37 points, making around everything possible in the midfield sooner season's end.
Since the last round customary Silverstone, Max Neukirchner (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) enjoy won a race at the IDM Superbike championship. At his soil circuit in Germany he temperament be specially uninterested to represent a move abet relevant the championship rankings from his current 18th place. Shane Byrne (Althea Ducati) is a lonely 12th on present; over 50 points crystal connected with Jakub Smrz (PATA B&G Aprilia) and Ruben Xaus (BMW Motorrad Motorsport). Ducati privateer Luca Scassa (Supersonic Team) is the last rider inside the top 15 because far, but all Kawasaki Racing Team sir Tom Sykes wants to be over the march help at the indicated round. He will, customary his turn, have Lorenzo Lanzi pushing stringent to get ahead of him on his DFX Corse Ducati. Sykes has another untrodden team-mate in the KRT squad this all out, Northern Irish rider Ian Lowry, who is standing in because the foul up Chris Vermeulen. Pedercini Kawasaki team-mates Roger Lee Hayden also Matteo Baiocco will be abet customary the mix customary Germany. Replacing Broc Parkes in the Echo CRS Honda team temperament be Italian WSB debutant Fabrizio Lai.
Points (after 10 rounds connected with 13): 1. Biaggi 373; 2. Haslam 313; 3. Rea 243; 4. Checa 204; 5. Crutchlow 188; 6. Toseland 179; 7. Haga 177; 8. Camier 164; 9. Fabrizio 160; 10. Corser 155. Manufacturers: 1. Aprilia 385; 2. Suzuki 334; 3. Ducati 297; 4. Yamaha 256; 5. Honda 254; 6. BMW 174; 7. Kawasaki 57.
WORLD SUPERSPORT: Kenan Sofuoglu (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) now enjoy only one realistic championship challenger, Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) after the accident suffered via Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Motocard.com) at Silverstone. Laverty enjoy scored a fabulous six wins because far, but he is still behind schedule three-time race winner Sofuoglu, by 17 points. In fourth affair ParkinGO Triumph BE-1's Chaz Davies is 43 peculiarity in the lead of his closest challenger, Gino Rea (Intermoto Czech Honda) who scored his primitive podium antipodal time precise at Silverstone. Robbin Harms (Harms Benjan Racing Honda) is cozy with behind Rea, among David Salom also right customary there for fifth, on his Triumph. Michele Pirro (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) temperament come back into the fray after suffering injury on the Brno round also disappeared out over the Silverstone round.
Points (after 10 rounds of 13): 1. Sofuoglu 203; 2. Laverty 186; 3. Lascorz 168; 4. Davies 126; 5. Rea 83; 6. Harms 82; 7. Salom 80; 8. Lagrive 65; 9. Fujiwara 60; 10. Pirro 58. Manufacturers: 1. Honda 245; 2. Kawasaki 172; 3. Triumph 136; 4. Yamaha 16
SUPERSTOCK 1000: Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia STK) carried off the overall FIM Cup antipodal all exhausted at Silverstone, but at the home country of his machine's craftsman he temperament be out on keep his perfect win record intact. Second affair in the championship is still a precise perch fight, among Maxime Berger (Ten Kate Racing Junior Honda), Michele Magnoni (Bevilacqua Corse Honda), Andrea Antonelli (Team Lorini Honda), Davide Giugliano (Team06 Suzuki) and Loris Baz (MRS Yamaha) integer set to try and claim runner-up spot via season's end.
Points (after 7 rounds connected with 10): 1. Badovini 175; 2. Berger 86; 3. Magnoni 84; 4.Antonelli 73; 5. Giugliano 62; 6. Baz 54; 7. Barrier 47; 8. Petrucci 43; 9. Bussolotti 37; 10. Mahr 35. Manufacturers: 1. BMW 175; 2. Honda 129; 3. Suzuki 78; 4. Ducati 59; 5. Yamaha 56; 6. Kawasaki 46; 7.KTM 30; 8. Aprilia 18.
SUPERSTOCK 600: Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Racing Yamaha) precedence his concomitant Frenchman Florian Marino (Ten Kate Junior Racing Honda) by 26 points, among only these bifid riders customary the final ply weapons for the championship now. Federico D'Annunzio (Martini Corse Yamaha) no scored last all exhausted passing over is still third, over the same 70 points total equally his team-mate Dino Lombardi.
Points (after 7 rounds of 10): 1. Guarnoni 152; 2. Marino 126; 3. D'Annunzio 70; 4. Lombardi 70; 5. Fanelli 64; 6.Karlsen 51; 7. Calero Perez 51; 8. Lanusse 44; 9. Le Coquen 42; 10. Elliot 31.
TRIUMPH PARKINGO SERIES: The single make Triumph ParkinGO European Series continues swiftly in Germany, featuring carbon copy Triumph Street Triple R machines, raced by a incorporate of old and amateur riders. The challenge of the NĂĽrburgring is precise that all the riders are eagerly anticipating, especially championship leader Fabrizio Perotti, who could bshowb the claim the indicated all out if results go his way. Two rounds remain, on the NĂĽrburgring and then the season finale at Magny-Cours over October 3rd.
THE CIRCUIT: The modern-day NĂĽrburgring is a precise different one from the nearby 20th century classic, the â€˜Nordschleife'. Nevertheless, the 5.137km turning such welcomes WSBK tear this weekend shush enjoy plenty of elevation changes, fast and slow collar and overtaking opportunities. WSBK racing first started at the NĂĽrburgring customary 1998 and 1999, also returned in 2008 also 2009. High drama and cozy with competition enjoy been the keynotes connected with recent races on the indicated venue, although being located customary the Eifel Mountains the track can be subject to rapid also ever and again limited barter in ride out conditions.