WSBK – World Superbike: double from Max Biaggi at Monza! –

World Superbike: double from Max Biaggi at Monza !

WSBK - World Superbike: double from Max Biaggi at Monza! -

After having signed the pole position by smashing the speed record on a Superbike motorcycle (read below), Max Biaggi wins both races of the World Superbike this afternoon at Monza.

After having taken pole position by smashing the speed record on a Superbike motorcycle (read below), Max Biaggi wins both races of the World Superbike this afternoon at Monza.

Sunday May 9, 2010 – The Roman Emperor first imposed his Aprilia V4 ahead of the two Yamaha Sterilgarda of James Toseland and Cal Crutchlow, signing his third victory of the season. Leon Haslam finished in 4th position just 0.958 seconds behind the leader while Biaggi’s teammate Leon Camier finished fifth ahead of Ruben Xaus, Michel Fabrizio, Troy Corser and Tom Sykes.

In Supersport, Eugene Laverty on Honda also signs his third victory of the season ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu and Joan Lascorz.

Sofuoglu’s teammate Michele Pirro finished in fourth position ahead of Katsuaki Fujiwara and Matthieu Lagrive. In the championship, the positions tighten with Lascorz in the lead (101 points) ahead of Sofuoglu (97) and Laverty (91).

In the second Superbike race, Biaggi renewed his domination on the handlebars of his Aprilia, while Cal Crutchlow suffered from a mechanical problem. Max won with 4.5 seconds ahead of Leon Haslam and Troy Corser, who signed BMW’s first podium in the World Superbike! Leon Camier finished in fourth position ahead of Tom Sykes fifth.

In the provisional general classification, Haslam remains in the lead with 181 points but Biaggi gets closer with 178 … To be continued with all the details of the race, the riders’ statements and the Site analyzes: stay tuned !

Max Biaggi at 330 km / h for his first pole !

Saturday May 8, 2010 – It is at home, in Italy, that Max Biaggi has just won the first pole position of his career in the World Superbike! The Roman Emperor completed the lap of the Monza circuit in 1’42.121, an average speed of 203.6 km / h, a new record on this track.

At the same time, Biaggi offered his first pole to the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, which he drove for the second year in a row. And the famous n ° 3 did not stop in his path: in front of his fans, the good old Maxou also established a new absolute maximum speed record on the handlebars of a Superbike: 330.2 km / h! This is to say if tomorrow, his opponents will have trouble stopping him…

On the first row of the grid, however, a serious contender for victory will join him, another Italian over another Italian – he will therefore also be ready for anything: Michel Fabrizio in his official Ducati n ° 84! "Hurricane Mich" will be flanked by two Britons: Cal Crutchlow on his Yamaha R1 in front and Jonathan Rea on his CBR behind.

At the head of the second row will be the championship leader Leon Haslam on his Suzuki, followed by Ruben Xaus and his BMW, James Toseland and his Yam ‘and Tom Sykes and his Kawasaki … The seven manufacturers therefore join the Top 8 on the grid! You requested an open championship ?!

Eliminated at the Superpole 2 stadium – as a reminder, only the eight fastest riders participate in Superpole 3 to try to win pole position – Max Neukirchner (Honda Ten Kate) will start from 9th place ahead of Luca Scassa (Ducati Supersonic ), Carlos Checa (Ducati Althea) and Troy Corser (BMW Motorsport).

We have to wait for the 4th row to see the name of our compatriot Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki Alstare), under that of Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia) 13th but above those of Shane Byrne (Ducati Althea) and Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) ).

Jakub Smrz (Ducati Pata B&G), usually very quick in qualifying, did not get past Superpole 1 and inherits a distant 17th place. Chris Vermeulen (Kawasaki Racing) qualifies just behind in 18th position. Finally Roger Lee Hayden – Nicky’s little brother – will leave for his Italian baptism of 22nd place.

In Supersport, Kenan Sofuoglu (Honda Ten Kate) enriches his collection of poles: he obtains at Monza the 9th of his career – the 2nd this year – by covering the 5.777 km of the transalpine route in 1’47.848.

The Turkish rider is ahead of his two best enemies in the championship in qualifying: the Irishman Eugene Laverty (Honda Parkalgar) and the Spanish Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Kenan’s young team-mate, Italian Michele Pirro, completes the front row.

The French leader is not far away: Fabien Foret (Kawasaki dominates the second row! He is placed in front of Davide Salom (Triumph Parkingo BE1), Katsuaki Fujiwara (Kawa ‘ and Gino Rea (Honda Intermoto Czech).

Our second Frenchie Matthieu Lagrive (Triumph Parkingo BE1) will have to get off to a good start tomorrow: Matt ‘and his Daytona 675 will start from 11th place !

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