World Superbike race one summary and results from Monza

The first Superbike race of the day saw a thrilling end to one of the best races ever seen at Monza. The race had to have two starts, after two crashes at the first chicane of lap 1 involving Tamada, Hill, Corser, Neukirchner and Roberts led to it being interrupted. The German came off the worst with a broken right femur and dislocated right foot, while Roberts picked up various bruises. The outcome of the race was decided at the final curve. Spies was well on his way towards a fifth win of the season when in the Parabolica his Yamaha ran out of fuel just a few metres from the line. Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) capitalized on Spies’ misfortune to take his first win in Sueprbike. Team-mate Noriyuki Haga finished second to maintain his points lead. The third place battle also saw a thrilling end as Max Biaggi took his Aprilia over the line, but the Italian was penalized 20 seconds for cutting the chicane, leaving Ryuichi Kiyonari (Ten Kate Honda) to take the final podium position after a spectacular mid-race recovery from a poor start. Fourth went to Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki Alstare), ahead of the British pair of Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) and Tom Sykes (Yamaha World Superbike). Both BMW and Kawasaki placed riders inside the top 10, Ruben Xaus taking the German four-cylinder machine to seventh while a still unfit Broc Parkes fought hard for tenth place.

Monza Superbike – Race 1
Sun, May 10, 2009 5:30 AM

1 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 31’50.758 (196,459 kph)
2 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 0.239
3 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 8.175
4 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 11.001
5 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 12.447
6 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 13.693
7 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 19.172
8 55 Laconi R. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 24.989
9 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 26.930
10 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 27.418
11 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 27.752
12 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 29.545
13 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 30.952
14 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 31.414
15 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 36.998
16 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 42.732
17 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 48.835
18 98 Zemke J. (USA) Honda CBR1000RR 48.888
19 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 50.612
20 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 51.706
21 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 55.510
22 94 Checa D. (ESP) Yamaha YZF R1 58.214
23 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’01.130
24 88 Resch R. (AUT) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1’16.850
RET 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR
RET 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR


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