Motorcycle Racing News Portimao: 2010 WSBK Races on Video

Portimao: 2010 WSBK Races on Video

World Superbike Portimao

In Race 1, Max Biaggi held off Haslam for the race one win but only after a strong man-to-man fight throughout. Jonathan Rea went third for Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, when Cal Crutchlow fell off his Sterilgarda Yamaha late in the race, remounting to go 14th.

Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati) had to work hard to keep Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia) behind as he scored fourth place. Shane Byrne (Althea Ducati) rode through the pain of a big crash on Saturday to take sixth. Noriyuki Haga recovered from his fifth row start to take eighth and the first BMW Motorrad machine home belonged to Troy Corser, ninth.

SBK Race 1 Results from Portimao
1 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 37’59.283 (159,562 kph)B/A
2 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 0.200 B/A
3 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 6.901 B/A
4 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 7.457 B/A
5 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 7.564 B/A
6 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 11.420 B/A
7 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 18.391 B/A
8 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 18.536 A/A
9 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 24.514 C/A
10 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 32.427 B/A
11 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 35.045 B/A
12 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 36.816 B/A
13 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 36.841 B/A
14 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 44.678 B/A
15 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 44.942 B/A
16 31 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 59.135 B/A
17 32 Morais S. (RSA) Honda CBR1000RR 59.852 B/A
18 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’00.097 B/A
19 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’10.151 B/A
20 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R B/A
RET 88 Pitt A. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR B/A
RET 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R B/A
RET 49 Tamada M. (JPN) BMW S1000 RR B/A
RET 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR B/A

In Race 2, a close four-rider fight for the win went to Biaggi again, from Leon Haslam, who was not quite able to overtake Biaggi and make it stick, as Max used his superior drive out of the final corner to pass Leon when it mattered.

Cal Crutchlow scored his second career SBK podium, and his first as a series regular, running his Yamaha to third. Carlos Checa was fourth – and only 1.015 seconds covered the whole top four after another tense race. In the championship Haslam leads with 85 points, Biaggi is second on 69 and Checa third with 60.

SBK Race 2 Results from Portimao
1 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 38’06.128 (159,084 kph)B/A
2 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 0.191 B/A
3 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 0.658 B/A
4 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1.015 B/A
5 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 3.123 B/A
6 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 9.131 B/A
7 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 11.033 B/A
8 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 13.452 A/A
9 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 13.964 B/A
10 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 16.377 B/A
11 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 26.351 B/A
12 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 27.964 B/A
13 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 33.566 B/A
14 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 33.823 B/A
15 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 37.372 B/A
16 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 45.611 B/A
17 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 56.512 B/A
18 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 58.980 B/A
19 49 Tamada M. (JPN) BMW S1000 RR 1’15.819 B/A
20 88 Pitt A. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1’41.672 B/A
RET 32 Morais S. (RSA) Honda CBR1000RR B/A
RET 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R B/A
RET 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR B/A
RET 31 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR B/A

SBK Championship Point Standing (after 2 Rounds of 13)

1. Haslam 85; 2. Biaggi 69; 3. Checa 60; 4. Fabrizio 46; 5. Haga 43; 6. Rea 39; 7. Guintoli 33; 8. Camier 32; 9. Corser 29; 10. Crutchlow 25

Manufacturers standing: 1. Suzuki 85; 2. Ducati 71; 3. Aprilia 69; 4. Honda 40; 5. Yamaha 32; 6. BMW 29; 7. Kawasaki 7


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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