World Superbike FP2: Fabrizio Fastest

WSBK Monza

The second Free Practice session in Monza this morning put three different manufacturers on top, with only .06 of a second between the fastest riders, displaying again the tightness of the racing.

Michel Fabrizio piloted his Xerox Ducati 1098R to a 1:42.619, which was over a second quicker than his free practice and qualifying practice results on Friday. These results are no shock considering the Italian took first last year in Race 1, and took second in Race 2 behind the WSBK’s rookie championship winner, Ben Spies.

The second fastest in FP2 was Aprilia Alitalia Racing rider Max Biaggi. The Italian, who was only able to grab eleventh- and fifth-place finishes last year, had a lap time of 1:42.679. Biaggi also posted the quickest speed on his RSV4 Factory during FP1, clocking 203 mph.

Third fastest was Great Britain’s Jonathan Rea. The HANNspree Ten Kate Honda rider would post a 1:42.885 on his CBR1000RR. Last year, Rea finished 4th and 5th at Monza…but he’s coming off a great victory. During the last round of WSBK action in Assen, Rea took both races, the first double victory of his career.

Second Free Practice Times (5/8/10)

1. 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’42.619
2. 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’42.679
3. 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1’42.885
4. 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’43.141
5. 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1’43.156
6. 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1’43.484
7. 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1’43.576
8. 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1’43.588
9. 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’43.621
10. 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1’43.643
11. 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’43.831
12. 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’44.051
13. 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 1’44.281
14. 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1’44.295
15. 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1’44.336
16. 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’44.412
17. 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’44.481
18. 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1’44.615
19. 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 1’45.799
20. 71 Sakai D. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’45.821
21. 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’45.906
22. 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’46.022
23. 31 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1’46.075
24. 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’46.13

World Superbike Championship Point Standings (after 4 rounds of 13):

1. Haslam 148
2. Biaggi 128
3. Rea 110
4. Checa 103
5. Toseland 86
6. Haga 85
7. Corser 68
8. Guintoli 55
9. Fabrizio 53
10. Crutchlow 49

SBK Manufacturers Point Standing:

1. Suzuki 148
2. Aprilia 134
3. Ducati 130
4. Honda 111
5. Yamaha 93
6. BMW 69
7. Kawasaki 19