Jakub Smrz Battles SBK Superpole Crash

WSBK Report

The World Superbike Team PATA B&G Racing will leave Monza conscious of what the privateers are capable of, despite an incident which might has heavily influenced the outcome of the race – Jakub Smrz’s crash in Superpole.

With Monza being a hard circuit for the Ducati machines to gain back positions, Smrz could only grab one point in race 1 finishing back in 15th position, while in the second World SBK race he fought back and finished eighth, making use of all his motorcycle racing skills.

JAKUB SMRZ (Ducati 1098R | Race1: 15th and Race: 8th) says: "It was a difficult weekend for us but the team did a great job once again. After yesterday’s crash in Superpole, I didn’t practice much in warm up and lost a bit of confidence. I didn’t get a good start in race 1 and I was way behind."

"In race 2, I started determined to do well and gained a few positions. Unfortunately, Toseland and Xaus crashed right in front of me and I had to brake to avoid them. As a consequence, I lost all the positions I had gained but I fought back and tried as hard as I could to close the gap between myself and the riders in front of me."

"However, I regret not having had a better starting position. I’m sure I could’ve battled with Sykes and Haga for a slot in top 5".

Marco Borciani says: "Jakub did very well in race 2, when he was also among the fastest riders. Unfortunately, Monza is not very favorable to our bike and so I have to be satisified with the result."

World Superbike – Race 1

1. 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 31’07.044 (200,504 kph)
2. 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 0.247
3. 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 0.297
4. 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 0.958
5. 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 4.493
6. 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 7.343
7. 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 7.369
8. 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 9.344
9. 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 15.338
10. 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 16.761
11. 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 16.921
12. 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 22.231
13. 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 22.602
14. 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 22.742
15. 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 26.266

World Superbike – Race 2

1. 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 31’07.122 (200,496 kph)
2. 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 4.547
3. 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 5.469
4. 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 10.267
5. 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 15.561
6. 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 15.816
7. 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 15.861
8. 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 20.977
9. 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 21.920
10. 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 21.974
11. 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 27.152
12. 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 29.315
13. 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 30.858
14. 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 47.160
15. 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 48.824

World SBK Riders Standings

1. L. Haslam GBR 181
2. M. Biaggi ITA 178
3. J. Rea GBR 110
4. C. Checa ESP 110
5. J. Toseland GBR 106
6. N. Haga JPN 100
7. T. Corser AUS 92
8. L. Camier GBR 72
9. S. Guintoli FRA 70
10. C. Crutchlow GBR 65
11. M. Fabrizio ITA 62
12. S. Byrne GBR 58
13. J. Smrz CZE 47
14. T. Sykes GBR 35
15. R. Xaus ESP 35