Motorcycle Racing News SBK Superpole: Checa Bests Track Record

SBK Superpole: Checa Bests Track Record

Superbike Superpole

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa dominated the final World Superbike Superpole session with a fabulous new track best lap of 1’47.081, beating Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) and Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda) to the punch in a session that was red-flagged for a time.

Jakub Smrz (Pata B&G Ducati) was fourth when he crashed out of the session due to a bad high-side, one place ahead of World SBK championship leader, Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki).

Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) was happy in sixth place, with Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) overcoming the effects of a huge crash that brought out the red flags to go seventh, one place up on Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia).

Miller Superbike – Superpole

1 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1’47.081
2 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’47.414
3 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1’47.648
4 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1’47.662
5 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’48.006
6 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1’48.035
7 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1’48.378
8 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’48.621
9 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1’48.141
10 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’48.154
11 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1’48.159
12 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’48.162
13 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1’48.274
14 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1’48.640
15 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1’48.706
16 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 1’48.964
17 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’49.635
18 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’50.135
19 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 1’50.479
20 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’50.596
21 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’52.691

Supersport Pole for Kenan in America

Kenan Sofuoglu, MillerKenan Sofuoglu (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) took his tenth career pole position today to gain the psychological advantage over Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) before raceday tomorrow.

Kenan’s pole time was a remarkable 1’51.281, another new track best.

Third in the ranking is the third place rider in the championship, Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki who has his team-mate Katsuaki Fujiwara for company on the front row.

A late lap from David Salom (ParkinGo BE-1 Triumph) put him one place above his team-mate Chaz Davies, with Michele Pirro (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) seventh.

American Melissa Paris finished in 19th.

Miller Supersport – Qualifying 2nd Session

1 54 Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR600RR 1’51.281
2 50 Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 1’51.363
3 26 Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’51.461
4 37 Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’51.531
5 25 Salom D. (ESP) Triumph Daytona 675 1’51.656
6 7 Davies C. (GBR) Triumph Daytona 675 1’51.797
7 51 Pirro M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1’51.929
8 99 Foret F. (FRA) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’52.033
9 127 Harms R. (DEN) Honda CBR600RR 1’52.248
10 40 DiSalvo J. (USA) Triumph Daytona 675 1’52.287
11 4 Rea G. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 1’52.308
12 14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Triumph Daytona 675 1’52.948
13 55 Roccoli M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1’53.004
14 117 Praia M. (POR) Honda CBR600RR 1’53.372
15 5 Lundh A. (SWE) Honda CBR600RR 1’53.483
16 46 Odom T. (USA) Honda CBR600RR 1’54.547
17 8 Chesaux B. (SUI) Honda CBR600RR 1’55.218
18 86 Farrell J. (USA) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’57.314
19 13 Paris M. (USA) Yamaha YZF R6 1’58.411

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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