Brno Superbike Two

After settling for a second-place finish in Race 1 at Brno, Round 9 of the 2010 World Superbike Championship, Alitalia Aprilia rider Max Biaggi reclaimed his usual victorious position, winning Race 2 in the Czech Republic.

With his doubles at Salt Lake City and Misano, the 39-year-old Italian has now won nine races (five of the last six), giving him a very comfortable lead in the championship with 352 points.

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Joining Biaggi and his RSV4 on the podium was Race 1’s winner, HANNspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea, and Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio, who DNF’d in Race 1 due to engine problems.

As in Race 1, Rea would become the early leader on his CBR1000RR, followed by BMW Motorrad’s Ruben Xaus, Biaggi, Fabrizio and pole-sitter Cal Crutchlow. Biaggi took second from Xaus on Lap 3, and began chasing down Rea. By Lap 7, the Italian got the best of Rea, taking him at Turn 2. Biaggi would open up a dominating lead, eventually finishing 4.627 seconds of Rea.

Xaus would keep his S1000RR in third until a crash with six laps to go. This would give Fabrizio the position, where he would remain for the remainder of the race, finishing 8.973 seconds behind Rea.
Rounding out the top five were Sterilgarda Yamaha rider James Toseland and Ducati Xerox rider Noriyuki Haga. The pole-sitter Crutchlow would finish in 14th after having tire troubles. Besides Xaus, Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes and HANNspree Ten Kate Honda’s Max Neukirchner both crashed out of the race on Lap 1.

After his dominating performance, Biaggi now has a 68-point lead over Team Alstare Suzuki rider Leon Haslam, who had 8-10 finishes at Brno. Besides extending his lead, Aprilia also extends their lead in the manufacturer’s standings with 358 points, 53 points ahead of Suzuki.

2010 World Superbike: Brno Results, Race 2
1. (3) Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory, 40:12.236
2. (65) Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR, + 4.627
3. (84) Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R, + 13.600
4. (52) Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1, + 16.372
5. (41) Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R, + 17.530
6. (7) Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R, + 21.704
7. (50) Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000, + 23.769
8. (2) Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory, + 25.875
9. (67) Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R, + 30.374
10. (91) Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000, + 34.002
11. (57) Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R, + 34.691
12. (23) Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR, + 49.270
13. (95) Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R, + 1:03.258
14. (35) Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1
15. (15) Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R
RET 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Aprilia RSV4 Factory
RET 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR
RET 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R
RET 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R
RET 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR

World Superbike Point Standings (after 9 of 13 rounds)
1. Max Biaggi, Aprilia 352
2. Leon Haslam, Suzuki 284
3. Jonathan Rea, Honda 203
4. Carlos Checa, Ducati 189
5. Noriyuki Haga, Ducati 172
6. James Toseland, Yamaha 160
7. Troy Corser, BMW 149
8. Michel Fabrizio, Ducati 147
9. Leon Camier, Aprilia 138
10. Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha 138
11. Sylvain Guintoli, Suzuki 138
12. Shane Byrne, Ducati 108
13. Ruben Xaus, BMW 64
14. Jakub Smrz, Aprilia 61
15. Luca Scassa, Ducati 53
16. Tom Sykes, Kawasaki 48
17. Lorenzo Lanzi, Ducati 44
18. Max Neukirchner, Honda 35
19. Chris Vermeulen, Kawasaki 10
20. Broc Parkes, Honda 9
21. Roger Lee Hayden, Kawasaki 7
22. Sheridan Morais, Aprilia 3
23. Matteo Baiocco, Kawasaki 3
24. Andrew Pitt, BMW 3
25. Joshua Brookes, Honda 2

World Superbike Manufacturer Standings:
Aprilia, 358
Suzuki, 305
Ducati, 276
Honda, 214
Yamaha, 206
BMW, 163
Kawasaki, 55