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Imola Superbike Race 1 | Video

Imola SBK Video

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) put in a cool-headed win despite great pressure from eventual fifth-place superbike rider Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) in the final few laps.

Haslam ran on trying to pass Checa into the first Rivazza corner of the final lap, and dropped back as a result, allowing Lorenzo Lanzi (DFX Corse Ducati) to finish second and Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) to go third.

Jakub Smrz (Pata B&G Aprilia) was fourth and long-time race leader from pole, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), was sixth, ten seconds down on the winner. Haslam was fifth.

Imola Superbike Race One Results

1. 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 38’27.631 (161,708 kph)
2. 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1.171
3. 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1.472
4. 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 6.691
5. 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 9.584
6. 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 10.979
7. 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 15.023
8. 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 15.913
9. 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 17.025
10. 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 20.795
11. 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21.243
12. 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 25.860
13. 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 31.551
14. 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 31.689
15. 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 44.349
16. 90 Sandi F. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 58.693
17. 5 Lowry I. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’10.388
18. 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’13.648
19. 33 Lai F. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1’15.939
RET. 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1
RET. 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R

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