Imola Superbike Race 2 | Video

Imola SBK Video

Checa was a clear motorcycle race winner and new lap record holder in race two, setting a new best of 1’48.877, while Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) and Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda) took World Superbike podium finishes in second and third place respectively.

Leon Haslam had been in a strong position to take the World SBK Championship all the way to France and the final round, but when his engine let go, the championship was over there and then.

Tom Sykes, for the second time, showed true competitive pace on his Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike, leading four laps.

Imola Superbike Race Two Results

1. 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 38’24.452 (161,931 kph)
2. 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 2.129
3. 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 3.926
4. 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 5.762
5. 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 7.025
6. 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 12.147
7. 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 14.212
8. 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 18.029
9. 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 18.249
10. 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 19.446
11. 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 23.674
12. 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 34.804
13. 90 Sandi F. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 53.540
14. 33 Lai F. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1’03.102
15. 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’07.185
16. 5 Lowry I. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’08.926
RET. 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R
RET. 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000
RET. 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Aprilia RSV4 Factory
RET. 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R
RET. 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1

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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 Editor at Large 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).