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Guintoli All Wet at Phillip Island SBK Test

2011 SBK Testing

The quickest time in the opening World Superbike testing session at a wet Phillip Island Australia went to Sylvain Guintoli on an Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1198 R.

Right behind the Frenchman was Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda CBR 1000 RR) ahead of the second Ducati 1198 R from the Czech Republic team in the hands of Jakub Smrz.

Michel Fabrizio (Suzuki Alstare GSX-R 1000), who tested at Phillip Island last week, was fourth quickest ahead of the Kawasaki of Joan Lascorz and Carlos Checa (Ducati Althea Racing 1198 R).

Despite still suffering from an unfit shoulder, Marco Melandri (Yamaha R1 World Superbike Team) managed to notch up seventh fastest time, ahead of Leon Haslam on the first BMW S 1000 RR machine.

James Toseland on the Italian version of the BMW S1000RR was 14th ahead of Haga, while Akira Yanagawa has replaced Chris Vermeulen for these tests, as the Australian is not yet in a condition to ride.

IMS Test Phillip Island SBK – Monday Results  

1. 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1’32.683
2. 4 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1’32.916
3. 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1’33.013
4. 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’33.060
5. 17 Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’33.256
6. 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1’33.317
7. 33 Melandri M. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R1 1’33.367
8. 91 Haslam L. (GBR) BMW S1000 RR 1’33.429
9. 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’33.566
10. 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1’33.708
11. 12 Waters J. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’33.717
12. 58 Laverty E. (IRL) Yamaha YZF R1 1’33.849
13. 111 Xaus R. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1’33.943
14. 52 Toseland J. (GBR) BMW S1000 RR 1’34.142
15. 41 Haga N. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’34.650
16. 44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’34.869
17. 121 Berger M. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1’35.183
18. 86 Badovini A. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 1’35.498
19. 67 Staring B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’35.808
20. 6 Yanagawa A. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’36.171
21. 8 Aitchison M. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’37.211 

Due to the still slightly damp conditions, the Aprilia RSV4 superbikes of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier remained in the Phillip Island pit garages.

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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