WSBK: Phillip Island Highlight Scenes

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The 2011 World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island Sunday delivered to victories to Althea Ducati Carlos Checa, who simply dominated at both races.

These official YouTube videos from World Superbike show the highlists of Race 1 and Race 2. In both races, the Althea Ducati 1198R rider was joined on the podium by the reigning Champion Max Biaggi aboard the Alitalia Aprilia RSV-4.

Taking third in Race 1 was BMW Motorrad rider Leon Haslam, and the man entering 2011 World Superbike from MotoGP took third in Race 2, Marco Melandri on the Yamaha World Superbike YZF-R1.

Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati) says: "The sessions went extremely well and we knew we had good rhythm but you never know what might happen in the races, especially if you find a wet track on Sunday morning, as we did today. My strategy was to get ahead and keep pace as I knew my pace was stronger than that of my rivals.

"In Race 1, once past Laverty, I was able to find a good rhythm. It was a really great race. Every so often you have a weekend like that and we were lucky to be able to start the season in such a fantastic way.

"Race 2 was very similar, I managed the situation and we did it! A really great weekend in which we dominated from start to finish. We were also lucky with the weather; we couldn’t have asked for a better start. I want to thank Ducati and the team for believing in me. Next we head to Donington where we’ll continue to give 100 percent."

2011 World Superbike Championship Standings (after 1 of 13 rounds):
1. CARLOS CHECA DUCATI 50
2. MAX BIAGGI APRILIA 40
3. MARCO MELANDRI YAMAHA 27
4. LEON HASLAM BMW 27
5. MICHEL FABRIZIO SUZUKI 18
6. JONATHAN REA HONDA 17
7. NORIYUKI HAGA APRILIA 16
8. TOM SYKES KAWASAKI 15
9. EUGENE LAVERTY YAMAHA 14
10. JAKUB SMRZ DUCATI 14
11. LEON CAMIER APRILIA 13
12. ROBERTO ROLFO KAWASAKI 9
13. RUBEN XAUS HONDA 6
14. TROY CORSER BMW 6
15. JOSHUA WATERS SUZUKI 3
16. JAMES TOSELAND BMW 2
17. AYRTON BADOVINI BMW 2
18. BRYAN STARING KAWASAKI 1

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