Motorcycle Racing News Donington Superbike: Biaggi Tops QP2

Donington Superbike: Biaggi Tops QP2

2011 World Superbike

Due to cold weather conditions Saturday morning at Donington in the UK, not much changed in the provisional pole postions after the second qualifying practice.

The provisional front row remained exactly the same as Friday’s qualifying practice 1: Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia), Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike), Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati) and Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike). Biaggi fell twice in QP2, but was uninjured.

The biggest changes in Saturday’s QP2 was Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) moving up from 16th to sixth, and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing) moving from 13th to ninth.

After not so good results on Friday, Michel Fabrizio (Suzuki Alstare) was just fast enough to make it into superpole, the Italian finishing 15th fastest.

2011 World Superbike: Donington Qualifying Practice 2 Results:

1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia RSV4) 1’28.794

2. Marco Melandri (Yamaha YZF-R1) 1’28.841

3. C. Checa (Ducati 1198) 1’29.194

4. E. Laverty (Yamaha YZF-R1) 1’29.379

5. J. Smrz (Ducati 1198) 1’29.397

6. J. Rea (Honda CBR1000RR) 1’29.438

7. L. Haslam (BMW S1000RR) 1’29.472

8. T. Corser (BMW S1000RR) 1’29.476

9. T. Sykes (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 1’29.580

10. M. Berger (Ducati 1198) 1’29.588

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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