Motorcycle Racing News 2012 Silverstone World Superbike Results

2012 Silverstone World Superbike Results

2012 World Superbike Results

Spoiler Alert: 2012 World Superbike results from Silverstone listed below

The 2012 World Superbike Championship headed to the UK this weekend for round 10 at Silverstone, a 3.6-mile circuit just south of London where the 2012 Olympics are being held.

And like always, rain was a deciding factor. But it would prove significant for Kawasaki Racing Team’s Loris Baz, who won the first race of his career after a confused race-one at Silverstone. Joining Baz on the race-one podium was the BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet duo of Michel Fabrizio and Ayrton Badovini.

In race two, it was the Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli who was victorious. The newly-signed Pata Racing Ducati rider, who also won a race at Assen while competing on the Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati, was joined on the podium by Baz and former teammate Jakub Smrz, who took the pole at Silverstone.

Following are the highlights of each race:

Silverstone Race 1

Kawasaki Racing team rider Baz won his first SBK race after weather conditions played an ever-changing role in the first 18-lap race of the day. The first attempt to run it was halted after two separate crashes, and the restart was declared wet, but with a mostly dry track surface visible over the length of the circuit.

Light rains came and went as the lead changed a bewildering number of times, but with a few laps to go the rains got even heavier and riders movements forward and back got even more frenzied.

Over the line for the last time, Baz won by 0.383 seconds, with BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet duo Fabrizio and Badovini second and third respectively and Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) was fourth.

As Badovini crossed the line he fell on the edge of the track and the following Rea also crashed into Badovini’s machine, but after each had crossed the line. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) was fifth, but championship leader Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) was a late faller and he no-scored.

Silverstone Race 2

Guintoli was declared the winner of an eight lap second Superbike race after the rains fell so hard that three riders fell on the same part of the track, and the red flag was shown.

Half points were awarded to the top 15 riders. Baz had been in the lead on the lap that the flag was shown but he had fallen shortly before, so on the count back he was credited with second.

Third went to long time second place rider Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) with Aprilia Racing rider Eugene Laverty, who was 16 seconds behind rain master Guintoli when the flag went out, fourth.

Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati) was fifth, Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Aprilia) was eventually classified seventh, one place behind late crasher Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati). Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) was eighth.

With Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) 11th, the championship table leaving has Biaggi on 274 points, Melandri on 263.5 and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) on 222.5, two points ahead of Checa.

2012 Silverstone World Superbike Results:

Race 1:

1. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40’46.128

2. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 40’46.511

3. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 40’46.587

4. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 40’46.667

5. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 40’47.140

6. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 40’48.747

7. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 40’52.251

8. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40’55.298

9. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1198R 41’05.150

10. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 41’05.215

11. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1198R 41’15.968

12. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1198R 41’16.286

13. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 41’30.350

14. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 42’06.515

15. David Salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 42’28.826

16. Sylvain Guintoli (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1198R 41’27.489

17. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1198R 41’53.544

RT. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38’23.341

RT. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 30’28.566

RT. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1198R 31’11.647

RT. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 21’57.027

NS. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR

NS. David Johnson (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R

Race 2:

1. Sylvain Guintoli (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1198R 19’42.051

2. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 19’42.932

3. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1198R 19’43.722

4. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 20’01.096

5. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1198R 20’04.167

6. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1198R 20’05.787

7. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 20’06.741

8. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 20’08.248

9. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 20’08.912

10. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 20’09.245

11. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 20’11.294

12. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 20’12.379

13. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 20’14.797

14. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 20’16.956

15. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1198R 20’17.900

16. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1198R 20’22.142

17. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 20’40.581

RT. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 17’39.615

RT. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1198R 14’47.797

RT. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 12’32.929

RT. David Salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 2’42.301

2012 World Superbike Point Standings:

1. Max Biaggi, Aprilia RSV4 Factory: 274

2. Marco Melandri, BMW S1000 RR: 263.5

3. Tom Sykes, Kawasaki ZX 10R: 222.5

4. Carlos Checa, Ducati 1198R: 220.5

5. Jonathan Rea, Honda CBR1000RR: 203.5

6. Leon Haslam, BMW S1000 RR: 170

7. Eugene Laverty, Aprilia RSV4 Factory: 160.5

8. Sylvain Guintoli, Ducati 1198R: 122.5

9. Michel Fabrizio, BMW S1000 RR: 108.5

10. Davide Giugliano. Ducati 1198R: 106

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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