For the second time since Monza, the reigning World Superbike Champion, Max Biaggi, will start from the pole position.
The Alitalia Aprilia RSV4 pilot posted a 1:58.580 Saturday at Brno, giving him the best start for Round 8 of the 2011 WSBK Championship. Biaggi held off fellow Italian, Yamaha Superbike’s Marco Melandri, by 0.221 of a second.
2011 World Superbike Video
Two riders were awarded wins Sunday at Motorland Aragon, round seven of 13 in the 2011 World Superbike Championship.
Yamaha World SBK’s Marco Melandri was victorious in the first race, taking the win over the Alitalia Aprilia duo of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier.
2011 World Superbike
During Friday’s qualifying practice session, Althea Ducati’s Carlos Checa was able to top his rival Max Biaggi by a mere tenth of a second. And the Spaniard continued to hold this edge over the Alitalia Aprilia rider Saturday morning before Superpole.
Although Max Biaggi trails the 2011 World Superbike Championship leader Carlos Checa by 32 points, and didn’t have a single win this year, the Alitalia Aprilia rider is still optimistic, stating: "The championship is certainly not over yer."
World Superbike Qualifying Results
Most of us in California were asleep at 6 a.m. when the World Superbike riders took to the Monza circuit in Italy for Superpole.
There was the traditional shake-up in the time sheets that were established in the practice and qualifying sessions on Friday and Saturday.
World Superbike Testing
The factory Aprilia Alitalia duo of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier undertook two days of testing at the fast and flowing Mugello circuit on Tuesday and Wednesday this week to ensure they will be fully prepared for the next few World Superbike race meetings, starting with Monza on May 8.
At Round 2 of the 2011 World Superbike Championship in Donington last month, Max Biaggi had a string of bad luck. The worse of it arrived from his disqualification of race 2 for jumping the start and failing to perform a drive-through penalty.