Misano, Italy

2010 World Superbike Championship Standings After Round 8, Misano

Championship standings for round 8, 2010

2010 World Supersport Championship Standings After Round 8, Misano

Championship standings for round 8, 2010

2010 Misano WSBK Race 2 Result: Convincing Victory, And Scrap For Second

Results and summary of race 2 for the World Superbike class at Misano:

2010 Misano WSS Race Result: Winner Stays Cool While Chasing Riders Trip Each Other Up

Results and summary of the World Supersport class at Misano:

2010 Misano WSBK Race 1 Result: Trio Fight It Out For Victory

Results and summary of race 1 for the World Superbike class at Misano:

2010 Misano WSBK Superpole Results

Results and final grid of Superpole:

2010 Misano WSS QP2 Result - Pirro Takes First Pole Of The Year

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2010 Misano WSBK FP2 Result - Checa Has The Measure Of Corser

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2010 Misano WSBK QP2 Result - Corser Heads Up Ducati Trio

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2010 Misano WSS FP2 Result - The Ten Kates Lead The Way

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2010 Misano WSBK QP1 Result - Crutchlow Edges Corser And Haslam

Sterilgarda Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow has taken provisional pole for Sunday's World Superbike round at Misano. Crutchlow just edged ahead of the fastest man of free practice, BMW's Troy Corser, who was himself just a smidgeon ahead of Alstare Suzuki's Leon Haslam. Michel Fabrizio used the experience gained during test at World Ducati Week here last weekend to put the Xerox Ducati into 4th, a quarter of a second behind Crutchlow.

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2010 Misano WSS QP1 Result - Laverty Takes Provisional Pole

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2010 Misano WSS FP1 Result - Sofuoglu Beats Laverty

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2010 Misano WSBK FP1 Result - Corser Puts BMW On Top

Troy Corser leads the way after the first session of free practice for the World Superbike class at Misano. The BMW rider heads Ducati's Michel Fabrizio by a quarter of a second, while Leon Haslam sits in 3rd on the Suzuki, ahead of Yamaha's James Toseland and Italian Ducati privateer Luca Scassa.

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Troy Bayliss: No Comeback - "I'm Retired And I'm Happy"

The dream is over. The millions of Ducati fans around the world who have had such a tough year in 2010, seeing Michel Fabrizio and Noriyuki Haga struggle with the Ducati 1198R, the rumors that three-time World Champion Troy Bayliss would make a return to World Superbikes were as if their prayers had been answered. The rumors had been rumbling since the beginning of the year, but when Bayliss tested the Ducati at Mugello earlier this year, breaking the Superbike record at the track, Bayliss himself started fueling the rumors, commenting that he was giving a comeback serious consideration.

But in a press conference held at Misano, given during the World Ducati Week festival, Bayliss shocked the assembled press by announcing that he is still officially retired, and that he intends to stay that way permanently. The comeback he had prefigured was now completely off the cards, and Bayliss had made his peace with retirement.

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