2009 World Superbikes Assen FP1 Result - First Time At Assen, Spies Takes First Place

The first session of free practice has just been run for the World Superbike machines, and Ben Spies set the fastest time at his first attempt. He took all session to get to the top, but an impressive session nonetheless. Noriyuki Haga and Max Neukirchner had swapped the top spot prior to Spies taking charge.

The session was red-flagged briefly after about 20 minutes, after John Hopkins went down at Mandeveen. No word yet on the American riders' condition, but he did not take any further part in the proceedings. Assen holds unhappy memories for the American, as it was here that he smashed his leg last year during the MotoGP qualifying session in a huge crash at the blindingly fast Ramshoek corner.

Full results of FP1:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 19 B. Spies Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.687  
2 76 M. Neukirchner Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'40.050 0.363
3 7 C. Checa Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.143 0.456
4 91 L. Haslam Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.147 0.460
5 55 R. Laconi Ducati 1098R 1'40.369 0.682
6 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'40.417 0.730
7 9 R. Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.571 0.884
8 31 K. Muggeridge Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'40.693 1.006
9 66 T. Sykes Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.696 1.009
10 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'40.835 1.148
11 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.872 1.185
12 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'40.914 1.227
13 71 Y. Kagayama Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'41.017 1.330
14 56 S. Nakano Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'41.108 1.421
15 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'41.111 1.424
16 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'41.170 1.483
17 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'41.202 1.515
18 33 T. Hill Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.289 1.602
19 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'41.621 1.934
20 24 B. Roberts Ducati 1098R 1'41.859 2.172
21 25 D. Salom Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'42.134 2.447
22 99 L. Scassa Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'42.223 2.536
23 94 D. Checa Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.388 2.701
24 100 M. Tamada Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'42.442 2.755
25 77 V. Iannuzzo Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.980 3.293
26 32 S. Easton Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'43.008 3.321
27 15 M. Baiocco Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'43.330 3.643
28 121 J. Hopkins Honda CBR1000RR 1'44.396 4.709
29 88 R. Resch Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'45.276 5.589

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
4
2009

Comments

Spies

Wow. Almost 4/10 of a second faster than Neukirchner. And he is new to the track.

Total votes: 13

NICE!

Was there any doubt?

Total votes: 13

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