2012 WSBK Assen FP1 Results: Melandri surprises the likely lads

With what looked like it was going to be Honda and Ducatis at the top of the sheet, the last few minutes saw a clutch of BMWs joining Tom Sykes's Kawasaki at the top. With Rea and Checa being the danger men this weekend, the variety of riders and bikes shown at the top of the sheet is a breath of fresh air for fans of close racing, but not for Max Biaggi who spent the majority of the time languishing well outside the Superpole positions.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 33 MELANDRI M BMW S1000 RR 1'37.582  
2 7 CHECA C Ducati 1098R 1'37.711 0.129
3 66 SYKES T Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.781 0.199
4 84 FABRIZIO M BMW S1000 RR 1'37.891 0.309
5 65 REA J Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.168 0.586
6 91 HASLAM L BMW S1000 RR 1'38.188 0.606
7 86 BADOVINI A BMW S1000 RR 1'38.192 0.610
8 58 LAVERTY E Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.298 0.716
9 59 CANEPA N Ducati 1098R 1'38.302 0.720
10 121 BERGER M Ducati 1098R 1'38.482 0.900
11 34 GIUGLIANO D Ducati 1098R 1'38.503 0.921
12 2 CAMIER L Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.543 0.961
13 21 HOPKINS J Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'38.633 1.051
14 96 SMRZ J Ducati 1098R 1'38.647 1.065
15 50 GUINTOLI S Ducati 1098R 1'38.686 1.104
16 87 ZANETTI L Ducati 1098R 1'38.781 1.199
17 3 BIAGGI M Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.928 1.346
18 4 AOYAMA H Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.299 1.717
19 44 SALOM D Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'39.388 1.806
20 18 AITCHISON M BMW S1000 RR 1'39.966 2.384
21 19 DAVIES C Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'40.053 2.471
22 36 MERCADO L Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'40.291 2.709
23 68 MCCORMICK B Ducati 1098R 1'40.643 3.061
           

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
3
2012

Comments

Nice

Good to see Marco up the top of the time sheets, even at this early stage. I wish him all the best this season, he has not had a chance to shine in recent years, certainly in MotoGP he was up against it for years - he deserves better.

Still...you can't feel too bad for the guy that snuggles up to Manuela Raffaetà on a cold night, eh ?

Total votes: 17

Read

My mind there. Lucky little sod.... ;) But yeah, great to see Marco and even better to see 3 Brits up the sharp end.

And yes it bloody well IS schadenfreude. But good to see Biaggis "blossoming" is going so well ;)

Total votes: 15

You have to love him

Max really does give the impression to the outsider, of being a man of great humility..

Total votes: 12

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