World Superbikes Imola Test - Day 1 Times

Michel Fabrizio topped the timesheets after the first day of testing for the World Superbike field at Imola, edging out Yamaha's Ben Spies in the final laps. Fabrizio and Spies were followed by a brace of Hondas bracketing a BMW, Johnny Rea finishing the day ahead of BMW's Ruben Xaus, who was in turn just a few thousandths faster than Rea's Ten Kate Honda team mate Carlos Checa.

The test took place in searing conditions, as the typical summer heat of the lower Po valley took its toll on men, machinery and the tires which Pirelli have brought along for testing. Slightly cooler conditions are expected for tomorrow, for which the Superbike riders will be most grateful.

Pos No Rider Bike Time
1 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'49.164
2 19 B. Spies Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.262
3 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'49.684
4 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'49.823
5 7 C. Checa Honda CBR1000RR 1'49.842
6 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'50.305
7 66 T. Sykes Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.402
8 91 L. Haslam Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.586
9 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1'50.797
10 71 Y. Kagayama Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'50.861
11 9 R. Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.868
12 56 S. Nakano Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'51.055
13 121 J. Hopkins Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.270
14 76 M. Neukirchner Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'51.276
15 14 M. Lagrive Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.339
16 53 A. Polita Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'51.683
17 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'51.738
18 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'51.746
19 10 F. Nieto Ducati 1098R 1'51.909
20 100 M. Tamada Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'52.008
21 23 B. Parkes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'52.482
22 77 V. Iannuzzo Honda CBR1000RR 1'53.535

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Comments

haga's prayers are going to be mixed.

if he's going to finish 3rd, he's better off with fabrizio beating spies for the top rostrum.

otoh, fabrizio is racing him...

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