2011 Silverstone World Superbike Race 1 Result: Masterful Display Secures Easy Victory

Results and summary of World Superbike race 1 at Silverstone:

Carlos Checa has taken victory in the first World Superbike race at Silverstone, beating Eugene Laverty and Marco Melandri by a comfortable margin, and extending his championship lead over Max Biaggi to 50 points.

2011 Silverstone World Superbike Saturday Press Release Round Up

Press releases after qualifying from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams from Silverstone:

Wild-card Hopkins powers to Tissot-Superpole win!

Silverstone (Great Britain), Saturday 30 July 2011 – John Hopkins (Samsung Crescent Racing Suzuki) rocked the WSBK establishment with the Tissot-Superpole win at Silverstone. The American rider, a regular in BSB this season, took a new track best of 2'04.041 in the last of the three superpole contests.

2011 Silverstone World Superbike Superpole Results: Updated

Results and summary of Superpole from Silverstone

Superpole 1

Two early crashes marred the start of Superpole, Max Biaggi being the first to go down, followed seconds later by Ayrton Badovini, allowing Leon Haslam to rocket to an early lead in the standings, ahead of Marco Melandri and John Hopkins.

2011 Silverstone World Superbike QP2 Result: Hopkins Edges Checa For Provisional Pole

John Hopkins' impressive wildcard entry at Silverstone continues. The Samsung Crescent Suzuki rider put in a final fast lap to edge current championship leader Carlos Checa from the provisional pole during the second qualifying session on Saturday morning, despite both Hopkins and Checa getting under Cal Crutchlow's race lap record from last year. Sitting in 2nd, Checa leads a trio of Ducatis: behind the Althea bike of the Spaniard is the Effenbert Liberty Ducati of Sylvain Guintoli and the Supersonic Ducati of Maxime Berger.

2011 Silverstone World Supersport FP2 Result: Lowes Takes Control

Sam Lowes dominated the second session of free practice for the World Supersport class at Silverstone, taking an early lead and topping the timesheets by over eight tenths of a second. The Parkalgar Honda rider ended well ahead of a pair of Hannspree Ten Kate bikes, youngster Florian Marino a tenth quicker than his veteran teammate Fabien Foret. Motocard.com Kawasaki's Broc Parkes was 4th fastest, just ahead of Step Racing's Gino Rea. Championship leader Chaz Davies found some improvement, posting the 7th best time, but still nearly 1.3 seconds off Lowes.


2011 Silverstone World Supersport QP1 Result: Rea On Provisional Pole

Gino Rea has taken provisional pole after the first day of practice for the World Supersport class at Silverstone, setting a fast lap at the end of the session to see of Parkalgar Honda's Sam Lowes. Lowes ended the session ahead of ParkinGO Yamaha's Luca Scassa, the Italian improving on his results from this morning, while Hannspree Ten Kate man Fabien Foret rounds out the provisional front row in 4th. Scassa's teammate and championship leader Chaz Davies continues to struggle, only managing to set the 10th fastest time over 1.8 seconds off the pace.


2011 Silverstone World Superbike FP1 Result: Hopkins Capitalizes On Wildcard To Lead First Session

John Hopkins has demonstrated his competitiveness by topping the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the World Superbike class at Silverstone. The Samsung Crescent rider has been given a wildcard for the British round of World Superbikes, and was fast throughout FP1. Hopkins is not the only surprise at the top of the timesheets, with Aprilia's Leon Camier taking the 2nd spot and BMW Italia's James Toseland - still recovering from major wrist surgery - taking 4th, with only Czech rider Jakub Smrz spoiling the British party in 3rd on the Effenbert Liberty Ducati.

Repsol Press Release: Interview With Marc Marquez At Halfway

The ever-industrious Repsol Media Service issued a press release containing an interesting interview with their Moto2 rider Marc Marquez. In the interview, Marquez talks about his adaptation to the Moto2 category, about the crashes in the early part of the season, and about what it takes to compete in and win a Moto2 race.

Below is the Repsol press release:

"We have shown that we know how to learn from our mistakes"


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