2011 Imola World Superbike And World Supersport Saturday Press Releases

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


Second row for Sam

PARKALGAR HONDA'S Sam Lowes will start from eighth on the second row of the grid for tomorrow's 10th round of the World Supersport Championship at Imola in Italy, after taking 1.2seconds off his lap times from yesterday.

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2011 Imola World Superbike And World Supersport Friday Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after practice on Friday at Imola:


Miguel looking good at Imola

PARKALGAR HONDA'S Miguel Praia is a strong 12th after first qualifying for this weekend's 10th round of the World Supersport Championship at Imola in Italy and is looking forward to improving tomorrow.

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2011 Imola World Superbike QP1 Results: Rea Takes Provisional Pole

Castrol Honda's Johnny Rea sits on provisional pole on Friday night at Imola, after a fast late lap during the first session of qualifying for the World Superbike series saw the Ulsterman dislodge Althea Ducati's Carlos Checa from the top spot. Checa was bumped down to 2nd, ahead of BMW's Leon Haslam, posting a fast time for the second session in a row, and Alstare Suzuki's Michel Fabrizio.

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2011 Imola World Superbike FP1 Results: Checa Takes Control In Italy

Carlos Checa topped the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the World Superbike class at Imola. The Althea Ducati rider led for the second half of practice, closely pursued by Marco Melandri, but a fast lap in the final moments saw him pull half a second over Melandri. BMW's Leon Haslam also nipped ahead of Melandri, dropping Yamaha down to 3rd.

Results:

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Ducati's Secret Jerez Test - Rossi Faster On New Chassis, But Gap Still There

It is hard to keep secrets when Valentino Rossi is involved. Not because of the Italian - Rossi has been the very soul of discretion on the subject of Ducati's development - but because of the exposure he brings to any situation, and especially to Ducati. So on Thursday, Ducati held a private test of a brand new chassis for their 2012 MotoGP machine, all of the details of which were supposed to be secret, but most of which everybody knew.

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Capirossi Ruled Out Of Motegi

Loris Capirossi is one race closer to the end of his career. The veteran Italian, due to retire at the end of the season, injured his shoulder in a crash two thirds into the MotoGP race at Aragon, falling on the shoulder he had previously injured at Assen. As a result of the fall, Capirossi has been advised by his doctors to keep the shoulder immobilized, and will be forced to miss the Motegi MotoGP round.

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