2009 World Superbikes Miller FP1 Result - Kagayama Tops Very Close Field

Yukio Kagayama topped the first session of free practice for the World Superbike class at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, taking the top spot from Carlos Checa with a minute to go. Checa had led for the second half of the session, taking over from Ben Spies, who had made the early running. Troy Corser put in a last minute effort to take 2nd spot, forcing Checa down to 3rd and leaving Spies in 4th.

But the order of the top 5 is almost meaningless, as just 0.031 seconds separates Kagayama from Kiyonari. Shakey Byrne is just over a tenth behind Kagayama's Suzuki, while the top 15 are all inside of a second of each other. Jamie Hacking is the better of the two American replacement riders, setting the 10th fastest time on the Kawasaki, while Jake Zemke is way down in 19th on the Stiggy Honda.

Results of the World Superbike FP1 session:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 71 Y. Kagayama Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'51.356  
2 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'51.360 0.004
3 7 C. Checa Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.374 0.018
4 19 B. Spies Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.378 0.022
5 9 R. Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.387 0.031
6 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'51.473 0.117
7 99 L. Scassa Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'51.705 0.349
8 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'51.799 0.443
9 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'51.836 0.480
10 2 J. Hacking Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'51.865 0.509
11 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'51.953 0.597
12 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'51.989 0.633
13 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.004 0.648
14 23 B. Parkes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'52.026 0.670
15 31 K. Muggeridge Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'52.351 0.995
16 36 G. Lavilla Ducati 1098R 1'52.486 1.130
17 10 F. Nieto Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'52.562 1.206
18 91 L. Haslam Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.609 1.253
19 98 J. Zemke Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.624 1.268
20 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'52.696 1.340
21 33 T. Hill Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.763 1.407
22 56 S. Nakano Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'52.839 1.483
23 66 T. Sykes Yamaha YZF R1 1'52.878 1.522
24 25 D. Salom Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'53.417 2.061
25 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1'53.613 2.257
26 64 E. Nigon Yamaha YZF R1 1'54.580 3.224
Round Number: 
7
2009
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