2009 Imola World Superbike Qualifying Practice Result - Fabrizio Leads By A Fraction

Michel Fabrizio led the sole session of qualifying for the World Superbike class at Imola, though he swapped the lead with Shane Byrne and Ben Spies throughout the session. Jonny Rea ended the session in 2nd, ahead of Spies in 3rd, but there is just 0.070 separating the top three. Shane Byrne finished in 4th, just under quarter of a second behind, while Noriyuki Haga drastically improved on his performance in yesterday, leaping up into 5th place, ahead of the 250cc World Champion Marco Simoncelli, who is showing up his veteran team mate Max Biaggi after the Roman has just become a father for the first time.

The riders in bold progress to this afternoon's Superpole session: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1'49.026  
2 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'49.065 0.039
3 19 B. Spies Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.096 0.070
4 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1'49.257 0.231
5 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1'49.361 0.335
6 58 M. Simoncelli Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'49.568 0.542
7 71 Y. Kagayama Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'49.813 0.787
8 9 R. Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 1'49.897 0.871
9 7 C. Checa Honda CBR1000RR 1'49.973 0.947
10 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'49.993 0.967
11 91 L. Haslam Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.015 0.989
12 57 L. Lanzi Ducati 1098R 1'50.026 1.000
13 14 M. Lagrive Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.039 1.013
14 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1'50.078 1.052
15 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'50.103 1.077
16 66 T. Sykes Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.201 1.175
17 23 B. Parkes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'50.595 1.569
18 31 K. Muggeridge Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'50.632 1.606
19 10 F. Nieto Ducati 1098R 1'50.643 1.617
20 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1'50.709 1.683
21 100 M. Tamada Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'50.908 1.882
22 15 M. Baiocco Ducati 1098R 1'50.929 1.903
23 99 L. Scassa Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'51.256 2.230
24 124 L. Conforti Ducati 1098R 1'51.551 2.525
25 94 D. Checa Yamaha YZF R1 1'52.477 3.451
26 25 D. Salom Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'52.567 3.541
27 77 V. Iannuzzo Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.821 3.795
Round Number: 
12
2009
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