2011 WSBK Phillip Island QP1 Result: Checa Firmly In Control

Results of the first session of qualifying for the World Superbike class at Phillip Island:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 1'31.577  
2 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 1'31.850 0.273
3 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 1'31.969 0.392
4 1 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'32.009 0.432
5 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 1'32.066 0.489
6 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 1'32.082 0.505
7 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'32.108 0.531
8 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32.163 0.586
9 4 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.424 0.847
10 12 J. WATERS Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'32.690 1.113
11 11 T. CORSER BMW S1000 RR 1'32.699 1.122
12 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.700 1.123
13 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32.705 1.128
14 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'33.058 1.481
15 52 J. TOSELAND BMW S1000 RR 1'33.074 1.497
16 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'33.084 1.507
17 67 B. STARING Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'33.130 1.553
18 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 1'33.176 1.599
19 111 R. XAUS Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.411 1.834
20 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'33.598 2.021
21 8 M. AITCHISON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'33.788 2.211
22 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'33.864 2.287
2011
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Great times by Josh Waters, fantastic to see him in p10 amongst such good bikes.

Is he running the whole season or is he a wildcard?

Good to see the Spainard flying. I hope he stays healthy and gets his due this year.

It's sad to see the 'sultan of slide' so far down in the stats. Hope he can get it all together this year.

Too bad for James T. He really needs to get it together this year to remain a viable asset to his current (and future?) employers.

Seven different manufacturers in the top 10. Looks as if WSBK has finally discovered the secret to parity. Good on them.

Really impressed with Laverty and Lascorz as well. Good showing so far.

I'll be cheering on the Kawasaki team this weekend. ...not sure where Sykes has been so far based on the previous test times.

Leading his home GP race in his rookie year on a Dunlop shod Tech 3 Yamaha before crashing out on the wet track, Sylvain is a rider I hope will remain in MotoGP and I hope he will get a wonderful season in WSBK!

I remember that race. That was very exciting.
Sylvain seems like a good bloke. I hope he does well.

He was magnificent in Phillip Island last year for his first WSBK race, he deserved a good season after this horrible year in BSB in 2009, which started so well to end much too soon...
He's always been on sub-par machinery in MotoGP but in WSBK he has access to great bikes, now that's only up to him. I can see him a regular podium contender, and I'd love to see him win 1 or 2 races on the way.
He always comes out as a very likeable person in interviews, very humble and down to earth.
We have good chances to hear La Marseillaise in 2011, both in WSBK and WSSP (Honda Ten Kate french duo)!