2011 WSBK Monza FP1 Result: Rea Edges Corser, Badovini Impresses

Jonathan Rea has topped the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the World Superbike class at Monza, the Castrol Honda rider just holding off the BMW of Troy Corser. Corser made a late challenge for the lead but came up short in the final sector of the iconic Italian track. Behind Corser sits another BMW, this time the satellite BMW Italia machine of Ayrton Badovini, the Italian keen to impress in front of his home crowd. Max Biaggi, the man everyone expected to dominate at Monza on board the Aprilia RSV4, ended the first session in 4th, just outside the 1'43 bracket, though both Biaggi and his Aprilia teammate Leon Camier posted the fastest top speeds of the session at just a smidgeon over 330 km/h. Yamaha's Marco Melandri ended FP1 as 5th fastest, just ahead of Camier and Yamaha teammate Eugene Laverty. Current championship leader Carlos Checa ended the session down in 9th, though his deficit to Rea was just over half a second.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
  4 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.712  
2 11 T. CORSER BMW S1000 RR 1'43.765 0.053
3 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'43.913 0.201
4 1 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'44.099 0.387
5 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'44.208 0.496
6 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'44.221 0.509
7 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 1'44.232 0.520
8 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'44.257 0.545
9 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 1'44.264 0.552
10 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 1'44.303 0.591
11 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 1'44.336 0.624
12 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.364 0.652
13 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 1'44.374 0.662
14 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.466 0.754
15 111 R. XAUS Honda CBR1000RR 1'44.559 0.847
16 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'44.564 0.852
17 77 C. VERMEULEN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.109 1.397
18 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 1'45.123 1.411
19 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.944 2.232
20 8 M. AITCHISON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'46.129 2.417
21 52 J. TOSELAND BMW S1000 RR 1'46.568 2.856
22 32 F. LAI Honda CBR1000RR 1'46.735 3.023

 

2011
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