2011 WSBK Monza QP1 Result: Haslam Edges Biaggi

Leon Haslam sits on provisional pole for Sunday's World Superbike races at Monza, after the BMW Motorrad rider set a scorching lap of the iconic Italian circuit on Friday afternoon. Haslam just edged ahead of the favorite for the event, Alitalia Aprilia's Max Biaggi, Haslam and Biaggi the only two riders to get inside the 1'43 bracket. Yamaha's Eugene Laverty snagged 3rd spot, just ahead of BMW Italia's Ayrton Badovini, the Italian once again posting a very impressive time. Jonathan Rea took 5th spot on the Castrol Honda, two tenths quicker than Noriyuki Haga on the Pata S&G Aprilia. Championship leader Carlos Checa ended the day down in 14th, over a second slower than Haslam.


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 1'42.934  
2 1 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.953 0.019
3 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 1'43.265 0.331
4 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'43.276 0.342
5 4 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.321 0.387
6 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.531 0.597
7 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'43.588 0.654
8 11 T. CORSER BMW S1000 RR 1'43.640 0.706
9 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 1'43.679 0.745
10 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.730 0.796
11 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.762 0.828
12 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.850 0.916
13 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 1'43.861 0.927
14 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 1'44.071 1.137
15 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.095 1.161
16 111 R. XAUS Honda CBR1000RR 1'44.232 1.298
17 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 1'44.401 1.467
18 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.922 1.988
19 52 J. TOSELAND BMW S1000 RR 1'44.989 2.055
20 8 M. AITCHISON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.356 2.422
21 32 F. LAI Honda CBR1000RR 1'46.964 4.030


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I'm sure he will move up tomorrow during Superpole. Should be a good race. Monza always seems to make for good racing.

Carlos and the twin are seriously compromised at this circuit. A 7th will equal a win for him as he pointed out. Points and percentage game for him this weekend.
He's played a great game of poker this season and long may it continue.
I don't see him being at the sharp end of the grid,but as the deck folds during the 2 heats,here's holding thumbs for #7.
Just for the thrill,I hope one of the BMW riders raises the bubbly on the top step in at least one of the two heats.

I think (hope) that Nori is soon going to get the measure of that Aprilia.

When he finally does, the sultan of slide will smoke once again!