2011 WSBK Monza QP2 Result: Corser Fastest, Haslam Retains Pole

Leon Haslam remains on provisional pole for tomorrow's World Superbike races, but it was his BMW teammate Troy Corser who topped the second qualifying session at Monza on Saturday lunchtime. The Australian veteran improved his time by six tenths of a second to take 3rd spot on the provisional grid. Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz made an even bigger improvement, slashing nine tenths off his best time from yesterday, while BMW Italia's Ayrton Badovini improved a fraction to take 5th on the provisional grid. Title candidates Marco Melandri and Carlos Checa also took a big step forward on Saturday, Melandri improving by a quarter of a second, while Checa went six tenths faster, to move up to 7th and 10th respectively.

The session had started late after a red flag during the World Supersport practice had delayed the start of WSBK practice, and then another red flag during QP2 - caused by the engine of Fabrizio Lai's Honda Fireblade letting go and oiling up the track - saw the sessions further delayed. 

The final grid will be settled during Superpole this afternoon. Most notable absentee from Superpole is Castrol Honda's Ruben Xaus, the Spaniard falling three tenths short of making the final cut of 16 riders.

Combined results after both sessions:

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 11 T. CORSER BMW S1000 RR 1'43.039 0.105
4 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.180 0.246
5 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'43.199 0.265
6 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 1'43.265 0.331
7 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'43.287 0.353
8 4 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.321 0.387
9 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.339 0.405
10 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 1'43.349 0.415
11 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.441 0.507
12 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.456 0.522
13 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 1'43.679 0.745
14 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.681 0.747
15 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 1'43.861 0.927
16 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 1'43.876 0.942
Out of Superpole
17 111 R. XAUS Honda CBR1000RR 1'44.216 1.282
18 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.515 1.581
19 52 J. TOSELAND BMW S1000 RR 1'44.989 2.055
20 8 M. AITCHISON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.022 2.088
21 32 F. LAI Honda CBR1000RR 1'45.739 2.805

QP2 results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 11 T. CORSER BMW S1000 RR 1'43.039    
2 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.180 0.141 0.141
3 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'43.199 0.160 0.019
4 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'43.287 0.248 0.088
5 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.339 0.300 0.052
6 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 1'43.349 0.310 0.010
7 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 1'43.374 0.335 0.025
8 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.441 0.402 0.067
9 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.456 0.417 0.015
10 1 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.474 0.435 0.018
11 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.681 0.642 0.207
12 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 1'43.731 0.692 0.050
13 4 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.740 0.701 0.009
14 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 1'43.876 0.837 0.136
15 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 1'43.925 0.886 0.049
16 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 1'44.097 1.058 0.172
17 111 R. XAUS Honda CBR1000RR 1'44.216 1.177 0.119
18 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.515 1.476 0.299
19 8 M. AITCHISON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.022 1.983 0.507
20 32 F. LAI Honda CBR1000RR 1'45.739 2.700 0.717
21 52 J. TOSELAND BMW S1000 RR 1'56.807 13.768 11.068

 

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Would be great for BMW to get a win this weekend. If only Leon can make his tyres last a whole race.

Vermeulen crashed and badly cut his elbow. He's qualified, so he'll be racing, but wanted to rest his elbow (and knee) before the race on Sunday.