2011 WSBK Monza Superpole Results - Updated:

Results from all three Superpole sessions at Monza:


Superpole 1:

Eugene Laverty was the first rider to put in a serious attempt at pole, but the Yamaha man was soon blown aside by Max Biaggi, the Aprilia RSV4 blisteringly fast at Monza. Johnny Rea took an early lap to grab 3rd, but the Ulsterman was soon bumped down to 5th as first Leon Haslam and then Leon Camier blew by to snatch 2nd and 3rd, knocking Laverty down to 4th. Sylvain Guintoli looked destined to be knocked out of Superpole, but the Frenchman put in a flying last lap to save his spot, which championship leader Carlos Checa hung on by a few hundredths to 12th place and was through to Superpole 2.

Out after Superpole 1: Joan Lascorz, Tom Sykes, Jakub Smrz, Maxime Berger

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 1 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.137  
2 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 1'42.182 0.045
3 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'42.515 0.378
4 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.526 0.389
5 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.654 0.517
6 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 1'42.751 0.614
7 4 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.774 0.637
8 11 T. CORSER BMW S1000 RR 1'42.883 0.746
9 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.904 0.767
10 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'42.928 0.791
11 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.988 0.851
12 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 1'43.001 0.864
Out after Superpole 1
13 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.090 0.953
14 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.437 1.300
15 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 1'43.993 1.856
16 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 1'44.005 1.868

Superpole 2

Max Biaggi was the fastest rider out of the traps, but it was Johnny Rea who deposed the Aprilia rider from the top spot. A few moments later, Rea was himself brushed aside, first by Eugene Laverty, and then by Marco Melandri. Fast laps by Michel Fabrizio and Ayrton Badovini suddenly left Leon Camier and Leon Haslam in the danger zone, though Haslam pulled a fast lap out of the bag in the dying seconds to go 5th and make it through to Superpole 3. Carlos Checa looked like saving himself from relegation with 3 minutes to go, but his lap was only good enough for 9th, and then a run on through the first chicane meant his next fast lap got deleted, the Spaniard unable to improve again.

Out after Superpole 2: Ayrton Badovini, Leon Camier, Carlos Checa, Sylvain Guintoli 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.201  
2 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.250 0.049
3 1 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.386 0.185
4 4 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.395 0.194
5 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'42.567 0.366
6 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 1'42.641 0.440
7 11 T. CORSER BMW S1000 RR 1'42.760 0.559
8 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.871 0.670
Out after Superpole 2
9 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'42.886 0.685
10 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.995 0.794
11 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 1'43.116 0.915
12 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 1'43.146 0.945
Out after Superpole 1
13 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.090 0.953
14 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.437 1.300
15 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 1'43.993 1.856
16 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 1'44.005 1.868

Superpole 3:

Max Biaggi seized the early initiative again during the final session of Superpole, going top on his first attempt, but with plenty of room for improvement. Eugene Laverty and Leon Haslam attempt to assault the Roman Emperor's position, but both fell short, Laverty only just, Haslam by four tenths of a second. But in the final minutes of the session, Biaggi upped the pace once again, far beyond anything the others could follow, taking four tenths of a second off his own pole record from last year, and setting the first 1'41 lap of the Monza circuit.

Eugene Laverty was left in 2nd spot, ahead of Johnny Rea and Troy Corser, while Marco Melandri heads up the second row of the grid from Leon Haslam, Michel Fabrizio and Nori Haga. Current championship leader Carlos Checa will start the race from 11th, in the middle of the third row of the grid.

Final results and Grid:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 1 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'41.745  
2 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.393 0.648
3 4 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.614 0.869
4 11 T. CORSER BMW S1000 RR 1'42.688 0.943
5 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.714 0.969
6 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 1'42.723 0.978
7 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'42.954 1.209
8 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.043 1.298
Out after Superpole 2
9 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'42.886 0.685
10 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.995 0.794
11 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 1'43.116 0.915
12 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 1'43.146 0.945
Out after Superpole 1
13 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.090 0.953
14 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.437 1.300
15 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 1'43.993 1.856
16 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 1'44.005 1.868
Did not qualify for 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

 

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Comments

I thought towards the end there Leon might not make it through to session 3.
Go Marco!!

Wow, Biaggi did one at the end. Awesome!!

For the coverage, I gotta follow it on the timing screens but dispite no video it was fun following it.

I think he is one of the small guys. Maybe not quite as small as Melandri