2011 Brno World Superbike FP1 Result: Smrz Takes First Blood At Home

Local boy Jakub Smrz has struck the first blow at his home round of World Superbikes at Brno, the Effenbert Liberty Ducati rider topping the timesheets in the first session of free practice. Aprilia's Max Biaggi set the 2nd fastest time, after swapping places with Yamaha's Marco Melandri and Suzuki's Michel Fabrizio throughout much of the session, the two Italians ending in 3rd and 4th respectively. Smrz' teammate Sylvain Guintoli took 5th, ahead of the second Aprilia of Leon Camier and the Althea Ducati of championship leader Carlos Checa.

The 3 Ducatis in the top 7 will give Checa hope of limiting the damage in Sunday's races, at a track where horsepower is crucial, giving an expected advantage to the four cylinders, especially to his main rival Max Biaggi. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 2'00.200  
2 1 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.371 0.171
3 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 2'00.515 0.315
4 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.525 0.325
5 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 2'00.808 0.608
6 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.922 0.722
7 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 2'00.977 0.777
8 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 2'01.200 1.000
9 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.296 1.096
10 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 2'01.348 1.148
11 111 R. XAUS Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.504 1.304
12 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'01.699 1.499
13 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 2'01.708 1.508
14 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.750 1.550
15 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.795 1.595
16 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 2'02.034 1.834
17 8 M. AITCHISON Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'02.454 2.254
18 52 J. TOSELAND BMW S1000 RR 2'02.599 2.399
19 22 A. LOWES Honda CBR1000RR 2'02.951 2.751
20 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati 1098R 2'03.441 3.241
21 13 V. KISPATAKI Honda CBR1000RR 2'04.629 4.429
  77 C. VERMEULEN Kawasaki ZX-10R    

 

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Comments

Glad to see Guintoli with the 5th time, hopefully his test on the Pramac Ducati did not make hime lose his confidence.