2011 Brno World Superbike QP2 Result: Checa Retains Lead Going Into Superpole

Max Biaggi was the fastest man during Saturday morning's second session of qualifying for the World Superbike class, the Alitalia Aprilia rider taking a comfortable lead over Alstare Suzuki's Michel Fabrizio and Pata Aprilia's Noriyuki Haga. But while Biaggi improved his time from yesterday, he was still not able to beat the time set by Carlos Checa during the QP1 on Friday afternoon, leaving the Althea Ducati rider on provisional pole, ahead of Jakub Smrz and Marco Melandri. Biaggi moves up into 4th place, while Michel Fabrizio sneaks ahead of Eugene Laverty into 5th.

The final grid positions will be settled this afternoon, during Superpole.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 1'59.322  
2 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 1'59.585 0.263
3 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'59.653 0.331
4 1 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'59.668 0.346
5 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'59.905 0.583
6 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 1'59.906 0.584
7 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'59.946 0.624
8 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.154 0.832
9 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 2'00.164 0.842
10 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.294 0.972
11 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 2'00.310 0.988
12 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 2'00.348 1.026
13 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 2'00.439 1.117
14 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati 1098R 2'00.466 1.144
15 57 L. LANZI BMW S1000 RR 2'00.580 1.258
16 8 M. AITCHISON Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.604 1.282
Out of Superpole
17 111 R. XAUS Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.681 1.359
18 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.710 1.388
19 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.980 1.658
20 77 C. VERMEULEN Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.447 2.125
21 22 A. LOWES Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.724 2.402
22 13 V. KISPATAKI Honda CBR1000RR 2'02.721 3.399

 

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Comments

You'd think the 4 cyln's would be faster at a big track like Brno...

covering the entire superpole crowd. Now that's tight racing.

As with the twins going well, I was surprised to see the WSS Yamahas so far off the front. The bike seems to be competitive everywhere else, but they are 2009s. I wonder if they are down on top speed or maybe grunt coming off or through all the flowing corners (what may be helping the Ducatis?).