2011 Imola World Superbike FP1 Results: Checa Takes Control In Italy

Carlos Checa topped the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the World Superbike class at Imola. The Althea Ducati rider led for the second half of practice, closely pursued by Marco Melandri, but a fast lap in the final moments saw him pull half a second over Melandri. BMW's Leon Haslam also nipped ahead of Melandri, dropping Yamaha down to 3rd.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 7 C. CHECA Ducati 1098R 1'49.294  
2 91 L. HASLAM BMW S1000 RR 1'49.531 0.237
3 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.782 0.488
4 96 J. SMRZ Ducati 1098R 1'49.910 0.616
5 4 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'49.966 0.672
6 50 S. GUINTOLI Ducati 1098R 1'49.993 0.699
7 84 M. FABRIZIO Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'50.070 0.776
8 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'50.086 0.792
9 2 L. CAMIER Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'50.197 0.903
10 58 E. LAVERTY Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.402 1.108
11 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.442 1.148
12 53 A. POLITA Ducati 1098R 1'50.593 1.299
13 41 N. HAGA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'50.617 1.323
14 121 M. BERGER Ducati 1098R 1'50.633 1.339
15 11 T. CORSER BMW S1000 RR 1'50.713 1.419
16 23 F. SANDI Ducati 1098R 1'50.741 1.447
17 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati 1098R 1'50.787 1.493
18 17 J. LASCORZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.825 1.531
19 8 M. AITCHISON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.942 1.648
20 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'51.481 2.187
21 111 R. XAUS Honda CBR1000RR 1'51.859 2.565
22 112 J. FORES BMW S1000 RR 1'52.516 3.222

 

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This is from the Aprilla press release:

"The fracture to the metatarsus on his left foot which he suffered during practice on the German Nurburgring three weeks ago has not healed and prevents even the most basic functionality of the limb for the Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team rider.

Located precisely at the contact point with the shift lever, operated by the left foot, the bone injury prevents any possibility of riding onto the track."