2012 Phillip Island WSBK Private Test Day 2 Times: Checa Fastest As Times Drop

Carlos Checa took advantage of the hotter conditions at Phillip Island on Tuesday to seize the initiative during the second day of the private World Superbike test in Australia. The Althea Ducati rider took nearly a second off his time to get down to something approaching race pace, after finding a slightly different front-end setup for his 1198R. Kawasaki's Tom Sykes continued to impress, ending the second day of testing just a tenth off the pace of Checa, and another tenth ahead of Aprilia's Max Biaggi, while Eugene Laverty was two tenths slower than his Aprilia teammate. 

The day saw two men missing and others stuck in the pits with a range of problems. At Suzuki, John Hopkins is already on his way home to have the hand he broke in a crash yesterday examined, while teammate Leon Camier was one of the riders stuck in the pits while his team worked on the bike. Despite that, Camier still managed to improve his time by six tenths to get under the 1'34 barrier. Sylvain Guintoli was the other man missing, sidelined with the 'flu and deciding to sit out the second day in the hope of continuing on Wednesday. David Salom, meanwhile, also struggled with a painful wrist, after suffering a suspected fractured scaphoid in a crash on Monday. Australian wildcard David Johnson was held back with mechanical problems to his BMW S1000RR, and was forced to use a stock engine for most of the day.

Testing wraps up tomorrow, though only for a few days, when the full World Superbike field will resume testing ahead of the first round in less than two weeks.

Below are the unofficial times from day 2 at Phillip Island, courtesy of the official WorldSBK.com website:

1 Carlos Checa Ducati 1198R 1:32.1    
2 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:32.2 0.1 0.1
3 Max Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 1:32.3 0.2 0.1
4 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RSV4 1:32.5 0.4 0.2
5 Joan Lascorz Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:32.5 0.4 0.0
6 Leon Haslam BMW S1000RR 1:32.6 0.5 0.1
7 Marco Melandri BMW S1000RR 1:33.0 0.9 0.4
8 Jakub Smrz Ducati 1198R 1:33.2 1.1 0.2
9 Maxime Berger Ducati 1198R 1:33.3 1.2 0.1
10 Ayrton Badovini BMW S1000RR 1:33.6 1.5 0.3
11 Davide Giugliano Ducati 1198R 1:33.7 1.6 0.1
12 Michel Fabrizio BMW S1000RR 1:33.9 1.8 0.2
13 Leon Camier Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:33.9 1.8 0.0
14 David Johnson BMW S1000RR 1:34.7 2.6 0.8
15 David Salom Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:34.9 2.8 0.2
16 Lorenzo Zanetti Ducati 1198R 1:35.2 3.1 0.3

Lap record: Troy Corser, 2007: 1'31.826

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Don't suppose you know David Johnson's laptime on the stock engine? Would be interesting, given the power of the BMW straight from the crate.

True we won't see it in WSBK before 2013 but it will be racing in STK1000 and BSB in 2012.

By the way David, I read that Brett McCormick and his teammate were supposed to be testing at PI on their 1199 with the WSBK boys, any news about that?

Superstock 1000

32 Lorenzo Savadori ITA Ducati 1199 Barni Racing Team
47 Eddi La Marra ITA Ducati 1199 Barni Racing Team
14 Lorenzo Baroni ITA BMW S1000RR BMW Motorrad Italia Goldbet
20 Sylvain Barrier FRA BMW S1000RR BMW Motorrad Italia Goldbet
31 Christoffer Bergman SWE Kawasaki ZX-10R BWG Racing Kawasaki
30 Bogdan Vrajitoru ROU Kawasaki ZX-10R CSM Bucharest
24 Kev Coghlan GBR Ducati 1199 DMC Racing
61 Alexey Ivanov RUS Ducati 1199 DMC Racing
15 Fabio Massei ITA Honda CBR1000RR EAB Racing team - Ten Kate junior
21 Markus Reiterberger GER BMW S1000RR Garnier Racing Team
6 Brett McCormick CAN Ducati 1199 Effenbert Liberty Racing Team
23 Federico Sandi ITA Ducati 1199 Effenbert Liberty Racing Team
88 Massimo Parziani ITA Aprilia RSV4 M.V. Racing Team
40 Alen Gyrofi HUN Honda CBR1000RR MetalCom-Adrenalin H-Moto Team
65 Loris Baz FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R MRS
37 Andrzej Chmielewski POL Ducati 1098 R Red Devils Roma
5 Marco Bussolotti ITA Ducati 1098 R SK Energy - Racing Team
55 Tomas Svitok SVK Ducati 1098 R SK Energy - Racing Team
93 Matthieu Lussiana FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R Team ASPI
36 Philippe Braga Thiriet BRA Kawasaki ZX-10R Team Brazil
42 Heber Pedrosa BRA Kawasaki ZX-10R Team Brazil
155 Tiago Dias POR Ducati 1098 R Team Dias
39 Randy Pagaud FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R Team OGP
11 Jeremy Guarnoni FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R Team Pedercini
67 Bryan Staring AUS Kawasaki ZX-10R Team Pedercini

Looks more like a Ducati - Kawasaki cup ;-)