2012 WSBK Imola FP2 Results: Checa and Biaggi stake their claim

You don't score points in Free Practice, but you can scare the opposition. After relative obscurity throughout qualifying, championship favourites ex-MotoGP stars Carlos Checa and Max Biaggi pull out all the stops ahead of Superpole.

Result:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 7 CHECA C Ducati 1098R 1'47.391  
2 3 BIAGGI M Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'47.475 0.084
3 66 SYKES T Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'47.759 0.368
4 50 GUINTOLI S Ducati 1098R 1'47.859 0.468
5 17 LASCORZ J Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'47.962 0.571
6 65 REA J Honda CBR1000RR 1'48.049 0.658
7 19 DAVIES C Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'48.063 0.672
8 91 HASLAM L BMW S1000 RR 1'48.076 0.685
9 2 CAMIER L Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'48.338 0.947
10 33 MELANDRI M BMW S1000 RR 1'48.338 0.947
11 87 ZANETTI L Ducati 1098R 1'48.338 0.947
12 58 LAVERTY E Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'48.393 1.002
13 96 SMRZ J Ducati 1098R 1'48.444 1.053
14 86 BADOVINI A BMW S1000 RR 1'48.577 1.186
15 121 BERGER M Ducati 1098R 1'48.726 1.335
16 84 FABRIZIO M BMW S1000 RR 1'48.898 1.507
17 59 CANEPA N Ducati 1098R 1'49.015 1.624
18 21 HOPKINS J Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'49.028 1.637
19 34 GIUGLIANO D Ducati 1098R 1'49.527 2.136
20 44 SALOM D Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'49.636 2.245
21 4 AOYAMA H Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.008 2.617
22 68 MCCORMICK B Ducati 1098R 1'50.094 2.703
23 36 MERCADO L Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.125 2.734
24 18 AITCHISON M BMW S1000 RR 1'50.270 2.879
  15 ALFONSI L Honda CBR1000RR    
           
Round Number: 
2
2012
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Comments

Good to see Chaz back and pushing towards the front.
Also good to see Brett McCormick, the lone Canadian. Haven't had one of us on a SBK grid for a very long time - and doing quite well for his 1st time out.