2012 WSBK Monza QP1 Result - Fabrizio heads BMW charge

This afternoon's qualifying carried on from this morning, with riders putting in faster times within just a couple of laps. Marco Melandri and Tom Sykes clawed past each other into the 1'42s. The Aprilias of Max Biaggi and Eugene Laverty were, unlike earlier, in the mix from an early stage, along with the BMWs of Leon Haslam and Michel Fabrizio.

What followed was a demonstration of how important having the right machinery is for Monza, unless you're Tom Sykes, of course. If you didn't have a BMW or an Aprilia, you weren't in the running to beat Sykes.

Michel Fabrizio (BMW) took top honours, beating Melandri (BMW) and Haslam (BMW) to provisional pole. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia) completed the provisional front row with the second row being Ayrton Badovini (BMW), Tom Sykes (Kawasaki), Max Biaggi (Aprilia) and Chaz Davies (Aprilia), finally showing form.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 84 FABRIZIO M BMW S1000 RR 1'42.327  
2 33 MELANDRI M BMW S1000 RR 1'42.380 0.053
3 91 HASLAM L BMW S1000 RR 1'42.523 0.196
4 58 LAVERTY E Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.625 0.298
5 86 BADOVINI A BMW S1000 RR 1'42.690 0.363
6 66 SYKES T Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'42.794 0.467
7 3 BIAGGI M Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.844 0.517
8 19 DAVIES C Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.228 0.901
9 7 CHECA C Ducati 1098R 1'43.393 1.066
10 34 GIUGLIANO D Ducati 1098R 1'43.408 1.081
11 65 REA J Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.410 1.083
12 21 HOPKINS J Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.576 1.249
13 2 CAMIER L Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.837 1.510
14 44 SALOM D Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.943 1.616
15 50 GUINTOLI S Ducati 1098R 1'44.042 1.715
16 96 SMRZ J Ducati 1098R 1'44.057 1.730
17 87 ZANETTI L Ducati 1098R 1'44.203 1.876
18 59 CANEPA N Ducati 1098R 1'44.321 1.994
19 121 BERGER M Ducati 1098R 1'44.489 2.162
20 4 AOYAMA H Honda CBR1000RR 1'44.686 2.359
21 36 MERCADO L Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.156 2.829
22 18 AITCHISON M BMW S1000 RR 1'45.841 3.514
23 199 GADEA S Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'48.085 5.758
           

 

Round Number: 
4
2012
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Comments

That Kawasaki posted the fastest straight-line speed - by a margin - at Assen. No surprise to see it near the top of the speed charts here.

208 mph is flat gettin' it, and I don't think we're done yet ...