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2009 World Superbike Superpole Results And Report - No Room For Doubt

Superpole results:

Superpole 1:

Max Neukirchner was fastest in Superpole 1, finishing ahead of Ben Spies and Michel Fabrizio. Leon Haslam was the surprise loser, being ruled out of Superpole early, despite having been on the podium in Assen.

Riders out: Leon Haslam, Luca Scassa, Karl Muggeridge and Jakub Smrz.

Superpole 2:

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2009 World Superbikes Monza FP2 Result - Fabrizio Makes It Every Session So Far

Xerox Ducati's Michel Fabrizio made it four sessions out of four during the second free practice session. Ben Spies stood atop the timesheets for most of the session, looking like he might finally break Fabrizio's hegemony, but the Italian put in a flying lap with just a couple of minutes to go to reaffirm his authority. Spies ended the session in 2nd spot, ahead of Ryuichi Kiyonari and Noriyuki Haga.

Results of World Superbikes FP2 session at Monza:

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2009 World Supersport Monza Qualifying Result - Less Than One Tenth Separates Top Three

World Supersport Qualifying Practice results and summary:

Cal Crutchlow added a pole position to his domination of free practice in the World Supersport class at Monza on Saturday. But Crutchlow's pole didn't come as easy as his top spot in free practice, pipping Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz by just 0.033 seconds and Yamaha team mate Fabien Foret by just under a tenth.

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2009 World Superbikes Monza QP2 Result - Fabrizio Continues To Rule

Michel Fabrizio continued his reign of terror at Monza, the Italian setting out his intentions in no uncertain manner. The Ducati man has topped all three sessions so far, and there are few challengers to stop him. The morning qualifying saw Max Neukirchner finish 2nd fastest, ahead of Johnny Rea on the Ten Kate Honda, Rea finally looking like a contender again.

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2009 World Supersport Monza FP2 Result - Yamahas Continue To Dominate

Cal Crutchlow continued to impose his will on the World Supersport field at Monza, leading the second session of free practice by half a second. Yamaha team mate Fabien Foret was 2nd fastest, ahead of the rapidly improving Mark Aitchison in 3rd. Joan Lascorz was again near the front in 4th, while Eugene Laverty made a serious improvement in his lap times to vault up to 5th spot, from 11th yesterday afternoon. The grid will be settled during qualifying this afternoon.

Results of World Supersport FP2 at Monza:

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2009 World Superbikes Monza QP1 Result - Fabrizio Makes An Impression At Home

Michel Fabrizio was once again fastest during the first official qualifying practice at Monza this afternoon. But unlike in free practice earlier today, Fabrizio's hegemony went completely unchallenged. Fabrizio was up to half a second faster than his nearest rivals for most of the session, only surrendering a couple of tenths towards the end. Fabrizio is in sparkling form at Monza, and with an advantage of over 0.3 seconds over the 2nd place man, is very much the rider to beat at Monza.

Xerox Ducati team mate Noriyuki Haga was the nearest rider until the final few minutes, when British Yamaha rider Tom Sykes jumped in to take second place. Sykes has been in the shadow of his team mate so far this season, but the cheery Brit took a big step out forward at Monza, consistently near the top of the timesheets. Sykes' fast lap pushed Haga down into 3rd, just 3/100ths off Sykes' time.

The Hondas had been mostly invisible throughout qualifying, until Johnny Rea put in a fast lap in the dying seconds of the session to take 4th place. Rea's position was at the expense of the two Suzukis, Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama forced down to 5th and 6th, though both the German and the Japanese rider had been fast earlier in the session.

Ben Spies finished uncharacteristically far down the field, only managing to set the 7th fastest time on his Yamaha Motor Italia YZF-R1. But given the tiny difference between 4th and 9th, Spies could have been further forward or further back if he had been just a couple of hundredths faster or slower. Spies did finish ahead of Max Biaggi, which will have disappointed the Italian veteran. Leon Haslam, the man who has been the fastest Honda rider so far this year, could only manage the 12th quickest time, while the privateer Ducatis are pretty far down the field, Shane Byrne the first of them in 10th, and Jakub Smrz just managing 13th.

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2009 World Supersport Monza FP1 Result - Crutchlow Shows Yamahas Still Fast At Monza

Cal Crutchlow was the quickest rider out of the traps in the first session of free practice at Monza this afternoon on his very first race at the circuit. Crutchlow took a while to learn the track, but was up into the top three by halfway through the session, and taking 1st with 20 minutes to go. Crutchlow shared first place with Fabien Foret, and Joan Lascorz for the second half of FP1, before setting his fastest lap on his last lap around the track.

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2009 World Superbikes Monza FP1 Result - Fabrizio Makes An Impression At Home

Michel Fabrizio finished top of the timesheets in the first session of Free Practice at Monza for the World Superbike class. Fabrizio and Ben Spies swapped places for the lead throughout the session, both men much faster than the rest for most of practice, but Fabrizio pulled a gap that proved to be unbridgable with 8 minutes of the session left.

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2009 Assen World Superbike Race 1 Result - Brave Passing Gets Win In Final Corner

Full result of the first World Superbike race at Assen:

Ben Spies led for most of the race, but was chased down by Nori Haga and Leon Haslam. Both Haga and Haslam got past the Yamaha rider, but couldn't escape. In the final laps, Spies reeled first Haslam and then Haga in. He passed Haslam with one of the bravest passes for many a year in WSBK, and the pass on Haga in Meeuwenmeer, just two corners from the end, was similarly courageous.


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2009 World Superbike Assen Superpole Results - Record Breaker

Below are the results of the three Superpole sessions:
Superpole 1

Tommy Hill, Brendan Roberts, Shinya Nakano and Ruben Xaus knocked out. Mr Superpole Troy Corser put a qualifier on and took second spot, while Biaggi got two laps out of his qualifier to take third. Max Neukirchner was fastest, setting a time of 1'37.946, some 4/10ths of a second faster than Troy Bayliss' existing superpole record from 2008. 

Superpole 2

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2009 World Supersport Assen Qualifying Practice Result - Crutchlow Crushes Allcomers

Cal Crutchlow showed his win in Valencia was no fluke by taking qualifying practice in Assen by the throat and wrestling it into submission. Motocard Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz took the early lead, but as the halfway mark approached, was deposed by Stiggy Racing's Ant West. West's pole would be very provisional indeed: within seconds, Yamaha's Crutchlow was past him, and top of the timesheets.

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2009 World Superbike Assen QP2 Result - Ducatis Dominate

Ben Spies started the second qualifying practice session at the top of the timesheets and looked like staying there, until he got mugged by a gaggle of Ducatis. Noriyuki Haga was the first to assail Spies' supremacy, snatching the lead by just 12/1000ths of a second at the halfway mark. Then with 5 minutes to go, Regis Laconi leapfrogged over Haga to take provisional pole, just 2/100ths of a second ahead of Haga. 

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