MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2010 Le Mans MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result - Tight Fight For Front Row Settled In Final Minutes

Results and summary of Qualifying Practice for MotoGP:

Valentino Rossi took his first pole of the year at Le Mans, snatching the top spot from Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa with less than a minute to go. Adding insult to injury Rossi's Fiat Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo also shot ahead of Pedrosa as the final seconds ticked away, taking 2nd from his compatriot, leaving Pedrosa the final spot on the front row.

Casey Stoner had been fast throughout the session, leading for large parts of practice, but the Marlboro Ducati rider simply could not get the softer tires to work in the crucial last couple of minutes, and could not improve his time, ending the day in 4th, and four tenths off Rossi's pole time. Stoner has his teammate alongside him on the second row, Nicky Hayden finding a burst of pace in the last few minutes, leaping up to 5th with two minutes to go. LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet rounds out the second row, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'33.408    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'33.462 0.054 0.054
3 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'33.573 0.165 0.111
4 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'33.824 0.416 0.251
5 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'33.845 0.437 0.021
6 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'34.074 0.666 0.229
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'34.204 0.796 0.130
8 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'34.304 0.896 0.100
9 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'34.306 0.898 0.002
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO DUCATI 1'34.514 1.106 0.208
11 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'34.523 1.115 0.009
12 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'34.920 1.512 0.397
13 58 Marco SIMONCELLI HONDA 1'34.942 1.534 0.022
14 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'34.979 1.571 0.037
15 40 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'35.323 1.915 0.344
16 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'35.810 2.402 0.487
  19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SUZUKI      
Round Number: 
3
2010
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2010 Le Mans 125cc Qualifying Practice Result - Close Pole Taken With Minutes To Go

Results of 125cc qualifying at Le Mans:

In something of a revival for the Bancaja Aspar team, Nico Terol will start from pole for tomorrow's 125cc race here at Le Mans. The Spaniard edged out the man who had dominated the earlier sessions, Tuenti Derbi's Pol Espargaro, with a few minutes of the session left to run. Espargaro heads a fleet of Derbis once again, with the Ajo bikes of Sandro Cortese and Marc Marquez beside him on the front row, while Terol's teammate Bradley Smith starts from the head of the second row, in 5th. 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 40 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'43.719    
2 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'43.864 0.145 0.145
3 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'44.118 0.399 0.254
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ DERBI 1'44.141 0.422 0.023
5 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'44.172 0.453 0.031
6 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA APRILIA 1'44.358 0.639 0.186
7 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'44.580 0.861 0.222
8 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'44.807 1.088 0.227
9 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'44.909 1.190 0.102
10 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'44.920 1.201 0.011
11 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 1'45.021 1.302 0.101
12 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'45.306 1.587 0.285
13 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'45.618 1.899 0.312
14 51 Riccardo MORETTI APRILIA 1'45.657 1.938 0.039
15 53 Jasper IWEMA APRILIA 1'45.754 2.035 0.097
16 26 Adrian MARTIN APRILIA 1'45.851 2.132 0.097
17 23 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 1'45.955 2.236 0.104
18 5 Alexis MASBOU APRILIA 1'46.035 2.316 0.080
19 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'46.372 2.653 0.337
20 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 1'46.772 3.053 0.400
21 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG APRILIA 1'46.777 3.058 0.005
22 69 Louis ROSSI APRILIA 1'46.782 3.063 0.005
23 84 Jakub KORNFEIL APRILIA 1'46.867 3.148 0.085
24 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN APRILIA 1'47.643 3.924 0.776
25 60 Michael VAN DER MARK LAMBRETTA 1'48.271 4.552 0.628
26 83 Morgan BERCHET HONDA 1'48.812 5.093 0.541
27 81 Gregory DI CARLO HONDA 1'48.868 5.149 0.056
28 82 Kevin SZALAI HONDA 1'48.924 5.205 0.056
29 72 Marco RAVAIOLI LAMBRETTA 1'49.023 5.304 0.099
Round Number: 
3
2010
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2010 Le Mans Moto2 FP2 Result - Elias Leads Hectic Session

Toni Elias headed up the second session of Moto2 free practice at Le Mans, though he was made to work for it during a very hectic last 10 minutes. The Gresini rider had a comfortable lead for most of FP2, but with 10 to go, Yuki Takahashi, Andrea Iannone and Raffaele De Rosa all took turns at the top of the timesheets. After the flag had fallen and the dust had settled, it was Toni Elias who came out on top, just eight thousandths of a second ahead of Andrea Iannone, and under five hundredths ahead of Tech 3's Yuki Takahashi, while BQR's  Yonny Hernandez is a tenth behind Takahashi.

The field in Moto2 is ridiculously tight, as ever. Just over a second covers the first 30 riders, and two tenths can make as much as ten places difference. Qualifying will be very tough indeed.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 24 Toni ELIAS MORIWAKI 1'39.608    
2 29 Andrea IANNONE SPEED UP 1'39.616 0.008 0.008
3 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI TECH 3 1'39.655 0.047 0.039
4 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR-MOTO2 1'39.757 0.149 0.102
5 35 Raffaele DE ROSA TECH 3 1'39.758 0.150 0.001
6 6 Alex DEBON FTR 1'39.764 0.156 0.006
7 80 Axel PONS PONS KALEX 1'39.869 0.261 0.105
8 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT BIMOTA 1'39.933 0.325 0.064
9 15 Alex DE ANGELIS FORCE GP210 1'39.945 0.337 0.012
10 40 Sergio GADEA PONS KALEX 1'39.953 0.345 0.008
11 65 Stefan BRADL SUTER 1'39.968 0.360 0.015
12 12 Thomas LUTHI MORIWAKI 1'40.100 0.492 0.132
13 3 Simone CORSI MOTOBI 1'40.165 0.557 0.065
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1'40.165 0.557 0.000
15 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 1'40.237 0.629 0.072
16 52 Lukas PESEK MORIWAKI 1'40.270 0.662 0.033
17 25 Alex BALDOLINI I.C.P. 1'40.290 0.682 0.020
18 9 Kenny NOYES PROMOHARRIS 1'40.319 0.711 0.029
19 10 Fonsi NIETO MORIWAKI 1'40.321 0.713 0.002
20 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 1'40.374 0.766 0.053
21 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA SUTER 1'40.448 0.840 0.074
22 63 Mike DIMEGLIO SUTER 1'40.453 0.845 0.005
23 8 Anthony WEST MZ-RE HONDA 1'40.464 0.856 0.011
24 75 Mattia PASINI MOTOBI 1'40.467 0.859 0.003
25 44 Roberto ROLFO SUTER 1'40.598 0.990 0.131
26 61 Vladimir IVANOV MORIWAKI 1'40.601 0.993 0.003
27 2 Gabor TALMACSI SPEED UP 1'40.610 1.002 0.009
28 16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 1'40.620 1.012 0.010
29 55 Hector FAUBEL SUTER 1'40.668 1.060 0.048
30 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 1'40.699 1.091 0.031
31 59 Niccolo CANEPA FORCE GP210 1'40.764 1.156 0.065
32 41 Arne TODE SUTER 1'40.870 1.262 0.106
33 17 Karel ABRAHAM FTR 1'40.929 1.321 0.059
34 19 Xavier SIMEON MORIWAKI 1'41.015 1.407 0.086
35 39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 1'41.245 1.637 0.230
36 95 Mashel AL NAIMI BQR-MOTO2 1'41.436 1.828 0.191
37 5 Joan OLIVE PROMOHARRIS 1'41.696 2.088 0.260
38 76 Bernat MARTINEZ BIMOTA 1'41.700 2.092 0.004
39 53 Valentin DEBISE ADV 1'41.765 2.157 0.065
40 21 Vladimir LEONOV SUTER 1'42.336 2.728 0.571
41 88 Yannick GUERRA MORIWAKI 1'42.927 3.319 0.591
Round Number: 
3
2010
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2010 Le Mans MotoGP FP2 Result - Stoner Strikes In Crash-Strewn Session

Casey Stoner was the fastest man on Saturday morning's second session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Le Mans, topping the timesheets early and staying there for the rest of the session. Stoner didn't quite have it all his own way, as Jorge Lorenzo put on a late surge to get within fifteen thousandths of the Marlboro Ducati rider. Lorenzo's FIAT Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi ended in 3rd, a quarter of a second behind Stoner, and just five hundredths ahead of Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa. 

At first, the big surprise of the session was Pramac Ducati's Aleix Espargaro, who found a burst of speed in the second half of the session, initially being listed as 6th, just behind Andrea Dovizioso, and ahead of Nicky Hayden. His time was later corrected, though, bumping the Spaniard down to 10th.

The early part of the session was marred by several crashes. Ben Spies, Mika Kallio and Alvaro Bautista all went down, Spies and Bautista suffering huge highsides at the Musee corner. All three men crashed after just two laps, the likely culprit being a cooler track than expected. None of the three went back out again after their crashes, but all three are reportedly fit to ride this afternoon. Spies came off worst, banging his left ankle badly, the Clinica Mobile at first suspecting a broken 5th metatarsal in the Texan's foot, which later just turned out to be bruising. Bautista looked decidedly chipper, despite coming down hard on his injured shoulder. The shoulder turned out to be fine, but he banged his foot, though this is not expected to be a problem.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'34.209    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'34.224 0.015 0.015
3 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'34.451 0.242 0.227
4 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'34.497 0.288 0.046
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'34.538 0.329 0.041
6 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'34.970 0.761 0.432
7 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'34.985 0.776 0.015
8 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'35.015 0.806 0.030
9 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'35.083 0.874 0.068
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO DUCATI 1'35.351 1.142 0.268
11 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'35.511 1.302 0.160
12 58 Marco SIMONCELLI HONDA 1'36.010 1.801 0.499
13 40 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'36.048 1.839 0.038
14 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'36.175 1.966 0.127
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'40.803
  36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'42.708 8.499 6.533
  11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'42.712 8.503 0.004
  19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SUZUKI 1'44.784 10.575 2.072
Round Number: 
3
2010
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2010 Le Mans 125cc FP2 Result - Espargaro Leads, Aspar Riders Close

Pol Espargaro was the fastest man again during this morning's FP2 session for the 125cc class, the Tuenti Derbi rider continuing where he left off from Friday. But the Derbi domination was broken, with the Bancaja Aspar riders Nico Terol and Bradley Smith running 2nd and 3rd fastest, Terol close on Espargaro, Smith half a second back. The Derbi armada was stranded behind the Aspar bikes, Marc Marquez leading Efren Vazquez and Sandro Cortese.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'44.044    
2 40 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'44.110 0.066 0.066
3 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'44.631 0.587 0.521
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ DERBI 1'44.714 0.670 0.083
5 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'44.829 0.785 0.115
6 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'44.927 0.883 0.098
7 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'45.122 1.078 0.195
8 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'45.357 1.313 0.235
9 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'45.379 1.335 0.022
10 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'45.624 1.580 0.245
11 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA APRILIA 1'45.742 1.698 0.118
12 26 Adrian MARTIN APRILIA 1'46.056 2.012 0.314
13 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 1'46.187 2.143 0.131
14 53 Jasper IWEMA APRILIA 1'46.295 2.251 0.108
15 23 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 1'46.366 2.322 0.071
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL APRILIA 1'46.619 2.575 0.253
17 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'46.951 2.907 0.332
18 5 Alexis MASBOU APRILIA 1'46.960 2.916 0.009
19 69 Louis ROSSI APRILIA 1'47.130 3.086 0.170
20 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'47.287 3.243 0.157
21 51 Riccardo MORETTI APRILIA 1'47.299 3.255 0.012
22 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG APRILIA 1'47.673 3.629 0.374
23 60 Michael VAN LAMBRETTA 1'48.243 4.199 0.570
24 72 Marco RAVAIOLI LAMBRETTA 1'48.769 4.725 0.526
25 82 Kevin SZALAI HONDA 1'49.472 5.428 0.703
26 81 Gregory DI CARLO HONDA 1'49.725 5.681 0.253
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'51.327
  83 Morgan BERCHET HONDA 1'53.835 9.791 4.110
  63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN APRILIA 2'18.558 34.514 24.723
  78 Marcel SCHROTTER   HONDA    
Round Number: 
3
2010
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2010 Le Mans Moto2 FP1 Result - Jules Cluzel Leads First Practice At Home

Jules Cluzel gave heart to his home crowd, by setting the fastest time in the first session of practice for the Moto2 class at Le Mans. The Frenchman took the lead in the last quarter of the session, deposing Toni Elias, who had dominated up until that point. Elias was also forced to allow former Gresini teammate Alex de Angelis ahead of him, by just nine hundredths of a second. Sergio Gadea rounds out the provisional front row, finishing just ahead of Fonsi Nieto, who was also fast all session. Yuki Takahashi confirmed his and the Tech 3 bike's form, ending 6th fastest, ahead of Julian Simon, the Mapfre Aspar team having spent a frantic day on Thursday preparing their brand new Suter chassis.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 1'39.827    
2 15 Alex DE ANGELIS FORCE GP210 1'39.916 0.089 0.089
3 24 Toni ELIAS MORIWAKI 1'40.105 0.278 0.189
4 40 Sergio GADEA PONS KALEX 1'40.399 0.572 0.294
5 10 Fonsi NIETO MORIWAKI 1'40.428 0.601 0.029
6 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI TECH 3 1'40.554 0.727 0.126
7 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 1'40.808 0.981 0.254
8 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT BIMOTA 1'40.815 0.988 0.007
9 12 Thomas LUTHI MORIWAKI 1'40.867 1.040 0.052
10 29 Andrea IANNONE SPEED UP 1'40.898 1.071 0.031
11 2 Gabor TALMACSI SPEED UP 1'40.926 1.099 0.028
12 44 Roberto ROLFO SUTER 1'40.981 1.154 0.055
13 52 Lukas PESEK MORIWAKI 1'41.043 1.216 0.062
14 3 Simone CORSI MOTOBI 1'41.066 1.239 0.023
15 41 Arne TODE SUTER 1'41.081 1.254 0.015
16 65 Stefan BRADL SUTER 1'41.118 1.291 0.037
17 75 Mattia PASINI MOTOBI 1'41.141 1.314 0.023
18 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 1'41.161 1.334 0.020
19 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA SUTER 1'41.163 1.336 0.002
20 35 Raffaele DE ROSA TECH 3 1'41.180 1.353 0.017
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO SUTER 1'41.278 1.451 0.098
22 6 Alex DEBON FTR 1'41.304 1.477 0.026
23 80 Axel PONS PONS KALEX 1'41.314 1.487 0.010
24 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1'41.357 1.530 0.043
25 55 Hector FAUBEL SUTER 1'41.363 1.536 0.006
26 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 1'41.472 1.645 0.109
27 19 Xavier SIMEON MORIWAKI 1'41.549 1.722 0.077
28 9 Kenny NOYES PROMOHARRIS 1'41.553 1.726 0.004
29 25 Alex BALDOLINI I.C.P. 1'41.754 1.927 0.201
30 17 Karel ABRAHAM FTR 1'41.911 2.084 0.157
31 8 Anthony WEST MZ-RE HONDA 1'42.019 2.192 0.108
32 39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 1'42.050 2.223 0.031
33 61 Vladimir IVANOV MORIWAKI 1'42.068 2.241 0.018
34 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR-MOTO2 1'42.216 2.389 0.148
35 59 Niccolo CANEPA FORCE GP210 1'42.313 2.486 0.097
36 95 Mashel ALNAIMI BQR-MOTO2 1'42.587 2.760 0.274
37 53 Valentin DEBISE ADV 1'43.261 3.434 0.674
38 21 Vladimir LEONOV SUTER 1'43.268 3.441 0.007
39 76 Bernat MARTINEZ BIMOTA 1'43.433 3.606 0.165
40 5 Joan OLIVE PROMOHARRIS 1'43.450 3.623 0.017
41 88 Yannick GUERRA MORIWAKI 1'44.190 4.363 0.740

 

The Mapfre Aspar team get assistance from Suter in assembling their new bikes:

Round Number: 
3
2010
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2010 Le Mans MotoGP FP1 Result - Rossi Draws First Blood In France

Valentino Rossi topped the timesheets in surprisingly tense first session of free practice for the Le Mans MotoGP weekend. The Fiat Yamaha rider deposed Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner on his very last fast lap, beating the Australian by just one tenth of a second. Stoner finished just ahead of Rossi's teammate Jorge Lorenzo, after both men had led during the session.

Andrea Dovizioso pulled out a bit of a surprise by finishing in 4th, over three tenths of a second ahead of his Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa led a trio of Americans, Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards finishing ahead of Ducati's Nicky Hayden, and Edwards' teammate Ben Spies. Just 1 second covered the top 8, with Pramac Ducati's Aleix Espargaro not far off in 9th.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'34.402    
2 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'34.508 0.106 0.106
3 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'34.542 0.140 0.034
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'34.625 0.223 0.083
5 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'34.989 0.587 0.364
6 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'35.089 0.687 0.100
7 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'35.223 0.821 0.134
8 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'35.291 0.889 0.068
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO DUCATI 1'35.450 1.048 0.159
10 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'35.643 1.241 0.193
11 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'35.685 1.283 0.042
12 58 Marco SIMONCELLI HONDA 1'35.959 1.557 0.274
13 40 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'36.009 1.607 0.050
14 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'36.086 1.684 0.077
15 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'36.292 1.890 0.206
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'36.798 2.396 0.506
17 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SUZUKI 1'37.525 3.123 0.727
Round Number: 
3
2010
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2010 Le Mans 125cc FP1 Result - Derbis Dominate French Friday

The Derbis continued their domination of the 125cc class in 2010, with Pol Espargaro of the Tuenti team setting the fastest time in the first session of practice by a whopping half a second. Espargaro finished the day ahead of Red Bull's Marc Marquez and Marquez Ajo teammate Sandro Cortese. Aprilia's opposition was headed by Nico Terol of the Aspar team, but the Spaniard was nearly 1.2 seconds off the pace of Espargaro. Terol's teammate, Bradley Smith, had a difficult start to the weekend, suffering technical problems early on and missing most of the session, ending the day in lowly 18th position.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'43.908    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ DERBI 1'44.430 0.522 0.522
3 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'44.669 0.761 0.239
4 40 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'45.104 1.196 0.435
5 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'45.457 1.549 0.353
6 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'45.571 1.663 0.114
7 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA APRILIA 1'45.636 1.728 0.065
8 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'45.790 1.882 0.154
9 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'45.826 1.918 0.036
10 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'45.881 1.973 0.055
11 23 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 1'46.018 2.110 0.137
12 5 Alexis MASBOU APRILIA 1'46.474 2.566 0.456
13 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'46.666 2.758 0.192
14 53 Jasper IWEMA APRILIA 1'47.013 3.105 0.347
15 26 Adrian MARTIN APRILIA 1'47.142 3.234 0.129
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL APRILIA 1'47.243 3.335 0.101
17 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 1'47.387 3.479 0.144
18 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'47.687 3.779 0.300
19 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'47.784 3.876 0.097
20 69 Louis ROSSI APRILIA 1'47.862 3.954 0.078
21 51 Riccardo MORETTI APRILIA 1'48.349 4.441 0.487
22 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 1'48.769 4.861 0.420
23 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG APRILIA 1'48.820 4.912 0.051
24 82 Kevin SZALAI HONDA 1'49.339 5.431 0.519
25 60 Michael VAN DER MARK LAMBRETTA 1'49.628 5.720 0.289
26 83 Morgan BERCHET HONDA 1'50.442 6.534 0.814
27 81 Gregory DI CARLO HONDA 1'50.563 6.655 0.121
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'51.181
  72 Marco RAVAIOLI LAMBRETTA 1'51.664 7.756 1.101
  63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN APRILIA 1'51.754 7.846 0.090
Round Number: 
3
2010
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2010 Kyalami World Superbike Race 2 Result - Penultimate Lap Pass Settles Three-Way Thriller

Results and summary of World Superbike race 2 at Kyalami:

Leon Haslam emerged victorious from a very tight three-way scrap in the second World Superbike race at Kyalami, after an imperious pass on Johnny Rea settled the battle in his favor on the penultimate lap. Haslam had taken the lead on the first lap, deposing Max Biaggi, who had in turn bumped Carlos Checa from the lead going into the first corner, Checa getting the run off the line. 

Haslam's initial lead would last little over a lap, Johnny Rea diving his way under Haslam after the Alstare Suzuki rider ran wide. Though Rea's pass was comfortable, the Ten Kate Honda rider was not able to shake off Haslam's pursuit, and a group of six riders formed early on in the race. Rea led from Haslam, with Max Biaggi close behind, while Michel Fabrizio, Carlos Checa and Cal Crutchlow had ceded a couple of tenths gap which was to prove almost impossible to bridge.

While the front three were to stick together for the duration of the race, the following trio would undergo a number of changes before the race was to end. Fabrizio had the upper hand at first, but Cal Crutchlow was on a charge, forcing his way first past Checa, then past Fabrizio, Checa passing the Xerox Ducati a couple of laps later. Fabrizio would then slide down the order, incapable of sustaining the pace that brought him victory in race 1. Checa took too long to get past Fabrizio, losing touch with the leaders, but Crutchlow was soon on the back of Rea, Biaggi and Haslam, though he could never really mix it up with the leaders.

Despite the presence of Crutchlow on their tail - later joined by Checa - it was clear that the three scrapping at the front would share the podium spoils. For the vast majority of the race, Johnny Rea seemed to have it in the bag. Rea was challenged by Haslam, and challenged by Biaggi, but held them off when attacked, and struck straight back when passed. While Rea held the lead, Biaggi and Haslam haggled over 2nd, Haslam leading first, then Biaggi taking over for the middle part of the race, Haslam then taking back 2nd for the latter part of the race. 

With five laps to go, Haslam stepped up the pressure on Rea. The Alstare Suzuki dumped up the inside of Rea at the Hairpin, but Haslam ran wide, allowing the Ten Kate Honda straight back. For three more laps, Haslam breathed down Rea's neck, before making a decisive and inch perfect pass on Rea at the hairpin, this time leaving Rea with no space to come back. Having Biaggi follow behind, almost clipping Rea's rear wheel helped, Rea forced to back off, giving Haslam the space to escape.

Haslam held on to take an impressive and important victory, gaining significant points over Max Biaggi, who finished 3rd behind Rea. Haslam's advantage to Biaggi has now grown to 15 points, though with 14 races left to contend, the championship is still very much open. Johnny Rea and Carlos Checa share 3rd, but are 81 points back, and only a Spies-style comeback will bring them back into contention.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Country Bike Diff
1 91 L. Haslam GBR Suzuki GSX-R1000  
2 65 J. Rea GBR Honda CBR1000RR 0.522
3 3 M. Biaggi ITA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 0.601
4 35 C. Crutchlow GBR Yamaha YZF R1 0.991
5 7 C. Checa ESP Ducati 1098R 1.479
6 52 J. Toseland GBR Yamaha YZF R1 13.324
7 11 T. Corser AUS BMW S1000 RR 13.740
8 84 M. Fabrizio ITA Ducati 1098R 14.250
9 96 J. Smrz CZE Ducati 1098R 15.190
10 41 N. Haga JPN Ducati 1098R 16.790
11 111 R. Xaus ESP BMW S1000 RR 21.101
12 99 L. Scassa ITA Ducati 1098R 22.670
13 67 S. Byrne GBR Ducati 1098R 24.506
14 66 T. Sykes GBR Kawasaki ZX 10R 31.301
15 50 S. Guintoli FRA Suzuki GSX-R1000 31.836
16 77 C. Vermeulen AUS Kawasaki ZX 10R 33.710
17 76 M. Neukirchner GER Honda CBR1000RR 35.203
18 23 B. Parkes AUS Honda CBR1000RR 55.929
19 95 R. Hayden USA Kawasaki ZX 10R 56.074
20 15 M. Baiocco ITA Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'08.481
RET 2 L. Camier GBR Aprilia RSV4 Factory 7 Laps
RET 32 S. Morais RSA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 14 Laps
Round Number: 
6
2010
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2010 Kyalami World Supersport Race Result - Another Dominant Victory In WSS Class

Results and summary of the World Supersport race at Kyalami:

Parkalgar Honda's Eugene Laverty rounded out a weekend of total dominance at Kyalami, by taking an imperious victory in the World Supersport race. Laverty's hegemony was threatened only twice during the weekend, once in Sunday morning's warm up, when Kenan Sofuoglu was fastest, and in the first half of the first lap of the race, after the Ten Kate man beat Laverty off the line and into Turn 1 in the lead. Half a lap later, Laverty was past Sofuoglu, and had a manageable gap. By the halfway mark, Laverty was in complete control, his position never coming under any threat whatsoever.

Sofuoglu's 2nd place was as safe as Laverty's lead, with his teammate Michele Pirro following at first, but soon demoted to 4th by ParkinGO Triumph's Chaz Davies, who took the final spot on the podium. After a tough battle with Motocard.com Kawasaki teammate Katsuaki Fujiwara and Benjan Racing's Robbin Harms, Joan Lascorz fought his way forward to 5th, relinquishing the lead in the title race, but at least limiting the damage he suffered to Sofuoglu and Laverty. Just 5 points separate the front three, and after three victories in a row, just a single point separates Laverty from championship leader Sofuoglu.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Country Bike Diff
1 50 E. Laverty IRL Honda CBR600RR  
2 54 K. Sofuoglu TUR Honda CBR600RR 4.184
3 7 C. Davies GBR Triumph Daytona 675 9.609
4 51 M. Pirro ITA Honda CBR600RR 12.912
5 26 J. Lascorz ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R 23.383
6 14 M. Lagrive FRA Triumph Daytona 675 25.252
7 25 D. Salom ESP Triumph Daytona 675 25.315
8 127 R. Harms DEN Honda CBR600RR 27.087
9 4 G. Rea GBR Honda CBR600RR 32.358
10 117 M. Praia POR Honda CBR600RR 32.476
11 38 L. Isaacs RSA Honda CBR600RR 35.347
12 37 K. Fujiwara JPN Kawasaki ZX-6R 36.882
13 5 A. Lundh SWE Honda CBR600RR 48.961
14 8 B. Chesaux SUI Honda CBR600RR 1'06.978
15 19 A. Boscoscuro ITA Honda CBR600RR 1'29.261
RET 9 D. Dell'Omo ITA Honda CBR600RR 2 Laps
RET 40 J. DiSalvo USA Triumph Daytona 675 3 Laps
RET 55 M. Roccoli ITA Honda CBR600RR 10 Laps
RET 99 F. Foret FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R 14 Laps
RET 43 J. Peskens RSA Honda CBR600RR 14 Laps
Round Number: 
6
2010
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