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2009 World Superbike - Imola Photo Gallery

World Superbike returns to the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola. See Photos on Imola World Superbike at Imola.

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Nicholas & Micol Fabrizio enjoy the festivities.
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Ruben Xaus, BMW, returns to Imola World Superbike after an absence after breaking his right leg.
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Italian Michel Fabrizio recently resigned with Ducati for 2010.
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Ducati's Michel Fabrizio, recorded the second fastest lap time during testing in July.
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BMW's Troy Corser (11) during testing in July at Imola
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BMW and Troy Corser continues to analyze data on the new S1000RR.
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Kawasaki's Broc Parkes suffered a small crash with minor injuries during The Ring, but has healed and is ready to race.
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Makoto Tamada, Kawasaki, believes the ZX-10R should propel him to the top-ten.
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Jonathan Rea resigned with Hannspree Honda for the next two years.
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Ducati's Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio discussing the track.
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Michel Fabrizio, Ducati, (84) returns the fastest lap time around Imola.
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Xerox Ducati's Noriyuki Haga, has not ridden the Imola circuit since 2006.
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'Conditions in the first practice were very scary and it was good that the session was stopped and the track was cleaned. I have never ridden on a track like that and the feeling was very strange and not good at all!' remarked Suzuki rider Yukio Kagayama.
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Yukio Kagayama and Suzuki are trying out new Ohlins suspension at Imola.
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Karl Mudderidge finished 15th during Imola's first practice session due to unsafe conditions and new suspension.
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Current points leader and Yamaha rider, Ben Spies (19) will have his work cut out for him in Imola.
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Will Yamaha's Ben Spies make the jump to MotoGP next year?
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After the track was cleaned, American Ben Spies, returned and finished with the third fastest lap times.
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Yamaha's Tom Sykes (66) endured a highside on Lap 2 of the free practice session, but did not suffer any major injuries.
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'It was a very strange day today, the first time I can remember most of the day being cancelled that's for sure.' remarked Tom Sykes on the unsafe conditions at Imola.
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Troy Corser (11) is pretty happy with the progress they continue to make with the S1000RR, 'I’m pretty happy to be in the top ten, considering the circumstances, and we were able to try out quite a few things and end with some positive ideas about what we want to do tomorrow.'
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BMW's Ruben Xaus returns to Imola after a severe crash in Brno that required surgery on his leg and hip.
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Hannspree Ten Kate's Carlos Checa (7) posted a top-ten finish in Race 2.
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Carlos Checa (7), Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider, crashed during Race 1 but was not injured.
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Troy Corser, BMW (11) experienced brake fade and said, 'The last thing I wanted was to crash and take somebody else out, so withdrawing was the best, and only, option.'
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BMW's Troy Corser finished 11th in Race 1.
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Michel Fabrizio, Xerox Ducati, took the lead and win from teammate Haga.
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Xerox Ducati's Michel Fabrizio atop of the podium at Imola World Superbike
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Michel Fabrizio celebrates his and Xerox Ducati's World Superbike win
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Fabrizio making a move on teammate Haga at World Superbike Imola
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A celebratory wheelie is in order for Fabrizio after the win at World Superbike Imola.
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Haga waves after finishing first in Race 1 at World Superbike Imola.
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Hannspree Ten Kate Honda hottie at World Superbike Imola.
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Suzuki's Kagayama (77) at Imola World Superbike.
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Suzuki's Kagayama (71) followed by BMW Ruben Xaus (111) at Imola World Superbike.
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Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea (65) exited the track a number of times during Imola's World Superbike races.
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Jonathan Rea (55) Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider recently resigned his two-year agreement.
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In Race 2, Yamaha rider Ben Spies made a hard charge in the beginning before finishing in fifth.
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American Ben Spies preps for the race at Imola World Superbike.
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Spies' teammate, Tom Sykes (66) crashed in free practice but after a brief hospital visit returned to race at Imola World Superbike.
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Sterilgarda girls at World Superbike Imola.
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Hannspree Ten Kate Honda hottie and her umbrella at Imola World Superbike.
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Texas Terror Ben Spies, Yamaha (19), lost the points lead to rival Haga at World Superbike in Imola.
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Xerox Ducati's team takes the win at Ducati's home track at Imola World Superbike.