2010 World Superbike Misano Results

June 27, 2010
Matt Davidson
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Aprilia Alitalia’s Max Biaggi took yet another double-victory for 2010, this time at Misano. The Italian managed to overtake BMW’s Troy Corser and Althea Ducati’s Carlos Checa in each race to take the double and increase his lead over Leon Haslam in the championship series to more than 35 points.
Max Biaggi: Im obviously happy with this victory  especially because I didnt expect it and because doing so well in Italy  in front of our supporters has a very special flavor for us. The conditions are difficult because of the lack of grip. Already after five or six laps I started to drift. After overtaking Troy I tried to push as hard as possible because I saw that the times were still high  but I couldnt shake him or Checa because the risk for mistakes was too high. I must congratulate the team and Aprilia because we are really working well.
Aprilia’s Max Biaggi took his fourth double win of the season after defeating Carlos Checa and Leon Haslam.

Race 1
In the beginning of the opening race it was Corser out in front, but closely trailing the pole sitter’s BMW were Biaggi and Checa, with Alstare Suzuki’s Sylvain Guintoli lurking behind the group in fourth. Ducati’s Noriyuki Haga, Aprilia’s Leon Camier and Haslam all remained outside of the top-five and spent most of Race 1 in a three-way duel for positions sixth through eighth.

Yamaha‘s James Toseland had a difficult time making progress from his 13th-place start on the grid. After passing several riders throughout the event Toseland took tenth at the line. Suffering disappointment in the first race was Toseland’s teammate, Cal Crutchlow, who lost the front end of his bike as he tried catching up to the leaders.
At the halfway point it appeared Corser may take the win, but Biaggi and Checa were still close behind and began picking up their pace. Meanwhile, Ducati’s Michel Fabrizio and Guintoli engaged each other in a heated duel for fourth-place while the top-three riders pulled away from the pack.
In the final stages of the race Corser began to falter and Biaggi and Checa were right there to take advantage of his mistakes. As Corser’s tires began to fade Biaggi swept past him to assume the lead on Lap 17, and in his attempt to retake the lead Corser ran wide allowing the Ducati machine of Checa to fly by. The three remained close together heading into the final lap, and it was it Biaggi’s advantage on his Aprilia machine on the short straights that allowed him to keep the lead across the finish line. In second-place was Checa followed by Corser in third.

“I’m obviously happy with this victory,” stated Max Biaggi. “Especially because I didn’t expect it and because doing so well in Italy, in front of our supporters has a very special flavor for us. The conditions are difficult because of the lack of grip. Already after five or six laps I started to ‘drift’. After overtaking Troy I tried to push as hard as possible because I saw that the times were still high, but I couldn’t shake him or Checa because the risk for mistakes was too high. I must congratulate the team and Aprilia because we are really working well.”
Misano Race 1 Results:
1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia)
2. Carlos Checa (Ducati)
3. Troy Corser (BMW)
4. Michel Fabrizio (Ducati)
5. Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki)
6. Leon Camier (Aprilia)

Max Biaggi scored his fourth double win of the season and his eighth race win so far at the Misano circuit.
Max Biaggi now leads the championship by more than 35 points over runner-up Leon Haslam.

7. Noriyuki Haga (Ducati)
8. Leon Haslam (Suzuki)
9. Shane Byrne (Ducati)
10. James Toseland (Yamaha)
11. Luca Scassa (Ducati)
12. Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati)
13. Jonathan Rea (Honda)
14. Max Neukirchner (Honda)
15. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki)
16. Chris Vermeulen (Kawasaki)
17. Roger Hayden (Kawasaki)
18. Federico Sandi (Aprilia)
19. Matteo Baiocco (Kawasaki)
DNF Ruben Xaus (BMW)
DNF Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha)
DNF Jacob Smrz (Ducati)
DNF Broc Parkes (Honda)

Race 2
Continuing his winning in the day’s second contest was Biaggi. Making some early passes to advance ahead of some of his main rivals, Biaggi went on to take a clean win by 4.095 seconds ahead of runner-up in the championship series Haslam. Biaggi’s double win at the Misano circuit represents his fourth double win of the 2010 season and his eighth race victory so far.
Haslam was set on trying to overthrow Biaggi in the second race but in the end couldn’t manage and had to settle with second-place. Taking third was Fabrizio who successfully held off Yamaha’s Crutchlow during the final laps of the race. After being mobbed by riders in the first corner, Crutchlow fought back throughout the entire race to go from ninth to fourth, taking the new lap record in the process.

“I had an ok start in race two,” said Crutchlow. “But got beaten up a bit in the first corner on the first lap and basically had to recover from then on. I was disappointed to lose out to Fabrizio at the end, I just lost a bit of drive out of the corner and he managed to get back under me. To come here and do the race pace we did at these grip levels was incredible, hopefully we can make some improvements at this week’s Imola test and be even better. Race one was a stupid mistake, I had a full tank of fuel and just pushed the front a bit too hard trying to catch the front runners and lost the front, but I think I redeemed myself in race two.”

Meanwhile Yamaha’s Toseland suffered a crash in Race 2 after losing control of the front end heading into a corner.

“What can you say, another tough weeke,” commented Toseland. “I’ve got the pace when the tire grip is good but just find it difficult when losing the grip on the bike to keep with the other bikes coming off the corners. We need to work hard on this area as it’s so important. We’ll meet about it tonight, if we can improve that it’ll be a big help. The time I’m losing on the corners to the others means I have to keep catching up on the brakes which means pushing the front, which is why I crashed in the second. Brno is a little bit faster and flowing so if we can keep the revs high we shouldn’t have too many problems.”

With his victory Biaggi has now created an even larger lead in the championship ahead of Haslam after the Suzuki rider struggled in the first race with his electronics. With his perfect score this weekend, Biaggi’s total climbs to 307 points over Haslam’s 270. After Ten Kate Honda’s Jonathan Rea took a score of 13-12 he was pushed out of the top-three in the championship with Checa moving into third with 172 points.
Misano Race 2 Results:

Leon Haslam looking for the championship lead at Misano.
After struggling with his Suzuki electronics in Race 1, Leon Haslam came back to take second-place in Race 2.

1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia)
2. Leon Haslam (Suzuki)
3. Michel Fabrizio (Ducati)
4. Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha)
5. Carlos Checa (Ducati)
6. Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki)
7. Shane Byrne (Ducati)
8. L.uca Scassa (Ducati)
9. Noriyuki Haga (Ducati)
10. Troy Corser (BMW)
11. Leon Camier (Aprilia)
12. Jonathan Rea (Honda)
13. Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati)
14. Max Neukirchner (Honda)
15. Chris Vermeulen (Kawasaki)
16. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki)
17. Broc Parkes (Honda)
18. Roger Hayden (Kawasaki)
19. Matteo Baiocco (Kawasaki)
20. Federico Sandi (Aprilia)

Max Biaggi looks for 2010 win number seven at Misano in San Marino.
Taking the win in Race 2 by 4.095 seconds over Leon Haslam was Max Biaggi. 

DNF James Toseland (Yamaha)
DNF Ruben Xaus (BMW)
DNF Jacob Smrz (Ducati)
2010 World Superbike Championship Points:
1. Max Biaggi, 307
2. Leon Haslam, 270
3. Carlos Checa, 172
4. Jonathan Rea158
5. Noriyuki Haga, 151
6. Troy Corser, 149
7. James Toseland, 138
8. Michel Fabrizio, 131
9. Leon Camier, 130
10. Cal Crutchlow, 120

World Supersport

Parkalgar Honda’s Eugene Laverty too another win at the Misano circuit to regain the lead in the championship ahead of Ten Kate Honda’s Kenan Sofuoglu. From pole position Ten Kate Honda’s Michele Pirro crashed out of contention early, leaving second-place wide open for Kawasaki Motocard.com’s Joan Lascorz. Sofuoglu might have had a shot at the runner-up position but numerous excursions off the track in addition to missing lines ultimately gave Lascorz second-place. Laverty now leads the championship with 161 points ahead of Sofuoglu who trails by just three.
2010 World Supersport Misano Results:
1. Eugene Laverty (Honda)

Parkalgar Hondas Eugene Laverty won his fifth race of the 2010 season at Misano and claimed the lead in the World Supersport championship by three points.
Parkalgar Honda’s Eugene Laverty now leads the Supersport championship ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu by just three points.

2. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki)
3. Kenan Sofuoglu (Honda)
4. Chaz Davies (Triumph)
5. Roberto Tamburini (Yamaha)
6. Robbin Harms (Honda)
7. Massimo Roccoli (Honda)
8. Fabien Foret (Kawasaki)
9. Miguel Praia (Honda)
10. David Salom (Triumph)
2010 World Supersport Championship Points:
1. Eugene Laverty, 161
2. Kenan Sofuoglu, 158
3. Joan Lascorz, 148
4. Chaz Davies, 97
5. David Salom, 64

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