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2010 World Superbike - Portimao Photo Gallery

See all the racing action from Round 2 of the 2010 World Superbike Series at the Portimao Circuit in Portugal.

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Alstare Suzuki's Leon Haslam posted the fastest time in Friday's qualifying session in Portimao.
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The Sterilgarda Yamaha team looked much stronger in Portimao qualifying than they did in the Phillip Island races.
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We got two podiums and although I was disappointed not to get another win, we are still leading the championship. That puts a smile back on my face." Leon Haslam - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Cal Crutchlow posted the sixth-fastest Portimao qualifying time.
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The strenght of the Alstare Suzuki team is the early season surprise in World Superbike 2010.
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Sylvain Guintoli rides the rocket also known as the Gixxer 1000.
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Leon Haslam backed up his Race 1 win at Phillip Island with a timesheet-topping effort in qualifying in Portugal.
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Sterilgarda Yamaha's James Toseland topped the practice timesheets and finished qualifying in the fifth position.
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Kawasaki's Tom Sykes struggled in Portugal.
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Biaggi and Haslam battle at the front in Race 1.
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Race 1 Podium at Portimao, Max Biaggi taking first place, Leon Haslam with second and Jonathan Rea in third.
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Andrew Pitt - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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"I had Carlos right behind me for most of the second race and that kept me on my toes. Fortunately Max and Leon made a few little mistakes running wide and that allowed me to hang on in there until the end.” Cal Crutchlow - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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"I qualified more or less where I expected to and was happy to start on the third row once again. We didn't have the perfect set-up but we'd made steady progress all weekend so it was unfortunate to have not made the step up in the races." Tom Sykes - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Cal Crutchlow was the star performer, pushing for the win before a crash in Race 1 and then securing an impressive third in race two – his first career podium. - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Makoto Tamada - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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"It was only my crash that stopped me being on the front row I think. I was a bit sore today and my head was a bit fuzzy after its knock yesterday so I wasn't completely on form." James Toseland - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Jonathan Rea arrived in Portugal as one of the favorites, but had his confidence shattered in the opening session on Friday when he highsided unexpectedly - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Makoto Tamada - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Michel Fabrizio couldn't put together his amazing results from Phillip Island leaving him with two 11th place finihes in Portimao - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Andrew Pitt - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Max Neukirchner - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Sheridan Morais - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Toseland was riding with a broken left hand from a pair of falls in Australia as well as a bruised right side from a massive highside in Saturday qualifying in Portugal - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Max Neukirchner - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Ninth in race 2 was Haslam’s Suzuki teammate Sylvain Guintoli, who could only muster 13th in Race 1 after running off the track in the early going - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Jonathan Rea - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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“I was trying everything to pass Max and in Race 2 I timed it so I could be in the lead with a few laps to go and make a break, but Max came back past me on the straight." Leon Haslam - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Jonathan Rea dug deep in race 1 and carved his way through the field before heaping pressure on Crutchlow for third. - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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"We still have work to do but I'm confident in the team and the package of the ZX-10R and with a bit more time we can hopefully start to close the gap and work towards a few more points." Tom Sykes - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Vittorio Iannuzzo - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Tom Sykes - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Vittorio Iannuzzo - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Max Biaggi claimed a pair of race wins at Portimao.
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Leon Haslam - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Noriyuki Haga battled up from his lackluster 18th-place starting spot to finish eighth, on a track which he has been very outspoken about not being fond - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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Some Kawasaki Umbrella girls stand next to Sykes' Kawasaki for good luck - 2010 World Superbike Portimao