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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.

Alstare Suzuki's Leon Haslam posted the fastest time in Friday's qualifying session in Portimao.
The Sterilgarda Yamaha team looked much stronger in Portimao qualifying than they did in the Phillip Island races.
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
Cal Crutchlow posted the sixth-fastest Portimao qualifying time.
The strenght of the Alstare Suzuki team is the early season surprise in World Superbike 2010.
Sylvain Guintoli rides the rocket also known as the Gixxer 1000.
Leon Haslam backed up his Race 1 win at Phillip Island with a timesheet-topping effort in qualifying in Portugal.
Sterilgarda Yamaha's James Toseland topped the practice timesheets and finished qualifying in the fifth position.
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes struggled in Portugal.
Biaggi and Haslam battle at the front in Race 1.
Race 1 Podium at Portimao, Max Biaggi taking first place, Leon Haslam with second and Jonathan Rea in third.
Andrew Pitt - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
"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
"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
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
Makoto Tamada - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
"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
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
Makoto Tamada - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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
Andrew Pitt - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
Max Neukirchner - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
Sheridan Morais - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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
Max Neukirchner - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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
Jonathan Rea - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
“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
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
"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
Vittorio Iannuzzo - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
Tom Sykes - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
Vittorio Iannuzzo - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
Max Biaggi claimed a pair of race wins at Portimao.
Leon Haslam - 2010 World Superbike Portimao
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
Some Kawasaki Umbrella girls stand next to Sykes' Kawasaki for good luck - 2010 World Superbike Portimao