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2010 World Superbike - Silverstone Photo Gallery

See photos of World Superbike racing action at the Silverstone circuit in Great Britain during Round 10 of the Championship series in the WSB Silverstone 2010 photo gallery.

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Overall Aprilia's Leon Camier experienced a good qualifying session on Friday in Great Britain after earning the fourth-best time.
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Yamaha Sterilgarda’s Cal Crutchlow managed a blistering pace around his home circuit to take provisional pole.
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Jonathan Rea posted the second-fastest lap at the SIlverstone circuit during qualifying ahead of Leon Haslam.
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Max Biaggi landed the sixth-best time (2'05.682) and by just a few seconds was unable to launch himself into a higher spot during a very decisive final lap.
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Despite having his final time stripped away for riding outside the track line, Leon Camier was looking very fast in practice.
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Cal Crutchlow took the pole position and in the process set a new best lap record of 2’04.091 at the Silverstone circuit.
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Cal Crutchlow: “It’s nice to have pole again, especially here at the home race. My lap time was good, I was absolutely desperate to do 2.03, that was the target and the whole team were pumping me up to try and do it, but I made a little mistake coming out of one of the fast left handers and it wasn’t to be. We’re in the same boat as Brno, where we had a big gap in qualifying, but the bike’s hard to ride over a race distance and we know that’s going to be the case tomorrow.”
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Alstare Suzuki's Leon Haslam will start Sunday's races from the second row after taking fifth-place during qualifying at Silverstone.
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Max Biaggi (#3) lost a bit of ground at the top of the World Superbike Championship series after finishing in fifth- and sixth-place at Silverstone.
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Aprilia's Leon Camier fought all the way from 16th on the grid up to third-place in Race 2 at Silverstone.
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Cal Crutchlow absolutely dominated the weekend at Silverstone with two race wins at his home circuit.
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Race 1 podium at Silverstone (from left to right): Jonathan Rea, Cal Crutchlow and Leon Haslam.
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Eugene Laverty: “I thought I had got away early in the race because Gino was pushing me so hard, and we were doing 2.09 lap times, which was like my pole time. I knew the pace was quick and that he was a few seconds over those behind us, so I did not expect Kenan to come through as quick as he did in the end. When he caught me I dropped back behind, because I knew from practice that he was strong towards the end of the lap. I wanted to get a look at him, and there were a few areas where he was weak and I made my move at the first of those.”

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In the first race Jonathan Rea (#65) had a strong lead in the opening laps, but Cal Crutchlow (#35) eventually closed the gap and made the pass on the Irishman.
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Jonathan Rea: "The bike was working very well, but we got let down by the tire a little bit, I think, because it definitely felt a lot different to the one I used in warm-up this morning. I thought I might have the pace in race two, but well-done to Cal – he did a great job and rode absolutely superbly."
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Gino Rea: “I can’t believe I am standing on the podium; it is where I have wanted to be for so long. It was an exciting race and I was behind Eugene [Laverty] for quite a lot of it and I didn’t think I would be able to hang onto him. I tried my hardest but as my tires started going off I started dropping back a bit.”
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World Supersport Podium at Silverstone (from left to right): Kenan Sofuoglu, Eugene Laverty and Gino Rea.
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Jonathan Rea secured the holeshot in both races and led for the first 10 laps with Cal Crutchlow in hot pursuit.
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Kenan Sofuoglu managed to make a pass on Eugene Laverty for the lead, but near the closing lap Laverty came back to retake it.
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World Superbike Silverstone podium (from left to right): Jonathan rea, Cal Crutchlow and Leon Haslam.
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2010 World Supersport race at Silverstone
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In Race 2 Jonathan Rea led until Lap 15 when Crutchlow once again made his way around Rea for the win.
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Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow (#35) took his first World Superbike wins of his career at Silverstone after beating out Honda Ten Kate's Jonathan Rea.
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Despite starting back in 12th, Yamaha's James Toseland (#52) led a spirited fight to the front where he ended the day with an 8-5 result.
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Cal Crutchlow at Round 10 of the World Superbike Championship in Great Britain.
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Cal Crutchlow celebrating his double victory at his home circuit in Great Britain.
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James Toseland: "“Race 1 was ok, the set up we used wasn’t perfect but I made the most of it. We made a massive change from Race 1 to Race 2, we switched to something closer to what Cal was using in the first race, it’s the first time we tried it and it really helped us. Hopefully we’ve found a good direction for the next race."
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Leon Haslam: "Generally, I feel that today has been a bit frustrating because I think it could've and should've been better. When our package is perfect, I know I can challenge for wins, but when it is not, it can be a bit of a struggle and that's how it was today. I made a bad start in the first race but managed to close the gap on the leaders and was getting ready to mount an attack on Jonathan Rea, but had gearbox problems for the last seven laps, so couldn't push harder and get closer to him."
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Sylvain Guintoli: "For me, Race 1 was a complete disaster. Obviously we didn't want to take that risk again for Race 2, so we used the same tire that everybody was using and I was much happier. It was much more like it. I was able to get into a better rhythm, go faster and get close to my best lap times. I got pretty close to Max Biaggi and would've loved to have passed him because that would've been good for the team."
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Despite having two tough 18-lap races Suzuki's Leon Haslam finished within the top-five in both of them and made gains on championship leader Max Biaggi.
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Leon Haslam: "On the last lap in Race 2, I had a big fight with James Toseland. He passed me, but I was determined to get him back and that's what I did. On the last turn, he tried to get around the outside of me at the beginning of the start-finish straight and hit me, breaking my tail fairing and exhaust bracket in the process. It was a bit of a hairy moment, but happily we both stayed on our bikes and crossed the line OK."