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2010 World Superbike - Nurburgring Photo Gallery
Max Biaggi: "It's a shame. We battled all weekend with grip and chattering problems. I know that I can be decisively faster. In fact, in Superpole with the soft tire we were making excellent times. But the important thing is to know how to deal with the difficulties. We took home some important points from a championship point of view and now there are just two more rounds and we're out front."
See photos of World Superbike racing action at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany during Round 11 of the Championship series in the WSB Silverstone 2010 photo gallery.
Championship leader Max Biaggi took a 4-5 result at the Nurburgring circuit and his lead dropped to 58 points ahead of Suzuki's Leon Haslam.
After taking third at Nurburgring, Kenan Sofuoglu's lead in the championship was reduced to 12 points ahead of Eugene Laverty.
Honda's Max Neukirchner had a difficult day at the German circuit where he DNF'd in the first contest and took 15th-place in the second.
Honda Ten Kate's Jonathan Rea took an early lead in the restart during Race 1 and rode to a victory ahead of Carlos Checa and Cal Crutchlow.
Parkalgar Honda's Eugene Laverty took a close victory in the Supersport contest, winning by just 0.058 seconds ahead of Gino Rea.
Ducati's Noriyuki Haga took an impressive win in Race 2 at Nurburgring and finished a full 3.061 seconds ahead of Honda Ten Kate's Jonathan Rea.
Ducati's Michel Fabrizio qualified ninth during Saturday's first qualifying session.
Race 1 podium at Nurburgring (from left to right): Carlos Checa, Jonathan Rea and Cal Crutchlow.
Noriyuki Haga: "For Race 2 I made just a little modification for the front suspension and that was working much better. I was able to keep a high pace until the flag. Next round is Imola, our home track and I have much pressure but I hope to do my best.”
Aprilia's Max Biaggi took his second pole victory of the season ahead of Ducati's Carlos Checa.
Max Biaggi: “I’m very surprised, to go from sliding along the tarmac to pole is good. I have some pain in my left hand and arm from trying to hold onto the bike in the crash and my back is sore, but apart from that I am OK."
Max Biaggi will be joined on the front row by Althea Ducati’s Carlos Checa, Alstare Suzuki’s Sylvain Guintoli and Ten Kate Honda’s Johnny Rea.
Cal Crutchlow had a miserable qualifying session in Germany where he placed 10th on the grid and will be starting Sunday's race from the third row.
Alstare Suzuki's Sylvain Guintoli snared his first ever WSB front row start in Saturday's qualifying session in Germany.
Leon Haslam struggled during qualifying with new Pirelli tires. He took fifth on the grid and will start from the second row.
Despite starting all the way back in 10th, Cal Crutchlow took a 3-4 result in Germany.
In Germany Yamaha's James Toseland secured his first front row start since Kyalami only to have it taken away due to leaving the pits too early and ignoring a red light.
In Germany Cal Cutchlow finished third in Race 1 behind Jonathan Rea and Carlos Checa.
Yamaha Sterigarda's James Toseland suffered a DNF in his first race at Nurburgring.
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