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2010 World Superbike - Magny Cours Photo Gallery

See photos of the World Superbike racing action at the Magny Cours World Circuit in France during the 13th and final round of the Championship series in the WSB Magny Cours 2010 photo gallery.

Despite struggling with a minor case of the flu, 2010 champion Max Biaggi took third on the timesheets and was just a tenth of a second slower than Lorenzo Lanzi.
Ducati's Michel Fabrizio also finished well during the tight qualifying session and was just 0.071 seconds behind Lanzi's fastest lap.
DFX Corse Ducati's Lorenzo Lanzi headed up the first qualifying session in France with a 1’38.856 lap set in dry conditions at Magny Cours.
Yamaha Sterilgarda's Cal Crutchlow took fifth on the timesheets in France and remains separated from Ducati's Noriyuki Haga by one point.
Cal Crutchlow: "We had a couple of issues to sort then I went back out and went faster and faster every lap to get fifth at the end. I'm confident for the weekend, I think podiums are in the cards. I really want to get a win this weekend before the season is out."
After taking two DNFs at Imola, James Toseland didn't start his weekend off well in France when he took 12th in provisional qualifying.
Max Biaggi dominated the first two Superpole sessions in France and earned fourth-place in the final round - putting the world champion on the front row for Sunday's final races.
Max Biaggi: "The races are long and they could prove to be tiring for me. I really want to give my best. After the rider championship it would only be right to close out the season earning the manufacturer title as well."
Only one goal remains for the 2010 world champion: to clench the first ever manufacturer title for Aprilia in Superbike.
Magny Cours Superpole podium (from left to right): Sylvain Guintoli, Cal Crutchlow and Jakub Smrz.
Cal Crutchlow: "It's nice to be going into my last World Superbike race before I head off, with a pole position. It's a good reward for Yamaha, they have put their trust and faith in me so to give them a pole is good and I want to make it a race win tomorrow that's for sure. We've struggled with a few things over the weekend, but maybe found something in the Superpole. We'll see tomorrow, it's going to be entertaining!"
In front of his home crowd Suzuki's Sylvain Guintoli earned his best qualification of the season in second at Magny Cours.
Suzuki's Leon Haslam had troubles with his number one bike and had to switch to his backup. After switching, clutch problems prevented him from advancing in Superpole and he finished Saturday with the 10th-best time.
Although Cal Crutchlow has displayed remarkable pace all year long in qualifying, it remains to be seen if the Yamaha rider can maintain his speed throughout Sunday's races.
Yamaha's James Toseland remains optimistic about the final races of the season after taking 15th in qualifying at the French circuit.
Max Biaggi cleared enough points in the first race to secure the 2010 manufacturer title for the Aprilia team.
Aprilia's Max Biaggi took a well-earned victory in Race 2 ahead of Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow and Ducati's Michel Fabrizio.
2010 World Superbike Race 2 podium at Magny Cours (from left to right): Cal Crutchlow, Max Biaggi and Michel Fabrizio.
Honda's Kenan Sofuoglu won his second World Supersport Championship in France after finishing second at Magny Cours.
Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow took a solid victory ahead of Suzuki's Leon Haslam and Ducati's Carlos Checa in Race 1.
Yamaha's James Toseland suffered two crashes in the final round of World Superbike at Magny Cours.
Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli was black flagged from Race 1 at Magny Cours and given a 1000 euro fine after failing to yield to a black flag.
Suzuki's Leon Haslam made an extremely aggressive pass on Max Biaggi in the first race to secure second at the finish line.