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2011 World Superbike - Brno Photo Gallery

See photos from Round 8 of the 2011 World Superbike Series at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic.

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Aussie Broc Parkes remains the fastest rider in the Supersport field after setting a time of 2'03.611 on Friday. - Brno 2011
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Max Biaggi posted fifth on the timesheets at Brno where he has a record of 10 wins.
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Leon Camier: "After the trouble last year we are concentrating on the front end and I think we're going well. We found some good solutions on the second bike that we now have to transfer to the other RSV4. We've made good progress, certainly more than last year, but we can still do better."
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Carlos Checa improved dramatically in the afternoon session, where he lapped more than a second and a half quicker than he did in practice.
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Max Biaggi: "I won't delude myself. There are two very long and difficult races ahead of us tomorrow. There are many variables which can affect our performance tomorrow and the weather, which I'm told is uncertain, is the one I'm least concerned about."
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Max Biaggi took pole by 0.221 seconds ahead of Marco Melandri as he seeks his second win of the season. - Brno Superpole 2011
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Leon Camier suffered a crash in the first qualifying session but still managed to squeeze through Superpole 2 where he struggled with his tires. - Brno Superpole 2011
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Max Biaggi - Brno Superpole 2011
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Althea Racing's Carlos Checa will start from third on the grid at Brno after finishing behind Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri in Superpole.
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Carlos Checa: "I think we did a great job throughout the whole weekend. We didn’t have any particular expectations; we followed our normal work program and are happy with the outcome." - Brno Superpole 2011
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Michel Fabrizio: "I am happy to be on the first two rows of the grid, because it feels like a long time since I was there. It was very hard work out there today and I am very tired now because I was riding over my limit. But that's what you have to do in Superpole and today my reward was the sixth-quickest lap time." - Brno Superpole 2011
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Yamaha's Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty will join Biaggi on the front row alongside current series leader, Carlos Checa. - Brno Superpole 2011
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Eugene Laverty: "Superpole went smoothly. All I wanted was a front row for two good races tomorrow so that’s what I’m hoping for. A good starting place on the grid is very important in order to be in a position to fight for a win." - Brno Superpole 2011
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2011 Brno World Superbike Superpole podium (from left to right): Marco Melandri, Max Biaggi and Carlos Checa.
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Max Biaggi had a well-earned victory in the second race after holding back Melandri across the finish line. - Brno 2011
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Max Biaggi: "When he [Marco Melandri] overtook me I didn't think for an instant about letting up. I looked for a hole to overtake him as soon as I could and then I pushed it to the maximum. I wanted this victory too much."
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Max Biaggi (#1) and Marco Melandri (#33) fight for the lead in Race 2 at Brno.
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2011 World Superbike Brno Race 2 podium (from left to right): Marco Melandri, Max Biaggi and Carlos Checa.
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Yamaha's Marco Melandri claimed the win in Race 1 just 0.241 seconds ahead of Aprilia's Max Biaggi. - Brno 2011
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Marco Melandri: "It’s a great sensation to be on my third win of the season but I still need to do a double. I’m really happy with today’s results."
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Lone Suzuki rider Michel Fabrizio claimed fourth in both contests, making it his best result so far this season. - Brno 2011
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Ducati's Carlos Checa had back to back third-place finishes which leaves him 30 points ahead in the series. - Brno 2011
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Gino Rea won his first ever World Supersport race at Brno.
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BMW Motorrad Italia's Aryton Badovini (#86) had the best finish for BMW at Brno with Leon Haslam (#91) finishing seventh and eighth.
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BMW's Leon Haslam (#91) - Brno 2011