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2010 World Superbike Nurburgring Results

Sunday, September 5, 2010
Honda Ten Kates Jonathan Rea took an early lead in the restart during Race 1 and rode to a victory ahead of Carlos Checa and Cal Crutchlow.
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.
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda’s Jonathan Rea and Ducati Xerox’s Noriyuki Haga split victories at the Nuburgring in Germany on Sunday. Race 1 was restarted after a crash between Suzuki Alstare's Leon Haslam and BMW's Troy Corser forced a red flag. On the restart, Rea, Haga and Checa bolted away from the rest of the field. While the two Ducati riders got wrapped up in their personal duel, Rea put his head down, checked out and took his fourth win of the 2010 season.

"A great race and a great weekend for the team," Rea said. "Already on Friday we were right on the pace, we came out with a bike that was good, really pushed hard, I felt comfortable on it and turned it into a good result so I’m really proud of my team.”

Behind Rea was Althea Racing Ducati pilot Carlos Checa, who survived his back and forth battle with Haga when the Japanese rider went down on a fast left hander that saw him sailing over the rumble strip and into the runout area. Checa finished ahead of Yamaha Sterilgarda’s Cal Crutchlow.
 
“We had a good start and fought with Haga who then fell in front of me," Checa said. "Then I tried to follow Jonathan but he was very strong and nothing happened to the end. We did our best and are quite satisfied with the pace and the work we did this weekend.”

“Nice to be back up here," Crutchlow said. "Tenth on the grid is not so good into the first corner but I did the best job I could for Yamaha Sterilgarda. I thought that third-place on this track is incredible for our bike and it was going to be difficult.”

The big story behind Race 1 was the level of carnage as no less than a half-dozen top riders failed to finish. Included in the DNF list were both Ducati Xerox riders, BMW’s Troy Corser had it out for the Alstare Suzuki men. He was part of the crash with Haslam that brought out the red flag then drove Guintoli off the track shortly after the restart. Honda’s Max Neukirchner and Yamaha’s James Toseland also failed to finish.
In Germany Cal Cutchlow finished third in Race 1 behind Jonathan Rea and Carlos Checa.
Despite starting all the way back in 10th, Cal Crutchlow took a 3-4 result in Germany.

In Race 2 it was Ducati Xerox rider Noriyuki Haga who made amends for his Race 1 DNF by winning his second race of the year by three seconds over HANNspree Honda’s Jonathan Rea.

“I’m very happy with this result and very sorry for the first race," Haga said. "When I had a crash, I wasn’t getting information from the front tire and 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.”

Suzuki Alstare’s Leon Haslam, who was injured in the Race 1 crash-fest, managed to finish in third. Haslam continues to hold on to second-place in the championship, although he finds himself 58-points behind Aprilia’s Max Biaggi.

“Race 1 was a bit frustrating, it was completely my fault when I high-sided and Troy had nowhere to go, so luckily the race was red-flagged," Haslam explaind. "In the second race, I only had one bike but the boys did a great job and the Clinica did a fantastic job with my knee and my thumb so thanks to them. Getting on the podium is not exactly what I wanted but we’ll take it this weekend. Anything can happen, there are four more races still to go so roll on Imola!”

Aprilia's Max Biaggi went 4-5 on the day but he could consider himself lucky considering some of the wild passing attempts the championship leader was making throughout the day. When the dust settled, the Italian finds himself in an excellent position to claiming his first major motorcycle world championship in thirteen years. Biaggi jumped to the 500 Grand Prix class in '98 after winning his fourth 250 Grand Prix title back in '97. He settled for runner-up in the premier GP class three times in his illustrious career before being ushered out of MotoGP before the start of the 2006 season. Now, in his fourth year competing in World Superbike, the Roman Emperor is in perfect position to win the title.

"It's a shame," said Max Biaggi. "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. The finish line is close, but we cannot make the mistake of underestimating our rivals who, even today, showed their determination to exploit every false move we make."

World Superbike Race 1 Results: 
1. Jonathan Rea (Honda)
2. Carlos Checa (Ducati)
Max Biaggi: Its 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 were out front.
Aprilia's Max Biaggi had a mediocre day in Germany where he took home a 4-5 result. The championship leader also saw his lead decrease in the series to 58 points.

3. Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha)
4. Max Biaggi (Aprilia)
5. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki)
6. Leon Haslam (Suzuki)
7. Ruben Xaus (BMW)
8. Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki)
9. Shane Byrne (Ducati)
10. Lucas Scassa (Ducati)
11. Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati)
12. I. Lowry (Kawasaki)
13. Roger Hayden (Kawasaki)
14. M. Baiocco (Kawasaki)
DNF Michel Fabrizio (Ducati)
DNF Noriyuki Haga (Ducati)
DNF Jakub Smrz (Aprilia)
DNF Troy Corser (BMW)
DNF. Max Neukirchner (Honda)
DNF. James Toseland (Yamaha) 

World Superbike Race 2 Results: 
1. Noriyuki Haga (Ducati)
2. Jonathan Rea (Honda)
3. Leon Haslam (Suzuki)
4. Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha)
5. Max Biaggi (Aprilia)
Ducatis Noriyuki Haga took an impressive win in Race 2 at Nurburgring and finished a full 3.061 seconds ahead of Honda Ten Kates Jonathan 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.

6. Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki)
7. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki)
8. James Toseland (Yamaha)
9. Ruben Xaus (BMW)
10. Shane Byrne (Ducati)
11. Jakub Smrz (Aprilia)
12. Troy Corser (BMW)
13. Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati)
14. Lucas Scassa (Ducati)
15. Max Neukirchner (Honda)
16. Roger Hayden (Kawasaki)
DNF Carlos Checa (Ducati)

2010 World Superbike Championship Points:
1. Max Biaggi, 397
2. Leon Haslam, 339
3. Jonathan Rea, 288
4. Carlos Checa, 224
5. Cal Crutchlow, 217
6. Noriyuki Haga, 202
7. James Toseland, 187
8. Sylvain Guintoli, 169
9. Leon Camier, 164
Parkalgar Hondas Eugene Laverty took a close victory in the Supersport contest  winning by just 0.058 seconds ahead of Gino Rea.
Parkalgar Honda's Eugene Laverty took a close victory in the Supersport contest, winning by just 0.058 seconds ahead of Gino Rea.

10. Michel Fabrizio, 160

World Supersport Nurburgring Results:
1. Eugene Laverty (Honda)
2. Kenan Sofuoflu (Honda)
3. Broc Parkes (Kawasaki)
4. Fabian Foret (Kawasaki)
5. Chaz Davies (Triumph)
6. David Salom (Triumph)
7. Massimo Roccoli (Honda)
8. Michelle Pirro (Honda)
9. Roberto Tamburini (Yamaha)
10. Danilo Dell’Omo (Honda)

2010 World Supersport Championship Points:
1. Kenan Sofuoglu, 223
2. Eugene Laverty, 211
3. Joan Lascorz, 168
4. Chaz Davies, 137
5. David Salom, 90
6. Robbin Harms, 87
7. Gino Rea, 83
8. Michelle Pirro, 66
9. Fabien Foret, 65
10. Matthieu Lagrive, 65 
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