Double Win for Biaggi at Portimao

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Max Biaggi has firmly established himself as a contender for this year’s World Superbike crown after riding his Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 to victory in both races during the series’ second round at Portimao today. Biaggi passed Alstare Suzuki’s Leon Haslam with six laps remaining to eke out a win in race 1.  The veteran Italian raceer then waited until the penultimate lap of the second race to once again steal the win, this time  by an even narrower margin, from Haslam.

Race one also saw Ten Kate Honda’s Jonathan Rae reach the podium, nearly 7 seconds adrift of the winner, while fellow Briton Cal Crutchlow rode his Yamaha YZF RI to third place, 0.658 seconds off the pace, in race two.

Biaggi’s first double victory ever in World Superbike moves him to second position in the overall standings, 16 points back of Haslam who now has 4 consecutive top two finishes. 

2010 WSBK Portimao – Race 1 Results

1. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 22 laps 

2. Leon Haslam GBR Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 +0.200s

3. Jonathan Rea GBR Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR +6.901s 

4. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1198 +7.457s

5. Leon Camier GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 +7.564s 

6. Shane Byrne GBR Althea Ducati 1198 +11.420s

7. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda YZF R1 +18.391s

8. Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati Xerox 1198 +18.536s 

9. Troy Corser AUS BMW Motorrad S1000RR +24.514s 

10. Ruben Xaus ESP BMW Motorrad S1000RR +32.427s

11. Michel Fabrizio ITA Ducati Xerox 1198 +35.042s 

12. Lorenzo Lanzi ITA DFX Ducati 1198 +36.916s 

13. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 +36.841s 

14. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda YZF R1 +44.678s

15. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki SRT ZX-10R +44.942s

16. Vittorio Iannuzzo ITA SCI Honda CBR1000RR +59.135s 

17. Sheridan Morais RSA Echo-CRS Honda CBR1000RR +59.852s

18. Roger Lee Hayden USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R +1min 00.097s 

19. Matteo Baiocco ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R +1min 10.151s

20. Andrew Pitt AUS Reitwagen BMW S1000RR +4 laps

21. Luca Scassa ITA Team Supersonic Ducati 1198 +6 laps

Not Classified

22. Jakub Smrz CZE PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1198 16 laps completed

23. Makoto Tamada JPN Reitwagen BMW S1000RR 4 laps completed

24. Max Neukirchner GER Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR 3 laps completed

Did Not Start

Chris Vermeulen AUS Kawasaki SRT ZX-10R

2010 WSBK Portimao Race 2 Results

1. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 22 laps 

2. Leon Haslam GBR Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 +0.191s

3. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda YZF R1 +0.658s

4. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1198 +1.015s

5. Leon Camier GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 +3.123s 

6. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda YZF R1 +9.131s

7. Shane Byrne GBR Althea Ducati 1198 +11.033s

8. Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati Xerox 1198 +13.452s 

9. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 +13.964s 

10. Troy Corser AUS BMW Motorrad S1000RR +16.377s 

11. Michel Fabrizio ITA Ducati Xerox 1198 +26.351s 

12. Ruben Xaus ESP BMW Motorrad S1000RR +27.964s

13. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki SRT ZX-10R +33.566s

14. Lorenzo Lanzi ITA DFX Ducati 1198 +33.823s 

15. Max Neukirchner GER Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR +37.372s

16. Luca Scassa ITA Team Supersonic Ducati 1198 +45.611s

17. Roger Lee Hayden USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R +56.512s 

18. Matteo Baiocco ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R +58.980s

19. Makoto Tamada JPN Reitwagen BMW S1000RR +1min 15.819s

20. Andrew Pitt AUS Reitwagen BMW S1000RR +1min 41.672s

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21. Sheridan Morais RSA Echo-CRS Honda CBR1000RR 12 laps completed

22. Jakub Smrz CZE PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1198 10 laps completed

23. Jonathan Rea GBR Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR 7 laps completed 

24. Vittorio Iannuzzo ITA SCI Honda CBR1000RR 7 laps completed

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Chris Vermeulen AUS Kawasaki SRT ZX-10R

 

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