Biaggi Dominates with Double at Monza WSBK

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Max Biaggi dominated aboard his Aprilia RSV4 Factory machine in WSBK at Monza this weekend, taking his first ever superpole on Saturday and then leading both races start to finish on Sunday. Yamaha Sterilgarda teammates James Toseland and Cal Crutchlow kept Biaggi honest in race 1, finishing just 0.247 and 0.297 behind the home town favourite respectively. Points leader Leon Haslam finished 0.958 seconds behind Biaggi, in fourth, with Leon Camier, Biaggi’s teammate, fifth.

Race two though saw the Yamaha duo’s challenge to the Italian veteran come to an end. Toseland was involved in a pile up in the first corner and Crutchlow, a close second up to lap 13, was forced to leave the race with mechanical problems. From then on Biaggi was able to cruise to victory, crossing the finish line over 4.5 seconds ahead of Haslam. Troy Corser rode his BMW S1000RR to third, giving the German manufacturer their first ever podium finish. 

Max Biaggi now sits just 3 points behind first place Leon Haslam in the overall standings. Carlos Checa and Jonathan Rae are tied for third. Next race is May 16 in Kyalami, South Africa.

Monza Superbike – Race 1 Results

1 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 31’07.044 

2 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 0.247

3 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 0.297

4 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 0.958

5 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 4.493

6 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 7.343

7 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 7.369

8 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 9.344

9 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 15.338

10 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 16.761

11 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 16.921

12 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 22.231

13 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 22.602

14 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 22.742

15 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 26.266

16 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 26.415

17 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 26.968

18 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 36.964

19 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 51.646

20 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR

RET 71 Sakai D. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R1000

RET 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR

RET 31 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR

EX 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R

Monza Superbike – Race 2 Results

1 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 31’07.122

2 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 4.547

3 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 5.469

4 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 10.267

5 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 15.561

6 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 15.816

7 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 15.861

8 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 20.977

9 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 21.920

10 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 21.974

11 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 27.152

12 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 29.315

13 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 30.858

14 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 47.160

15 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 48.824

RET 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1

RET 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R

RET 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R

RET 31 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR

RET 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R

RET 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1

RET 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR

RET 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR

2010 WSBK  Championship Overall Standings

POSITION RIDER TEAM POINTS

1 Leon Haslam Suzuki Alstare 181

2 Max Biaggi Aprilia Racing 178

3 Carlos Checa Althea Ducati 110

= Jonathan Rea Ten Kate Honda 110

5 James Toseland Yamaha Sterilgarda 106

6 Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox 100

7 Troy Corser BMW 92

8 Leon Camier Aprilia Racing 72

9 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki Alstare 70

10 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha Sterilgarda 65

11 Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox 62

12 Shane Byrne Althea Ducati 58

13 Jakub Smrz Guandalini Racing 47

14 Tom Sykes Kawasaki SRT 35

= Ruben Xaus BMW 35

16 Lorenzo Lanzi DFX Ducati 26

17 Max NeukirchnerTen Kate Honda 23

18 Luca Scassa Supersonic Ducati 16

19 Chris VermeulenKawasaki SRT 5

20 Andrew Pitt Reitwagen BMW 3

21 Roger Lee HaydenPedercini Kawasaki 2

= Joshua Brookes Echo CRS Honda 2

23 Matteo Baiocco Pedercini Kawasaki 1

= Broc Parkes Echo CRS Honda 1

25 Roland Resch Reitwagen BMW 0

 

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