Biaggi Doubles into WSBK Lead at Miller

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Max Biaggi moved into first place in the 2010 World Superbike Championship standings after winning both races at Miller Motorsports today in Utah, his third double win of the year, after similar feats at Portimao and Monza.

Luck was on the Aprilia Alitalia rider’s side today though, or more precisely not on polesitter Carlos Checa’s. The Spaniard’s Althea Ducati machine quit on him while leading in both races, allowing Biaggi, running in second, to claim victory. Checa was forced to stop with an electrical problem on lap 19 of the 21 in the first contest and then again after only 7 laps in the second. His only consolation: two Pirelli awards for the fastest lap of each race and a new lap record of 1’48.045

“I think Checa deserved that race because he rode very hard,”said Biaggi of the first go-round. “Honestly speaking he deserved it but racing is racing and sometimes these things happen. This time it was our turn. We had a very good pace and I am happy for me, my team and Aprilia.”

Joining Biaggi on the podium in race one were Leon Haslam in second for Alstare Suzuki, and the rejuvenated Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) in third. 

But Haslam, Biaggi’s main championship rival, crashed out of race two, putting the Italian veteran 15 points in the lead after his win. Biaggi’s teammate Leon Camier had a career best second place finish on his Aprilia Alitalia machine, the first time that Aprilias have finished 1-2  in World Superbike. Cal Crutchlow took his Yamaha Sterilgarda bike to third place. 

Results: Miller Superbike – Race 1

1 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38’20.442 (161,26 kph) 

2 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 4.931 

3 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 6.432 

4 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 8.576 

5 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 11.150 

6 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 11.243 

7 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 12.432 

8 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 15.145 

9 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 16.091 

10 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 16.502 

11 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 18.719 

12 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 24.285 

13 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 36.479 

14 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 39.700 

15 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 41.253 

16 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 41.661 

17 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 1’00.427 

18 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 

RET 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 

RET 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 

RET 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R

 

Results: Miller Superbike – Race 2

1 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38’17.842 (161,442 kph) 

2 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 5.899 

3 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 7.363 

4 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 8.842 

5 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 9.473 

6 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 12.293 

7 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 12.483 

8 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 15.959 

9 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 18.897 

10 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 20.372 

11 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 26.823 

12 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 30.344 

13 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 33.337 

14 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 38.772 

15 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 44.994 

RET 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 

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

RET 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 

RET 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 

RET 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 

RET 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000

 

2010 WSBK Championship Standings

1 Max BIAGGI ITA 257  

2 Leon HASLAM GBR 242 -15

3 Jonathan REA GBR 151 -106

4 Carlos CHECA ESP 141 -116

5 Noriyuki HAGA JPN 135 -122

6 James TOSELAND GBR 132 -125

7 Troy CORSER AUS 127 -130

8 Leon CAMIER GBR 115 -142

9 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR 107 -150

10 Michel FABRIZIO ITA 102 -155

11 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA 95 -162

12 Shane BYRNE GBR 81 -176

13 Jakub SMRZ CZE 61 -196

14 Ruben XAUS ESP 53 -204

15 Tom SYKES GBR 42 -215

16 Luca SCASSA ITA 40 -217

17 Max NEUKIRCHNERGER 31 -226

18 Lorenzo LANZI ITA 26 -231

19 Chris VERMEULEN AUS 9 -248

20 Sheridan MORAIS RSA 3 -254

21 Andrew PITT AUS 3 -254

22 Roger Lee HAYDENUSA 2 -255

23 Joshua BROOKES AUS 2 -255

24 Broc PARKES AUS 2 -255

25 Matteo BAIOCCO ITA 1 -256

 

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