Archive - Apr 2009 - Race Or Practice Result
Results of World Superbike Race 2 at Assen:
Results of the Assen European Superstock 600 race:
Result of the World Supersport race at Assen:
Full result of the first World Superbike race at Assen:
Full results of the Superstock 1000 race at Assen:
Full results of the 2009 MotoGP Grand Prix of Japan in Motegi:
Full result of the Motegi 250cc Grand Prix of Japan:
Result of the 125cc race at Motegi, Japan:
Below are the results of the three Superpole sessions:
Ben Spies was fastest in the final session of free practice, but crashed heavily in the first corner. He did not return to practice, but is riding in Superpole. Results of the second session of free practice at Assen:
Cal Crutchlow showed his win in Valencia was no fluke by taking qualifying practice in Assen by the throat and wrestling it into submission. Motocard Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz took the early lead, but as the halfway mark approached, was deposed by Stiggy Racing's Ant West. West's pole would be very provisional indeed: within seconds, Yamaha's Crutchlow was past him, and top of the timesheets.
Try as they might, the rest of the field simply couldn't close the gap, and just to press home the point, Crutchlow took another 3/10ths off his fastest time on his last fast lap, extending his lead to over half a second. Lascorz held on to 2nd, while Kenan Sofuoglu provided some comfort to the Ten Kate team by taking 3rd on the grid. The last place on the front row went Parkalgar Honda's Eugene Laverty, the young Irishman steadily improving throughout the session.
Qualifying was an unqualified disaster for reigning World Supersport champion Andrew Pitt. There was plenty of heated discussion in Pitt's pit box, and only a very fast lap in the dying minutes jumped Pitt up into 10th spot. Nor was qualifying a happy experience for Ant West: The Australian crashed heavily halfway into the session, and only returned to the track much later.
Full result of the Qualifying Practice for the World Supersport class at Assen:
Ben Spies started the second qualifying practice session at the top of the timesheets and looked like staying there, until he got mugged by a gaggle of Ducatis. Noriyuki Haga was the first to assail Spies' supremacy, snatching the lead by just 12/1000ths of a second at the halfway mark. Then with 5 minutes to go, Regis Laconi leapfrogged over Haga to take provisional pole, just 2/100ths of a second ahead of Haga.
Behind Spies, Jakub Smrz and Michel Fabrizio took 4th and 5th respectively, the Czech and the Italian finding some pace at Assen. The Ten Kate Hondas continue to struggle in their home race, Ryuichi Kiyonari the best of the Dutch team's bikes in 6th, while Carlos Checa is in 9th and Johnny Rea in 11th. Rea had a crash in the slow Strubben hairpin, but came away unhurt.
Rea wasn't the only rider to crash: Ruben Xaus severely shortened his BMW, and Tommy Hill ended up taking a scooter ride back to the pits after dumping his Althea Honda. The final grid will be set in the three knockout Superpole sessions, due to be run this afternoon.
Full result of the second session of qualifying practice for World Superbikes at Assen:
The second session of Free Practice for the World Supersport class took place in dry and sunny conditions, the weather very pleasant indeed in the northern Netherlands. Cal Crutchlow was fastest for much of the session, and ended FP2 on top, ahead of Joan Lascorz, clearly on form here in Assen. Slightly better news for the Ten Kate boys, as both Kenan Sofuoglu and Andrew Pitt were closer to the front, Sofuoglu in 3rd, Pitt 7th. Winner at Qatar Eugene Laverty could only manage the 10th fastest time. But it will all be irrelevant by this afternoon, when the Supersport riders go out for their first and only qualifying session.
Full results of the World Supersport FP2 session at Assen:
|1||35||C. Crutchlow||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.160|
|2||26||J. Lascorz||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'41.289||0.129|
|3||54||K. Sofuoglu||Honda CBR600RR||1'41.503||0.343|
|4||21||K. Fujiwara||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'41.611||0.451|
|5||51||M. Pirro||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.703||0.543|
|6||99||F. Foret||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.754||0.594|
|7||1||A. Pitt||Honda CBR600RR||1'41.922||0.762|
|8||13||A. West||Honda CBR600RR||1'41.930||0.770|
|9||14||M. Lagrive||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.091||0.931|
|10||50||E. Laverty||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.109||0.949|
|11||24||G. McCoy||Triumph Daytona 675||1'42.389||1.229|
|12||77||B. Veneman||Suzuki GSX-R600||1'42.467||1.307|
|13||105||G. Vizziello||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.614||1.454|
|14||69||G. Nannelli||Triumph Daytona 675||1'42.682||1.522|
|15||53||A. Polita||Suzuki GSX-R600||1'42.684||1.524|
|16||55||M. Roccoli||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.713||1.553|
|17||8||M. Aitchison||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.731||1.571|
|18||127||R. Harms||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.803||1.643|
|19||9||D. Dell'Omo||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.076||1.916|
|20||117||M. Praia||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.142||1.982|
|21||7||P. Vostarek||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.156||1.996|
|22||30||J. Gunther||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.255||2.095|
|23||32||F. Lai||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.618||2.458|
|24||28||A. Vos||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.891||2.731|
|25||83||R. Holland||Honda CBR600RR||1'43.988||2.828|
|26||96||M. Smrz||Triumph Daytona 675||1'44.177||3.017|
|27||5||T. Pradita||Yamaha YZF R6||1'44.363||3.203|
|28||57||K. Bos||Yamaha YZF R6||1'44.759||3.599|
|29||27||T. Van Poppel||Yamaha YZF R6||1'45.492||4.332|
|30||94||M. Van Nieuwenhuizen||Honda CBR600RR||1'46.236||5.076|
|31||88||Y. Guerra||Yamaha YZF R6||1'48.618||7.458|
Full result of the wet FP2 session for the MotoGP class in Motegi:
|7||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||HONDA||2'04.136||2.295||0.413|
|9||14||Randy DE PUNIET||HONDA||2'04.469||2.628||0.015|
Full result of the wet FP2 session for the 125cc class in Motegi:
|Not qualified (Out 107%) 2'24.489|