Latest World Superbike Results
Marco Melandri has topped the FP1 timesheets at the World Superbike class' first visit to the Motorland Aragon circuit, taking over the lead from championship leader Carlos Checa with a quarter of the session left, and Checa could never claw back the difference. Melandri and Checa were the only two riders to get under the two minute mark, 3rd place man Ayrton Badovini - a revelation on the satellite BMW Italia bike - nearly half a second behind Melandri, while Aprilia's Leon Camier was a couple of hundredths behind the BMW man. Max Biaggi's weekend got off to an indifferent start, crashing on his first lap out of the pits before remounting and ending the session in 7th.
David Salom has pleased the home crowd by taking first blood of the day in the World Supersport class, the Motocard.com Kawasaki rider topping the timesheets in the first session of free practice at the Motorland Aragon circuit. Salom heads up his Australian teammate Broc Parkes, while the Kawasakis are followed by a brace of Yamahas, Chaz Davies leading Luca Scassa, now returned from his one-race suspension at Misano. Parkalgar Honda's Sam Lowes then leads a trio of Hondas, taking the 5th spot ahead of Fabien Foret and James Ellison. Gaps are large, however: Salom and Parkes are close, but Davies is eight tenths behind Salom, and Lowes over a second back. Foret, in 6th spot, is nearly two-and-a-half seconds slower than Salom at Aragon.
Results of World Superbike race two from Misano:
Results of the World Supersport race at Misano:
Results of WSBK race 1 at Misano:
The rain fell during QP2 for the World Supersport class at Misano, meaning that many riders elected to stay in the pits, as improving their time was not possible. Florian Marino was the fastest of the riders who did go out, but his time was 23 seconds off the best time in the dry.
Combined results of both qualifying sessions:
Results of Superpole:
Out after Superpole 1: Michel Fabrizio, Maxime Berger, Ruben Xaus, Leon Camier