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Results and summary of World Superbikes race 2 at Monza:
Results and summary of the World Supersport race from Monza:
Results and summary of World Superbike Race 1 at Monza:
Chaz Davies continues to hold Monza firmly in his grip, the ParkinGO Yamaha rider now having set the fastest time in every session at the Italian circuit. Davies improved on his fastest time from yesterday, coming close to cracking the pole record held by Eugene Laverty. Parkalgar Honda's Sam Lowes is back in the groove at Monza, despite the young Briton's still healing collarbone, Lowes moving up into 2nd spot, ahead of Kawasaki's Broc Parkes. Hannspree Ten Kate's Fabien Foret completes the front row, with the Yamahas of Roberto Tamburini and Luca Sasa heading up row two.
Combined Results from both qualifying sessions:
Leon Haslam remains on provisional pole for tomorrow's World Superbike races, but it was his BMW teammate Troy Corser who topped the second qualifying session at Monza on Saturday lunchtime. The Australian veteran improved his time by six tenths of a second to take 3rd spot on the provisional grid. Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz made an even bigger improvement, slashing nine tenths off his best time from yesterday, while BMW Italia's Ayrton Badovini improved a fraction to take 5th on the provisional grid. Title candidates Marco Melandri and Carlos Checa also took a big step forward on Saturday, Melandri improving by a quarter of a second, while Checa went six tenths faster, to move up to 7th and 10th respectively.
The session had started late after a red flag during the World Supersport practice had delayed the start of WSBK practice, and then another red flag during QP2 - caused by the engine of Fabrizio Lai's Honda Fireblade letting go and oiling up the track - saw the sessions further delayed.
The final grid will be settled during Superpole this afternoon. Most notable absentee from Superpole is Castrol Honda's Ruben Xaus, the Spaniard falling three tenths short of making the final cut of 16 riders.
Combined results after both sessions:
Chaz Davies' love affair with Monza continues, the ParkinGO Yamaha rider setting the fastest time for the third session running during FP2 on Saturday morning. But the Yamaha riders did not make it another clean sweep, with Broc Parkes squeezing his Motocard.com Kawasaki betwen the Yamahas of Davies and his teammate Luca Scassa, while Parkes' teammate David Salom ended the session in 4th. Hannspree Ten Kate rider Fabien Foret was the first Honda, finishing fractionally faster than Parkalgar's Sam Lowes.
Leon Haslam sits on provisional pole for Sunday's World Superbike races at Monza, after the BMW Motorrad rider set a scorching lap of the iconic Italian circuit on Friday afternoon. Haslam just edged ahead of the favorite for the event, Alitalia Aprilia's Max Biaggi, Haslam and Biaggi the only two riders to get inside the 1'43 bracket. Yamaha's Eugene Laverty snagged 3rd spot, just ahead of BMW Italia's Ayrton Badovini, the Italian once again posting a very impressive time. Jonathan Rea took 5th spot on the Castrol Honda, two tenths quicker than Noriyuki Haga on the Pata S&G Aprilia. Championship leader Carlos Checa ended the day down in 14th, over a second slower than Haslam.
Chaz Davies continues to lead the way in the World Supersport class at Monza, the ParkinGO Yamaha rider edging his teammate Luca Scassa in the first qualifying session to take provisional pole. Step Racing's Gino Rea is the only rider currently able to keep pace with the Yamahas, the Londoner finishing just two tenths off Davies' time. Ten Kate's Florian Marino is 4th quickest, but the young Frenchman is nearly three quarters of a second behind Davies, and ahead of Motocard.com Kawasaki's Broc Parkes and local Yamaha man Roberto Tamburini.
Jonathan Rea has topped the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the World Superbike class at Monza, the Castrol Honda rider just holding off the BMW of Troy Corser. Corser made a late challenge for the lead but came up short in the final sector of the iconic Italian track. Behind Corser sits another BMW, this time the satellite BMW Italia machine of Ayrton Badovini, the Italian keen to impress in front of his home crowd. Max Biaggi, the man everyone expected to dominate at Monza on board the Aprilia RSV4, ended the first session in 4th, just outside the 1'43 bracket, though both Biaggi and his Aprilia teammate Leon Camier posted the fastest top speeds of the session at just a smidgeon over 330 km/h. Yamaha's Marco Melandri ended FP1 as 5th fastest, just ahead of Camier and Yamaha teammate Eugene Laverty. Current championship leader Carlos Checa ended the session down in 9th, though his deficit to Rea was just over half a second.
Chaz Davies has brought his good form from Assen with him to Monza, topping the first session of free practice at the circuit in the park. Davies ended the session ahead of a pair of Motocard.com's Kawasakis, Spaniard David Salom beating his Australian teammate Broc Parkes. Davies' teammate Luca Scassa finished FP1 as 4th fastest, ahead of a pair of Hondas, the Hannspree Ten Kate bike of Fabien Foret and the Parkalgar machine of Sam Lowes, who is returning to action with a weakened shoulder after his massive highside in the race at Assen.
Results and summary of World Superbike race 2 at Assen:
Results and summary of the World Supersport race at Assen:
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