Monza - Team by Team

More good points for Regis Laconi, who has already surpassed his points total from 2008 less than half way into this season, the Frenchman wasn't a prolific front runner at any point over the weekend, but was a consistent performer in and around the top ten. Eighth and 11th maintain his good run of points this year and keeps him well into the upper echelons of the overall order.

Guandalini Ducati

Jakub Smrz – 12th, 8th

Brendan Roberts – DNS, DNS

After the highs of their podium at Assen, Guandalini Ducati suffered something of a come down at Monza, although it wasn't without its good points. While there were plenty of furrowed brows after qualifying, with Jakub Smrz in 20th and Brendan Roberts 22nd, Smrz at least made up for it in the races, finishing 12th in the first encounter before following that up with a fine ride to eighth in the second. Good solid points to keep him 11th in the overall standings, the results went some way to making up for Roberts' unfortunate accident at the start of race one, a fall that kept him out for the remainder of the weekend and has forced him out of Kyalami too. Replaced by Gregorio Lavilla, the experienced Spaniard makes a welcome return in South Africa.

Kawasaki SRT

Broc Parkes – 10th, 13th

Makoto Tamada – DNS, DNS

A painful weekend for Kawasaki pair Broc Parkes and Makoto Tamada, it nonetheless turned out to be their most prosperous of the season too. Parkes was their hero, defying a painful shoulder injury to qualify and race very well, securing a second top ten finish of the season, before backing it up with a 13th in the second. Although still very much the seventh best of the seven manufacturers in the field, Parkes is proving to be a savvy signing for the Kawasaki team. He will have do it alone at Kyalami though after Tamada broke his wrist in the turn one accident at Monza, ruling him out of his second event of the year.

Sterilgarda Ducati

Shane Byrne – 14th, 18th

His comments at the end of the weekend, in which he admitted his 'morale is shattered', sum up exactly how Shane Byrne is currently feeling. Monza should have been a turning point for him and the Sterilgarda Ducati team, being on home ground and coming just a week after Byrne dominated a CIV Superbike race at the same circuit. Instead, 14th and 18th were all he had to show for – and the solutions to his current struggles don't seem to be very forthcoming either…

Pedercini Kawasaki

Luca Scassa – 23rd, 14th

David Salom – 19th, 21st

Reigning Italian Superbike Champion Luca Scassa made good use of his local knowledge at Monza to put in his most convincing World Superbike performance yet. Reaching Superpole for the first time, Scassa converted that into two points during the second race, while he could have scored more in race one had he not been squeezed off the track at the beginning. Even so, it was a solid performance for the Italian that continues to show up the inexperience of team-mate David Salom on a Superbike, the Spaniard once again dicing anonymously at the back of the field.

PSG-1 Corse Kawasaki

Matteo Baiocco – 17th, 15th

With paddock rumours questioning whether we will see PSG-1 Kawasaki on the World Superbike scene again after this round, Matteo Baiocco at least gave them something to show for at Monza with another run into the points. Having already confirmed their absence for the next two events, one point won't sound like much, but it goes some way to justifying their presence in the championship if it is currently in question…

Althea Honda

Tommy Hill – 20th, 16th

Desperate to give Althea Honda a great result on their home ground, Tommy Hill's chances on race day came to an end when he was involved in that first corner crash. With his number one bike catching fire, Hill reverted to his less charred second machine, but couldn't get comfortable. Finishing outside the points in both races, Hill is seeking a return to the points before long.

Celani Race Suzuki

Karl Muggeridge – 16th, DNF

Having broken his 2009 points duck at Assen, Karl Muggeridge looked a good bet for more success at Monza after reaching Superpole, but having fallen just short in race one with a 16th place result, a crash in the second would see him leave his team's home event empty-handed. Disappointing given he tested there earlier in the year, Muggeridge will want to take advantage of the fact he is one of the few on the grid to have raced at Kyalami when it was on the calendar seven years ago…

Yamaha France Ipone

David Checa – 22nd, 19th

A drive-through penalty for David Checa in the second race of the weekend at Monza arguably cost him the chance to score for the first time this season. Instead, he remains stuck on zero points and is seemingly continuing to suffer from having started his season late.

Squadra Corse Italia Honda

Vittorio Iannuzzo – 21st, DQ

He showed top twenty pace in practice, but despite picking off a few of his rivals in the races, Vittorio Iannuzzo remained well outside the points at Monza. In fact, he rather inauspiciously became the first rider this year to be disqualified for ignoring a drive-through penalty for cutting a chicane.

TKR Switzerland Suzuki

Roland Resch – 24th, DNF

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Sarang - Unregistered

May 13, 2009 2:43 PM
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thats a good read crash. why not do it after every race? Thanks. We do run this feature after every race. Visit the features section in the WSBK channel homepage...

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