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Smrz misses out on second WSBK pole

Less than a tenth would separate Jakub Smrz from his second career World Superbike pole position at Miller Motorsports Park.
Jakub Smrz came to within less than a tenth of celebrating his second career World Superbike pole position at Miller Motorsports Park after showing impressive pace in the wet.

The Czech rider was on fine form throughout the three qualifying phases as he improved his lap times with the track conditions, but his final effort of 1min 58.390secs would prove just shy of Carlos Checa's pole-winning time.

Though disappointed not to be able to add to his one and only pole position from Misano 2009, Effenbert-Liberty's Smrz praised Ducati counterpart Checa for being just that little bit faster.

“This time I really thought I'd made it to win the Superpole, but Checa was great to get past in the very last second, congratulations to him but also to all the members of my team that have provided me a really perfect bike for today's climatic conditions.

“I am satisfied and very happy , confident for the race. We'll see what the weather will be , but in any case it is very important to start from the front.”




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Zaenal - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 6:54 AM

Que pasa Oscar! Las rodadas re1pidas son los mie9rcoles, los horriaos varian, te pedimos que estes al pendiente, regularmente son a las 6 o 7 pm. Estas rodadas son para las personas que nos comentan que las rodadas de los jueves son muy lentas y muy cortas. Estas rodadas son convocadas por el grupo de colaboradores que nos ayuda los jueves, la Hermandad de bloqueadores y Arrastre Vida Sobre Ruedas. Estas rodadas cubren distancias arriba de los 25 km.

Pizdoff - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 11:55 AM

Smrz has 'arrived' pcxmac more than any other season. But even if he's as good as Checa now, which I totally doubt, Checa's on the better bike. IF Smrz beat him - and unlike you I hope he doesn't - it would most likely be because Checa had another problem with his bike's electronics. Or because of some sort of bog-up I suppose. Whatever, my money's on Checa.



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