The second round of the 2012 World Superbike season took place at Imola on Sunday, when reigning champion Carlos Checa won both races for Althea Ducati.
But the Spaniard was made to work for it, being forced to hunt down Kawasaki pole sitter Tom Sykes in both races.
Two second places for Sykes marked the latest step in the Englishman's fast-growing form on the ZX-10R, while injured countryman Leon Haslam likewise proved BMW's potential with a pair of thirds.
As ever in WSBK, competition was strong throughout the top ten.
All things considered, including machinery and injuries, we want to know your star of the day at Imola. A shortlist of ten riders can be found by clicking below. After voting you will see the current results.
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