WSBK »

Checa claims fifth win as Ducati sweeps podium

With Haga and Corser dropping down the order – to ninth and 13th respectively – the tussle for sixth went down to the wire, with Tom Sykes putting in a determined late charge to claim his best finish of Kawasaki this season.

Ayrton Badovini scored another impressive race performance in seventh, the BMW Italia rider finishing ahead of the factory S1000RR of Leon Haslam after passing him in the closing stages of the race.

Behind Haga and Melandri, Maxime Berger claimed his best finish for Supersonic Ducati in 11th, ahead of wild-card Josh Waters, Corser, Joan Lascorz and James Toseland, the returning Englishman securing the final point in only his third race outing of the year.

As well as Rea and Biaggi, Ruben Xaus capped off Castrol Honda's dismal race with an ill-judged passing attempt on Michel Fabrizio, the former losing the front end on the white line and collecting the Suzuki rider.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Checa, USA WSBK 2011
Checa, USA WSBK 2011
Checa, USA WSBK 2011
Checa, USA WSBK 2011
Checa, USA WSBK 2011
Checa, USA WSBK 2011
Guintoli, Melandri and Haslam, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Guintoli, Melandri and Haslam, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Guintoli, Melandri and Haslam, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Melandri, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Melandri just saves bike from falling over, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Guintoli and Melandri, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Guintoli and Melandri, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Guintoli and Melandri, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Melandri, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Melandri, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Melandri, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
Melandri, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


BillAce - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 8:08 PM

You guys do know that there are rules in place and a formula used based on results that dictate weight being added. Were people crying for another 200cc when the other bikes were 10kph faster at Monza? Did the same bike dominate last year with Xerox stickers? The ballast was removed because of worse than average finishes and it will be back if the Duc's start finishing consistently higher. This is the first week they had more than one bike up front except Monza of course where they didn't have the HP to get any bikes there...

rca - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 8:31 PM

i take it forgety bayliss corser hodgson world titles are worth nothing eh alol ? surely you would be better off watching a bmw or aprilia only series as obviously any average rider except shakey could win wsbk on a duc.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.