Biaggi resists Melandri for Brno win

Mirroring the results of the first race, Checa led Michel Fabrizio and Eugene Laverty in fourth and fifth positions, while Ayrton Badovini completed another strong points' haul in sixth position as he consolidates his new peak of eighth in the standings.

Behind, Leon Haslam came through into seventh place after a fierce tussle with Joan Lascorz ended with the pair making contact on the exit of the final corner, the BMW man just edging his Kawasaki rival. Despite this, eighth sees Lascorz leapfrog his team-mate Tom Sykes in the standings, the Briton finishing down in 14th.

Sylvain Guintoli and Noriyuki Haga rounded out the top ten after a fairly quiet day, ahead of Pedercini Kawasaki duo Roberto Rolfo and Mark Aitchison, BMW Italia stand-in Lorenzo Lanzi, Sykes and wild-card Viktor Kispataki, who made the most of the retirements to score a point on his WSBK debut.

Meanwhile, Leon Camier suffered a costly retirement when he crashed out of 11th position, while Alex Lowes's maiden WSBK weekend came to a similarly destructive end on lap five. His retirement compounded a poor day for Castrol Honda after Ruben Xaus didn't make the second start, along with Chris Vermeulen.

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LGC - Unregistered

July 10, 2011 3:32 PM

Great races today in the superbikes. Close and fair racing. Good to see Biaggi and Melandri in front off Checa. This could be a great year with the finish in the last race, Lets hope soo. If that will happen or not i'm not sure but i'm sure that I truly love superbikes!

Even if you don't like Biaggi, today's races were quite exciting with intelligent and aggressive attitudes in equal measure from both Melandri and Biaggi, with Checa going for another strong result at an adverse track. Every other rider are presently playing second fiddle to these three and even Laverty could not - this time - show anything to write home about.

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