Badovini would like to finish the season in a positive way, earning as many points as possible for the championship standings.
Factory rider Marco Melandri finished an exciting race in third after only narrowly missing the podium in fourth yesterday
Substitute rider Niccolò Canepa crashed out of the race while injured Ayrton Badovini finished in a valiant ninth position.
It was a busy Saturday for the BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team at its home race in Imola
9th for Canepa, 10th for Checa and 14th for Badovini
At the end of today’s qualifying Canepa was lying twelfth, Checa fifteenth and Badovini sixteenth.