Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team) and Michel Fabrizio (Iron Brain Kawasaki SBK) both crashed.
Team SBK Ducati Alstare was unfortunately unable to secure the kind of results it had hoped for in the second Superbike race at Laguna Seca
Substitute rider Niccolò Canepa crashed out of the race while injured Ayrton Badovini finished in a valiant ninth position.
The round 12 of the World Superbike Championship, to be held for the first time in almost ten years at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit in California.
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.