The second day of the World Superbike Championship round at Silverstone was an emotional one as the riders paid tribute to Andrea Antonelli before Eugene Laverty earned his first-ever Tissot-Superpole.
BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team rider Davies had two victory celebrations at MotorLand Aragon circuit in Spain. He scored his his maiden Superbike World Championship win in race 1 and then landed the top spot in the second race!
It was a close battle for the provisional pole in the opening round of the World Superbike at Phillip Island.
World Superbike hits Europe for Round 2 at Aragon circuit in Spain
Ayrton Badovini had broken a bone in his right foot and would be unable to take part in the the rest of the weekend.
The FIM Superbike World Championship looks for more close battles this weekend in the 10th round of the season at the iconic circuit in Germany
Checa and his technicians managed the final (‘wet’) session perfectly, securing themselves a position on the front row of the grid.
The 23 year old, Davide Giugliano, from Rome managed to time in 1'34.676 lap-time to secure first place ahead of Chaz Davies.
Sylvain Guintoli leads the way in Qualifying 1 at the series new venue.
Great expectations are placed upon home riders, who are eager to battle for the top positions in front of their local fans on this weekend.
Donington Park hosted the first ever World Superbike Round on April 3rd 1988.
Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini crashed, injuring themselves in the process.
Carlos Checa and Team Ducati Alstare on top as official test ends after mixed weather played a game in Australia today.
Carlos Checa will thus line up for tomorrow’s race in eighteenth position on the grid.
In the overall standings Checa is now in twelfth position with 29 points and Badovini lies fifteenth with 20 points.
Prior to heading to Germany, Checa and Badovini were testing at Misano near the end of the summer break.
Ayrton Badovini concluded first qualifying in fourteenth place and Carlos Checa suffered a crash which meant he failed to set a qualifying time.
The Superbikes return to Aragón as Team SBK Ducati Alstare prepares to embark on the European tour.
Turkey-bound for World Superbike Round 11
The Championship leader managed to make the difference in the final section of the track.
he Ducati Alstare team has worked hard in preparation for the upcoming event.
Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini both made some solid progress.
Due to the pain Ayrton Badovini was suffering in the first half of that first race, he decided not to compete in the day’s second race.
Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini were on track at Silverstone today.
Due to a wet track, no rider was able to improve on their times set yesterday during second qualifying this morning.
The two Ducati Alstare flag-bearers therefore qualified easily for this afternoon’s Superpole.
Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini ready for the final event before the traditional summer break.