WSBK: Monza Race 2 Results – Attack of the Pigeons

05/11/2009 @ 3:36 pm, by Jensen BeelerComments Off on WSBK: Monza Race 2 Results – Attack of the Pigeons


Race 2 proved to be a less hectic event without a red flag in sight. With the race being won by a comfortable margin, the World Superbike season is shaping up to be a good close one.

Ben Spies took a comfortable victory in Race 2 of the World Superbike Championship at Monza, despite hitting birds going through the woods. The Texan went into the first corner in 2nd place, behind Noriyuki Haga, who also hit a flock of pigeons exiting the Curva Grande. This held the Ducati rider up, and left him finishing the first lap down in 15th position. Haga would go on to crash out on the third lap at high speed through the Parabolica.

With Haga out of the way, Spies ran away  from the field, his lead getting up to over 5 seconds at one point, before easing off to ensure he didn’t run out of fuel like he did in race 1. Fabrizio spent all race trying to fend off the attentions of Ryuichi Kiyonari to take a 2nd place, the Japanese Ten Kate rider finishing in 3rd. 

Fabrizio and Kiyonari battled it out almost the entire race and Kiyonari passed the Ducati Xerox rider on lap 7 with Jonathan Rea and Max Biaggi closing fast, but an error on lap 10 made Biaggi loose contact with the group leaving the British rider with fourth and the Aprilia rider fifth. Tom Sykes was sixth and Leon Haslam, seventh after starting 17th on the grid. The battle for 8th saw Jakub Smrz with his satellite Ducati get the best of Ruben Xaus, Carlos Checa, and Regis Laconi. Troy Corser after his crash in Race 1 did not start Race 2.

Race Results from Race 2 of the World Superbike Championship at Monza, Italy: 

119B. SpiesUSAYamaha YZF R1 
284M. FabrizioITADucati 1098R2.665
39R. KiyonariJPNHonda CBR1000RR2.810
465J. ReaGBRHonda CBR1000RR7.706
53M. BiaggiITAAprilia RSV4 Factory7.863
666T. SykesGBRYamaha YZF R110.383
791L. HaslamGBRHonda CBR1000RR11.586
896J. SmrzCZEDucati 1098R21.112
9111R. XausESPBMW S1000 RR22.172
107C. ChecaESPHonda CBR1000RR22.261
1155R. LaconiFRADucati 1098R23.453
1256S. NakanoJPNAprilia RSV4 Factory32.956
1323B. ParkesAUSKawasaki ZX 10R37.166
1499L. ScassaITAKawasaki ZX 10R43.085
1515M. BaioccoITAKawasaki ZX 10R43.088
1633T. HillGBRHonda CBR1000RR43.825
1771Y. KagayamaJPNSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K953.211
1867S. ByrneGBRDucati 1098R1’00.917
1994D. ChecaESPYamaha YZF R11’17.915
2098J. ZemkeUSAHonda CBR1000RR1’28.545
2125D. SalomESPKawasaki ZX 10R1’29.016
RET88R. ReschAUTSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K91 lap
RET77V. IannuzzoITAHonda CBR1000RR13 laps
RET31K. MuggeridgeAUSSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K915 laps
RET41N. HagaJPNDucati 1098R16 laps
DNS11T. CorserAUSBMW S1000 RR 

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