Fabrizio Fastest at Day 1 of Imola WSBK Test

07/16/2009 @ 2:50 am, by Jensen BeelerComments Off on Fabrizio Fastest at Day 1 of Imola WSBK Test


Michael Fabrizio was the fastest man of the day while testing at Imola today for World Superbike. He was followed closely by Ben Spies, who was just a tenth of second behind the Italian rider.

Notably absent from the testing day was the injured Noriyuki Haga, who isn’t expected to be back to WSBK until the race at Brno, which is in two weeks.

However, noticably present near the top of the leaderboard was Ruben Xaus, with the BMW squad clearly making some progress with their $13,800 motorcycle.

The day’s weather on the track was exceptionally hot, but it is expected to be cooler on Thursday. Hopefully we’ll see some faster times from the riders as they cope with the Italian sun. World Superbike will have a go at Imola in race conditions later this September.

Results from Day 1 of World Superbike testing at Imola, Italy:

184M. FabrizioDucati 1098R1’49.164
219B. SpiesYamaha YZF R11’49.262
365J. ReaHonda CBR1000RR1’49.684
4111R. XausBMW S1000 RR1’49.823
57C. ChecaHonda CBR1000RR1’49.842
667S. ByrneDucati 1098R1’50.305
766T. SykesYamaha YZF R11’50.402
891L. HaslamHonda CBR1000RR1’50.586
957L. LanziDucati 1098R1’50.797
1071Y. KagayamaSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K91’50.861
119R. KiyonariHonda CBR1000RR1’50.868
1256S. NakanoAprilia RSV4 Factory1’51.055
13121J. HopkinsHonda CBR1000RR1’51.270
1476M. NeukirchnerSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K91’51.276
1514M. LagriveHonda CBR1000RR1’51.339
1653A. PolitaSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K91’51.683
173M. BiaggiAprilia RSV4 Factory1’51.738
1811T. CorserBMW S1000 RR1’51.746
1910F. NietoDucati 1098R1’51.909
20100M. TamadaKawasaki ZX 10R1’52.008
2123B. ParkesKawasaki ZX 10R1’52.482
2277V. IannuzzoHonda CBR1000RR1’53.535

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