Monza: Ben Spies Wins 5th Superpole – Now 5 for 5

05/10/2009 @ 9:51 pm, by Jensen BeelerComments Off on Monza: Ben Spies Wins 5th Superpole – Now 5 for 5

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At the fifth round of the World Superbike Championship being held at Monza this weekend, Ben Spies shattered the lap record with a time of 1:44:073 to take his 5th consecutive Superpole victory, making the young American 5 for 5 so far this season in the qualifying event.

Second place on the grid was Michel Fabrizio who lapped just a few tenths behind Spies at 1:44:2, and third was Ryiuchi Kiyonari who will be the first Honda rider in the pack. Max Biaggi managed 7th place and set the all-time fastest ever speed recorded in Superbike at 202.4mph, but crashed during the second round of the qualifying event.

Spies is now on his way to take Doug Polen’s 1991 record of six straight superpoles and is only one superpole away from Davide Tardozzi’s (Ducati Xerox team manager) 1988 rookie superpole record and also John Kocinski 1996 superpole record.

Results of the WSBK Superpole at Monza:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
Superpole 3
1 19 B. Spies Yamaha YZF R1 1’44.073
2 84 M. Fabrizio Ducati 1098R 1’44.270 0.197
3 9 R. Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 1’44.642 0.569
4 76 M. Neukirchner Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1’44.900 0.827
5 41 N. Haga Ducati 1098R 1’45.096 1.023
6 65 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1’45.170 1.097
7 3 M. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’45.605 1.532
8 71 Y. Kagayama Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1’45.861 1.788
Out after Superpole 2 (deficit to fastest time in session 2)
9 7 C. Checa Honda CBR1000RR 1’45.166 0.323
10 66 T. Sykes Yamaha YZF R1 1’45.383 0.540
11 11 T. Corser BMW S1000 RR 1’45.543 0.700
12 55 R. Laconi Ducati 1098R 1’45.663 0.820
13 23 B. Parkes Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’46.368 1.525
14 111 R. Xaus BMW S1000 RR 1’46.571 1.728
15 67 S. Byrne Ducati 1098R 1’46.593 1.750
16 56 S. Nakano Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’46.928 2.085
Out after Superpole 1 (deficit to fastest time in session 1)
17 91 L. Haslam Honda CBR1000RR 1’46.250 1.265
18 99 L. Scassa Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’46.372 1.387
19 31 K. Muggeridge Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1’46.407 1.422
20 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1’46.522 1.537

Source: SBK

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