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


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:

Superpole 3
119B. SpiesYamaha YZF R11’44.073
284M. FabrizioDucati 1098R1’44.2700.197
39R. KiyonariHonda CBR1000RR1’44.6420.569
476M. NeukirchnerSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K91’44.9000.827
541N. HagaDucati 1098R1’45.0961.023
665J. ReaHonda CBR1000RR1’45.1701.097
73M. BiaggiAprilia RSV4 Factory1’45.6051.532
871Y. KagayamaSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K91’45.8611.788
Out after Superpole 2 (deficit to fastest time in session 2)
97C. ChecaHonda CBR1000RR1’45.1660.323
1066T. SykesYamaha YZF R11’45.3830.540
1111T. CorserBMW S1000 RR1’45.5430.700
1255R. LaconiDucati 1098R1’45.6630.820
1323B. ParkesKawasaki ZX 10R1’46.3681.525
14111R. XausBMW S1000 RR1’46.5711.728
1567S. ByrneDucati 1098R1’46.5931.750
1656S. NakanoAprilia RSV4 Factory1’46.9282.085
Out after Superpole 1 (deficit to fastest time in session 1)
1791L. HaslamHonda CBR1000RR1’46.2501.265
1899L. ScassaKawasaki ZX 10R1’46.3721.387
1931K. MuggeridgeSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K91’46.4071.422
2096J. SmrzDucati 1098R1’46.5221.537

Source: SBK

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