WSBK: Qatar Race 2 Results

03/15/2009 @ 3:24 pm, by Jensen BeelerComments Off on WSBK: Qatar Race 2 Results

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More action from Qatar on Saturday (Sunday for us in the US), as World Superbike completes Race 2 at Losail. The second race at Qatar for the year shows that we are in for quite the season, with riders old and new making waves. Continue reading for the races spoilers and results. 

 

American Ben Spies can walk away from Qatar knowing that he has silenced all criticism. Earlier in the week Spies won the WSBK Superpole with a record setting lap of 1′59.041, breaking Fonsi Nieto’s previous best. Furthermore,earlier today Spies took Race 1 in a dominating fashion, walking away from Haga and Biaggi. Now, the rookie Texan can add Race 2 to his list of victories, as well as the record for the fastest race lap at Qatar for superbikes.

Commenting about his performance in Qatar Spies played down his dominating performance this week by citing Noriyuki Haga’s consistent second place finishes:

“Nori set a really good pace the first few laps. We were lacking just a little in acceleration and it was hard to race with him, but I put my head down and closed up, kept the same rhythm and passed him. It was a better race for me than the first one because I could concentrate on my lines, but it’s going to be hard making up points on him if he keeps finishing second. It was a perfect weekend, they’re not always going to be like that but we’ll take them when we can.”

In Race 2, Noriyuki Haga jumped right from the start to pass Max Biaggi on the end of the first lap, and take the lead.  Spies wasn’t able to get into his groove until lap 6, where he took the lead until the checkered flag. Haga finished second, and Biaggi finished third, the same order as race one.

Next round in Valencia is the first round in Europe.  Will the top three riders be a constant in this years World Superbike racing.  We will see in the next round.

2009 Qatar World Superbike Round, Race 2 Results: 

Pos.No.RiderCountryBikeDiff.
119B. SpiesUSAYamaha YZF R1 
241N. HagaJPNDucati 1098R1.274
33M. BiaggiITAAprilia RSV41.622
49R. KiyonariJPNHonda CBR1000RR1.845
566T. SykesGBRYamaha YZF R15.117
676M. NeukirchnerGERSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K99.512
756S. NakanoJPNAprilia RSV49.514
865J. ReaGBRHonda CBR1000RR12.621
911T. CorserAUSBMW S1000 RR13.842
10111R. XausESPBMW S1000 RR13.884
1191L. HaslamGBRHonda CBR1000RR13.888
1267S. ByrneGBRDucati 1098R14.913
137C. ChecaESPHonda CBR1000RR15.762
1455R. LaconiFRADucati 1098R15.920
1571Y. KagayamaJPNSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K919.565
1623B. ParkesAUSKawasaki ZX 10R21.759
1796J. SmrzCZEDucati 1098R28.523
1831K. MuggeridgeAUSSuzuki GSX-R 1000 K940.499
1924B. RobertsAUSDucati 1098R43.761
2099L. ScassaITAKawasaki ZX 10R44.669
2177V. IannuzzoITAHonda CBR1000RR48.955
2215M. BaioccoITAKawasaki ZX 10R3 Laps
044R. RolfoITAHonda CBR1000RR1 Lap
033T. HillGBRHonda CBR1000RR12 Laps
084M. FabrizioITADucati 1098R5 Laps
086A. BadoviniITAKawasaki ZX 10R17 Laps
025D. SalomESPKawasaki ZX 10R10 Laps

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