WSBK: Race Results for Race 1 at Phillip Island

02/26/2012 @ 12:41 pm, by Jensen Beeler2 COMMENTS

WSBK: Race Results for Race 1 at Phillip Island Max Biaggi WSBK Phillip Island 635x443

Despite a tragic beginning to the first race of the season, World Superbike racing returned to our lives today with the season-opener at Phillip Island. With cloudy skies and strong winds, Tom Sykes and the factory Kawasaki WSBK team took their place on the starting line at the pole position. Showing a marked improvement over last year’s measure, Kawasaki would still have to contend with the Ducati of Carlos Checa, the Aprilia of Max Biaggi, and the ever improving Honda of Johnny Rea.

Taking the early lead, Sykes had a promising first few laps as he lead Checa and Biaggi around the course. He would eventually succumb to the pace of the other riders though, as Checa, and then Biaggi, passed him by. Like Sykes, Checa’s lead would be cut short, as the Spaniard high-sided coming onto the front straight. Taking the lead from that mistake, Biaggi walked away from the rest of the field for the race victory, leaving Skyes Guintoli, Melandri, and Smrz to have a great battle for second.

Race Results from World Superbike Race 1 at Phillip Island, Australia:

Pos.No.RiderCountryBikeDiff.
13M. BIAGGIITAAprilia RSV4 Factory -
233M. MELANDRIITABMW S1000 RR7.104
350S. GUINTOLIFRADucati 1098R7.378
466T. SYKESGBRKawasaki ZX-10R12.189
596J. SMRZCZEDucati 1098R16.424
684M. FABRIZIOITABMW S1000 RR20.200
765J. REAGBRHonda CBR1000RR20.223
84H. AOYAMAJPNHonda CBR1000RR24.108
934D. GIUGLIANOITADucati 1098R28.072
1067B. STARINGAUSKawasaki ZX-10R34.232
1187L. ZANETTIITADucati 1098R34.450
1291L. HASLAMGBRBMW S1000 RR35.648
13121M. BERGERFRADucati 1098R36.392
1444D. SALOMESPKawasaki ZX-10R41.500
1517J. LASCORZESPKawasaki ZX-10R42.086
1625J. BROOKESAUSSuzuki GSX-R100042.605
172L. CAMIERGBRSuzuki GSX-R100043.366
1818M. AITCHISONAUSBMW S1000 RR45.225
1920D. JOHNSONAUSBMW S1000 RR1’08.782
2059N. CANEPAITADucati 1098R1’10.440
DNF
RET58E. LAVERTYIRLAprilia RSV4 Factory3 Laps
RET86A. BADOVINIITABMW S1000 RR8 Laps
RET7C. CHECAESPDucati 1098R17 Laps
RET35R. DE ROSAITAHonda CBR1000RR

Source: WSBK

Comment:

  1. Westward says:

    Looks like Ducati may take it again this year…

    As for Melandri, I think he is better suited to the Kawasaki, after all, look what Sykes is doing with it. Melanri on a Kawi could easily have done just as good, if not better than his showing on the BMW today…

  2. I can only hope BMW wins a race or two this year