WSBK: Championship Heats up after Race 2 at Misano

06/11/2012 @ 7:30 am, by Jensen BeelerComments Off on WSBK: Championship Heats up after Race 2 at Misano

With Saturday’s Superpole qualifying mixing up the field for Sunday’s races, with three of the Top 5 contenders were relegated to the back of the starting grid, World Superbike’s stop at Misano proved to be a pivotal moment in the Championship.

Italian fans waited to see if Tom Sykes could finally capitalize on one of this many pole positions this year, though attention was also divided among Max Biagg, Carlos Checa, and Marco Melandri whom were outside the top eight spots at the start both races. Showing some truly phenonomenal racing, the results of Race 2 at Misano are sure to have a lasting effect on the 2012 points totals.

Race 2 Results from World Superbike at Misano, Italy:

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time Diff.
1. Max Biaggi Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39’01.869
2. Jonathan Rea Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 39’07.224 5.355
3. Leon Haslam BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 39’07.600 5.731
4. Marco Melandri BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 39’08.873 7.004
5. Ayrton Badovini BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 39’09.790 7.921
6. Michel Fabrizio BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 39’19.160 17.291
7. Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 39’19.220 17.351
8. Loris Baz Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 39’19.499 17.630
9. Jakub Smrz Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R 39’20.080 18.211
10. Matteo Baiocco Barni Racing Team Italia Ducati 1098R 39’30.000 28.131
11. Maxime Berger Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 39’30.276 28.407
12. Hiroshi Aoyama Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 39’39.929 38.060
13. Niccoló Canepa Red Devils Roma Ducati 1098R 39’50.872 49.003
14. John Hopkins FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 39’53.750 51.881
15 Leon Camier FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 39’57.371 55.502
16 Leandro Mercado Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 40’08.230 66.361
17 Federico Sandi Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR 40’31.787 89.918
RET Eugene Laverty Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory
RET Chaz Davies ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory
RET David Salom Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
RET Davide Giugliano Althea Racing Ducati 1098R
RET Carlos Checa Althea Racing Ducati 1098R
RET Lorenzo Zanetti PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R
RET Sylvain Guintoli Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R

Source: WSBK; Photo: Kawasaki Racing

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