Aprilia and Biaggi On Top of Phillip Island Testing

02/21/2009 @ 10:23 am, by Jensen BeelerADD COMMENTS


The first batch of testing has concluded at Phillip Island. As before, Aprilia stands on top of the unofficial podium, but this time the fastest lap of the day was posted by The Emperor himself, Max Biaggi. Following behind him, by just a hundreth of a second, was Ducati’s Regis Laconi. Topping the World Supersport bikes was a former Kawasaki rider Anthony West, who repeated his performance from yesterday by setting the fastest lap of the day on his Stiggy Motorsports Honda.


The next test will be this weekend, with the majority of the factory rides finally taking to the track. When that happens, we’ll finally be able to see how the season is going to stack up.

World Superbike

Pos. Rider Bike Time Total laps
1 Max Biaggi Aprilia 1’32.59 71
2 Regis Laconi Ducati 1’32.60 62
3 Shinya Nakano Aprilia 1’32.72 68
4 Broc Parkes Kawasaki 1’32.90 70
5 Leon Haslam Honda 1’33.20 65
6 Tommy Hill Honda 1’33.30 55
7 Roberto Rolfo Honda 1’33.50 95
8 Makoto Tamada Kawasaki 1’33.90 80


World Supersport

Pos. Rider Bike Time
1 Anthony West Honda 1’35.90
2 Matthieu Lagrive Honda 1’36.00
3 Mark Aitchison Honda 1’36.00
4 Gianluca Vizziello Honda 1’36.70


Source: MotoGP Matters