It was Suzuki who drew first blood, breaking the 200mph barrier at Monza, but it was Max Biaggi who set the bar the highest today during World Superbike FP1 practice. Clocking 203.21 mph (nearly 327 kph) down the straight, Biaggi broke the WSBK top speed record, but still fell short of the all-time superbike record, which was also set at Monza, and also by an Aprilia.

Last week, Fabrizio Pellizzon clocked 203.4 mph on his CIV spec’d Aprilia RSV4. Either way you look at it, the Alitalia Aprilia team is sure to be a force in Italy this week.

Top Speeds from FP1 with World Superbike at Monza, Italy:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Top Speed (mph)
1 3 BIAGGI Max Aprilia RSV4 Factory 203.13
2 52 TOSELAND James Yamaha YZF R1 200.45
3 50 GUINTOLI Sylvain Suzuki GSX-R1000 200.45
4 76 NEUKIRCHNER Max Honda CBR1000RR 199.77
5 65 REA Jonathan Honda CBR1000RR 199.77
6 35 CRUTCHLOW Cal Yamaha YZF R1 199.77
7 2 CAMIER Leon Aprilia RSV4 Factory 199.09
8 84 FABRIZIO Michel Ducati 1098R 198.47
9 66 SYKES Tom Kawasaki ZX 10R 198.47
10 91 HASLAM Leon Suzuki GSX-R1000 198.47
11 11 CORSER Troy BMW S1000 RR 197.78
12 111 XAUS Ruben BMW S1000 RR 196.54
13 57 LANZI Lorenzo Ducati 1098R 196.54
14 96 SMRZ Jakub Ducati 1098R 196.54
15 77 VERMEULEN Chris Kawasaki ZX 10R 195.23
16 99 SCASSA Luca Ducati 1098R 194.61
17 41 HAGA Noriyuki Ducati 1098R 194.61
18 67 BYRNE Shane Ducati 1098R 193.99
19 71 SAKAI Daisaku Suzuki GSX-R1000 193.99
20 23 PARKES Broc Honda CBR1000RR 193.99
21 7 CHECA Carlos Ducati 1098R 193.37
22 15 BAIOCCO Matteo Kawasaki ZX 10R 192.75
23 95 HAYDEN Roger Lee Kawasaki ZX 10R 189.70
24 31 IANNUZZO Vittorio Honda CBR1000RR 189.15

Source: MotoBlog.it & WorldSBK