WSBK: Crutchlow Fastest at Imola Testing

06/30/2010 @ 11:17 am, by Jensen Beeler1 COMMENT

Cal Crutchlow was the fastest overall rider at World Superbike’s two-day testing session at Imola this week. Showing marked improvements over the course of the testing sessions, Crutchlow has his best times during Wednesday’s sessions, as did many of the riders.

Leading the pack on Tuesday was Leon Haslam. Haslam crashed twice on Wednesday though, with his last crash involving Shane Byrne. Bryne ended up cutting his hand during the incident, and it is expected that he broke his second metacarpal bone.

Noriyuki Haga looked to have regained his form, and finished fifth from the testing, while his teammate Michel Fabrizio showed impressive times, finishing second. Absent from the leader board tussle was Max Biaggi, who finished in just 9th place after the two days of testing. Full results after the jump.

World Superbike Test Times from Imola, Itay:

Pos. No. Rider Team Time Laps
1 35 CRUTCHLOW Cal (GBR) Yamaha Sterilgarda Team 1’47.478 125
2 84 FABRIZIO Michel (ITA) Ducati Xerox Team 1’47.854 126
3 91 HASLAM Leon (GBR) Team Suzuki Alstare 1’47.966 145
4 65 REA Jonathan (GBR) HANNspree Ten Kate Honda 1’47.990 153
5 41 HAGA Noriyuki (JPN) Ducati Xerox Team 1’48.096 123
6 7 CHECA Carlos (ESP) Althea Racing 1’48.147 118
7 111 XAUS Ruben (ESP) BMW Motorrad Motorsport 1’48.329 71
8 67 BYRNE Shane (GBR) Althea Racing 1’48.666 97
9 3 BIAGGI Max (ITA) Aprilia Alitalia Racing 1’48.690 114
10 66 SYKES Tom (GBR) Kawasaki Racing Team 1’48.943 160
11 52 TOSELAND James (GBR) Yamaha Sterilgarda Team 1’49.031 127
12 11 CORSER Troy (AUS) BMW Motorrad Motorsport 1’49.079 91
13 2 CAMIER Leon (GBR) Aprilia Alitalia Racing 1’49.186 123
14 50 GUINTOLI Sylvain (FRA) Team Suzuki Alstare 1’49.214 148
15 76 NEUKIRCHNER Max (GER) HANNspree Ten Kate Honda 1’49.423 141
16 23 PARKES Broc (AUS) ECHO CRS Honda 1’50.054 108
17 77 VERMEULEN Chris (AUS) Kawasaki Racing Team 1’50.074 162
18 54 SOFUOGLU Kenan (TUR) HANNspree Ten Kate Honda 1’51.572 123
19 26 LASCORZ Joan (ESP) Kawasaki Motocard.com 1’51.781 177
20 51 PIRRO Michele (ITA) HANNspree Ten Kate Honda 1’52.244 113
21 86 BADOVINI Ayrton (ITA) BMW Motorrad Italia STK 1’52.375 35
22 20 BARRIER Sylvain (FRA) Garnier Junior Racing 1’52.876 59
23 21 BERGER Maxime (FRA) Ten Kate Race Junior 1’53.146 46
24 87 ZANETTI Lorenzo (ITA) SS Lazio Motorsport 1’53.616 53
25 29 BERETTA Daniele (ITA) BMW Motorrad Italia STK 1’53.622 81
26 6 BAZ Loris (FRA) MRS Racing 1’54.835 58