WSBK: Unfamiliar Names Thrill During Race 1 at Misano

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With many of World Superbike’s top riders finding themselves on unfamiliar grid positions for WSBK’s stop at Misano, a slew of new names were thrust into the spotlight. Getting their chance to shine at the coastal track, WSBK fans were treated to a multitude of great battles under sunny Italian skies, as veteran riders had to work their way from the bike of the field, and contend with riders they normally don’t see in racing conditions. If you didn’t catch Race 1 at Misano, your life isn’t complete. Race reults after the jump.

Race 1 Results from World Superbike at Misano, Italy:

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time Diff.
1. Max Biaggi Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38’58.471
2. Carlos Checa Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 38’58.776 0.305
3. Davide Giugliano Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 39’02.974 4.503
4. Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 39’07.329 8.858
5. Jonathan Rea Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 39’10.098 11.627
6. Chaz Davies ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39’10.729 12.258
7. Eugene Laverty Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39’11.022 12.551
8. Sylvain Guintoli Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 39’12.032 13.561
9. Jakub Smrz Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R 39’15.485 17.014
10. Leon Camier FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 39’16.832 18.361
11. Ayrton Badovini BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 39’18.500 20.029
12. Leon Haslam BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 39’20.553 22.082
13. Maxime Berger Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 39’21.437 22.966
14. Michel Fabrizio BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 39’25.485 27.014
15. Matteo Baiocco Barni Racing Team Italia Ducati 1098R 39’29.604 31.133
16. Hiroshi Aoyama Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 39’30.190 31.719
17. John Hopkins FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 39’30.373 31.902
18. Niccoló Canepa Red Devils Roma Ducati 1098R 39’42.241 43.770
19. Leandro Mercado Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 39’53.542 55.071
20. Federico Sandi Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR 39’04.464 1 LAP
RET Marco Melandri BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
RET Loris Baz Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R
RET David Salom Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
RET Lorenzo Zanetti PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R

Source: WSBK; Photo: Honda