Tag Archive: Aprilia Alitalia

Sep 04

Checa and Sykes trade wins on day of contrasting conditions (+results, + standings)

Checa posted a superb opening win

WSBK - Nürburgring  - Tom sykesWSBK - Nürburgring  - Carlos ChecaWorld Championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) once again showed the reasons why he is out front in the points standings with three rounds to run, after posting an assured win in race one and then holding his nerve in atrociously wet conditions in race two to score points for eighth place – all on a day when his main championship rival was ruled out.

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Sep 03

Checa the headline act in Tissot-Superpole at the Ring

“Not perfect, because that is always difficult to say that it is perfect, but close.” – Carlos Checa

WSBK - Nürburgring - Carlos ChecaWSBK - Nürburgring -SuperpoleCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) set a new Nürburgring best lap of 1 minute 54.144 seconds early in the final Tissot-Superpole session to claim his fifth top starting position this year. Behind, Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team), Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) and Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) completed the front row, with Biaggi particularly impressive as he was riding with an broken bone in his injured left foot.

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Jun 16

Ruben Xaus wins the first ‘race’ at Motorland Aragon!

FIM Superbike World Championship got underway this afternoon with an entertaining race…

WSBK - Motorland Aragon - Max BiaggiWSBK - Motorland Aragon - Ruben XausThe weekend’s event programme at the Spanish Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship got underway this afternoon with an entertaining race …to see who could slice the local ‘jamón de Teruel’ ham specialty in the best possible way! The riders convened for this tough but delicate task were Max Biaggi, Carlos Checa, Ruben Xaus, Michel Fabrizio, Eugene Laverty, Troy Corser, Chris Vermeulen and David Salom. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

WSBK: Checa from Biaggi as first day of action winds up at Misano

In a close qualifying session the top 21 riders were within 1.5 seconds of the top spot

WSBK - Carlos ChecaWSBK - Lowes actionCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) ended up on the top slot in Friday’s World Superbike qualifying session with a time of 1 minute 36.024 seconds, half-a-second quicker than Cal Crutchlow’s lap record set during last year’s race. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) went head-to-head with Checa for much of the session, but any last-minute attempt by the Italian to oust his rival from the top was thwarted by a crash by Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad) four minutes from the end that interrupted proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Double, no trouble takes Checa clear of the chasing pack

Checa leading overall championship standings

SBK - Miller Motorsports Park - Carlos Checa finishSBK - Miller Motorsports Park - podiumOn the American Memorial Day holiday 48,00 enthusiastic fans were treated to a double win from a rider who was robbed of a double last year by simple bad luck, Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati). The Spaniard, who entered this event as championship leader, had a dose of good luck this time as his two main rivals had difficult raceday experiences.

(Flagworld’s photo album over here)

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May 29

Checa once again leads them away

The race is tomorrow, Monday

SBK - Miller Motorsports Park - Superpole2011-05-30-0067Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) put in a 1 minute 58.315 second lap on a drying track to take his fourth Tissot Superpole win of the 2011 season and give himself the best possible starting slot for raceday on Monday.

(Flagworld’s photo album over here)

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May 28

Checa rules on first day of American action (updated)

Checa takes Provisional Pole for World Superbike at Miller Motorsports Park

SBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoSBK - Miller Motorsports Park - Carlos ChecaCarlos Checa continued his brilliant first day form on the Althea Racing Ducati machine at Miller Motorsports Park, the points leader and fastest rider in the first free session this morning blasting his way to a time of 1 minute 48.260 seconds and provisional pole. 

(Flagworld was there, see our photo albums)

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May 24

World Superbike heads overseas for Miller time

Round 5 preview

SBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoMiller Motorsports ParkThe FIM Superbike World Championship takes its second and final trip overseas this year as it heads for the Miller Motorsports Park circuit in the USA. This year’s event, round 5, will be the fourth edition to be held in the State of Utah. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Checa wins Superpole at impressive pace

“What can I say? Everything is working so well here at Donington” – Carlos Checa

WSBK - Donington - Riders SuperpoleWSBK - Donington - Carlos ChecaCarlos Checa (Althea Racing) took his second pole of the 2011 season by posting the fastest lap of the weekend in Superpole three, a 1’28.099. Local rider Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) will line up behind Checa at Leon’s home track, with another British rider, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) third. The last spot on the front row will be taken by Czech star Jakub Smrz (Effenbert – Liberty Racing Ducati). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Superbike riders celebrate 80 years of Donington

In 1931 the first-ever motorcycle race took place on a track that

WSBK - RidersWSBK - Max BiaggiThe traditional pre-event press conference for the second round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship on Sunday at Donington Park was an opportunity to celebrate 80 years of motorbike racing at the British circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Biaggi on song at classic Donington circuit

Biaggi’s final advantage over Melandri was just a fraction

Luca Scassa - DoningtonMax Biaggi - DoningtonMax Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) scorched round the new-look Donington Park circuit in a blistering time of 1 minute 28.794 seconds to head off a challenge from Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike) as the Superbike riders concluded their first qualifying session. Biaggi’s final advantage over Melandri was just a fraction (0.047 seconds) with the two Italians the only riders into the 1’28 bracket as they duelled in the spring sunshine.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

New track best for Spanish ace

Phillip Island final qualifying and Superpole

Max Biaggi - Carlos Checa - Sylvain GuintoliCarlos Checa - Althea RacingCarlos Checa (Althea Racing) set the quickest lap ever recorded around Phillip Island on a Superbike machine when he powered his Ducati 1098R to a time of 1 minute 30.882 seconds, thus grabbing the first Superpole trophy of the year.

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Feb 20

World Superbike and Supersport get final season shakedown

At Phillip Island

Phillip Island logoSBK 2011 logoThe Phillip Island circuit south of Melbourne, Australia will be the scene on Monday and Tuesday for the final session of pre-season testing in view of the opening round of the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships, taking place here next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship Round 10: Silverstone preview

Biaggi and Co. make eagerly awaited Silverstone comeback

SBK - Hannspree FIM Superbike World ChampionshipRound ten of the 13-round HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at the latest incarnation of the classic Silverstone circuit this weekend, between 30 July and 1 August. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Biaggi takes third double win and championship lead

Max now has a 15 point lead over Leon Haslam

A remarkable day of unpredictable final outcomes and drama on track finally delivered two 21-lap race victories to Max Biaggi and his Aprilia Alitalia team at Miller Motorsports Park. Max now has a 15 point lead over Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki) but he may not have won a single race today had Althea Ducati privateer Carlos Checa not had his machine quit twice on him while leading. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

World Superbike arrives at popular African venue for round six

For the Kyalami round in South Africa, from May 15-16

The HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship makes its second visit to the southern hemisphere in 2010 for the Kyalami round in South Africa, from May 15-16. Having seven different manufacturers and a host of potential winners on show this coming weekend, the local spectators can expect the same kind of high-speed, high quality, action which has made the 2010 edition of WSBK a must-see for racing enthusiasts all over the world. Read the rest of this entry »