Tag Archive: Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike

Jun 19

Melandri and Biaggi cut into Checa’s championship lead

Motorland Aragon

WSBK - Motorland Aragon - Marco MelandriWSBK - Motorland Aragon - podiumA hot afternoon of racing in every way saw Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) and Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) trade wins and second place finishes to squeeze the title leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) in the overall points standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Mark of greatness for Melandri in Tissot-Superpole at Motorland Aragon

“It’s awesome, I’m very happy.” – Marco Melandri

WSBK - Motorland Aragon - Yamaha World Superbike Team - Marco MelandriWSBK - Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team - Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team - Max BiaggiMarco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) put in a great performance in qualifying to take his first ever Tissot-Superpole success and also give Yamaha its first top grid slot of the season. Melandri set a new track best of 1 minute 57.634 seconds in Superpole 3 and he will start Sunday’s 20-lap races with his great rival Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) as his closest challenger. Biaggi’s team-mate Leon Camier and championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) complete the front row. 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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