News 30 Oct 2010

WSBK: Aprilia’s Biaggi finishes Motorland Aragon test on top

Three days of Superbike testing at Motorland Aragon, where a round of next year’s Superbike World Championship will be held for the first time, have concluded in Spain.

At the end of the test the overall top rider was 2010 champion Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia), who clocked an impressive time of 1:58.0, three tenths quicker than the benchmark set by Althea Racing’s Carlos Checa on day one.

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made more progress today, the British rider recording a 1:58.6 second lap as the 2011-spec ZX-10R gets closer and closer to the top runners.

A good testing job was also done by BMW Motorrad and Leon Haslam was finally able to get under the two minute mark with a time of 1:59 dead, three-tenths ahead of teammate Troy Corser.

Michel Fabrizio continued to acclimatize with his new Suzuki Alstare GSX-R1000, and despite suffering from flu he was able to set the same sub-two minute time of 1:59.2 as Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia).

No improvement on yesterday was recorded by Noriyuki Haga (Aprilia Pata Racing), while Katsuaki Fuijwara (Kawasaki Racing Team) continued to carry out sterling testing work for the team, under the watchful eyes of Chris Vermeulen, in the pit garage but still on crutches.

The quickest of the three Supersport riders out on the track today was again Luca Scassa (Triumph ParkinGO) in 2:00.9 ahead of Chaz Davies (Triumph ParkinGO) and Broc Parkes (Kawasaki Motocard.com).

UNOFFICIAL FINAL TEST TIMES:
1. Biaggi (Aprilia) 1:58.0
2. Sykes (Kawasaki) 1:58.6
3. Haslam (BMW) 1:59.0
4. Fabrizio (Suzuki) 1:59.2
5. Camier (Aprilia) 1:59.2
6. Corser (BMW) 1:59.3
7. Haga (Aprilia) 1:59.6
8. Fuijwara (Kawasaki) 2:00.2

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