Superbike San Marino 2012: Max Biaggi signs the double. Carlos Checa on the floor
Superbike San Marino 2012: Max Biaggi signs the double. Carlos Checa on the floor

The second race of the seventh appointment of the Superbike World Championship on San MarinoUnfortunately, it was not as funny as the one Fausto could tell you. Max biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) claimed victory again, this time by a margin of more than five seconds over Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) and Leon haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport).

Unfortunately, Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) was going to the ground after on the third lap Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) entered you like an elephant in a china shop, literally wearing it and having to leave. Things are very complicated for Carlos Checa in order to renew the title. But let's see what the full race threw in.

With the traffic light off, Tom sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made a good start keeping the first position with Jonathan Rea to your wheel. Leon Haslam started very well from sixth place to third, although for an impressive start that of Max biaggi again, that from the tenth position he was already sixth. Carlos Checa even better as he was two places further back, eighth.

Jonathan Rea

In the second round, Max biaggi He takes advantage of a dobre wash from Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) and Leon Haslam to get high third and start harassing Jonathan Rea. I would get him to pass one lap later and in the meantime, Carlos Checa was seventh and Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) hit his bones on the ground.

In the third turn, Max Biaggi struck down Tom Sykes. We would not see the Roman again since his rhythm was much higher than the rest. He got away smoothly by rolling the rest of the solo race until he saw the checkered flag. Meanwhile from behind came the fall of Carlos Checa.

A Marco Melandri a little fiery trying to gain positions and slipped inside the Spanish, hitting him and causing him to fall to the ground. Carrera Directorate took out the sign that they were investigating Marco Melandri but they did not see anything punishable since they did not show him any type of sanction.

Without Carlos Checa, the Althea Racing team would pick up the gear quickly because their other driver, Davide Giugliano, he also went to ground at the finish line when I was rolling in third position. Max Biaggi was ahead followed by Tom Sykes, Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea.

For a couple of laps, two groups of three were formed (Sykes, Haslam and Rea on one side with Eugene Laverty, Ayrton Badovini and Marco Melandri a little further behind). It seemed that they were not going to get together but Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) took the reins of the second group until he contacted those in front.

Leon haslam

Jonathan Rea took the opportunity to place second followed by Leon Haslam. Tom sykes, as in the first race, I was losing steam slowly. The British duo gradually distanced themselves from the rest, taking advantage of the fact that they took time to overtake Kawasaki's. By the time Ayrton Badovini and Marco Melandri were able to overcome it, they were already too far behind.

With ten laps to go, Marco Melandri passed Badovini while from behind a large group formed with Tom Sykes, Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet), Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team), Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) and a Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) trying to catch up with them. A couple of laps later Eugene Laverty crashed.

With the first place decided, it remained to be seen who would take the second position between Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam, a hundred percent British duel. Nevertheless the BMW made a mistake with two laps to go and could no longer hunt down the Honda, being finally third and leading the rest of Bmw, with Marco Melandri fourth, Ayrton Badovini fifth and Michel Fabrizio.

Max Biaggi consolidates in the first position of the general provisional with 210, 5 points while Carlos Checa he loses another position and is now fifth, 60 points behind the Italian. Jonathan Rea it's already second.

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