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We have badly started the first round of World Superbike Championship 2012 on Phillip Island since the first Superpole has had to be canceled after the race that was previously running corresponding to the Superstock 600 category of the Australian Superbike Championship, local pilot Oscar McIntyre passes away. The activated emergency protocols force you to delay the departure of the three sessions of the superpole and in the end the decision was made to cancel it permanently.
The times of the second timed practice session in which the fastest had been the British were therefore considered valid. Tom sykes (Kawasaki ZX 10 R) with a best time of 1'31.323. Behind him stood the 2012 2010 champion, the Italian Max biaggi and his flying Aprilia RSV4 Factory, which set a top speed on the Phillip Island Straight of no less than 323.7 km / h.
In third position and leading the Ducati 1098 R trio we find the current world champion, Carlos Checa, with a time of 1'31.621, less than three tenths behind Sykes, followed by Jakub Smrz and Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli, at 460 and 509 thousandths.
During training yesterday and today there have been several falls with major or minor consequences. Jonathan Rea (Honda CBR 1000 RR) forced his mechanics to do the work against the clock although he finished in eighth place. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO Aprilia) was not so lucky and injured his wrist so he will miss tomorrow's race. Lastly, Eugene Laverty (Aprilia RSV4 Factory) and Leon Haslam (BMW S 1000 RR) were noticed that they were touched from yesterday's crashes and closed the day in eleventh and twelfth place.
To the other two Spaniards in the category, Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki ZX-10R) and David salom (Kawasaki ZX-10R), caught them off the hook, qualifying in sixteenth and nineteenth position.
Superbikes Australia 2012 training classification: * 1 66 T. Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.323 * 2 3 M. Biaggi ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'31.477 0.154 * 3 7 C. Czech ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'31.621 0.298 * 4 96 J. Smrz CZE Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R 1'31.783 0.460 * 5 50 S. Guintoli FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'31.832 0.509 * 6 2 L. Camier GBR Crescent Fixi Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'31.904 0.581 * 7 59 N. Canepa ITA Red Devils Roma Ducati 1098R 1'31.953 0.630 * 8 65 J. Rea GBR Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.959 0.636 * 9 121 M. Berger FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'31.966 0.643 * 10 84 M. Fabrizio ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'32.068 0.745 * 11 58 E. Laverty IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'32.069 0.746 * 12 91 L. Haslam GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'32.082 0.759 * 13 33 M. Melandri ITA BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'32.123 0.800 * 14 34 D. Giugliano ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'32.198 0.875 * 15 19 C. Davies GBR ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'32.338 1.015 * 16 17 J. Lascorz ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32,411 1,088 * 17 4 H. Aoyama JPN Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'32,576 1,253 * 18 67 B. Staring AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32,613 1,290 * 19 44 D. Salom ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32.640 1.317 * 20 86 A. Badovini ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'32.703 1.380 * 21 87 L. Zanetti ITA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'32.782 1.459 * 22 25 J. Brookes AUS Crescent Fixi Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'33.384 2.061 * 23 18 M. Aitchison AUS Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR 1'33.396 2.073 * 24 35 R. De rosa ITA Team Pro Ride Real Game Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.401 2,078 * 25 20 D. Johnson AUS Rossair AEP Racing BMW S1000 RR 1'33.816 2.493
Honda's hat-trick in Supersport with Broc Parkes leading the way
In the category of Supersport, the fastest was the Australian Broc parkes (Honda CBR600RR), which has topped the Honda trio since behind him they have located Sam lowes (Bogdanka PTR) and Jules Cluzel (PTR Honda). Broc Parkes's time of 1'34.445 was just 16 thousandths ahead of Lowes and 113 over Cluzel.
From behind, the fight will be against the Kawasaki, with three Kawasaki ZX-6Rs taking fourth, fifth and sixth positions. Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini) will start fourth, followed by Fabien Foret (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) and Sheridan Morais, Sofuoglu's teammate. For the time being, Kenan is the only one who has stayed close to the Hondas, at 132 thousandths while the other two Kawasaki are already a little further away.
Supersport Australia 2012 training standings: * 1 23 B. Parkes AUS Ten Kate Racing Products Honda CBR600RR 1'34.445 * 2 11 S. Lowes GBR Bogdanka PTR Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'34.461 0.016 * 3 16 J. Cluzel FRA PTR Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'34.558 0.113 * 4 54 K. Sofuoglu TUR Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.577 0.132 * 5 99 F. Foret FRA Kawasaki Intermoto Step Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.791 0.346 * 6 32 S. Morais RSA Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.998 0.553 * 7 25 A. Baldolini ITA Power Team by Suriano Triumph Daytona 675 1'35.013 0.568 * 8 38 B. Nemeth HUN Racing Team Toth Honda CBR600RR 1'35.296 0.851 * 9 22 R. Tamburini ITA Team Lorini Honda CBR600RR 1'35.342 0.897 * 10 19 P. Szkopek POL Bogdanka Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'35.448 1.003 * 11 55 M. Roccoli ITA Bike Service - WTR TEN 10 Yamaha YZF R6 1'35.507 1.062 * 12 52 L. Pesek CZE PRORACE Honda CBR600RR 1'35.526 1.081 * 13 34 R. Quarmby RSA PTR Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.644 1.199 * 14 31 V. Iannuzzo ITA Power Team by Suriano Triumph Daytona 675 1'35.646 1.201 * 15 20 M. Scholtz RSA Bogdanka PTR Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.669 1,224 * 16 69 O. Jezek CZE SMS Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'35,709 1,264 * 17 3 J. Metcher AUS Rivamoto Junior Team Yamaha YZF R6 1'35,734 1,289 * 18 61 F. Menghi ITA VFT Racing Yamaha YZF R6 1'35.884 1.439 * 19 64 J. Day USA Team GOELEVEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.899 1.454 * 20 10 I. Toth HUN Racing Team Toth Honda CBR600RR 1'35.945 1.500 * 21 65 V. Leonov RUS Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha YZF R6 1'35.952 1.507 * 22 40 M. Jessopp GBR Riders PTR Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'36.044 1.599 * 23 87 L. Marconi ITA VFT Racing Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.206 1.761 * 24 8 A. Antonelli ITA Team Lorini Honda CBR600RR 1'36.471 2.026 * 25 13 D. Lombardi ITA Team PATA by Martini Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.736 2.291 * 26 98 R. Lanusse FRA Kawasaki Intermoto Step Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'36.758 2.313 * 27 33 Y. Polzer AUT Team MRC Austria Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.358 2.913 * 28 27 T. Caiani SUI KUJA Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'39.021 4.576
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