Superbikes 2012: Carlos Checa takes the lead on the second day of testing
Superbikes 2012: Carlos Checa takes the lead on the second day of testing
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Indigestion had complicated yesterday's day for Carlos Checa but once El Toro recovers, he has been able to fine-tune his Ducati and return under his jurisdiction, that is, be the leader again. The asphalt during the first day was still a bit cold in the morning but the sun that shone today has given us an ideal floor for the competition. In this way Carlos managed to improve yesterday's time by one second and two tenths; a leap forward that puts him back as a favorite for this first round at Phillip Island.

Behind Checa is Tom sykes. The British Kawasaki continues with the development of the Ninja and if everything continues like this we will almost certainly see the ZX10R fighting for the podium in each race. The race pace of the leaders had already reached it during the second half of last season but now, in addition, They seem to have found their way to face the Superpole. Only a tenth slower has been Max biaggi, who with the batteries on shows Eugene Laverty, fourth, who is the boss in Aprilia. Has improved a lot Joan Lascorz, already in fifth place with an exact time to that of Laverty.

Sykes is the best Kawasaki

To the bad news of yesterday with the injury of John Hopkins - of whom we will give more information throughout the day - is added David salom, who the scaphoid may have fractured in a fall. However, it is not ruled out that he will return to the tests for the last day.

Second day of test:

  • 1. Carlos Checa 1’32.1
  • 2. Tom Sykes 1'32.2
  • 3. Max Biaggi 1'32.3
  • 4. Eugene Laverty 1'32.5
  • 5. Joan Lascorz 1’32.5
  • 6. Leon Haslam 1’32.6
  • 7. Marco Melandri 1’33.0
  • 8. Jakub Smrz 1’33.2
  • 9. Maxime Berger 1'33.3
  • 10. Ayrton Badovini 1'33.6
  • 11. Davide Giugliano 1’33.7
  • 12. Michel Fabrizio 1'33.9
  • 13. Leon Camier 1’33.9
  • 14. David Johnson 1’34.7
  • 15. David salom 1’34.9
  • 16. Lorenzo Zanetti 1'35.2
  • John Hopkins (absent due to injury)

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