Checa Tops in Testing

checa-test-sCarlos Checa has finished the two day WSBK test at Phillip Island fastest, with a record shatterring 1:30.57 second lap.

Checa Fastest at the Island

Heading into this weekend’s opening 2011 Superbike World Championship round at Phillip Island, Ducati rider Carlos Checa has topped a two day testing session with a blistering 1:30.57 lap.

Australia’s main championship hope Troy Corser  finished the test session down in 16th on his factory BMW, four spots behind fellow Aussie, 24-year-old Suzuki rider Josh Waters who was an encouraging 12th fastest.

Checa’s morning lap blitzer was well under the official  record held by Australia’s Troy Corser, and also beat the best ever world superbike lap at Phillip Island by nearly half a second.

Jonathan Rea’s crashed in the afternoon session at the fast turn three and his bike caught on fire. He was initially diagnosed with a fractured and dislocated ring finger on his left hand, but has also now been airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne to have a pre-existing wrist injury checked out.

Reigning world champion Max Biaggi was sixth overall in the test, edging out Suzuki’s Michel Fabrizio and Yamaha’s former MotoGP star Marco Melandri

Perth rider Bryan Staring was 18th on his Kawasaki, while Newcastle’s Mark Aitchison was 22nd, also on a Kawasaki.


1 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1’30.578
2 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1’31.196
3 4 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1’31.206
4 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1’31.654
5 17 Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’31.866
6 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’31.870
7 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’32.113
8 33 Melandri M. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R1 1’32.122
9 58 Laverty E. (IRL) Yamaha YZF R1 1’32.137
10 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’32.272
11 41 Haga N. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’32.299
12 12 Waters J. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’32.394
13 111 Xaus R. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1’32.405
14 91 Haslam L. (GBR) BMW S1000 RR 1’32.413
15 52 Toseland J. (GBR) BMW S1000 RR 1’32.880
16 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1’32.994
17 86 Badovini A. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 1’33.233
18 67 Staring B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’33.398
19 6 Yanagawa A. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’33.432
20 121 Berger M. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1’33.485
21 44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’33.514
22 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’33.560
23 8 Aitchison M. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’33.721



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