WSB Test Times

WSB 2011 starts this weekend. That’s THIS WEEKEND, in case it didn’t click the first time. Our beloved motorsport calendar kicks off with WSB at Phillip Island and the boys have been doing a wee bit of testing round there before the weekend starts proper.

So, here are the times from the test’s second day. Remember, though, PI is a bit of an anomaly in that it’s not a good place to get any thorough idea of who’ll be the man to beat, especially as the Ducati pilots always rip around there. Biaggi was arse there in 2010, but went on to do quite well.

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Leon Haslam went very well there last year, but this time around on the naughty BMW, things don’t appear so rosy just yet, including a little off for the little lad. We’re sure he and JT will get their Beemers sorted pretty quick.

Anyhoo, here are the times & differences pour vous.

1 C. CHECA          Ducati 1098R                1’30.578
2 S. GUINTOLI      Ducati 1098R                 1’31.196     0.618
3 J. REA                Honda CBR1000RR        1’31.206     0.628
4 J. SMRZ             Ducati 1098R                 1’31.654     1.076
5 J. LASCORZ       Kawasaki ZX-10R          1’31.866     1.288
6 M. BIAGGI         Aprilia RSV4 Factory      1’31.870     1.292
7 M. FABRIZIO      Suzuki GSX-R1000        1’32.113     1.535
8 M. MELANDRI    Yamaha YZF R1            1’32.122     1.544
9 E. LAVERTY       Yamaha YZF R1              1’32.137     1.559
10 T. SYKES         Kawasaki ZX-10R         1’32.272     1.694
11 N. HAGA         Aprilia RSV4 Factory      1’32.299     1.721
12 J. WATERS       Suzuki GSX-R1000        1’32.394     1.816
13 R. XAUS          Honda CBR1000RR        1’32.405     1.827
14 L. HASLAM      BMW S1000 RR              1’32.413     1.835
15 J. TOSELAND   BMW S1000 RR             1’32.880     2.302
16 T. CORSER       BMW S1000 RR             1’32.994     2.416
17 A. BADOVINI    BMW S1000 RR             1’33.233     2.655
18 B. STARING      Kawasaki ZX-10R          1’33.398     2.820
19 A. YANAGAWA Kawasaki ZX-10R        1’33.432     2.854
20 M. BERGER       Ducati 1098R                 1’33.485     2.907
21 R. ROLFO             Kawasaki ZX-10R         1’33.514     2.936
22 M. AITCHISON     Kawasaki ZX-10R         1’33.721     3.143

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