Superpole Assen


Checa ÔÇô Assen 2011


Smrz ÔÇô Assen 2011


Laverty ÔÇô Assen 2011


worldsbk.com: Checa scores pole at Assen

1 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'37.114 1'36.596 43 1'35.292 1'35.292 171,590

2 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'36.058 1'36.263 40 1'35.560 0.268 1'35.560 171,109

3 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.024 1'36.729 40 1'35.580 0.288 1'35.580 171,073

4 41 N. HAGA JPN PATA Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.106 1'36.368 36 1'35.920 0.628 1'35.920 170,467

5 4 J. REA GBR Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.063 1'36.035 43 1'36.138 0.846 1'36.138 170,081

6 1 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.287 1'36.790 49 1'36.302 1.010 1'36.302 169,791

7 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.747 1'37.036 40 1'36.351 1.059 1'36.351 169,705

8 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.494 1'37.559 41 1'37.036 1.744 1'37.036 168,507

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9 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.373 1'36.728 38 1'35.903 1'35.903 170,497

10 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'36.876 1'36.322 43 1'35.954 0.051 1'35.954 170,407

11 17 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.364 1'36.841 35 1'35.983 0.080 1'35.983 170,355

12 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'36.989 1'36.455 40 1'36.089 0.186 1'36.089 170,167

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13 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'36.550 1'37.674 41 1'36.148 1'36.148 170,063

14 111 R. XAUS ESP Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.424 1'36.643 35 1'36.260 0.112 1'36.260 169,865

15 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'37.899 1'37.005 39 1'36.361 0.213 1'36.361 169,687

16 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'37.613 1'37.186 36 1'36.920 0.772 1'36.920 168,708

-------------------------------------------------- Others in Grid --------------------------------------------------

17 121 M. BERGER FRA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'37.853 1'37.272 44 1'37.272 168,098

18 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.452 1'37.501 29 1'37.501 167,703

19 37 B. VENEMAN NED BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'37.716 1'37.569 33 1'37.569 167,586

20 44 R. ROLFO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.487 1'37.676 44 1'37.676 167,402

21 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.713 1'37.794 40 1'37.794 167,200


Alpha Racing: Assen ÔÇô 2 Qualifying and Superpole

Saturday, 16 April 2011. Weather conditions: Mostly cloudy. Temperature: Air: 16 ÔÇô 17 ??C, Track: 16 ÔÇô 19 ??C Number of riders participating: 21 from 12 teams Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) 1:36.035 min Fastest lap Superpole 3: Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1:35.292 min Today Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport put in a strong performance, but did not get the reward it deserved. Works riders, Troy Corser (AUS) and Leon Haslam (GBR), will start the third round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship at Assen (NED) from the third row. Troy finished the Superpole Qualifying tenth, and Leon twelfth. Before that both riders demonstrated the potential of their BMW S 1000 RRs. They finished all practice and qualifying sessions in top positions, with Troy being fastest in the second free practice. But in the second Superpole session the team suffered unexpected tyre issues. Troy Corser: Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:36.322 min (P4) / Fastest lap FP: 1:35.818 min (P1) / Fastest lap Superpole 2: 1:35.954 min (P10) ÔÇ£On race tyres the bike feels good. We are able to run consistently good lap times and our race pace looks good for tomorrow. Superpole today was certainly disappointing, as we struggled to get the optimum performance from the qualifying tyres. So tomorrow we will have to focus on getting a good start and try and push to run with the riders on the front row. Still I am confident enough in my starts to hopefully achieve that.ÔÇØ Leon Haslam: Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:36.455 min (P6) / Fastest lap FP: 1:36.457 min (P6) / Fastest lap Superpole 2: 1:36.089 min (P12) ÔÇ£Today was a tough day, as we have good race pace and our times on race tyres are good. We have worked on fine tuning our set-up for the race this weekend, and we are happy with the progress we made on that side. Sadly when we put on the qualifying tyres we suffered from some issues that prevented me from going any quicker. ItÔÇÖs a shame to finish up in twelfth because my times on race tyres were good enough to get me through to Superpole 3. The qualifying tyre just didnÔÇÖt work for us today. ItÔÇÖs frustrating because this is the first time I have been off the front row. Still we now need to forget about this and concentrate on the tomorrowÔÇÖs races.ÔÇØ Rainer B?ñumel (Head of Race Operations): ÔÇ£Unfortunately in the second Superpole session we struggled with our qualifying tyres. Both riders were affected by this, so we only qualified for the third row. Tomorrow we will try to make the best we can out of it. We are quite confident because our long run performance with race tyres is still very good. I expect very close races - the same as we saw here last year. We have to try to be in the leading group, and then a lot will be possible.ÔÇØ

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BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK- Assen - Superpole
ÔÇó 16.04.2011
ÔÇó Press Release
Weather conditions: Mostly cloudy.
Temperature: Air: 16 ÔÇô 17 ??C, Track: 16 ÔÇô 19 ??C
Number of riders participating: 21 from 12 teams
Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) 1:36.035 min
Fastest lap Superpole 3: Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1:35.292 min


Today Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport put in a strong performance, but did not get the reward it deserved. Works riders, Troy Corser (AUS) and Leon Haslam (GBR), will start the third round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship at Assen (NED) from the third row. Troy finished the Superpole Qualifying tenth, and Leon 12th. Before that both riders demonstrated the potential of their BMW S 1000 RRs. They finished all practice and qualifying sessions in top positions, with Troy being fastest in the second free practice. But in the second Superpole session the team suffered unexpected tyre issues.

Troy Corser:
Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:36.322 min (P4) / Fastest lap FP: 1:35.818 min (P1) / Fastest lap Superpole 2: 1:35.954 min (P10)
ÔÇ£On race tyres the bike feels good. We are able to run consistently good lap times and our race pace looks good for tomorrow. Superpole today was certainly disappointing, as we struggled to get the optimum performance from the qualifying tyres. So tomorrow we will have to focus on getting a good start and try and push to run with the riders on the front row. Still I am confident enough in my starts to hopefully achieve that.ÔÇØ



Leon Haslam:
Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:36.455 min (P6) / Fastest lap FP: 1:36.457 min (P6) / Fastest lap Superpole 2: 1:36.089 min (P12)
ÔÇ£Today was a tough day, as we have good race pace and our times on race tyres are good. We have worked on fine tuning our set-up for the race this weekend, and we are happy with the progress we made on that side. Sadly when we put on the qualifying tyres we suffered from some issues that prevented me from going any quicker. ItÔÇÖs a shame to finish up in 12th because my times on race tyres were good enough to get me through to Superpole 3. The qualifying tyre just didnÔÇÖt work for us today. ItÔÇÖs frustrating because this is the first time I have been off the front row. Still we now need to forget about this and concentrate on the tomorrowÔÇÖs races.ÔÇØ



Rainer B?ñumel (Head of Race Operations):
ÔÇ£Unfortunately in the second Superpole session we struggled with our qualifying tyres. Both riders were affected by this, so we only qualified for the third row. Tomorrow we will try to make the best we can out of it. We are quite confident because our long run performance with race tyres is still very good. I expect very close races - the same as we saw here last year. We have to try to be in the leading group, and then a lot will be possible.ÔÇØ

BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team - Assen - Practice Day 2
ÔÇó 16.04.2011
ÔÇó Press Release

The BMW Motorrad Superbike Italia Team has managed to enter Superpole for the first time with Ayrton Badovini who finished qualifying in sixteenth place. In Superpole Ayrton was not able to make better use of his qualifying tyres with the current set-up and will start from the fourth row.

In the second qualifying session, a spectacular crash in which Barry Veneman was involved, meant he wasnÔÇÖt able to do better than 19th and he will start from the fifth row.

Ayrton Badovini said:
"I am pleased to be able to enter Superpole for the first time. It was definitely a goal I had set for myself. We've not got the perfect set-up and, with the qualifying tyre, some negative aspects are magnified. I'm pretty confident for the race, for which tyre wear will count a lot, and it will be interesting to see what happens from mid-race onwards".



The BMW Motorrad Italia Superstock team riders, in their 2011 debut, could not have done better, as Sylvain Barrier took pole position. The Frenchman took pole by just over a tenth of a second from the first Ducati. Lorenzo Zanetti is continuing to bond with the S 1000 RR, ridden by him for the first time this year, and will start from second row having set the eighth fastest time.
Serafino Foti, sporting director of BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team said: "It 's the first Superpole of the season and the first time Ayrton has used the qualifiers. Unfortunately, he wasnÔÇÖt able to take full advantage of the tyres, which give the best time on their first lap. We must work hard to improve in this area in the future.

The Superstock team has made a good start. Sylvain was able to take pole position, thanks to the teamÔÇÖs hard work, although he had a small problem that slowed him towards the end, otherwise he would have found more time. Lorenzo, who has been struggling, starts on the second row but looking forward to the race we have found the right direction. This year the Superstock championship will be a fight between many riders right down to the final victory.ÔÇØ
SUPERBIKE - SUPERPOLE: 1?? C. Checa (Ducati) 1'35.292 - 2?? J. Smrz (Ducati) 1'35.560 - 3?? E. Laverty (Yamaha) 1'35.580...16?? A. Badovini (BMW) 1'36"920...19?? B. Veneman (BMW) 1'37.569.
SUPERSTOCK: 1?? S. Barrier (BMW) 1'39.208 - 2?? D. Giugliano (Ducati) 1'39.338 - 3?? D. Petrucci (Ducati) 1'39.470...8?? L. Zanetti (BMW) 1'40"208.

Chris Vermeulen Assen Qualifying


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STK600 Race ÔÇô Assen 2011



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3. Lewis HAMILTON (McLaren)

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