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    BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team – Misano Adriatico - Preview

    superbikeplanet.com: WSBK Teams preview Misano

    The local news continues to follow Haslam
    belpernews.co.uk: Leon Haslam endures a tough time in America

    roadracingworld.com: Pata Racing Team concerned with rain affecting the World Superbike event at Misano

    worldsbk.com: Vermeulen back on board at Misano

    MotoGP

    speedtv.com: Spies' gamble pays off

    telegraph.co.uk: a lap of Silverstone with MotoGP rider Cal Cruthclow

    hondaproracing.com: Mixed fortunes for Honda riders heading to Silverstone

    ultimatemotorcycling.com Pedrosa: 'I've missed ' MotoGP title chance

    ducati.com: Ducati MotoGP team back in action at historic Silverstone ciruit

    yamaha-racing.com: Yamaha announce Spies contract extention


    Formula 1

    formula1.com: McLaren – Red Bull are far from unstoppable

    formula1.com: Brake beater – putting the stoppers on Montreal

    Other Racing

    amaproracing.com: Iron Horse BMW's Peris makes the front row at Road America

    world.honda.com: Honda adds more information on their website on the NRS250

    On the Street

    visordown.com: Boorman to cross Canada for new TV show

    thekneeslider.com: Garage condos for the serious motorhead

    motorcyclenews.com: New Suzuki V-Strom 650 teaser pics









    The Mothership

    bmwgroup.com: BMW Group increases sales by 22.1% in May

    Most successful May ever for BMW Group sales
    Solid double-digit growth across Europe, America and Asia


    Munich. The BMW Group is well on its way to a record year with another all-time sales high for the month of May. A total of 147,563 BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce brand vehicles were delivered to customers (prev. yr. 120,850/ +22.1%). Deliveries for the year to the end of May climbed 20.7% to 667,511 vehicles (prev. yr. 552,866).

    In the motorcycle segment the news is mixed and not as strong.

    BMW Motorrad: Global sales rose by 3.5% to 12,568 units in May. Worldwide a total of 48.749 BMW motorcycles were delivered to customers in the year to the end of May 2011. This represents an increase of 7.3% year-on-year. The strongest market for BMW Motorrad is Germany with 9,496 deliveries (prev. yr. 7,240 / +31.1%) per Mai.
    Husqvarna Motorcycles delivered 3,080 motorcycles (-4.6%) in the first five months of the year. 537 motorcycles were delivered in May (-59,5%).


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    BMW Motorrad continues to buck the market trend. Without a model break down it is hard to tell which bikes are leading the way. Other news sources have the RR supplanting the GS as the number one BMW seller in the UK. The introduction of the K1600 no doubt plays a role in the good BMW sales numbers.

    While Husqvarna appears to be struggling it may be a victim of its own trickle marketing plan. News has been leaking about the 900cc street bike and several other new lines to be introduced at the Milano show. Customers may be delaying a purchase at a Husqvarna dealer until these models show.

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    morning reads?

    it's afternoon, you slacker!

    *love* that elefant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mika View Post
    amaproracing.com: Iron Horse BMW's Penis makes the front row at Road America
    whoa, there pony boy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    it's afternoon, you slacker!

    *love* that elefant...
    Just think of it as a very early edition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    whoa, there pony boy!

    The editorial staff of BR&TMR consists of me, myself, I and the other guy in sided of my helmet. Apparently one of the names the other guy goes by is Sigmund.

    I am always hopeful of finding contributing editors. Are you volunteering?


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    Toseland out for Misano and Aragon WSBK rounds!

    BMWgroup ÔÇôsport.com: James Toseland, on account of the protracted time needed for recovery from his injury, will be substituted in the Misano and Aragon competitions by Italian rider Lorenzo Lanzi


    worldsbk.com: Determined Biaggi hopes to shine at home.

    roadracingworld.com: Final round of previews of this coming weekend's races at Misano

    MotoGP

    motogp.com: Colin Edwards cleared to race at Silverstone

    suzuki-racing.com: Tyre development with Bridgestone

    Formula 1

    The FIA has cleared Sauber's Sergio Perez to race in the Canadian GP

    FOTA and FIA exchange letters on Bahrain. The race had been added back to the calendar but is set to be dropped once again. bbc.co.uk due to rule 66 which requires the consent of the teams once the schedule has been put in place. None of this is unexpected since Bernie Eclestone declared Bahrain a no go yesterday. Bahrain is the first race on the 2012 calendar. We will probably get to do this dance again.


    On the Street

    motorcyclenews.com: BMW off road skills day with WSB star Leon Haslam


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    worldsbk.com: Checa Biaggi duel begins
    Haslam and Corser are right behind in P3 and 4 with Badovini in P6 after the first practice session.

    1 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'36.458 23 157,723 264,5

    2 1 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.469 0.011 0.011 25 157,705 275,9

    3 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'37.090 0.632 0.621 20 156,696 267,1

    4 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'37.191 0.733 0.101 21 156,533 269,1


    5 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'37.360 0.902 0.169 24 156,261 263,2

    6 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'37.522 1.064 0.162 19 156,002 267,8

    7 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'37.534 1.076 0.012 22 155,983 269,1

    8 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'37.587 1.129 0.053 26 155,898 265,2

    9 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'37.624 1.166 0.037 23 155,839 265,2

    10 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.719 1.261 0.095 22 155,687 273,2

    11 121 M. BERGER FRA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'37.729 1.271 0.010 26 155,671 262,0

    12 4 J. REA GBR Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.916 1.458 0.187 22 155,374 266,5

    13 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.953 1.495 0.037 23 155,315 264,5

    14 17 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.095 1.637 0.142 25 155,090 262,6

    15 41 N. HAGA JPN PATA Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.116 1.658 0.021 22 155,057 267,8

    16 44 R. ROLFO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.165 1.707 0.049 24 154,980 257,0

    17 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.180 1.722 0.015 21 154,956 265,2

    18 111 R. XAUS ESP Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.283 1.825 0.103 24 154,794 260,7

    19 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.427 1.969 0.144 23 154,567 267,8

    20 53 A. POLITA ITA Barni Racing Team S.N.C. Ducati 1098R 1'38.693 2.235 0.266 21 154,151 257,0

    21 15 M. BAIOCCO ITA Barni Racing Team S.N.C. Ducati 1098R 1'38.767 2.309 0.074 21 154,035 262,6

    22 57 L. LANZI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'39.106 2.648 0.339 24 153,508 263,2

    23 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'39.191 2.733 0.085 24 153,377 260,1

    sportsaustralia.com: Corser looking to make up for lost ground

    sportinglife.com: Checa in confident mood

    MotoGP

    motogp.com: Stoner sets the stage at Silverstone

    motogp.com: Silverstone pre-event press conference

    bbc.co.uk: Crutchlow poised for biggest test

    roadracingworld.com: Haslam to ride BMW S 1000 RR Superbike at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Formula 1

    fia.com: Thursday Canadian GP press conference
    DRIVERS – Lewis HAMILTON (McLaren),
    Pastor MALDONADO (Williams),
    Sergio P?ëREZ (Sauber),
    Vitaly PETROV (Renault),
    Adrian SUTIL (Force India)

    crash.net: Ferrari has a better understanding of tyre issues

    bbc.co.uk: Webber set to stay at Red Bull

    reuters.com: Bahrain accepts cancelation of Grand Prix

    Other Racing

    suzuki-racing.com: Martin gets third GSX-R Suzuki TT podium

    utlitmatemotorcycling.com: 2011 Isle of Man TT – Sidecar race 1 results

    roadracingworld.com: Chip Yates completes two days testing for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb


    gpone.com: Nicky Hayden – these TT guys are brave!



    bmwgroup-sport.com: BMW Motorsport claims GTE pole position and third on the grid in Le Mans – Priaulx walks away from heavy accident.
    10.06.2011

    Le Mans, 10th June 2011. BMW Motorsport secured excellent grid positions for the 24-hour race in Le Mans (FR). In the third qualifying session, Augusto Farfus (BR) set the fastest time in the LM GTE class, recording a 3:57.592 minutes lap in the no. 55 BMW M3 GT. This meant pole position for the 27-year-old and his fellow BMW drivers, J?Ârg M??ller (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE). The second BMW M3 GT (number 56) will tackle the 79th running of the endurance classic from third on the grid. Andy Priaulx (GB) had posted this car’s best lap with a time of 3:58.426 minutes during Wednesday’s first qualifying session...



    speedtv.com: Le Mans – Audi sweeps the front row

    visordown.com: Near crash on second Subaru IOMM record attempt

    On the Street

    dealernews.com: Kawasaki takes Costco sales program nationwide

    webbikeworld.com: AFX FX-95 Helmet Review


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    Update: Friday, 10 June ÔÇô Misano 1st Qualifying

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    Biaggi Checa then Checa Biaggi set the pace for Friday qualifying.

    Free Practice ended with Checa on top of the timing sheet and Biaggi in P2. The best lap chart put Biaggi on top leading everyone to expect an exciting qualifying. For the 25 minutes of the session Biaggi led the field then Checa took over the top spot and Biaggi led the field chasing Checa.

    The Enigma Riders had done well in practice but for the first half of the qualifying session they could not get it together. Speeds, sector times and lap times are all over the place until roughly the 25 minute mark.

    Badovini returned to the track for a round of hot laps and on his 11th lap for the session he moved up to P3 then headed into the pits. In short order Corser took P3 followed by others leaving Badovini in P9 when this round was done. Haslam never seemed able to put all sectors together to put better than a P7 up on the board.

    With 3'23 shown remaining on Live Timing Corser lit up the board with the word CRASH. He was in P5 at the time and beginning his 21st lap of the session. Eventually he was shown as Pit In but did not complete another lap for the session.

    Badovini did not follow up on his P3 high and finished in P14. His times seemed to indicate the he and the team had laid down a time they felt they could advance to Superpole with and worked on other setup issues.

    It is difficult to read to much into timing numbers. Haslam never seemed to be comfortable with speed or sector times. He will not be happy with his P11 performance yet it is better than I expected as the session developed.

    Lanzi is not a factor for BMW Italia. He finished dead last and his role seems more data gatherer than racer.


    1 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'36.024 28 158,435 266,5

    2 1 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.149 0.125 0.125 27 158,229 273,9

    3 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.482 0.458 0.333 26 157,683 272,5

    4 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'36.546 0.522 0.064 24 157,579 269,8

    5 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'36.656 0.632 0.110 20 157,399 269,8

    6 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.683 0.659 0.027 18 157,355 268,4

    7 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'36.713 0.689 0.030 21 157,307 264,5

    8 41 N. HAGA JPN PATA Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.728 0.704 0.015 23 157,282 269,1

    9 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'36.753 0.729 0.025 27 157,242 265,8

    10 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.793 0.769 0.040 25 157,177 263,9

    11 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'36.810 0.786 0.017 23 157,149 271,8

    12 4 J. REA GBR Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'36.824 0.800 0.014 22 157,126 269,1

    13 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.984 0.960 0.160 25 156,867 265,2

    14 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'37.059 1.035 0.075 20 156,746 273,9

    15 15 M. BAIOCCO ITA Barni Racing Team S.N.C. Ducati 1098R 1'37.073 1.049 0.014 26 156,723 263,2

    16 17 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.080 1.056 0.007 22 156,712 265,8

    17 111 R. XAUS ESP Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.093 1.069 0.013 22 156,691 265,2

    18 53 A. POLITA ITA Barni Racing Team S.N.C. Ducati 1098R 1'37.290 1.266 0.197 25 156,374 263,9

    19 44 R. ROLFO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.412 1.388 0.122 28 156,178 262,0

    20 121 M. BERGER FRA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'37.432 1.408 0.020 17 156,146 262,6

    21 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.433 1.409 0.001 27 156,144 260,7

    22 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.754 1.730 0.321 23 155,631 267,1

    23 57 L. LANZI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'38.003 1.979 0.249 25 155,236 263,2


    Look for an update from all three major races this evening.
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    Friday, 10 June - Update - SBK - MotoGP - F1

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    worldsbk.com: Checa Biaggi head to head continues in Q1


    BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Misano - Qualifying Practice
    Misano ÔÇô Free Practice & Qualifying Practice 1.

    Friday, 10 June 2011.
    Weather conditions: Sunny, with some clouds in the afternoon.
    Temperature: Air: 24 ÔÇô 26 ??C, Track: 39 ÔÇô 44 ??C
    Number of riders participating: 23 from 13 teams
    Fastest lap Free Practice: Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1:36.458 min
    Fastest lap Qualifying Practice 1: Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1:36.024 min

    The sixth round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship at Misano (ITA) started with mixed emotions for the Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport. This Friday morning went well with works riders, Leon Haslam (GBR) and Troy Corser (AUS), finishing third and fourth in the first Free Practice. But in the final minutes of the first Qualifying Session Troy crashed in Turn 8 and had to be taken to the Medical Centre. After being checked by the medical staff it was found he had suffered no serious injuries. The decision as to whether it will be possible for him to ride tomorrow will be taken tomorrow morning according to his physical conditions. Troy provisionally qualified fifth. Leon tried several solutions for his BMW S 1000 RR and finished the day 11th.

    Troy Corser:
    Fastest lap Free Practice: 1:37.191 min (P4)/Fastest lap Qualifying Practice: 1:36.656 min (P5)

    Leon Haslam:
    Fastest lap Free Practice: 1:37.090 min (P3)/Fastest lap Qualifying Practice 1: 1:36.810 min (P11)



    ÔÇ£It was quite a good day. We were trying a lot of different strategies with the bike, and I think we have made some positive moves today. We were not really caring about lap times, and did most of the session with the same tyre. Then at the end of the session, I still put in my best time after ten laps. Now we just have to put all the bits and pieces together for tomorrow, but I am feeling pretty confident.ÔÇØ

    Rainer B?ñumel (Head of Race Operations):
    ÔÇ£After the checks in the Medical Centre the doctor told us Troy seems to be okay with no serious injuries. He obviously was following Carlos Checa and then highsided in a pretty fast corner heavily.

    ÔÇ£On the track, this Friday was not too bad for us. We tested quite a few new things and now we have to work on the set-up. All in all, it is going in a good direction. We now just hope that Troy is okay and will be able to ride tomorrow without any physical restrictions.ÔÇØ




    troycorser.com:

    Troy - 5th, 1:36.656
    Coming out Quercia corner, I was highsided and took a heavy fall. It was on the second lap on the tyre, but I donÔÇÖt know if that was a contributory factor or not and we will have to look at the telemetry to see what went on. All I know is that I am pretty sore. I took a hit to the back of my neck and also my right hip and for sure IÔÇÖm going to be pretty second-hand tonight. I donÔÇÖt know how itÔÇÖs all going to feel in the morning, but IÔÇÖll have another medical check and then weÔÇÖll decide if I am fit enough to take part tomorrow. ItÔÇÖs a real shame because things had gone pretty reasonably today and I was happy enough with fifth on day one. Now weÔÇÖll have to see what happens tomorrow morning and how I feel.


    hondaproracing.com: Times close at Misano

    MotoGP

    hondaproracing.com: Repsol Honda Team leads the way at Silverstone

    bbc.co.uk: Stoner sets the pace in practice for British GP

    gresiniracing.com: Simoncelli second only to Stoner

    ducati.com: unpredictable weather boosts Hayden ÔÇô affects Rossi

    rizla-suzuki.com: Bautista inside the top ten


    Formula 1

    bbc.co.uk: Fernando Alonso sets the pace for Ferrari in a thrilling Canada practice

    FIA.com
    Friday Practice
    1st Session: Classifications, Lap Times

    2nd Session: Classification, Lap Times

    formula1.com: Practice 1 ÔÇô Mercedes leads, Vettel crashes out

    formula1.com: De la Rosa to stand in for Perez
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    Saturday, 11 June

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    The first report today on Troy Corser


    BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK- Misano - Corser ready to race
    11.06.2011


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    Corser ready to race.
    After his crash yesterday Troy Corser has been given the green light to ride in todayÔÇÖs sessions at Misano.
    Misano, 11th June 2011. Good news for Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport and works rider, Troy Corser. After his heavy crash in yesterdayÔÇÖs first Qualifying Session, the Australian has been cleared to continue participating at the sixth round of the FIM Superbike World Championship 2011 at Misano (ITA).
    After his highsider Troy was taken to the Medical Centre yesterday afternoon. According to the first medical checks he suffered no serious injuries, but severe bruising on his lower back, his right hip and right elbow. He also has some abrasions to the skin. This morning another examination at the Medical Centre followed and Troy was given the green light to ride.
    Troy Corser:
    ÔÇ£I am okay. Actually I feel better than I thought I would this morning. I am still a bit stiff on my back and my hip. But I had a good night of sleep, so we will see. Generally I feel not too bad. I know that it is going to be hard work on the bike. I will do just some laps this morning. It is good that we tested here, so we do not have to do a lot of laps as we have a pretty good setting for the bike already.ÔÇØ


    worldsbk.com: Checa gets the nod on Biaggi in Q2

    Team Enigma: Haslam P8, Corser P13 with another crash, Lanzi P15, Badovini P16 ÔÇô all advance to Superpole. Some sites are reporting Corser in doubt to continue; however, in reading them it is not clear if they are talking about the Saturday Q2 crash or Friday Q1 crash.

    1 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'35.785 22 158,831 264,5

    2 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'36.119 0.334 0.334 19 158,279 269,1

    3 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.149 0.364 0.030 15 158,229 264,5

    4 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.359 0.574 0.210 14 157,885 271,8

    5 41 N. HAGA JPN PATA Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.382 0.597 0.023 18 157,847 270,4

    6 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'36.433 0.648 0.051 6 157,763 263,9

    7 1 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'36.466 0.681 0.033 16 157,709 271,8

    8 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'36.588 0.803 0.122 15 157,510 267,8

    9 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.721 0.936 0.133 20 157,294 273,9

    10 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'36.785 1.000 0.064 17 157,190 265,8

    11 111 R. XAUS ESP Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'36.854 1.069 0.069 18 157,078 265,2

    12 17 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.989 1.204 0.135 19 156,859 267,1

    13 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'37.097 1.312 0.108 20 156,685 263,9

    14 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.216 1.431 0.119 23 156,493 260,1

    15 57 L. LANZI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'37.316 1.531 0.100 18 156,332 262,6

    16 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'37.337 1.552 0.021 10 156,298 265,8

    17 15 M. BAIOCCO ITA Barni Racing Team S.N.C. Ducati 1098R 1'37.370 1.585 0.033 21 156,245 261,3

    18 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.509 1.724 0.139 16 156,023 263,9

    19 53 A. POLITA ITA Barni Racing Team S.N.C. Ducati 1098R 1'37.557 1.772 0.048 20 155,946 261,3

    20 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.600 1.815 0.043 19 155,877 266,5

    21 4 J. REA GBR Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.605 1.820 0.005 16 155,869 266,5

    22 121 M. BERGER FRA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'37.628 1.843 0.023 21 155,832 262,6

    23 44 R. ROLFO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'37.701 1.916 0.073 20 155,716 260,1


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    10.06.2011

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has opened a new dealership in Montreal, the third franchise to be established in Canada. The move heralds a return to Quebec for Rolls-Royce after an eight year absence.

    Norman H?®bert and Gad Bitton, principal senior executives of Premi?¿re Automotive Partners and respectively the Presidents and CEOs of Groupe Park Avenue and Holand Automotive Group, were awarded the Rolls-Royce franchise rights. ÔÇ£WeÔÇÖre thrilled to be able to offer Rolls‑Royce motor cars to discerning customers in Quebec. The purchase of a Rolls-Royce is a unique and highly personalised process and we tailor our service to every clientÔÇÖs individual needs. We also offer a full after sales service for these unique and entirely hand-built motor cars.ÔÇØ

    Torsten M??ller-?ûtv?Âs, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: ÔÇ£North America is Rolls-RoyceÔÇÖs largest market. With the addition of our new Montreal franchise, partnering our Toronto and Vancouver dealerships, we can now serve our customers wherever they may be in Canada.ÔÇØ

    The Quebec City and Halifax clientele will soon have an opportunity to meet the senior executives of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at presentations of the companyÔÇÖs super luxury motor cars to be given over the coming months. Moreover, in addition to its promise as a sales location, the new Montreal Rolls-Royce dealership will be the setting of entertainment in the form of cultural and philanthropic events scheduled throughout the year.



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    Superpole

    eurosport.yahoo.com: Sykes takes wet WSBK Superpole

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    Misano ÔÇô Qualifying Practice 2 & Superpole.
    Saturday, 11 June 2011.
    Weather conditions: Sunny in the morning, rain in the afternoon.
    Temperature: Air: 21 ÔÇô 24 ??C, Track: 26 ÔÇô 31 ??C
    Number of riders participating: 23 from 13 teams
    Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1:35.609 min
    Fastest lap Superpole 3: Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) 1:55.197 min
    Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport had a pretty satisfying Superpole session at Misano (ITA). Works riders, Leon Haslam (GBR) and Troy Corser (AUS) will both start the sixth round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship from the second row. Leon finished the wet Superpole session in fifth. Troy, who is still suffering from heavy bruising after the highsider he had yesterday, qualified sixth. After all the Practice and Qualifying sessions had been dry, heavy rain showers started just minutes before the deciding Superpole session. Many riders crashed in the opening minutes on the greasy track.

    Leon Haslam:
    Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:36.377 min (P6) / Fastest lap FP: 1:36.588 min (P8) / Fastest lap Superpole 3: 1:56.034 min (P5)
    ÔÇ£I am relatively happy with the overall result today. It was tough out there with a lot of riders crashing and making mistakes. I must admit I struggled through Superpole 1 and Superpole 2, but the team worked hard and we made some positive changes, which meant I was able to set good times in Superpole 3. In the final session I was following Carlos Checa - in places I was faster and in others he was faster. On the last flying lap I went into turn four and sadly crashed out. We ended up fifth on the grid. It would have been nice to be on the front row but we should be happy with our result. We have a few issues that seem to be affecting us in both wet and dry conditions, but hopefully we can sort them for the races tomorrow.ÔÇØ

    Troy Corser:
    Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:36.656 min (P13) / Fastest lap FP: 1:36.433 min (P6) / Fastest lap Superpole 3: 1:56.285 min (P6)
    ÔÇ£This morning I did not feel too bad on the bike, as the swelling had gone down and my lap times were quite good. Then I had a small slide and fell on my hip again. It became inflamed again and I struggled all day with it. Changing direction was difficult, especially in the wet, where you have to get off the bike a bit more so as not to lose the front. So I just tried to avoid another crash and to fall on my hip again. Also we did not have fantastic rear grip in the wet, so I had a couple of little slides. Because of this I played it safe. But I think my hip should be alright tomorrow. For the races I would prefer it to be dry, because then you donÔÇÖt have to worry too much about crashing. In the wet it is so slippery out there. I am just happy I made it to Superpole 3 and finished sixth, as that was better than I expected. If we can get a good start tomorrow we can make it to the front, and our lap times are not too bad.ÔÇØ

    Rainer B?ñumel (Head of Race Operations):
    ÔÇ£On the whole, this session was absolutely positive. It was a real strong effort by Troy. With the rain it is always a kind of lottery. There was absolutely no grip out there. We did a good job qualifying on the second row with Leon and Troy. For the races we expect dry conditions. And from the second row a lot is possible.ÔÇ£

    Troy Corser's official website:

    Despite his heavy fall yesterday, when he suffered a cracked rib and severe bruising to his right hip, neck and right elbow,Troy somehow managed to get on his bike today and take part in practice, qualifying and Superpole. Every lap was a painful experience, but Troy even managed to fight his way into Superpole 3 and, as a reward, he will now start from the second row of the grid. Carlos Checa (Ducati) had dominated in the dry, but Briton Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) took Superpole in the wet, with a time of 1:55.197. Checa took second, with Jakub Smrz (Ducati) third and Marco Melandri (Yamaha) fourth. The wet Superpole followed a highly intense morning timed session, which saw the top sixteen separated by just 1.1 seconds and an afternoon untimed session with ten riders all within a second of each other. Troy - 6th, 1:56.285 After the crash yesterday, I felt really sore and I honestly didnÔÇÖt know if IÔÇÖd even be able to get on a bike today. The doctor passed me fit enough to ride and so I went out in the morning timed session with the idea just to do a few laps and seed how it went. And actually I felt pretty good on the bike! Well that is until I had another little tip-off and of course I landed on my right hip again causing the swelling to increase. It feels like a big bump on my hip and I was pretty sore again. IÔÇÖve got a small crack in one rib, but luckily itÔÇÖs round to the side and back and itÔÇÖs not really a problem. Fortunately my chest and back protectors did a good job, though I could certainly feel something going on this afternoon every time my chest moved across the tank. At the moment, IÔÇÖm finding it difficult changing direction - especially in the wet. Because in the wet I use my knees to touch the tarmac for feel and also to keep the bike upright. But, because of the swelling in my hip area I was having difficulty getting my knee down. So I tried to take it steadily in the wet this afternoon because I didnÔÇÖt want another crash. This track does not have good grip in the wet and it feels very greasy and slippery. ItÔÇÖs easy to lock the bike up and crash, so I would prefer if itÔÇÖs dry tomorrow. I was happy enough to just get into Superpole today, let alone make final Superpole. Yesterday evening, I didnÔÇÖt know if IÔÇÖd be riding today and now IÔÇÖve ended sixth quickest and a place on the second row of the grid, so IÔÇÖm pleased about that. The first turn is not far from the start line, so itÔÇÖs important to make good starts and be in the front group. If you donÔÇÖt do that, you get held up in the first section and after that itÔÇÖs impossible to make up the ground. IÔÇÖm hoping for a good nightÔÇÖs sleep and then IÔÇÖm sure IÔÇÖll feel more refreshed and in better shape for the races. See ya Troy


    paddocktalk.com: Incredible front row for Melandri in eventful wet Superpole

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    RACE 1

    worldsbk.com: Checa wins from Biaggi and Melandri

    eurosport.yahoo.com: Checa storms to take Race 1

    ÔÇ£From the second row a lot is possible.ÔÇØ

    Leon Haslam lead the first lap of Race 1. The trouble for Team Enigma is neither he nor Corser finished the race.

    1 2 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 24 1'36.660 264,5 1'55.373 266,5 25 220 1

    2 7 1 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 24 0.984 1'36.722 272,5 1'56.480 273,9 20 153 2

    3 4 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 24 17.124 1'37.208 273,9 1'55.768 272,5 16 150 3

    4 1 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 24 18.652 1'37.670 267,1 1'55.197 263,9 13 63 11

    5 10 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 24 18.929 1'37.076 274,5 1'57.454 269,1 11 120 4

    6 16 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 24 21.003 1'37.759 269,1 0.000 265,8 10 101 5

    7 8 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 24 22.942 1'37.824 267,1 1'57.054 265,8 9 63 10

    8 9 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 24 23.117 1'37.850 274,5 1'57.374 273,9 8 59 12

    9 12 17 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 24 31.729 1'37.684 269,8 1'58.509 265,8 7 46 15

    10 14 121 M. BERGER FRA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 24 34.466 1'37.953 264,5 2'02.440 266,5 6 18 17

    11 15 111 R. XAUS ESP Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 24 36.683 1'38.286 265,8 0.000 265,2 5 36 16

    12 18 15 M. BAIOCCO ITA Barni Racing Team S.N.C. Ducati 1098R 24 37.692 1'38.299 265,2 1'36.742 263,2 4 4 21

    13 20 53 A. POLITA ITA Barni Racing Team S.N.C. Ducati 1098R 24 37.984 1'38.108 263,2 1'37.104 263,9 3 3 22

    14 22 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 24 41.016 1'38.571 265,8 1'37.220 267,1 2 2 25

    15 19 57 L. LANZI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 24 43.514 1'38.361 263,9 1'37.077 267,8 1 1 26

    --------------------------------------------------Not Classified--------------------------------------------------

    RET 23 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 20 4 Laps 1'38.447 265,2 1'37.362 261,3 9 19

    RET 21 44 R. ROLFO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 14 10 Laps 1'38.721 260,7 1'37.178 262,0 15 18

    RET 5 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 9 15 Laps 1'37.428 267,8 1'56.034 271,8 95 6

    RET 6 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 5 19 Laps 1'38.390 269,8 1'56.285 269,8 49 14

    RET 17 41 N. HAGA JPN PATA Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 4 20 Laps 1'37.687 269,8 1'36.728 272,5 54 13


    RET 3 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 3 21 Laps 1'37.916 262,0 1'55.745 266,5 83 9

    RET 13 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1 23 Laps 268,4 2'02.235 270,4 85 8

    Race 2 - Crashes red flagged Race 2 - I will be back with the results shortly.

    Troy Corser did not start Race 2

    Leon Haslam started the second race in the same fashion as the first. He led laps 1 and 2 then surrendered the lead to a hard charging Checa and then P2 to Biaggi. That pair broke away from the field opening up almost a six second lead in 5 laps.

    With 16 laps remaing Marco Melandri had reeled in Haslam to take P3 from him, but he crashed two laps latter. Aprilia's Camier crashed on the same lap. The result was a red flag.

    When the riders headed into the pits to await the restart Checa had roughly a o.934 lead on Biaggi and a 8.313 second lead over Haslam, now in P3. Badovini had moved to P10 and Lanzi was shown in P18.

    MotoGP

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    A Repsol 1-2 with Casey Stoner taking the victory in the British GP and Adnerea Dovisiozo coming in second. Colin Endwards, riding with a broken collarbone(!!!), finished third.

    1 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team HONDA 2'19.071 8 8 296.9

    2 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 2'19.499 9 9 0.428 0.428 294.5

    3 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 2'20.599 8 8 1.528 1.100 289.5

    4 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 2'21.672 8 8 2.601 1.073 292.2

    5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 2'21.700 8 8 2.629 0.028 294.7

    6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 2'23.564 8 8 4.493 1.864 284.4

    7 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing DUCATI 2'24.029 8 8 4.958 0.465 286.9

    8 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 2'24.497 7 7 5.426 0.468 287.9

    9 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team DUCATI 2'24.715 8 8 5.644 0.218 290.4

    10 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 2'26.723 8 8 7.652 2.008 284.0

    11 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP DUCATI 2'27.112 7 7 8.041 0.389 296.9

    12 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 2'27.224 7 7 8.153 0.112 273.9

    13 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 2'27.471 8 8 8.400 0.247 276.5

    14 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 2'29.370 7 7 10.299 1.899 289.6

    15 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 2'33.807 4 5 14.736 4.437 277.4

    35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA

    Formula 1

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    cyrilhuzeblog.com: From Bid Dog Motorcycles to Big Dog Performance Products







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    Sunday, 12 June - WSBK Race update

    Biaggi took the lead Race 2's restart with Haslam and Checa following in order.

    Within two laps Haslam had fallen to P4 behind Laverty's Yamaha and just ahead of charging Badovini now in P5. Lanzi was now at the back of the pack in P17 the last position on the restart grid.

    10 laps remaing
    Haga and his Aprilia move past Badovini taking P5.

    In front Biaggi is under attack from Checa. Laverty is roughly a second off their pace and a second ahead of the Haslam/Haga/Badovini trio. The rest of the field over a second+ behind them and loosing ground.

    8 laps remaining
    Laverty has a problem and drops from P3 to P15 moving Haslam into P3. He holds 0.058 seconds on Haga and a bit more on Badovini.

    While all of this was going on Checa took the lead from Biaggi and began to run away.

    6 Laps remaining
    Checa is now solidly in the lead having overtaken Biaggi. The gap between these two is now 1.291 seonds

    5 Laps remaining
    Haga has taken P3

    4 Laps remaining
    Haga is slowly opening the gap on Haslam. Badovini is settling in 0.20 second behind him and 0.50 seconds ahead of Fabrizio in P6

    2 Laps remaining
    Checa's lead is now over two seconds.

    Haslam has made a mistake and Badovini and Fabrizio both are able to pass him. Then he is able to retake Fabrizio with 1 lap remaining Badovini is in P4 and Haslam P5 and Lanzi is up to P11

    1 Checa
    2 Biaggi
    3 Haga
    4 Badovini
    5 Haslam
    6 Fabrizio
    7 Guintoli
    8 Xaus
    9 Lascorz
    10 Vermeulen
    11 Lanzi
    12 Rolfo
    13 Laverty
    14 Sykes

    Ret: Berger
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    2011 Le Mans Results

    If you don't want to drill down to SPEED, here's the quick and dirty.

    LMP1

    1) Audi Sport Team Joest-Audi R18 TDI
    2) Team Peugeot Total-Peugeot 908

    LMP2

    1) Greaves Motorsport-Zytek Nissan
    2) Signatech Nissan-Oreca 03-Nissan

    GT Pro

    1) Corvette Racing-Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1
    2) AF Corse Srl-Ferrari 458 Italia

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    BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Misano ÔÇô Races

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    The injury that Troy suffered when he was highsided , prevented Troy from scoring any points at Misano today. Although he started race one, it was only a couple of laps before he realised that he could not finish the race and so he pulled in rather than stay out and get in anybodyÔÇÖs way. From then, it was obvious that race two was a no-goer and so Troy was forced to sit and watch the action instead of being part of it. Series leader Carlos Checa (Ducati) consolidated his hold on the championship with another double victory today - his third of the season. Max Biaggi (Aprilia) was runner-up in both races, with Marco Melandri (Yamaha) third in race one and Noriyuki Haga (Aprilia) third in race two. Troy - Race 1: DNF, Race 2: DNS ItÔÇÖs never good when you crash early on in a weekend and although my hip didnÔÇÖt feel too bad yesterday, it felt a lot worse today when I woke up. But, I thought IÔÇÖd give it a go and so I started race one. Very soon, it became evident that the injury was preventing full movement of my right leg and that stopped me from being able to get my knee down. This track has many changes of direction and there was not enough strength in the hip to allow me to move the bike around anywhere near normal. I knew I was cooked after a few laps and managed to complete five before pulling in. If I had stayed out, I couldÔÇÖve crashed and done myself more damage or worse - I could have caused somebody else to crash. Before the highside, weÔÇÖd tried some different settings on the engine braking and traction control. WeÔÇÖd made some improvements for sure and itÔÇÖs a shame that I didnÔÇÖt get a chance to put them into practice. Now I need some rest and I need to get some movement back into my hip so that IÔÇÖm ready for Aragon next weekend. I feel pretty confident that IÔÇÖm going to be in much better shape come next weekend. Wish me luck Troy

    bikesportnews.com: Race 1 ÔÇô Checa cruises to win as Haslam crashes heavily

    worldsbk.com: Championship leader heads them again
    Checa does the double



    roadracingworld.com: World Superbike race two at Misano interrupted by Red flag

    ducati.com: Two fantastic race wins for Carlos Checa and Althea Racing in Misano

    suzuki-racing.com: Injured Fabrizio 6th at Misano

    hondaproracing.com: Rea breaks arm in warmup crash



    worldsbk.com: Clarification from the FIM
    On the occasion of the San Marino Round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship in Misano (ITA), and with reference to the interviews recently published on some motorsports web sites, FIM President Vito Ippolito reiterated what has already been stated several times:

    Any complete motorcycle model derived from series production, homologated or not for the FIM Superbike / Supersport / Superstock is not eligible and will not be accepted in the FIM Grand Prix World Championship classes.





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    Every form of racing seems to be seeking relevance. SBK defines and redefines what the street/racing bike is. MotoGP is on the verge of a major change to make it more exciting and relevant. Formula 1 is in a heated debate on how to make that form of motorsport greener and more relevant to fans and businesses. The FIM and others are exploring electric series rules for the future. All are striving to find this relevance for a variety of reasons and yet miss one glaring and growing problem: rider safety.

    The more I cover road racing the more interested I become in the myriad of developments for chassis, engines, electronics and more. However, with the exception of improving helmet standards the gear racers wear has not really changed all that much from when I began following motorcycle racing in the 60s. Yes, yes readers can point to all sorts of incremental important improvements in quality, armour and gear in general, yet we see an ever growing set of top level road racers suffering broken collar bones along with other shoulder injuries. How many of these are a direct result of that very important piece of safety gear ÔÇô the helmet ÔÇô becoming the irresistible force that overcomes the immoveable object called the collarbone?

    In 2002 I suffered my first real motorcycle accident injuries after 40 years. In a low speed accident I broke my collarbone and ribs. In the process of investigating the accident it quickly became clear my gear had protected me from much more serious injuries or possibly death. It also became abundantly clear that my helmet while saving my brain (okay no wise cracks from the bleachers please) was clearly the culprit in breaking my collarbone.

    BMW and others have developed neck collars that help prevent this secondary injury. These have been in development for years yet they remain clumsy and therefore sit unused in manufacturer and dealer inventories.

    If helmet and racing suit manufacturers use racing as a vehicle to promote their products to us at what point will they work with professional racers, the FIM and racing teams to develop a truly workable solution for this setting and in turn the street.

    Broken ____ such as Toseland and Rea have suffered may well be unavoidable in some of the disastrous high sides we see on race weekends. Yet all to many top level races are experiencing broken collarbones and related injuries that to this riders feeble eye appear could be diminished by development along these lines.

    Getting fans to appear to the box office at the race track and on the tube are big drivers of this quest for relevance. Perhaps a bit of time protecting the stars of the sport from injury would go a long way to putting fans in the seats. In the process those developments will be very relevant to riders and dealer pocket books as they trickle down to the street; giving us reason to be thankful for racing developments beyond hyper handling and power capabilities.

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    BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team – Misano - Race
    Positive result at Misano weekend: Ayrton Badovini he touched on the podium in race 2, confirming steady growth. Lorenzo Lanzi, in his first race, the BMW has collected points in both races. Lorenzo Zanetti in the Superstock race, was third.

    The BMW Motorrad Italy Wsb Team went close to the podium thanks to the good performance of Ayrton Badovini in race 2, is a stroke during the attack that led him to commit Nori Haga, who rallied the third position. In race 1, Ayrton is once again managed to finish in the top ten.

    Ayrton said: "I am satisfied and happy this time. We have always had weak starts today, making it a perfect, I fought for the podium. I would, however, preferred to finish fifth, because so I wouldn't have had no regrets, though, to get to a meter in the Superbike World Championship, is still a great personal revenge and a source of satisfaction for the team. Between the two departures of race 2 my team has been phenomenal, worked fine on the bike and the second part of the bike race 2 was even better. I must confess that I did not expect a general growth and team # mine # so fast, in fact, I thought I could be in the form no earlier than the last three races. "

    Lorenzo Lanzi at his first outing with the BMW-replacing James Toseland-took confidence with the bike at every turn, in the race, despite the prolonged period of stop, to go for two points, sometimes even the performance of the two races.

    In the Superstock, Lorenzo Zanetti scored another podium, finishing in third place ahead of Sylvain Barrier. After three races, Lorenzo is third in the ranking of the FIM Cup at 22 points from first place, followed by Sylvain.

    Lorenzo said: "despite the track at Misano is not favorable for us track and the rain of Saturday there has improved compared to last Friday, I'm glad the placement. Third place, in optics, is, in fact, a good result. Looking ahead, Aragon and a new track for everyone, while Brno and ' my favourite track. I want to thank the team that worked very well for the whole weekend! "

    Serafino Foti, Sports Director of BMW Motorrad Italy Superbike Team said: "Weekend very positive, since there is very few escaped the podium for thousandths and for an embarked taken by Ayrton on the last curve, but I want to congratulate him because he was very good all weekend. I hope that is the beginning of a long career. The team as usual was fantastic and I compliment also with them. Positive debut Lorenzo Lanzi, despite his enforced inactivity. I am convinced that from the next race will take some good satisfaction. In the Superstock knew that here at Misano for us would be a difficult race and both Lorenzo which Sylvian were good to limit the damage. Now get two pretty favorable to our bikes. This, however, remains a very difficult and we must not let up until the very end ".

    Andrea Buzzoni, Director of BMW Motorrad Italy said: "it's a piece of dream begins to come true, thanks to an extraordinary group of guys who works with great skill, enthusiasm and understanding. The same understanding that brought us together with Daniele Casolari, Serafino Foti and Dino Acocella to build, in a very short time, the Superbike project. Ayrton has morally taken the podium, demonstrating and confirming, even in the Superbike World Championship, his talent and his lucidity in the conduct of the race. Fourth place sizable rewards a remarkable growth of Ayrton at which my enthusiasm and of course congratulations.Excellent performance by the boys of the Superstock Teams who have obtained the best result on the worst in the League, showing great skill and professionalism that will serve for the remainder of the Championship. "


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