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Old 02-28-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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Haslam Wins Race One At Phillip Island WSBK
photo finish ...
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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Pos. Rider Team Bike

1 Leon Haslam Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000
2 Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
3 Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
4 Jonathan Rea HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
5 Max Biaggi Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 1000
6 Sylvain Guintoli Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000
7 Carlos Checa Althea Racing Ducati 1098R
8 Jakub Smrz Borciani-Guandalini Racing Team Ducati 1098R
9 Troy Corser BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
10 Lorenzo Lanzi DFX Corse Ducati 1098R
11 Leon Camier Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 1000
12 Max Neukirchner HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
13 Tom Sykes Kawasaki World Superbike Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R
14 Shane Byrne Althea Racing Ducati 1098R
15 Andrew Pitt Reitwagen Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
16 Vittorio Iannuzzo Squadra Corse Italia Honda CBR1000RR


Margin of victory : .004.

Roger Hayden finished eighteenth.

Yamaha teammates Toseland and Crutchlow both crashed out of the race, as did Kawasaki's Chris Vermeulen.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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Althea Ducati Rider Checa Wins Race Two At Phillip Island WSBK
Jason DiSalvo finishes eighth in first WSS race
by staff of Superbikeplanet

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Pos. Rider Team Bike Time

1 Carlos Checa Althea Racing Ducati 1098R
2 Leon Haslam Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000
3 Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
4 Sylvain Guintoli Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000
5 Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
6 Jonathan Rea HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
7 Troy Corser BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
8 Max Biaggi Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 1000
9 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1
10 James Toseland Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1
11 Leon Camier Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 1000
12 Shane Byrne Althea Racing Ducati 1098R
13 Lorenzo Lanzi DFX Ducati 1098R
14 J Brookes Honda CBR1000RR
15 Andrew Pitt Reitwagen Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
16 Max Neukirchner HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
17 Vittorio Iannuzzo Squadra Corse Italia Honda CBR1000RR
18 Roger Lee Hayden Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R


Sykes. Vermenlen and Smrz did not finish the race. Margin of victory .307. Checa is credited with leading just one lap.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:05 PM   #3
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Default BMW's chances?

Do you see any chance for BMW to reach the podium this year?
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I think it's possible for BMW to podium. It will take alot of luck, hard work and determination. It's to bad Xaus didn't make the first race this year. He's always been recognized as a big time crasher in my book. He either does really good or crashes. One year recently when he rode for Ducati I read he totalled out 9 bikes in one season. I think bwm could podium but like I said alot of luck, and hard work.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:05 PM   #5
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I truly hope for BMW to make a podium this year. If they do or not is up to them. If your asking my oplnion on what would make them better is getting a younger line up of riders. Although T.Corser has the experience to get the bike close they need a rider that's more hungry. Xaus is hungry enough he just crashes to much. They need to recrut someone like rea.
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Leon and the Frenchman had themselves a great weekend. Hopefully, BMW will sort their issues before race 4.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:59 PM   #7
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Haslems first true factory ride, he did great and held of the hard charging Ducati riders Haga and Fribrizio. All the way to the finish line I woundered if they would ever catch Haslems Suzuki. I kept waiting for signs of the fourstrokes punishing effects on the tires, but there was never even a slight indication that his bike was ever out of shape.
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Having been fast in testing over the winter months, Haslam has actually taken his debut win at the very first attempt as an official rider in an official team, have raced as a wildcard and privateer rider in the past. He followed up his win with a second place in Australia, only 0.307 seconds from his second win of the day.

Having started 62 races in this class, including those at Phillip Island last weekend, Haslam is actually something of a veteran at 26 years-old, simply because he started racing scooters at 14 years of age, winning the national championship in the UK in his first year. He went on to race everything from CB500 Honda twins to full MotoGP machinery in a wide-ranging career for such a young rider.

After moving back to BSBS racing full time in 2005 Leon enjoyed 16 wins in that class, and was second in the BSB championship in 2006 and 2008 - and never outside the top four in any year since 2005.

In 2009 Haslam was the top Honda in the WSBK series for a major part of the season, and was a top six finisher, in front of many official machines in the final rankings.

Leon's entire racing career has been run under the watchful eye of his father Ron, a successful rider in his own right in a large number of bike racing disciplines over the years.

Haslam - Leon that is - now has eight WSBK podium finishes, and has taken them on Ducati, Honda and now Suzuki machinery. His first was in Germany in 2004, his most recent as second place last Sunday. Given his form in 2010 already, we may not have to wait for too long before he adds to his already impressive haul of statistics.
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Now that's a person that deserves a factory ride. I would say the same thing even if it where a woman. He paid his dues and there for deserves it.
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He'll be in GP when this contract is done. My guess. I feel bad for Haga.
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