WSBK: Kyalami test day two results

Spies unhurt after crash

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Dec. 11, 2008
Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio recorded the fastest lap time for the second consecutive day as the World Superbike tests continue in South Africa.

Fabrizio’s shaved a second off his best time from day one by clocking a time of 1:40.256 on day two at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

“I’m not entirely satisfied today either because I made a small mistake on my good lap, otherwise I’m convinced I could have got below the 1:40 mark” says Fabrizio. “I hadn’t seen this track before of course and I really like it. It’s fun to ride. We haven’t yet tried any qualifiers and I think I may be able to go a touch faster with those tires but we’ll see tomorrow, with this heat it’s hard to go extremely fast. I’d like to improve even further tomorrow, I’ll see what I can do.”

Michel Fabrizio continues to record impressive lap times at the WSBK tests at Kyalami.Alstare Suzuki’s Max Neukirchner also improved with a second-best time of 1:40.688 while Fabrizio’s teammate Noriyuki Haga logged a time of 1:40.709 for the third-fastest time.

The second day of testing did not go as well for 2008 AMA Superbike Champion Ben Spies. The Yamaha Motor Italia rider’s day was cut short after a crashed on his 39th lap. Spies was unhurt in the crash but his YZF-R1 was severely damaged. Spies still managed to cut half a second off his day one time with a time of 1:41.049.

The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda duo of Carlos Checa and Jonathan Rea also crashed on day two.

Testing continues Dec. 12 in Kyalami.

WSBK - Kyalami Test - Day Two Results
Pos. Rider Bike Best Time Laps
1st Michel Fabrizio Ducati 1098F09 1:40.256 44
2nd Max Neukirchner Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:40.688 50
3rd Noriyuki Haga Ducati 1098F09 1:40.709 53
4th Jonathan Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1:40.842 40
5th Yukio Kagayma Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:40.959 52
6th Shinya Nakano Aprilia RSV4 1:40.968 42
7th Carlos Checa Honda CBR1000RR 1:40.955 31
8th Ben Spies Yamaha YZF-R1 1:41.049 38
9th Max Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 1:41.077 56
10th Ryuichi Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR 1:41.412 84
11th Troy Corser BMW S1000RR 1:41.986 34
12th Ruben Xaus BMW S1000RR 1:42.438 40
13th Tom Sykes Yamaha YZF-R1 1:42.933 18

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