World Superbike Vs. Formula 1

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
During the second week of March, the World Superbike boys made their way tothe Circuito de Tomas track in Valencia, Spain for the first round of thisyear's race season. During testing, Ben Bostrom (Ducati L&M) had one of the fastesttimes with a lap of 1:35.228, that was less than 1/100th of a second away fromKenny Roberts Jr's lap record set last year on his 500 GPSuzuki.

This week, the Formula 1 boys are testing at that very same track and wethought it might be interesting to compare lap times between the twovery different machines...

So, maybe "compare" is the wrong word to use since the cars are so much fasterthan the bikes. But it's interesting to look at anyway, especially since so manytwo-wheel addicts are fans of four-wheelers as well.

Valencia Lap times:1 Troy Corser, Australia (Aprilia) 1:35.5042 Hitoyasu Izutsu, Japan (Kawasaki) 1:36.0983 Ruben Xaus, Spain (Ducati) 1:36.2254 Troy Bayliss, Australia (Ducati) 1:36.2775 Gregorio Lavilla, Spain (Kawasaki) 1:36.6286 Ben Bostrom, USA (Ducati) 1:36.6467 Giovanni Bussei, Italy (Ducati) 1:36.7968 Neil Hodgson, GB (Ducati) 1:36.8921 Alexander Wurz (McLaren) 1:16.1702 Mika Hakkinen (McLaren) 1:17.3103 Mark Webber (Benetton) 1:18.0404 Juan Montoya (Williams) 1:18.0705 Pedro de la Rosa (Jaguar) 1:18.2806 Luciano Burti (Prost) 1:18.3707 Eddie Irvine (Jaguar) 1:18.4708 Marc Gene (Williams) 1:18.550
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