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Old 02-27-2009, 03:40 PM   #21
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wonder why there are two missing springs in the clutch
so they can make that awful clutch rattle they make
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I love Kagayama's face in the pic of him in the chair with his crew

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I really want the A* suit with a BMW emblem on the speed hump. SHWIIIING!
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1 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.161
2 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1'32.306
3 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'32.312
4 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1'32.377
5 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1'32.397
6 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'32.491
7 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.500
8 55 Laconi R. (FRA) Ducati 1098 Ride Smart 09 1'32.508
9 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.509
10 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'32.525
11 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.602
12 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.623
13 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'32.704
14 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1'32.708
15 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.884
16 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 1'32.928
17 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.947
18 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1'32.992
19 44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.055
20 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'33.104
21 24 Roberts B. (AUS) Ducati 1098R 1'33.588
22 100 Tamada M. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'33.709
23 86 Badovini A. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'34.174
24 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'34.194
25 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'34.341
26 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'34.390
27 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'35.767
28 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'36.363
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I really want the A* suit with a BMW emblem on the speed hump. SHWIIIING!
Look at his right leg..looks like he's tested it out already.
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SBK = Qual #2


1 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.161
2 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1'32.306
3 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'32.312
4 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1'32.377
5 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1'32.397
6 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'32.491
7 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.500
8 55 Laconi R. (FRA) Ducati 1098 Ride Smart 09 1'32.508
9 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.509
10 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'32.525
11 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.602
12 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.623
13 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'32.704
14 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1'32.708
15 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.884
16 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 1'32.928
17 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.947
18 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1'32.992
19 44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.055
20 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'33.104
21 24 Roberts B. (AUS) Ducati 1098R 1'33.588
22 100 Tamada M. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'33.709
23 86 Badovini A. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'34.174
24 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'34.194
25 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'34.341
26 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'34.390
27 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'35.767
28 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'36.363
Go Johnny Go Go

Top 20 inside one second that's close

props to the Roman Emperor on the brand new Aprilia
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GO BEN!!!! That kid is going to be so amped up on the grid.........Love to see him on the podium first round to wake the boys up. If Biaggi stays upright he'll be on the box for sure. Good to see the 'Priller and the BMW w/Corser getting it together. Gonna be a good race.
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GO BEN!!!! That kid is going to be so amped up on the grid.........Love to see him on the podium first round to wake the boys up. If Biaggi stays upright he'll be on the box for sure. Good to see the 'Priller and the BMW w/Corser getting it together. Gonna be a good race.
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GO BEN!!!! That kid is going to be so amped up on the grid.........Love to see him on the podium first round to wake the boys up.
Think he did just that...... Final Superpole results
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And Biaggi in second!! WHOOT!


Grinchy is gonig to wake up with a smile seeing Rea on the front row.

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Yeah Ben!!!!! Can't wait for this one.............hope he keeps it on two.
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FIM Superbike World Championship
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February 28, 2009
Superpole Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Ben Spies (Yam YZF-R1), 1:31.069
2. Max Biaggi (Apr RSV4), 1:31.402
3. Jonathan Rea (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:31.596
4. Jakub Smrz (Duc 1098R), 1:31.600
5. Michel Fabrizio (Duc 1098 F09), 1:31.837
6. Leon Haslam (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:32.112
7. Carlos Checa (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:32.537
8. Regis Laconi (Duc 1098R), 1:32.649

9. Shinya Nakano (Apr RSV4), 1:31.843
10. Ryuichi Kiyonari (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:31.860
11. Yukio Kagayama (Suz GSX-R1000K9), 1:31.867
12. Tom Sykes (Yam YZF-R1), 1:31.881
13. Noriyuki Haga (Duc 1098 F09), 1:31.907
14. Max Neukirchner (Suz GSX-R1000K9), 1:31.916
15. Shane Byrne (Duc 1098R), 1:32.119
16. Broc Parkes (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:32.719

17. Troy Corser (BMW S 1000RR), 1:32.873
18. Roberto Rolfo (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:32.997
19. Ruben Xaus (BMW S 1000RR), 1:33.152
20. Tommy Hill (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:33.363


The Rest of the Grid:

21. Brendan Roberts (Duc 1098R), 1:33.588
22. Makoto Tamada (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:33.709
23. Ayrton Badovini (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:34.174
24. David Salom (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:34.194
25. Karl Muggeridge (Suz GSX-R1000K9), 1:34.341
26. Luca Scassa (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:34.390
27. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:35.767
28. Matteo Baiocco (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:36.363

You really have to hand it to Spies
incredible performance on a new bike, new tyres and a new circuit, checkout the lap time (even with the 2 day testing) that's motoring
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