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Old 06-27-2009, 03:50 AM   #21
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Superpole Results:

Saturday, 27 June 2009 17:19

1 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'29.846
2 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'30.080
3 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1'30.535
4 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'30.671
5 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'30.734
6 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1'31.023
7 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.342
8 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'34.797
9 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'30.159
10 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.229
11 121 Hopkins J. (USA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'30.272
12 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'30.387
13 36 Lavilla G. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1'30.612
14 27 Ellison J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.816
15 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1'30.916
16 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1'31.120
17 22 Camier L. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'31.176
18 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'31.215
19 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'31.217
20 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.260
21 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'31.874
22 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'31.887
23 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'32.183
24 14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.243
25 2 Hacking J. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'32.245
26 117 Andrews S. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'32.343
27 53 Polita A. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'32.584
28 79 Young B. (USA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'32.735
29 94 Checa D. (ESP) Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.811
30 88 Resch R. (AUT) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'33.374
31 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.408
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Spies is a monster
not counting his outlaps and inlaps, he did just 8 laps in total in all of Superpole
3 in Superpole 1, 2 in Superpole 2 and 3 in Superpole 3 = POLE

If it's dry, I can't see him getting beat tomorrow
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Spies is a monster
not counting his outlaps and inlaps, he did just 8 laps in total in all of Superpole
3 in Superpole 1, 2 in Superpole 2 and 3 in Superpole 3 = POLE

If it's dry, I can't see him getting beat tomorrow
Remember Grinchy as good as he is in the dry he has an even bigger advantage in the wet his ability for front end feel in the damp conditions I have never seen rivaled.
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Remember Grinchy as good as he is in the dry he has an even bigger advantage in the wet his ability for front end feel in the damp conditions I have never seen rivaled.
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Except that he has little experience w/ the Pirelli rains. If it's a wet race, my money's on Shakey.
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Rained very very hard yesterday evening,
damp and muggy as this morning, hopefully it'll burn off.


Couple of pics that caught my eye
1) the spoils of Superpole
2) Shakey through the Foggy Esses
3) Haga at the loop
4) Spies out of the Esses
5) Biaggi at the loop
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being tutored by Mr Schwantz

this should be good experience for him although the Suzuki seems way off the pace even in the hands off Kagayama (18th) who's done hundreds of laps around here!!
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Looks like Kiyo was experimenting with the Ohlins,
WTF is going on with him, he won one of the races here last year
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Race 1 Results:

Sunday, 28 June 2009 14:26

1 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 34'57.230 (158,831 kph)
2 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 7.156
3 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 10.968
4 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 18.843
5 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 19.125
6 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21.286
7 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 23.644
8 121 Hopkins J. (USA) Honda CBR1000RR 32.849
9 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 32.904
10 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 33.192
11 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 34.535
12 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 35.093
13 22 Camier L. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 35.441
14 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 39.034
15 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 41.067
16 14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Honda CBR1000RR 46.452
17 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 47.924
18 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 48.246
19 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 50.932
20 117 Andrews S. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 55.032
21 2 Hacking J. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 55.216
22 53 Polita A. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'02.758
23 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'02.977
24 94 Checa D. (ESP) Yamaha YZF R1 1'12.255
25 79 Young B. (USA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'12.531
RET 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR
RET 27 Ellison J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1
RET 88 Resch R. (AUT) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
RET 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1
RET 36 Lavilla G. (ESP) Ducati 1098R
RET 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR
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going to be another quiet day from Alrova!!
1 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 34'57.230 (158,831 kph)
2 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 7.156
3 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 10.968

spies turned up the heat with that lead..
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da da done


Doesn't sound too good for Haga with a fractured vertebrea. If Spies does win the championship I hope it is done with a healthy Haga competing all the way.

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That IMHO is a defining moment in Haga's life as a Superbike racer.
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Race 2 Results:

Sunday, 28 June 2009 17:45

1 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 35'14.788 (157,512 kph)
2 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 6.622
3 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 6.816
4 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 7.349
5 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 8.145
6 22 Camier L. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 13.463
7 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 15.751
8 27 Ellison J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 16.837
9 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 22.891
10 117 Andrews S. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 30.347
11 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 30.622
12 14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Honda CBR1000RR 31.562
13 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 32.148
14 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 32.607
15 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 32.806
16 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 34.269
17 79 Young B. (USA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 40.644
18 36 Lavilla G. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 40.956
19 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 41.302
20 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 42.856
21 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 47.769
RET 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR
RET 88 Resch R. (AUT) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
RET 53 Polita A. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
RET 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR
RET 94 Checa D. (ESP) Yamaha YZF R1
RET 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R
RET 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R
RET 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory
RET 2 Hacking J. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R
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2009 World Superbike Championship leader Noriyuki Haga has been airlifted to Derby hospital with a fractured vertebra - plus other injuries - after his violent race two crash at Donington Park on Sunday.

Haga fell heavily at Coppice, the fast right-hander which leads onto the back straight, on lap five of the second race, shortly after moving into second position behind double Donington winner, and title rival, Ben Spies.

In a near identical accident to that suffered at the same turn by Ducati Xerox predecessor Troy Bayliss in 2007, the Japanese was thrown from his 1198 as he applied the power and then hit several times by his bike as he tumbled to a halt.

Haga, third in race one, eventually walked away with the support of marshals but was then airlifted to hospital.

"Haga was victim of a serious crash in which he has suffered a fracture of one of the spinal vertebrae," read a Ducati statement.

"He was immediately transferred to the track's medical centre where the doctors declared a fracture of one of his vertebrae.

"At this point it was decided to move him by helicopter to Derby hospital where he will receive further medical attention."

Spies is now just 14 points behind Haga after round nine of 14. The next event takes place at Brno on July 26-28 but Haga's attendance is in serious doubt.


I'm gutted for Nori and pray for a swift and complete recovery

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Sadly for the title fight, it seems Spies may not be challenged from taking Haga's advantage following the Ducati rider's violent accident during the second race. Taken to hospital with a suspected fractured vertebra, Spies revealed deep concern for his rival and friend.

“We were supposed to have a barbecue this weekend, but it doesn't sound like he is doing too good right now. I gave Davide Tardozzi [Haga's team manager] my number and told him to call me. I just want to know he is fine. I saw the replay and it was a bad one – hopefully he will be at Brno.”
Nobody wants to win a championship like this, least of all him I suspect
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That IMHO is a defining moment in Haga's life as a Superbike racer.
I fear you may be right but I hope not
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Race 2 Results:

Sunday, 28 June 2009 17:45

1 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 35'14.788 (157,512 kph)
2 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 6.622
3 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 6.816
4 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 7.349
5 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 8.145
6 22 Camier L. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 13.463
7 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 15.751
8 27 Ellison J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 16.837
9 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 22.891
10 117 Andrews S. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 30.347
11 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 30.622
12 14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Honda CBR1000RR 31.562
13 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 32.148
14 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 32.607
15 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 32.806
16 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 34.269
17 79 Young B. (USA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 40.644
18 36 Lavilla G. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 40.956
19 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 41.302
20 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 42.856
21 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 47.769
RET 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR
RET 88 Resch R. (AUT) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
RET 53 Polita A. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
RET 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR
RET 94 Checa D. (ESP) Yamaha YZF R1
RET 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R
RET 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R
RET 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory
RET 2 Hacking J. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R
props to the 6 Brits in the top 10
would have been 7 if Johnny hadn't dumped it at Goddards

no one would have caught Spies today though, he smashed Bayliss's lap record and ran something like 10 laps under the old record
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I think there was a tainted virgin in the voodoo mix, Haga was supposed to have a mechanical. Really sucks, I was ready for a fight to the last race. Hope he will have a quick recovery and be on the gas again soon.
Ben was unbelievable today, he wrote the script for that race and had it in the bag after the first turn. Good to see Biaggi up front with the 'Priller in the first season too.
Grichy sorry your Johhny boy went down, looked like he was ready to fight the second race. Great weekend for Ben fans overshadowed by the concern for Haga. This was supposed to be Haga's year.......
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Haga injuries downgraded Ducati Xerox have confirmed that Noriyuki Haga's suspected fractured vertebra could in fact be an injury from an earlier accident, a revelation that could well see him on the bike again by the next round at Brno.

Haga was airlifted to Derby Hospital following his vicious accident during the second World Superbike race of the day at Donington Park, with initial results in the medical centre showing a fracture to his T8 and T9 vertebrae.

However, a further CT scan suggests these may be remains of a previous accident instead, thus negating any need for an operation.

Nonetheless, Haga will still undergo an operation for a displaced fracture in his right wrist, while a suspected fracture in his shoulder has also been diagnosed.

"This is good news" said team manager Davide Tardozzi. "Of course it needs to be confirmed tomorrow, Monday. Nori will for sure undergo an operation on the ulna bone of his right forearm, because it is a displaced fracture and there is also a suspected fracture of the scapula (shoulder blade) bone. It is clear however that if he really doesn't need to have an operation to the vertebrae he could get away with a month's rest.”
curious as to how this this injury wasn't picked up before,
is this the reason we've seen a less "on the edge" Haga in the recent rounds!!
is it a leftover from the bird strike Italian round?? begs some answers doesn't it??
all the same it doesn't sound as career threatning as initially reported so hopefully we'll all get to see the Samurai of Slide back to his very best although I suspect his 2009 tittle challenge is pretty much over.
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I think there was a tainted virgin in the voodoo mix, Haga was supposed to have a mechanical. Really sucks, I was ready for a fight to the last race. Hope he will have a quick recovery and be on the gas again soon.
Ben was unbelievable today, he wrote the script for that race and had it in the bag after the first turn. Good to see Biaggi up front with the 'Priller in the first season too.
Grichy sorry your Johhny boy went down, looked like he was ready to fight the second race. Great weekend for Ben fans overshadowed by the concern for Haga. This was supposed to be Haga's year.......
Buck, the track temp had gone up making it a little slick which i guess caught out Johnny and Biaggi possibly Haga too (and Eugene in the WSS)
such a shame Donnington was the next round after Misano.
it's a track notoriously hard to set up for and with no base settings for the new ohlins suspenders it was a big ask not helped by johnny tipping off in practice.
As Doohan put it, "the circuit is about 2 parts, the fast flowing undulating sectors and the carpark section!" (the melbourne loop).
Johnny was losing 2 -3 tenths through the loop all weekend on the splits.

Besides massive admiration for Spies the question I kept hearing over the weekend is "why haven't Suzuki (who are nowhere) done more to get Mladin (who fought tooth and nail with Spies for 3 years) onto their bike??

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