SBK: Biaggi opens the title race again!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 08:52

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Reopen the Championship after two amazing performances of Max Biaggi in Brno and the hope of winning the eighth Suomy Superbike World Championship arises!
A superb race for Michel Fabrizio, who, despite the sore feet, finished fourth in both races behind the trio.

RACE 1
Biaggi attacked the race determined to win on "his" track, but in the end was Melandri to win Race 1 on the circuit of Brno. Melandri has dueled with Biaggi and then managed to hold off world champion Suomy which, in turn, for a couple of mistakes was in danger of losing second place in favor of Checa. The Spaniard still has a good lead in the championship, but the pirate Suomy has reopened for the championship games. Good performance of Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare), alone in fourth place, ahead of Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team). Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Superbike Team Italy), penalized by a unhappy departure, has recovered a significant winning sixth place.

RACE 2
As for Aragon race, Biaggi and Marco Melandri have won a race each here in Brno.  Suomy Superbike World Champion 2010 in Race 2 checked Melandri and gained by being surprised with this win nine points of leaders Checa league. Melandri was a worthy opponent, but he had to settle for second place which leads him to fifty points behind the leader. Bravo Fabrizio in fourth place, the foot pain, while encouraging Badovini ended with a sixth.
Max Biaggi: "It has been a tough weekend from beginning to end, Carlos and Marco were really fast, but in the end we are always here, with the 3 top riders on the podium. In this sense, we are having ups and downs, with one win and one second place. In race 1 I was not very happy because I knew I could win, but I lost the moment and to do so was Marco. At this point we have been able to strike back in race 1 with some adjustments for Race 2, small, but decisive, and we were able to do better, I had my pace, even if the temperature did not help the tires. "

   

Christophe Pourcel will wear Suomy!

Monday, 04 July 2011 14:34

Suomy is proud to confirm that we reached agreement with Kawasaki Team CLS for the engagement of MX2 World Champion Christophe Pourcel returning to GP racing on a KX450F in the MX1 World Championship; he will be able to attend the German race on July 10th.

Christophe will wear Suomy Mr JUMP Black Magic version with the only insert of main sponsor.

Seriously injured in 2007 after clinching the 2006 MX2 world title for Kawasaki, Christophe resumed his successful career in the USA with two Supercross titles in the Lites class, but he has now decided to return to the World Championship and will join Kawasaki Team CLS for the second part of the 2011 season. Christophe will be reunited with several people whom he knows well; Jean Jacques Luisetti – owner of Team CLS– was one of his first sponsors, while Jeremy Fontaine was his mechanic in 2005 and 2006 and the team's chief mechanic Yann Lozano accompanied him to discover the US scene. Christophe is already in Europe for testing with Ben Townley’s bikes.

Umberto Monti: “I'm glad that the CLS Kawasaki team has found the availability of Christophe Pourcel to run in the second part of the MX1 World Championship after the vicissitudes happened to Ben Townley. Suomy is delighted to see the helmet worn by an ex champion of the world  like Christophe. I’m sure he will get good results and we hope to see him among the first, although we are aware that it will be difficult to run for the title when there are only 6 races at the end of the Championship. "

Christophe Pourcel: “I’m happy to be back with Team CLS, who offered me a nice challenge. I know the team and I’m sure that we will do a great job together. I know the 450 Kawasaki well as I’ve been training on this bike in Florida, and I will be back alongside my former mechanic Jeremy Fontaine who was already working with me in 2006 when I won the World title. I’ve also been working in the past with Yann Lozano, so that makes it even easier to soon be ready to join the MX1 World Championship.”

Jean Jacques Luisetti: “For a team manager it’s a dream to have Christophe on his staff, as he is one of the best riders in the world, and I’m glad to see him on one of our bikes. Our MX1 Kawasaki became available since Ben Townley decided to take a break from racing, and it was necessary for us to find another rider to respect our commitments to our sponsors and partners. We contacted Christophe, and when he confirmed to us that he was interested in our project and free of any other contractual obligations we did our best to find a deal. I want to thanks our partners all of whom have helped us to reach this agreement. For sure the strong connection between Team CLS, Kawasaki and Pro Circuit was important as Christophe knows the bike and the team. Christophe wants to show what he is capable of in this class, and of course it is also our goal to prove what the team can do in the MX1 class.”

   

Spain. SBK and MX2: great results!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 10:04

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SBK- Aragon Spain

RACE 1:

Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike) took his second win of the year after leading when it really counted as his rival Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) made a small slip a few laps from the end.

Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia) was a strong finishing third, and Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike) took fourth place in a close fight with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike). Noriyuki Haga (Pata Aprilia) and top finishing local Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) followed close behind those two.

Championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) fell while in a potential podium position, on lap eight. He had just set the fastest lap of the race and was pushing on to try and stay with the leading riders.

RACE 2.

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) took his long awaited first win of the 2011 season after an immaculate display of front running, heading Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike) by 4.809 seconds, after Melandri ran off track at one point, with a few laps to go.
Local rider and championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) completed a damage limitation exercise after his fall in race one, scoring third in the second 20-lap contest, from the impressive Michel Fabrizio (Suzuki Alstare). Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) was a home-town top five finisher, from Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike) and Noriyuki Haga (Pata Aprilia).

Standing: (after 7 of 13 round): 1. Checa 261; 2. Biaggi 218; 3. Melandri 195; 4. Laverty 146; 5. Camier 125; 6.Haslam 120; 7. Fabrizio 108; 8. Rea 94.

MX2 – La Baneza Spagna

Tommy Searle maintained his challenge for the FIM World MX2 Championship with his 5th podium finish of the season in the Spanish round at La Baneza.

The British rider was again in startling form as he charged through the field to take over second place in the first moto and close down the leader Ken Roczen until backmarkers cost him the chance of victory on a track which only had one really fast line for most of the lap. The two leaders had left the remainder of the field nearly half a minute behind and, knowing that the overall victory in the event of a tie would be decided by the second race result, Tommy concentrated all his efforts on getting quickly to the front in the second encounter. With his first holeshot of the season he did just that, but an unfortunate wrong choice of line on the heavily-watered track saw his rival nip past and a few more errors settled it. Nevertheless Searle has not lost any ground in the title chase as he actually pulled back six points on previous leader Jeffrey Herlings, and the Brit goes to Sweden for the start of the second half of the series full of confidence.

Tommy Searle: “I feel that we made another step this weekend, even if I didn't win the GP. I’m very happy with my first race. I had some good lines, and I felt really good on the bike. I had a decent start and passed Herlings and Aubin to get to second and close down Roczen, but there was only one good line round most of the track and I lost time behind lappers. I started thinking about the overall win when I got my first holeshot of the season in the second race. That was great ! I had a good jump out of the gate, and the bike was perfect, but then I made a silly mistake during the first lap when I went wide in a corner. That's how Roczen passed me and it took me a couple of laps to find a good rhythm again.

   

WEEK-END OF PODIUMS FOR SUOMY

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:47

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A weekend full of sporting events where  Suomy gained some podiums.

The wet Silverstone track did not help Loris Capirossi in a period already very unfortunate for the Pramac Ducati rider that had to settle for tenth place, however, gnawing some points in the standings.
Better chance to Max Biaggi in SBK Misano circuit where Max gained two times the second place just after the invincible Checa. The Suomy rider managed two excellent races despite the micro-fracture injured left ankle after the fall of the last session of free practice and cracked rib injury happened during the American race in Miller.

Max Biaggi: "I tried to do my best, pushing to the end, but I made ​​a mistake, I could not close a curve as I wanted and I lost time. At that point, Carlos was strong, I was behind, but I did not get close to him. Maybe we are not at the same level of competitiveness last year and I hope we can improve, but two second places are not bad and we can be satisfied even if the points difference between me and Carlos is great, but we must try to recover. "

Results (after 6 of 13 round): 1. Checa 245; 2. Biaggi 173; 3. Melandri 150; 4. Laverty 123; 5. Haslam 106; 6. Camier 101; 7. Fabrizio 95

MX2 Portugal. Suomy rider Tommy Searle won the second round even if it is out in the first because of the green net that has twisted the rear wheel.
In the MX2 class, Herlings victory, which took advantage of the fall of Roczen in race 2 (another overcoat!), after the German had won the first heat. Paulin second overall, ahead of Osborne and the young pilot Suomy Max Anstie. Now in the standings is driving Herlings with 6 points on Roczen and 33 ahead of our Tommy.
Another break for Ben Townley who claims not to be still in perfect physical and mental shape to be able to run to the top in MX1. Probably the New Zealand pilot also will miss the next race to be held in La Banez Spain.

   

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