SBK MONZA - 2 podium for Suomy


RACE 1. A close race at times was turned into a cool race win for Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike) as he stretched his rivals to breaking point in the final laps.
Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing) and Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) took the other podium places, after some tough passes and fights between that duo and fourth place rider Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike).

Michel Fabrizio (SUOMY) had a strong ride on his Suzuki Alstare and set the fastest lap on his way to fifth place.

RACE 2. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike) won a last corner battle with his team-mate Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike) in the second 18-lap race at Monza but the bigger drama was the award of a ride-through penalty for long-time race leader Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia), for cutting a chicane in an incorrect way. He recovered to finish eighth.
Third was Michel Fabrizio (Suzuki Alstare) but only after a massive fight with Noriyuki Haga, who went fourth.

Michel Fabrizio: "This year is really tough! We really miss too much speed. Changing from second to third other riders gave me a lot and forced me to pull out to recover from. Fourth place would go well, then came the third and pays us the great work we are doing. "