April 2010 Archives
BEST TV moment of the week: Gordon Brown falling flat on his face in Rochdale.
JONATHAN Rea doubled up with his second victory of the day in Race Two at Assen, once again leading a trio of Brits onto the podium.
The HANNSpree Ten Kate Honda rider emerged victorious from a hard-fought 21-Lap battle royale, which at one point looked as if it could be won by any one of six riders.
Second man home was championship leader Leon Haslam, with James Toseland scoring his second podium of the day in third.
EUGENE Laverty was back to his best as he took the World Supersport win in Assen.
The Irishman put himself back in title contention after crossing the line first ahead of Kawasaki Motocard.com's Joan Lascorz.
HANNSpree Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu - the man who had dominated the event all weekend with his blistering lap times - was visibly disappointed to come home third.
JONATHAN Rea led a Brit one-two-three over the line in today's opening World Superbike race at Assen.
The Ulsterman took the win ahead of two-times champion James Toseland, while reigning British Superbike champ Leon Camier crossed the line third to grab his first WSBk podium.
In a race which saw no rider make a clear break up at the front, it was the BMW Motorrad Motorsport machine of Troy Corser which made the best start, sneaking into the lead at the first corner with Camier's Alitalia Aprilia slotting in neatly behind him.
Michael O'Leary, the profit-obsessed chief executive of Ryanair, has always struck me as a great pantomime villain.
AUSSIE Josh Brookes celebrated his first MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship win as he took the spoils in a hard-fought second race at Thruxton.
The HM Plant Honda became the first Australian to win a BSB race since Troy Bayliss in 1999 as he beat Race One winner Tommy Hill across the line by just 0.391secs.
And the win comes as the first for the HM Plant Honda squad since 2008.
TOMMY Hill took the win in today's opening MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race at Thruxton.
The championship leader left it until the penultimate lap to take the lead in the 20-lap dash around the fast Hampshire circuit, but once he was in front there was no catching him.
Second across the line was Aussie Josh Brookes, with Hill's Worx Crescent Suzuki team-mate Yukio Kagayama third.
JAMES Ellison has broken his femur in a high-speed crash at Thruxton today.
The Kendal rider, who had quickly become one of the favourites to take the title in this year's MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, lost control of his Swan Honda machine at the sweeping right-hand Goodwood section of the Hampshire circuit.
The crash saw him highside across the top and land heavily, and he was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a broken femur.
SAMURAI of Slide Noriyuki Haga won the second World Superbike Championship race at Valencia - both on the track and on aggregate.
In what proved to be an at times confusing but always exciting 20-Lap scrap, Nitro Nori crossed the line first and also took the aggregate win from Spaniard Carlos Checa with Roman Emperor Max Biaggi third.
The race had to be restarted after a massive crash involving the Kawasaki of Simon Andrews and Vittorio Iannuzzo's Honda brought out the red flag four laps in.
LEON Haslam has taken an easy win in the first of today's World Superbike Championship races from Valencia, Spain.
The 'Pocket Rocket' launched himself to the lead just four laps into the 23-Lap race, and never looked under any pressure as he led the pack to the chequered flag.
Second place went to Alitalia Aprilia's Max Biaggi, while two-times champion James Toseland finally announced he was back by taking third.