May 2010 Archives
BY Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold
HM Plant Honda dominated the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship round at its home track, Cadwell Park.
Riders Ryuichi Kiyonari and Josh Brookes shared the spoils as they took a win each in the baking Lincolnshire sunshine.
And for Kiyonari it was the final the piece to his UK circuit domination, as he finally won at the only track where victory has always eluded him - even in the two seasons where he took the championship.
LEON Haslam boosted his championship lead after snatching victory in the second Superbike World Championship race at Kyalami.
The Pocket Rocket made a penultimate lap pass on HANNSpree Ten Kate Honda's Jonathan Rea to lead a freight train of four bikes across the line.
Rea was second while Haslam's championship rival Max Biaggi brought his Alitalia Aprilia home third.
EUGENE Laverty wheelied across the line as he took his third succesive win in today's World Supersport Championship race at Kyalami.
The honorary Durham star gave another masterclass in 600cc racing with a solid victory which now leaves him second in the championship and just one point behind Turkey's Kenan Sofuoglu.
Sofuoglu brought his HANNSpree Ten Kate Honda over the line in second place, while Britain's Chaz Davies rode a stunning race to bring his Parkingo Triumph home third.
MICHEL Fabrizio led from lights to flag to take the win in the opening Superbike World Championship race at Kyalami.
The star worked his magic to eke out a solid lead from as early as Lap Two, to stroll to victory onboard the Ducati Xerox machine.
And proving that the South African circuit was indeed a Ducati track, the privateer Althea Racing bike of Carlos Checa was the best of the rest, as he crossed the line with a commanding gap over third placed Leon Haslam.
MAX Biaggi powered to his second double of the year in the second World Superbike race at Monza, slashing Leon Haslam's championship lead to just three points.
The Roman Emperor rode another inch-perfect race, and was left with a clear lead to the finish line after an unlucky Cal Crutchlow saw his Yamaha Sterilgarda go up in smoke five laps from the end.
Haslam crossed the line second, just ahead of Troy Corser who gave the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team their first WSB podium.
EUGENE Laverty took a solid win to put himself back in the World Supersport title fight at Monza.
The Parkalgar Honda rider rode the perfect race to lead HANNSpree Ten Kate's Kenan Sofuoglu over the line, with series leader Joan Lascorz third.
It was a masterclass by Laverty, which saw him take the lead at the first corner by riding around the outside of Sofuoglu and Lascorz who were beating each other up in a bid to be first bike in.
ROMAN Emperor Max Biaggi led a British invasion across the line to win an exciting first World Superbike race at Monza.
Second place went to James Toseland after a photo-finish across the line with his Yamaha Sterilgarda team-mate Cal Crutchlow.
Fourth over the line was championship leader Leon Haslam, while Leon Camier rounded off the brace of Brits in fifth.
Chris Ryan's Strike Back hit all the right targets for an SAS drama.
Writer Chris Ryan, a military hero himself, left the adaptation of his book to the scriptwriters.
The result was the best of both worlds.
STUART Easton led a perfect race from start to finish to take his first win of the season at Oulton Park this afternoon.
The Swan Honda rider, who had been pipped to Pole yesterday afternoon by Worx Crescent Suzuki pilot Tommy Hill, more than made up for his disappointment by securing the win, despite a last-gasp charge from Hill.
Hill crossed the line a very close second, while John Laverty took a shock third place, to get his first podium for the Buildbase Kawasaki squad.
TOMMY Hill was back on dominant form as he took Pole for Bank Holiday Monday's MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.
The Worx Crescent Suzuki pilot pipped Hawick's Stuart Easton to the top spot, after a Swan Roll for Pole which became a battle royale between the closely matched pair.
Although it was the Swan Honda of Easton who had been holding the top spot as the chequered flag fell on the third and final qualifying session, Hill's hotlap of 1.35.214mins was enough to steal the place.