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Checa PI sat small.jpgCARLOS Checa was back at the top this morning after winning the first Tissot-Superpole of the 2013 season at Phillip Island.

As the FIM World Superbike Championship fired up for the new season, it was the Spaniard who emerged man to beat as he took the new Ducati Team Alstare Panigale to the top of the timesheets with a hot lap of 1.30:234.

Eugene Laverty was second fastest as he kicked off his second season with Aprilia factory squad, while third on the grid for Sunday's races is Michel Fabrizio on the Red Devils Roma Aprilia.

Checa crop small.jpgCARLOS Checa has taken the win in the second World Superbike Championship race at Phillip Island.

But it was Max Biaggi who stole the show by finishing second after working his way back through the pack from dead last after a running off the track in the first lap.

And Brit Tom Sykes took a hard-fought third after seeing-off Jonathan Rea's Honda over the line.

Haga signs for Swan Yamaha 400.jpgSAMURAI of Slide Noriyuki Haga will ride for Guisborough-based Swan Yamaha this season after inking a deal to replace the injured Ian Hutchinson.

After weeks of gossip and rumours, the Japanese hotshot has today revealed he will return to Yamaha power to contest the 2012 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.

Nitro Nori comes to the UK with a total of 43 World Superbike Championship wins, finishing title runner-up three times and securing third a further four times.

WSB: King Carlos back on top

By Burning Rubber on Apr 17, 11 03:47 PM

checa2 - 300px.jpgCARLOS Checa was back to his best as he took the win in the second World Superbike Championship race at Assen.

The championship leader extended his points tally after beating reigning champ Max Biaggi across the line at the end of the 22-lap race.

Third man home was Race One winner Jonathan Rea, closely follwed by Biaggi's Alitalia team-mate Leon Camier.

Melandri WSB Donington

Image by ZoeBurn via Flickr

MARCO Melandri stormed to his maiden World Superbike Championship race win in today's opening race at Donington Park.

The Italian former GP star clawed his way back from a bad start which saw him drop to ninth in the opening lap to take the victory this afternoon.

But it was a tough opening race for the British contingent, with no UK riders finishing on the podium and both Eugene Laverty and Tom Sykes lucky to walk away from big crashes.

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