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Results tagged “Yamaha” from Sunday Sun Blog

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.

Silverstone 3.jpg BLog.jpgTHE factory Yamaha squad have this afternoon announced they will quit World Superbikes at the end of this season.

The shock announcement comes just 24-hours after the team celebrated two seconds and two thirds with riders Eugene Laverty and Marco Melandri at Silverstone.

It means both riders will be looking for a job come season end, and will surely come as a bitter pill to swallow for fans of honorary Durham star Laverty, who has so far posted an impressive rookie season and lies fourth in the champsionship.

Burns Oulton Small 2.JPGJOE Burns has taken his first Metzeler National Superstock 600 win at Knockhill this morning.

The 17-year-old Geordie led from lights to flag in the first of today's two races at the mountain-top Scottish track.

And now he is hoping for more of the same in this afternoon's second race.

haga-small.jpgSAMURAI of Slide Noriyuki Haga took the win in an uneventful first World Superbike race at Kyalami.

The championship leader took the lead midway through the 24-lap race at the South African circuit, and was to go unchallenged all the way to the chequered flag.

Haga's Ducati Xerox team-mate Michel Fabrizio crossed the line second, ahead of polesitter Ben Spies.

haga-small.jpgNORIYUKI Haga took an easy win in the second World Superbike race at Assen after Ben Spies crashed out in Lap Two.

And Brit Leon Haslam rode his Stiggy Racing Honda to an impressive second place to back up his earlier third, and was followed over the line by the Czech Republic's Jakub Smrz.

Fellow Brits Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea bounced back from slow starts to take fifth and sixth respectively.

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