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Carlos_Checa_WSBKCarlos Checa was the fastest once again around the World Superbike track at Phillip Island. Checa was the fastest during the first day of testing, setting the track record with a 1’30.58 lap time. Checa continued to set the pace at Phillip Island on day two, although lap times were slightly slower across the board.

The World Superbike season starts this weekend at Phillip Island, and the Althea Ducati rider has proven that he’s the man to beat. Not only did Checa have a fantastic session at Phillip Island, but he also took home a race win in Australia last year.

The top five finishers today were unable to improve their times from day one. 2010 World Superbike champion Max Biaggi was one of few riders to post a better lap on two, but Biaggi still only managed a sixth place finish.

Jonathan Rea, who finished third overall during the testing session, was taken to the hospital after a crash. Rea was taken to the hospital to have x-rays on his wrist. No word on the condition of his injury, but with just a few days before the start of the World Superbike season, Rea could struggle to see the grid on Sunday.

World Superbike Combined Testing Times From Phillip Island

  1. Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1’30.578
  2. Guintoli S. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1’31.196
  3. Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1’31.206
  4. Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1’31.654
  5. Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’31.866
  6. Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’31.870
  7. Fabrizio M. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’32.113
  8. Melandri M. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R1 1’32.122
  9. Laverty E. (IRL) Yamaha YZF R1 1’32.137
  10. Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’32.272
  11. Haga N. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’32.299
  12. Waters J. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’32.394
  13. Xaus R. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1’32.405
  14. Haslam L. (GBR) BMW S1000 RR 1’32.413
  15. 52 Toseland J. (GBR) BMW S1000 RR 1’32.880
  16. Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1’32.994
  17. Badovini A. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 1’33.233
  18. Staring B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’33.398
  19. Yanagawa A. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’33.432
  20. Berger M. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1’33.485
  21. Rolfo R. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’33.514
  22. Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’33.560
  23. Aitchison M. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’33.721

Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

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