World Supersport

2009 WSS Qatar QP2 Results - Crutchlow Claims Pole

If it took Superbike rookie Ben Spies just one race to claim pole, fellow Yamaha rookie Cal Crutchlow took two races to do the same in the Supersport class. The British rider will be starting from the front of the grid on Saturday, in his increasingly impressive debut season. Fellow class rookie Eugene Laverty sits alongside him, just a few hundredths of a second slower than Crutchlow. But the Parkalgar rider is comfortably ahead of the Ten Kate duo of Kenan Sofuoglu and Andrew Pitt.

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2009 WSS Qatar FP1 Results - Lascorz Tops The Timesheets

126J. LascorzESPKawasaki ZX-6R2'04.106
2117M. PraiaPORHonda CBR600RR2'04.159
314M. LagriveFRAHonda CBR600RR2'04.585
435C. CrutchlowGBRYamaha YZF R62'04.745
554K. SofuogluTURHonda CBR600RR2'04.960
699F. ForetFRAYamaha YZF R62'04.990
724G. McCoyAUSTriumph Daytona 6752'04.996
81A. PittAUSHonda CBR600RR2'05.001
921K. FujiwaraJPNKawasaki ZX-6R2'05.123
108M. AitchisonAUSHonda CBR600RR2'05.368
1177B. VenemanNEDSuzuki GSX-R6002'05.428
1269G. NannelliITATriumph Daytona 6752'05.692
1313A. WestAUSHonda CBR600RR2'05.871
1450E. LavertyIRLHonda CBR600RR2'06.131
1596M. SmrzCZETriumph Daytona 6752'06.180
16127R. HarmsDENHonda CBR600RR2'06.412
1751M. PirroITAYamaha YZF R62'06.461
18105G. VizzielloITAHonda CBR600RR2'06.581
1930J. GuntherGERHonda CBR600RR2'06.747
2055M. RoccoliITAHonda CBR600RR2'06.881
2183R. HollandAUSHonda CBR600RR2'06.899
2232F. LaiITAHonda CBR600RR2'07.420
2319P. SzkopekPOLTriumph Daytona 6752'07.694
2428A. VosNEDHonda CBR600RR2'07.702
259D. Dell'OmoITAHonda CBR600RR2'08.310
265T. PraditaINAYamaha YZF R62'08.837
2771J. MorillasESPYamaha YZF R62'08.916
287P. VostarekCZEHonda CBR600RR2'09.957
2988Y. GuerraESPYamaha YZF R62'10.758
3078S. GeronimiAUSSuzuki GSX-R6002'11.171


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2009 World Superbikes Qatar Preview - Oh Sandy!

Qatar is weird. A beautifully equipped circuit smack bang in the middle of the desert, with nothing but sand all around. The stands are almost invariably empty, except for a smattering of ex-pats looking for excitement and a bunch of fans flown in from Europe to warm their winter-chilled bones. Meanwhile the facilities are luxurious – well equipped garages, fitted with everything a team could wish for. 

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2009 World Superbikes Round Phillip Island Report - Glorious Arrival

The opening round of the World Superbike championship had a lot to live up to. Billed as the most open championship for many years, the series once again looked completely unpredictable, and capable of producing close, exciting racing. And after a long, dark winter, the fans would not be disappointed, in either the World Superbike or World Supersport classes.

In World Superbikes, all eyes were on Ben Spies. Still an unknown quantity with no points of reference between his native AMA championship, where the Texan is coming off three consecutive titles, and the current World Superbike field, one of the biggest questions in the paddock was just how good Spies would be once the flag dropped. Taking pole position in the new Superpole format had proven that Spies was fast, at least over a limited number of laps and with a clear track, but WSBK fans were yet to be convinced of Spies' ability to stand his ground amidst the hurly burly of an average World Superbike race. Taking on a single rider, even one of the caliber of Mat Mladin, is one thing; taking on the charging horde of Haga, Biaggi, Neukirchner, Checa, Rea, Corser, Fabrizio et al is quite another.

World Superbikes Race 1

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2009 Phillip Island WSBK And WSS Qualifying - The Perils Of Superpole

The brand new Superpole format adopted by World Superbikes for the 2009 season threw up a great many conundrums at Phillip Island on Saturday, as well as a few surprises. But perhaps most of all, it also threw up confirmation of what some had suspected, and many had hoped.

The format is relatively simple, and borrowed from Formula 1:

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2009 WSS Phillip Island QP2 Result - Sofuoglu Stakes His Claim

154K. SofuogluTURHonda CBR600RR1'34.320
226J. LascorzESPKawasaki ZX-6R1'34.689
31A. PittAUSHonda CBR600RR1'34.786
435C. CrutchlowGBRYamaha YZF R61'34.875
550E. LavertyIRLHonda CBR600RR1'34.962
699F. ForetFRAYamaha YZF R61'35.063
751M. PirroITAYamaha YZF R61'35.086
824G. McCoyAUSTriumph Daytona 6751'35.187
98M. AitchisonAUSHonda CBR600RR1'35.263
1077B. VenemanNEDSuzuki GSX-R6001'35.401
11127R. HarmsDENHonda CBR600RR1'35.466
1213A. WestAUSHonda CBR600RR1'35.585
1369G. NannelliITATriumph Daytona 6751'35.644
14117M. PraiaPORHonda CBR600RR1'35.680
1514M. LagriveFRAHonda CBR600RR1'35.795
1621K. FujiwaraJPNKawasaki ZX-6R1'35.862
17105G. VizzielloITAHonda CBR600RR1'35.871
1855M. RoccoliITAHonda CBR600RR1'36.028
195T. PraditaINAYamaha YZF R61'36.341
2096M. SmrzCZETriumph Daytona 6751'36.350
2183R. HollandAUSHonda CBR600RR1'36.379
2219P. SzkopekPOLTriumph Daytona 6751'36.546
237P. VostarekCZEHonda CBR600RR1'37.021
249D. Dell'OmoITAHonda CBR600RR1'37.075
2530J. GuntherGERHonda CBR600RR1'37.170
2628A. VosNEDHonda CBR600RR1'37.344
2732F. LaiITAHonda CBR600RR1'37.719
2878S. GeronimiAUSSuzuki GSX-R6001'38.590
2971J. MorillasESPYamaha YZF R61'38.638
3088Y. GuerraESPYamaha YZF R61'38.977


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