2009 World Superbike Test, Monza, Day 2 - Spies Strikes Back

Times from the second day of the World Superbike test at Monza: 

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Ben Spies Yamaha 1'45.3
2 Noriyuki Haga Ducati 1'45.5
3 Michel Fabrizio Ducati 1'45.6
4 Max Neukirchner Suzuki 1'45.8
5 Tom Sykes Yamaha 1'45.8
6 Karl Muggeridge Suzuki 1'46.0
7 Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 1'46.3
8 Ruben Xaus BMW 1'46.8
9 Troy Corser BMW 1'47.1


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That guy is freaking good. He comes to a track and learns really fast - and in the next second he blitzes the whole field.

I think Haga is gonna take it home anyway this season. More experience and he´s got Tardozzi and Ducati. Plus I´d love to see him win his title... he deserves it.

Oh btw - keep it up with the SBK news!

I think that in Haga's case - and only Haga's case - he has already earned it. He had the title taken from him for a completely harmless over the counter drug that had no impact on his performance.

That said, you are right, Haga needs to earn it. Fortunately, Spies is giving him the challenge he needs to stand firmly on that title and deserve the resect for not haing won it simply because Bayliss was not around.