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Haslam and Checa share opening day victories

Carlos Checa and Leon HaslamLeon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) and Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati) took a win apiece at Phillip Island in what was a sensational start to the 2010 WSBK season in Australia. In dry conditions, in front of 65,500 fans, the action was intense in each 22-lap race, with the leading three riders within 0.769 seconds of each other in race one and the leading four within 0.837 seconds in race two.

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Privateer Checa wins second race at PI

Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati) won a thrilling race two at Phillip Island, by only 0.307 from Leon Haslam, who he passed on the final section of the track.


Third went to seasoned rider Michel Fabrizio, but a great ride from new SBK rider Sylvain Guintoli put him fourth on his Suzuki in only his fourth ever SBK event – 0.837 from a win. Noriyuki Haga was fifth, Jonathan Rea heading up a busy and exciting midfield battle in sixth.

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Phillip Island Superbike – Race 2

1   7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 34’16.428 (171,192 kph) 
2  91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 0.307 
3  84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 0.434 
4  50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 0.837 
5  41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 3.453 
6  65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 11.530 
7  11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 12.026 
8   3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 13.068 
9  35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 14.401 
10  52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 14.707 
11   2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 14.743 
12  67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 14.851 
13  57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 15.143 
14  25 Brookes J. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 30.947 
15  88 Pitt A. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 41.855 
16  76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 48.844 
17  31 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1’06.866 
18  95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’07.751 
RET  15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R  
RET  66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R  
RET  77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R  
RET  96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R  

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Haslam takes first WSBK race win in thrilling photo finish

Photo FinishIt took a look at the photo finish image to split Leon Haslam from his race long rival Michel Fabrizio, but by only 0.004 seconds the Alstare Suzuki rider was given the win.


Haslam added his first career win to his first ever pole position start, to take an early championship lead.


Fabrizio was originally given the win but after close inspection of the finish images, the victory was awarded to Haslam.


Noriyuki Haga took his Ducati to third, following the leading battle closely throughout.


Jonathan Rea, Max Biaggi, Sylvain Guintoli and Carlos Checa battled over fourth, with Jakub Smrz, Troy Corser and Lorenzo Lanzi completing the top ten.

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Phillip Island Superbike – Race 1

1  91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 34’13.435 (171,442 kph) 
2  84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 0.004 
3  41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 0.769 
4  65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 10.201 
5   3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 10.782 
6  50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 11.079 
7   7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 11.208 
8  96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 16.522 
9  11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 20.291 
10  57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 26.352 
11   2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 29.775 
12  76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 30.155 
13  66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 31.951 
14  67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 31.957 
15  88 Pitt A. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 55.082 
16  31 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1’10.932 
17  15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’11.237 
18  95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’17.357 
19  25 Brookes J. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR  
RET  35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1  
RET  77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R  
RET  52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1

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