The first arrival of the 9th stage WSBK

So ended the first race of the 9th stage of the world championship in the class Superbike Silverstone, which has become extremely dramatic. The race full of overtaking easy. Championship leader, Carlos Checa lost a few positions at the start, quickly deal with their offenders, having caught up with the leader of arrival Ugine Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike) with which Checa so quickly understands, and not weighed down by the pressure of his main rivals for the championship Biaggi and Melandri throughout race only increases their advantage. For Team Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team, this race has become a failure, first after a blunder Biaggi pulls back on the 11th position, followed by Leon Camier who went third for a few laps before the finish was forced to leave the race due to technical problems of his motorcycle, behind Marco Melandri ( Yamaha World Superbike). Local hero Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) was fourth, John Hopkins fifth. Checa adding 24 points with Biaggi increases the gap, proving their right to be the leader of the current championship.

Noriyuki Haga and Mark Aytchinson finished the race ahead of schedule, taking off from the road.

Results of the first arrival at Silverstone WSBK
01- Carlos Checa – Althea Racing – Ducati 2017 – 18 laps in 38'06.477
02- Eugene Laverty – Yamaha World Superbike Team – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 3.304
03- Marco Melandri – Yamaha World Superbike Team – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 4.782
04- Leon Haslam – BMW Motorrad Motorsport – BMW S2017RR – + 7.116
05- John Hopkins – Samsung Crescent Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 2017 – 11.057 +
06- Sylvain Guintoli – Team Effenbert Liberty Racing – Ducati 2017 – 21.899 +
07- Joan Laskorz – Kawasaki Racing Team – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 22.308
08- Maxim Berger – Supersonic Racing Team – Ducati 2017 – 22.734 +
09- Troy Corser – BMW Motorrad Motorsport – BMW S2017RR – + 25.491
10 Airton Bodavini – BMW Motorrad Italia – BMW S2017RR – + 25.725
11- Max Biaggi – Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team – Aprilia RSV4 Factory – + 25.844
12 Dzheims Toseland – BMW Motorrad Italia – BMW S2017RR – + 45.578
13 Roberto Rolfo – Team Pedercini – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 51.650
14 John Kirkhman – Samsung Crescent Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 2017 – 57.310 +
15 Leon Camier – Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team – Aprilia RSV4 Factory – + 1'36.457

Carlos Checa-Silverstone

Carlos Checa-Silverstone


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