Saturday, April 16, 2011

World Superbikes – Assen – 17th April 2011

Rea edges Smrz off the top slot

Saturday, 16 April 2011 11:03

0264_p03_rea_actionJonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) knocked Jakub Smrz (Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati) off the top slot with a lap time of 1 minute 36.035 seconds in the closing minutes of the Q2 session. Thanks to his third time on Friday, Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing) took the third quickest time, ahead of Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) who was half a second quicker than yesterday.

The same can be said for Noriyuki Haga (Pata Racing Team Aprilia), who was fifth, the Japanese rider finishing the session ahead of Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport). Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) failed to improve and he was seventh in front of Michel Fabrizio (Suzuki Alstare), while Carlos Checa could only manage ninth on his Althea Racing Ducati.