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29 May 2012

Liberty Racing Team: Monday to forget

Ducati Team
After the triumphant Smrz Superpole, the Liberty Racing Team expectations vanished in the race but the squad will not and should not settle for placements not up to its real possibility.
Kuba Smrž and with him, his whole Liberty Racing Team were, with good reason, very confident after the great Czech rider pole position, the dreams of glory are gone, unfortunately, at just the extinction of the lights already in race 1 when Kuba, victim of a not good starting, lost from the first few feet his poleman status, while Guintoli, sixth on the grid, got recovered by the big group, because of a technical problem.
Smrž after resisting for a few laps at the attacks of the powerful four-cylinder had to give way lap after lap his position to Melandri, Haslam, Biaggi and Laverty, but was able to overtake Sykes, finishing sixth.

Meanwhile the French, Sylvain Guintoli, plagued by mechanical problems, recovered with some difficulty closing in the twelfth position. The countryman and teammate Maxime Berger, for most of the race ahead of Guintoli, has sold only in the last laps the fifteenth position and with it the opportunity to score championship points.

At the start of the second manche Smrž was in tight spot losing positions, then after few corners covered with great attention, the race was stopped with the red flag due to the oil lost by Aoyama's Honda. After an hour and a half break that certainly didn't contribute to the concentration of the riders, the race has taken off, following the order of arrival of the three laps closed. Smrž and Guintoli, started once again slowed down, had lost the contact with the first group just from the first corners, so they were in the middle of the deployment. A rough race, which ended with Smrž ninth, tenth Guintoli and Berger fifteenth.

The transfer in the USA, as had already happened, was begun in the best way thanks to the Liberty Racing Team highest level performance in chrono sessions, but unfortunately when it came the time to collect the heavy points in the two races, something is jammed, forcing the Liberty to sweat more than it is needed to emerge. The challenge is not over, it has been lost a battle, not the war, and since on Misano Circuit, the Czech team will be back on track with motivations and objectives unchanged.

Miller - FIM Superbike World Championship - Race 1
1. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 38'21.283
2. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 38'23.596
3. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38'26.621
4. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR38'26.800
5. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38'33.484
6. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 38'34.545
7. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38'40.945
8. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 38'42.575
9. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 38'42.733
10. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 38'44.716
11. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 38'44.979
12. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 38'46.035
13. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 38'50.683
14. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet)BMW S1000 RR 38'52.505
15. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 38'54.249
16. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 38'56.692
17. Hiroshi Aoyama(Honda World SuperbikeTeam)Honda CBR1000RR 39'13.436
18. Shane Turpin (Boulder Motor Sports) Ducati 1098R 38'49.456
19. Jake Holden (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 39'00.843
RT. Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 24'24.308
RT. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 20'25.943
RT. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 13'04.252
RT. David Salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 13'54.828
RT. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 11'16.614

Miller - FIM Superbike World Championship - Race 2
1. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 32'56.257
2. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team)Honda CBR1000RR 32'56.452
3. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 32'58.394
4. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 33'00.502
5. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 33'05.791
6. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 33'06.055
7. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 33'08.148
8. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 33'08.972
9. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 33'09.274
10. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing)Ducati 1098R 33'09.960
11. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 33'11.944
12. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet)BMW S1000 RR 33'18.180
13. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet)BMW S1000 RR 33'20.197
14. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 33'20.308
15. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing)Ducati 1098R 33'30.154
16. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 33'34.949
17. Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 33'43.960
18. Jake Holden (Grillini Progea Superbike Team)BMW S1000 RR 34'03.480
19. Shane Turpin (Boulder Motor Sports) Ducati 1098R 34'37.971
RT. David Salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 24'27.789
RT. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 24'56.264
RT. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 17'05.034
RT. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 9'18.970
NS. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 

 

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