2012 Phillip Island Superbike World Championship round

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Australia   2012 Phillip Island Superbike World Championship round
Round details
Round 1 of 14 rounds in the
2012 Superbike World Championship.
and
Round 1 of 13 rounds in the
2012 Supersport World Championship.
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date 26 February, 2012
Location Phillip Island
Course Permanent racing facility
4.445 km (2.762 mi)
Superbike World Championship
Pole position
United Kingdom Tom Sykes
1:31.323 (Combined sessions)
Superpole cancelled when circuit closed following investigation into fatal crash during support race.
Fastest lap race 1 Fastest lap race 2
Italy Max Biaggi Spain Carlos Checa
1:31.785 1:32.846
Supersport World Championship
Pole position
Australia Broc Parkes
1:34.445
Fastest lap
France Fabien Foret
1:35.274

The 2012 Phillip Island Superbike World Championship round was the first round of the 2012 Superbike World Championship season and of the 2012 Supersport World Championship season. It took place over the weekend of 24–26 February 2012 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit near Cowes, Victoria, Australia.

Superbike[edit]

Crescent Suzuki's John Hopkins and Team Pedercini's Leandro Mercado, both injured, were replaced by Josh Brookes and Bryan Staring.[1]

During Saturday sessions, a crash in the domestic Supersport race killed Oscar McIntyre, 17, and the circuit was closed for investigation following the fatal crash. The incident forced officials to call off Superpole qualifying, as the investigation curtailed all events at the circuit for the day.[2] The starting grid for both races was then established from the two qualifying sessions.[3]

Max Biaggi won the first race with 7.104 secs advantage over Marco Melandri while Carlos Checa lost the rear tire when he was accelerating into the main straight of the circuit. In terms of top speed, both Biaggi and Melandri recorded the highest top speeds of 324.6 and 322.7 km/h respectively. Melandri's result represented the first ever second position for BMW at a superbike race. Phillip Island second race was full of drama when Biaggi went off the track and re-joined in the last position. He remounted all the way to finish second at just +5.707 secs from race winner Checa. [4]

Race 1 classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Bike Laps Time Grid Points
1 3 Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 22 34:13.963 2 25
2 33 Italy Marco Melandri BMW S1000RR 22 +7.104 13 20
3 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 1098R 22 +7.378 5 16
4 66 United Kingdom Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 22 +12.189 1 13
5 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Ducati 1098R 22 +16.424 4 11
6 84 Italy Michel Fabrizio BMW S1000RR 22 +20.200 10 10
7 65 United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Honda CBR1000RR 22 +20.223 8 9
8 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda CBR1000RR 22 +24.108 16 8
9 34 Italy Davide Giugliano Ducati 1098R 22 +28.072 14 7
10 67 Australia Bryan Staring Kawasaki ZX-10R 22 +34.232 17 6
11 87 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Ducati 1098R 22 +34.450 20 5
12 91 United Kingdom Leon Haslam BMW S1000RR 22 +35.648 12 4
13 121 France Maxime Berger Ducati 1098R 22 +36.392 9 3
14 44 Spain David Salom Kawasaki ZX-10R 22 +41.500 18 2
15 17 Spain Joan Lascorz Kawasaki ZX-10R 22 +42.086 15 1
16 25 Australia Josh Brookes Suzuki GSX-R1000 22 +42.605 21
17 2 United Kingdom Leon Camier Suzuki GSX-R1000 22 +43.366 6
18 18 Australia Mark Aitchison BMW S1000RR 22 +45.225 22
19 20 Australia David Johnson BMW S1000RR 22 +1:08.782 24
20 59 Italy Niccolò Canepa Ducati 1098R 22 +1:10.440 7
Ret 58 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Aprilia RSV4 Factory 19 Retirement 11
Ret 86 Italy Ayrton Badovini BMW S1000RR 14 Retirement 19
Ret 7 Spain Carlos Checa Ducati 1098R 5 Accident 3
Ret 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Honda CBR1000RR 0 Retirement 23
DNS 19 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia RSV4 Factory Injured
OFFICIAL SUPERBIKE RACE 1 REPORT

Race 2 classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Bike Laps Time Grid Points
1 7 Spain Carlos Checa Ducati 1098R 22 34:26.728 3 25
2 3 Italy Max Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 22 +5.707 2 20
3 66 United Kingdom Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 22 +12.521 1 16
4 65 United Kingdom Jonathan Rea Honda CBR1000RR 22 +12.655 8 13
5 91 United Kingdom Leon Haslam BMW S1000RR 22 +18.179 12 11
6 33 Italy Marco Melandri BMW S1000RR 22 +18.831 13 10
7 121 France Maxime Berger Ducati 1098R 22 +18.939 9 9
8 58 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Aprilia RSV4 Factory 22 +19.478 11 8
9 4 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda CBR1000RR 22 +19.554 16 7
10 59 Italy Niccolò Canepa Ducati 1098R 22 +26.289 7 6
11 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Ducati 1098R 22 +26.479 4 5
12 2 United Kingdom Leon Camier Suzuki GSX-R1000 22 +29.145 6 4
13 34 Italy Davide Giugliano Ducati 1098R 22 +36.482 14 3
14 87 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti Ducati 1098R 22 +38.113 20 2
15 25 Australia Josh Brookes Suzuki GSX-R1000 22 +43.234 21 1
16 67 Australia Bryan Staring Kawasaki ZX-10R 22 +43.526 17
17 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa Honda CBR1000RR 22 +53.929 23
Ret 86 Italy Ayrton Badovini BMW S1000RR 11 Retirement 19
Ret 17 Spain Joan Lascorz Kawasaki ZX-10R 10 Accident 15
Ret 50 France Sylvain Guintoli Ducati 1098R 9 Retirement 5
Ret 44 Spain David Salom Kawasaki ZX-10R 8 Retirement 18
Ret 84 Italy Michel Fabrizio BMW S1000RR 4 Retirement 10
Ret 20 Australia David Johnson BMW S1000RR 4 Retirement 24
Ret 18 Australia Mark Aitchison BMW S1000RR 1 Accident 22
DNS 19 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia RSV4 Factory Injured
OFFICIAL SUPERBIKE RACE 2 REPORT

Supersport[edit]

Race classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Bike Laps Time Grid Points
1 54 Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Kawasaki ZX-6R 15 24:08.130 4 25
2 99 France Fabien Foret Kawasaki ZX-6R 15 +0.078 5 20
3 23 Australia Broc Parkes Honda CBR600RR 15 +2.038 1 16
4 16 France Jules Cluzel Honda CBR600RR 15 +2.113 3 13
5 11 United Kingdom Sam Lowes Honda CBR600RR 15 +4.955 2 11
6 32 South Africa Sheridan Morais Kawasaki ZX-6R 15 +6.812 6 10
7 34 South Africa Ronan Quarmby Honda CBR600RR 15 +11.592 13 9
8 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Triumph Daytona 675 15 +16.761 7 8
9 31 Italy Vittorio Iannuzzo Triumph Daytona 675 15 +18.098 14 7
10 52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Honda CBR600RR 15 +18.425 12 6
11 3 Australia Jed Metcher Yamaha YZF-R6 15 +19.227 17 5
12 64 United States Joshua Day Kawasaki ZX-6R 15 +24.412 19 4
13 87 Italy Luca Marconi Yamaha YZF-R6 15 +28.808 23 3
14 20 South Africa Mathew Scholtz Honda CBR600RR 15 +28.915 15 2
15 61 Italy Fabio Menghi Yamaha YZF-R6 15 +29.128 18 1
16 8 Italy Andrea Antonelli Honda CBR600RR 15 +31.719 24
17 40 United Kingdom Martin Jessopp Honda CBR600RR 15 +36.812 22
18 10 Hungary Imre Tóth Honda CBR600RR 15 +40.102 20
19 98 France Romain Lanusse Kawasaki ZX-6R 15 +40.788 26
20 13 Italy Dino Lombardi Yamaha YZF-R6 15 +44.040 25
21 38 Hungary Balázs Németh Honda CBR600RR 15 +48.573 8
22 33 Austria Yves Polzer Yamaha YZF-R6 15 +1:05.387 27
23 27 Switzerland Thomas Caiani Honda CBR600RR 15 +1:20.489 28
Ret 69 Czech Republic Ondřej Ježek Honda CBR600RR 12 Retirement 16
Ret 22 Italy Roberto Tamburini Honda CBR600RR 7 Retirement 9
Ret 55 Italy Massimo Roccoli Yamaha YZF-R6 3 Retirement 11
Ret 19 Poland Paweł Szkopek Honda CBR600RR 0 Retirement 10
Ret 65 Russia Vladimir Leonov Yamaha YZF-R6 0 Retirement 21
OFFICIAL SUPERSPORT RACE REPORT

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phillip Island Entry List" (PDF). Superbike World Championship. Infront Motor Sports. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Superpole cancelled after support race tragedy". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Road Racing FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships & FIM Superstock Cup Regulations" (PDF). fim-live.com. Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. p. 28. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 1.17.3: Grid positions will be based...for the Superbike, on the Superpole results and the qualifying practice results. In the case where the Superpole has been cancelled, the grid position will be based on the qualifying practice results. 
  4. ^ "Biaggi Melandri Sykes Checa take the lead 2012 world superbike season". grandprixrankings.com. Grand Prix Rankings. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 

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