Imola, practice 1: results by italian riders

To keep up the tricolor flag, after the first day of Superbike qualifying at Imola, the former world champion Max Biaggi. The Roman rider of Team Aprilia finished the first qualifying session in fourth place, ahead of only one tenth of a second from Czech Smrz (Ducati) but also from Spanish and British Lascorz and Sykes. Impressive detection: the top four in the rankings are contained in 0 “100 while there are fifteen riders in a second. The best blue after Biaggi, who is the young Davide Giugliano with Althea Racing Ducati he finished eleventh in front of Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) and the Ducati of Lorenzo Zanetti, good thirteenth on Aprilia Pata Racing Team. Among the top fifteen is also Marco Melandri, who so far has fallen short of expectations by closing the fourteenth. Among the other drivers undertone, Canepa (17th) and Fabrizio (19th). Lorenzo Alfonsi, on the Pro Ride Honda, closes the group in 25th place.

The only Italian in the top five of the Supersport is an excellent Roberto Tamburini. The Romagna rider with the Team Lorini forces stopped the clock sull’1’52 “927, just seven tenths off the leader virtual Sheridan Morais followed by three-piece” big “as Lowes, Parkes and Foret. Tambu has confirmed the good done in the morning and see for now it seems the only blue that can keep the trail of the best. After him, in fact, the first second in the table is blue the rider from Campania Vittorio Iannuzzo with Triumph  prepared by Ninetto Suriano, who tomorrow will try to do even better than the however good time trial today. For now disappoints Roccoli, among the most anticipated and only twelfth (Yamaha – Bike Service – WTR TEN 10) while Antonelli sixteenth, Lombardi, Baldolini nineteenth and twenty-first. To close for now the Italian presence Erbacci (25 °) and Marconi 28 °).

Chase the blues in the Superstock 1000, at the end of the first official session saw the top German Reitenberger signed with BMW Racing Alpha. About half a second from him, though, here are the first three Italians in the standings: the Lazio rider Eddi La Marra, on the Ducati Barni Racing Team Italia placed second, followed by BMW Team Goldbet led by Lorenzo Baroni and other federal Ducati , that brought to the track by Lorenzo Savadori from Romagna. The blues in the top ten are five, thanks to the eighth place of a fierce Roman Fabio Massei (EAB Ten Kate Junior – Honda) and a renewed Marco Bussolotti with the Ducati 1098 SK Energy Racing Team). Federico Sandi, hired at the eleventh hour by Althea Racing Stock for 1000 is provisional eleventh. The wild-card Federico Dittadi, on Aprilia Team Riviera, is the sixteenth and Massimo Parziani will try tomorrow to trace the location (20th with the Aprilia managed by MV Racing Team).

Italians also on the launching pad for the Superstock 600: behind the Dutchman Van Der Mark (Honda) and author of the first half of Spanish Calero Perez (Yamaha) have placed three blue: the Romagna and Campania rider Luca Vitali and Riccardo Russo (both bearers Team Italia FMI) are respectively the third and fourth interim, followed by surprise (but not too much) Nicholas J.Morrentino riding a Yamaha Elle 2 Ciatti. In seventh place another blue, Francesco Cocco (Yamaha – Team Pata by Martini) while others are more lingered: was good Benini newcomer to close on the twelfth R6 Gas Racing Team, followed by Gamarino and Casalotti. Cecchini seventeenth Viglieno 22 ° behind Morbidelli and Salvatori while Mercandelli seventh row is the “virtual” Horses and the 30th position. Closes the patrol blue Romano, 35th.