2012 Phillip Island Superbike World Championship round

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.

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
Date26 February, 2012
LocationPhillip Island
CoursePermanent 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

SuperbikeEdit

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 classificationEdit

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

Race 2 classificationEdit

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

SupersportEdit

Race classificationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Phillip Island Entry List" (PDF). Superbike World Championship. Infront Motor Sports. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-06. 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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