Max Biaggi (Aprilia) stole the show Sunday at the Misano World Circuit by taking first place in both races. The Aprilia racer dominated Round 7 of the World SuperBike Championship in Misano Adriatico, Italy, and increased his points lead in the series.
In addition to AMA Road Racing, the Big M Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, was also host to Round 6 of the World Superbike FIM World Championship. This was the series’ only race in the United States and it gave stateside fans the opportunity to see the prestigious event first hand.
Carlos Checa won the first race of the day, but wasn’t able to repeat his 1-1 performance from last year. Instead, the second race went to Marcos Melandri who picked up his second win of the season.
For the second race in a row, the World Superbike Championship was plagued by wet weather. This weekend’s event in Monza, Italy, saw even less riding than in Assen, with only half a race completed. The first race of the day was red-flagged after the opening laps, but the second went long enough that riders were at least able to score half points for the day.
Round 3 of the World SuperBike FIM Championship was a cold and wet one as rain turned the Circuit van Drenthe in Assen, Holland into one big black slip-and-slide. Riders of all standings were sent skidding across the asphalt in the rain-drenched first race, allowing Sylvain Guintoli (Ducati) to win his first ever World SuperBike race.
Although Round 2 of the World Superbike Championship was held in Imola, Italy, both races of the day went to Spain. Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati) took first place in both of Sunday's races, while the Italian favorite, Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) never even made it to the podium. Checa's double win on Sunday puts him ahead in points at 75, with Biaggi trailing just behind at 71.
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