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Checa the 2011 SBK Champion

Carlos Checa

Checa the Champion after 13th race win.

Once clear of long-time leader Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Checa was unopposed and took his 13th race win and raised his points total to an unassailable 442.

His only pre-race title rival, Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team), was second after a late charge through to the podium, with Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) making his German based team happy with a top three finish.

Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia) was a close fourth, with Laverty slowing to end up fifth.

Carlos ChecaDucati and Checa move up with Race 2 win.

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) took his 14th win of the season in fine style when he held off late charger Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team). Third was long time leader Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) who was only passed in the very late stages by his team-mate Melandri.

Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) was unable to repeat his podium from race one, as he finished six seconds from the win. Fifth place went to the Effenbert Liberty Ducati of local man Sylvain Guintoli. Ducati also claimed the Manufacturers' Championship today.

Checa enters the final round at Portimao with 467 points while Melandri has 360. Laverty moved up to overall third today with a total of 283.


Chaz DaviesChaz comes up trumps as Scassa wins again.


Chaz Davies (Yamaha ParkinGO) took the overall victory in the Supersport World Championship after finishing sixth at Magny-Cours, in a race won by his team-mate Luca Scassa. Sam Lowes (Parkalgar Honda) was second today with long-time leader Broc Parkes (Kawasaki just holding off his rapidly advancing team-mate David Salom for third. James Ellison (Bogdanka PTR Honda) was fifth, as Davies eased to the title and a new total of 181 points with one round left to run.

Fabien Foret (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) was only eighth today but remains second overall, in 144 points. Parkes is third in the points, on 136, tied with Salom.


 Davide GiuglianoGiugliano takes title as Petrucci wins the race.


In winning the race at Magny-Cours Danilo Petrucci (Barni Racing Ducati) did all he could to stop Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Ducati) from being champion, but in finishing fifth Giugliano took the crown with one round to spare.

A three way fight for second in the race between team-mates Lorenzo Zanetti and Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad Italia Superstock), plus Niccolò Canepa (Lazio MotorSport) ended up in that order.

With one round to go Giugliano has 171 points, Petrucci 144, Zanetti 137, Barrier 112 and Canepa 109.


vandermark_newsJoy for Van Der Mark as Metcher moves ahead.

A thrilling 12-lap race saw Jed Metcher (MTM-RT Motorsports Yamaha) move further ahead in the championship battle by taking second place behind race winner Michael Van der Mark (Ten Kate Junior).

This was the Dutch Honda rider's third win of the year and puts him third overall in the championship rankings, 25 points behind Metcher but with a better win ratio, which may be crucial at the final round in Portugal.

One-time race leader and pole man Joshua Day (Revolution Racedays Kawasaki) was third in the race and is now 19 points behind Metcher in the table, with one race remaining. Tony Covena (Nito Racing Yamaha) was fourth today, eight seconds back, with Robin Mulhauser (RRT Racing Yamaha) fifth.