It’s World Superbike Time!!!

That’s right folks. WSBK kicked off it’s 2008 season in Doha, Qatar.

THE CIRCUIT
Name: Losail International Circuit
Length: 5.380 km
Pole Position: right
Finish line length: 1068 metres
Race distance: 2 x 18 laps/96.840 km

WSBK is similar to AMA Superbike because they both use bikes that are available to the general public but unlike the Supersport type racing that require the bikes to remain almost stock and use DOT tires, Superbikes are allowed significant modifications and use slick racing tires. WSBK also runs 2 races per weekend. I do believe AMA has gone to that practice as well for it’s Superbike class.

Here’s the results from race 1

1 Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
2 Max Biaggi Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098R
3 Troy Corser Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Team Yamaha YZF R1
4 Ruben Xaus Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098R
5 Max Neukirchner Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8
6 Carlos Checa Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
7 Fonsi Nieto Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8
8 Yukio Kagayama Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8
9 Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
10 Jakub Smrz Guandalini Racing by Grifo’s Ducati 1098R

Race 2 results

1 Fonsi Nieto Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8
2 Ruben Xaus Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098R
3 Max Biaggi Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati 1098R
4 Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
5 Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
6 Lorenzo Lanzi R.G.Team Ducati 1098R
7 Troy Corser Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Team Yamaha YZF R1
8 Max Neukirchner Team Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8
9 Jakub Smrz Guandalini Racing by Grifo’s Ducati 1098R
10 Kenan Sofuoglu Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Jr Honda CBR1000RR

Most people know that I’m a HUGE Ducati fan. With that said, please take notice of how many finished in the top 10….. Ducati stepped away from all Superbike classes last year. This is their first year back with the new 1098….. Hmmmmmm, not bad.

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