WSB 2011: Phillip Island Race 1 Results

Highlights and results from the opening race of the World Superbike championship

The opening race of the 2011 World Superbike championship saw Carlos Checa start the season in dominant form.

The Spaniard, riding a factory-kitted Ducati, converted his pole position into victory. Taking the lead from Laverty, Checa managed to pull a clear four second lead on the pack.

Max Biaggi settled for second on the Aprilia with Leon Haslam completing the podim and holding off the Yamaha's of Laverty and Melandri.

1. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 34'16.503
2. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34'20.868
3. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 34'27.222
4. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 34'27.769
5. Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 34'27.796
6. Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare) Suzuki GSX-R1000 34'28.542
7. Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 34'36.797
8. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) Kawasaki ZX-10R 34'37.245
9. Noriyuki Haga (PATA Racing Team Aprilia) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34'38.924
10. Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 34'42.325
11. Roberto Rolfo (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 34'45.773
12. Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) Honda CBR1000RR 34'47.562
13. Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34'48.224
14. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 34'52.892
15. Bryan Staring (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 34'52.973
16. Ruben Xaus (Castrol Honda) Honda CBR1000RR 34'58.431
17. James Toseland (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 35'11.742
18. Joshua Waters (Yoshimura Suzuki Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R1000 35'16.815
19. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35'16.819
20. Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 35'46.628
RT. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 20'23.035
RT. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 9'27.114