WSBK: Season Opener at Philip Island, Testing Earlier Shows Open Field


What Happens When Late Is Better Than Never

12:29pm EST — While the WSBK test session from Philip Island this week has been over for a few days, the season opens this weekend with the Australian race.  As a reminder, the following times from the test session show quite a few fast riders, with quite a bit of changeable times between the first test day and the second.  Michel Fabrizio posted the fastest time of all, a 1:31.650.  However, contributor Constantine Blias sent in these pictures from the testing days.

Fastest man of the session: Michel Fabrizio.

Fastest rider on the first day: Carlos Checa.

Third Fastest, day 2: Jakub Smrz.

The following times are courtesy of the official WSBK website:

Aggregate, Day 1: Aggregate, Day 2:
1. Checa C., Ducati, 1:31.959
2. Fabrizio M., Ducati, 1:32.349
3. Haslam L., Suzuki, 1:32.484
4. Haga N., Ducati, 1:32.518
5. Rea J., Honda, 1:32.544
6. Byrne S., Ducati, 1:32.671
7. Neukirchner M., Honda, 1:32.735
8. Biaggi M., Aprilia, 1:32.832
9. Smrz J., Ducati, 1:32.912
10. Lanzi L., Ducati, 1:32.979
11. Toseland J., Yamaha, 1:33.135
12. Guintoli S., Suzuki, 1:33.190
13. Sykes T., Kawasaki, 1:33.222
14. Corser T., BMW, 1:33.299
15. Crutchlow C., Yamaha, 1:33.444
16. Xaus R., BMW, 1:33.498
17. Vermeulen C., Kawasaki, 1:33.648
18. Pitt A., BMW, 1:33.699
19. Brookes J., Honda, 1:33.710
20. Camier L, Aprilia, 1:33.852
21. Resch R., BMW, 1:34.361
22. Iannuzzo V., Honda, 1:35.260
23. Baiocco M., Kawasaki, 1:36.087
24. Hayden R., Kawasaki, 1:36.155
1. Fabrizio M., Ducati, 1:31.650
2. Byrne S., Ducati, 1:31.662
3. Smrz J., Ducati, 1:31.680
4. Checa C., Ducati, 1:31.959
5. Rea J., Honda, 1:32.175
6. Haga N., Ducati, 1:32.247
7. Haslam L., Suzuki, 1:32.279
8. Biaggi M., Aprilia, 1:32.474
9. Camier L., Aprilia, 1:32.621
10. Neukirchner M., Honda, 1:32.691
11. Xaus R., BMW, 1:32.714
12. Toseland J., Yamaha, 1:32.781
13. Corser T., BMW, 1:32.819
14. Lanzi L., Ducati, 1:32.830
15. Guintoli S., Suzuki, 1:32.869
16. Vermeulen C., Kawasaki, 1:32.870
17. Crutchlow C., Yamaha, 1:32.880
18. Sykes T., Kawasaki, 1:33.202
19. Pitt A., BMW, 1:33.699
20. Brookes J., Honda, 1:33.710
21. Resch R., BMW, 1:33.943
22. Iannuzzo V., Honda, 1:34.945
23. Baiocco M., Kawasaki, 1:35.663
24. Hayden R., Kawasaki, 1:35.763
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