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    motorcyclenews.com: Husqvarna 900 Spy Shots



    Husqvarna's slow leak continues of their future defining new motorcyle. This and the other pictures at MCN began showing on the web yesterday. The bike appears simple and aggressive in an attempt to target that illusive 'young' buyer how ever they define themselves by age or use.


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    BMW Motorrad Motorsport: Aragon preview

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    BMW Motorrad Motorsport: Manuel Machata on the BMW S 1000 RR

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    SBK

    BMW Motorrad Italia ÔÇô Motorland Aragon ÔÇô Preview

    BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Gnutti Carlo S.p.A Group new sponsoring partner

    gpone.com: Haga and Haslam headed for records

    worldsbk.com: Motorland welcomes WSBK and leader Checa




    MotoGP

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    yamaha-racing.com: Cal Crutchlow recovering after successful surgery


    Formula 1

    fia.com: FIA Formula One World Championship Calendar
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    formula1.com: Adrian Newey ÔÇô Nothing but a title will do

    formula1.com: Hamilton and NASCAR's Stewart swap seats at Watkins Glen

    bbc.co.uk: Hamilton wants to stay at McLaren


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    Husqvarna has set up a mini-site in anticipation of the July 1 world launch of the new 900.

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    Friday - Free Practice

    Marco Melandri made the most of post-Monza testing at Aragon for the Yamaha World Superbike Team to set the quickest time in FP1.

    The Italian was one of two riders to dip into the sub-2 minute bracket, ending up with a 1 minute 59.822 seconds lap.


    Points leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) was the only other rider to match Melandri, finishing just a fraction behind.


    Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK) confirmed his splendid run of form with third-quickest time ahead of Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team).


    Despite a mechanical problem that kept one of his two bikes in the pits Michel Fabrizio (Suzuki Alstare) was next up in sixth, just ahead of Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team), an early faller, together with Noriyuki Haga (PATA Aprilia).


    The two factory BMW Motorrad Motorsport machines of Leon Haslam and Troy Corser are currently some way off the pace, respectively in 14th and 16th.

    Friday Qualifying 1 will be underway shortly after this post

    crash.net: Xaus ready to go it alone for Castrol Honda
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    worldsbk.com: Ruben Xaus wins the first race at Motorland Aragon

    gpone.com: The Aragon circuit in 3D

    autosport.com: Why it's time to combine MotoGP and WSBK

    motomatters.com: WSBK Aragon press release previews


    MotoGP

    cyclenews.com: New MotoGo teams released
    “So far only the Marc VDS Racing team has done any testing, with the team opting to use a BMW S 1000 R[R] power plant in a Suter racing chassis”
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    Friday, 17 June : UPDATE - WSBK Aragon Q1

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    world.sbk.com: Melandri emerges as Aragon front runner

    BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Arag??n - Qualifying Practice 1
    17.06.2011
    Arag??n ÔÇô Free Practice & Qualifying Practice 1.
    Friday, 17 June 2011.
    Weather conditions: Sunny.
    Temperature: Air: 24 ÔÇô 32 ??C, Track: 43 ÔÇô 56 ??C
    Number of riders participating: 20 from 12 teams
    Fastest lap Free Practice: Marco Melandri (Yamaha WSBK Team) 1:59.822 min
    Fastest lap Qualifying Practice 1: Marco Melandri (Yamaha WSBK Team) 1:59.726 min

    The first race weekend of the FIM Superbike World Championship at the new Motorland Arag??n venue has started. The Spanish race track hosts the seventh round of the 2011 season. For Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport today was the first time it had been here in hot and sunny weather. When it tested here with works riders, Leon Haslam (GBR) and Troy Corser (AUS), in the winter it was pretty cool. Therefore the team used this Friday to test numerous things and to adapt the set-up of the BMW S 1000 RR to the circuit and the hot conditions. Troy finished the first Qualifying practice in 12th, while Leon qualified provis
    ionally 14th.

    Troy Corser:
    Fastest lap Free Practice: 2:01.419 min (P16)/Fastest lap Qualifying Practice: 2:00.798 min (P12)
    ÔÇ£My back is still a little bit sore for sitting on the bike, but once I start riding I am not having any problems moving on the bike. We struggled a little bit to get some grip on the rear and had lots of spin. We tried a lot of different solutions to cure the problem. The track itself feels like it has grip, but at first we were not able to use it. Then we tried something at the very end of the session and that was definitely better. All in all I am not too worried, we will now compare the good setup from the test and the one from today, and will work out a setting for tomorrow.ÔÇØ

    Leon Haslam:
    Fastest lap Free Practice: 2:01.264 min (P14)/Fastest lap Qualifying Practice 1: 2:01.047 min (P14)
    ÔÇ£At the minute we are trying to work through a few issues, ones which have been affecting us over the last few races. Today we focused on trying to fine tune the setting we have, as the track temperature is extremely high in relation to the last time we tested here. Tomorrow is a new day, the team is working hard, as always, to incorporate my feedback and give me what I need from the bike. We will have to see what tomorrow brings. It is just a case of working hard to try and find the solution we are looking for.ÔÇØ

    Rainer B?ñumel (Head of Race Operations):
    ÔÇ£After both of our riders left the last race weekend in Misano injured, today our priority was to sort out and test some new strategies instead of pushing for quick lap times. The grip level was completely different to when we tested here, so we tried a lot of different ideas. We were able to collect a good amount of information that we will now analyse as we continue with our preparation for Sunday.ÔÇØ

    Troycorser.com: Further frustration for Troy



    Troy endured another frustrating time in practice and qualifying at Aragon Motorland today. He finished sixteenth quickest in this morningÔÇÖs untimed session and then managed to improve a bit to end twelfth fastest in this afternoonÔÇÖs qualifying session. Problems, possibly related to the way the bikeÔÇÖs electronics are set up, caused TroyÔÇÖs frustration and his injuries from last weekendÔÇÖs crash did not help either. His backside is black and blue and his right hip is causing problems on the bike. His rib cage was also hurt in the crash and when Troy moves across the tank to change the bikeÔÇÖs direction, he knows that his ribs are not yet healed. Marco Melandri (Yamaha) topped the leaderboard in this afternoonÔÇÖs qualifying, with a time of 1:59.726. Melandri was the only rider to dip under the two minute mark, but close by were series leader Carlos Checa (Ducati), Noriyuki Haga (Aprilia) and Leon Camier (Aprilia). The top eleven riders were separated by just one second, so once again tomorrowÔÇÖs qualifying and Superpole will be of utmost importance in securing a good grid position. Troy - 12th, 2:00.798 ItÔÇÖs been another frustrating day and although I have some pain on the bike, I donÔÇÖt think itÔÇÖs affecting my riding. I can cope with the pain OK, but it would be nice to have the bike working properly and doing what I want it to do, instead of having problems. The problems are not new ones, but it seems that our bike is very sensitive to changes and when that happens the electronics donÔÇÖt seem to manage whatÔÇÖs going on. The bike seems very sensitive to grip level and the heat of the track and we need to be able to calculate what to do to improve in this area. If we move the weight around the bike to improve the grip, the balance of the bike is affected and the engine braking gets affected also. At the moment, the BMW Italia team seems to be able to manage their bikes a bit better, but maybe that is because their mechanics and technicians have many, many years of experience - more than most of our team. Also, they have Max, who used to work for our team. At first, I thought that he was just being lent to them to help them progress quickly and that he would return. HeÔÇÖs a very experienced telemetrist and that is the kind of person you need to work with, analyse the date and then interpret what we riders say before tailoring the electronics to suit. Every rider is different and what settings work with one rider usually are not the best for another. It takes time, but thereÔÇÖs no substitute for experience. I rode a bit cautiously today because the last thing I wanted or needed was another crash. Actually my lap times are not far off at all and once again one second separates just the top eleven. I am sure that my aches and pains will get less and less and I donÔÇÖt see them as being a problem on the bike this weekend. Hopefully, we will sort out our problems and do well in qualifying and Superpole tomorrow. Wish me luck, Troy


    BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team - Motorland Aragon - Practice Day 1
    17.06.2011
    Positive feedback from the first day of official practice at Aragon, where Ayrton Badovini set the eighth fastest time in qualifying. Lorenzo Lanzi is constantly improving and lies sixteenth. Barrier is third in Superstock with Zanetti eighth.

    On the first day of testing at Motorland Aragon (Spain) the BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team continues making progress in the World Championship. Ayrton Badovini,after putting in the third fastest time in the first practice session, qualified eighth in the timed session, confirming his steady progress since the race at Monza. Lorenzo Lanzi,substituting for James Toseland at Motorland Aragon, is racing for the first time at the Spanish circuit, and has improved significantly from the first practice session to qualifying. He is currently in sixteenth.



    It was a good day's work for the BMW Motorrad Italy Superstock Team riders, Sylvain Barrier and Lorenzo Zanetti, who finished the first qualifying session held this afternoon in third and eighth respectively. In the morning free practice Zanetti was the second fastest and Barrier fourth.

    Serafino Foti, sporting director of BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team said: "Today we worked well and tried to get the best race set-up for the bike in these high temperatures. We have used a few new tyres and seen Ayrton moving up the time sheets, and fortunately we entered the top sixteen with relative ease in aiming for Superpole. Tomorrow morning the track temperature will be better and we will try to make the most of the more favourable weather conditions. Race by race, Ayrton is increasingly aware of his abilities and is approaching the race weekend with more optimism and calmness, while working well with his team. As for Lorenzo, in addition to learning the bike he has never ridden here at Aragon. All in all, he is in a good position but he will definitely try to improve further tomorrow. We have suffered the most in the Superstock this afternoon in qualifying, after a better free practice session this morning. The high track temperature probably has penalized us more than we expected. Tomorrow we will try some changes in practice to be faster in the afternoon during the qualifying. "



    No. - Rider - Nat - Team - Bike - Time Gap - Rel. Laps ÔÇô Avg Speed ÔÇô Max

    1 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'59.726 18 160,687 316,5

    2 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 2'00.073 0.347 0.347 18 160,223 306,7

    3 41 N. HAGA JPN PATA Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.214 0.488 0.141 13 160,035 306,7

    4 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.253 0.527 0.039 20 159,983 311,9

    5 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.267 0.541 0.014 20 159,964 307,5

    6 1 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.309 0.583 0.042 20 159,908 313,7

    7 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.324 0.598 0.015 19 159,888 303,2

    8 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 2'00.377 0.651 0.053 18 159,818 308,4

    9 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 2'00.503 0.777 0.126 18 159,651 314,6

    10 121 M. BERGER FRA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 2'00.509 0.783 0.006 16 159,643 299,1

    11 17 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.727 1.001 0.218 16 159,355 309,3

    12 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 2'00.798 1.072 0.071 14 159,261 310,2

    13 111 R. XAUS ESP Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.853 1.127 0.055 16 159,188 302,4

    14 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 2'01.047 1.321 0.194 19 158,933 310,2

    15 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.428 1.702 0.381 19 158,435 296,6

    16 57 L. LANZI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 2'01.475 1.749 0.047 18 158,373 304,1

    17 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 2'01.484 1.758 0.009 21 158,362 309,3

    18 44 R. ROLFO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.527 1.801 0.043 22 158,306 302,4

    19 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.567 1.841 0.040 16 158,253 306,7

    20 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 2'01.829 2.103 0.262 15 157,913 302,4
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    Saturday, 18 June

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    SBK

    hondaproracing.com: Rea faces long recovery battle

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    MotoGP says Dani Pedros' surgery went well and an announcement about his return is pending while the BBC reports Cal Crutchlow could miss Assen.

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    Pedro & Ricardo Rodriguez, driving a Ferrari 250TR entered by the North American Racing Team, fought the works Ferraris of Hill-Gendebien and Parkes-Mairesse for 22 hours. While leading at 7am (after 15 hours), it took the works mechanics over 20 minutes to replace a defective condenser and the brothers, now 5 laps down but with 9 hours to go, started the chase for the lead with lap times of 10 secs faster than the leading works Ferrari of Hill-Gendebien. With only 2 hours to go and back in second place, Pedro came in with a smoking engine and retired the car. The brothers received a standing ovation from the crowd


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    BMW Motorrad expands in Latin America. F 800 R produced in Manaus starts selling.
    ...BMW has officially started marketing the BMW F 800 R, the second model provided by BMW Motorrad Brazil under the CKD regime (Complete Knock Down), in Manaus. The brand adopted the present assembly process late in 2009, when BMW began producing the G 650 GS, BMW's first motorcycle to be assembled in Brazil, in collaboration with Dafra Motorcycles, which has become absolute sales blockbuster...


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    Saturday 18 : UPDATE ÔÇô WSBK ARAGON Q2

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    worldsbk.com: Checa claws top slot back in Q1

    Badovini has another strong session for BMW Motorrad Italia while Haslam and Coser continue to struggle. Corser in P16 just made the cut to advance to Superpole.

    From yesterday's post Q1 comments it is clear the factory team is struggling with a number of issues. What is not clear is how much of the Q2 performance is a direct result of this and what part the teams apparent new practice strategy is playing in this.

    Superbike - Qualifying Practices
    Aragon, 17-18-19 June 2011

    No. Rider Nat Team Bike Sess. 1 Sess. 2 Time Gap Rel. Avg Laps

    1 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 2'00.073 1'59.183 1'59.183 161,419 33

    2 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 2'01.829 1'59.262 1'59.262 0.079 0.079 161,312 29

    3 1 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.309 1'59.278 1'59.278 0.095 0.016 161,290 37

    4 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.267 1'59.358 1'59.358 0.175 0.080 161,182 33

    5 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.253 1'59.419 1'59.419 0.236 0.061 161,100 36

    6 121 M. BERGER FRA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 2'00.509 1'59.423 1'59.423 0.240 0.004 161,095 30

    7 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'59.726 1'59.437 1'59.437 0.254 0.014 161,076 33

    8 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 2'00.377 1'59.579 1'59.579 0.396 0.142 160,884 28

    9 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.324 1'59.613 1'59.613 0.430 0.034 160,839 36

    10 17 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.727 1'59.830 1'59.830 0.647 0.217 160,547 31

    11 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 2'00.503 1'59.831 1'59.831 0.648 0.001 160,546 31

    12 41 N. HAGA JPN PATA Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.214 1'59.881 1'59.881 0.698 0.050 160,479 24

    13 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 2'01.047 2'00.007 2'00.007 0.824 0.126 160,311 35

    14 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.428 2'00.024 2'00.024 0.841 0.017 160,288 36

    15 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 2'01.484 2'00.133 2'00.133 0.950 0.109 160,143 38

    16 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 2'00.798 2'00.182 2'00.182 0.999 0.049 160,077 28

    17 111 R. XAUS ESP Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.853 2'00.432 2'00.432 1.249 0.250 159,745 29

    18 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.567 2'00.507 2'00.507 1.324 0.075 159,645 30

    19 44 R. ROLFO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.527 2'00.678 2'00.678 1.495 0.171 159,419 38

    20 57 L. LANZI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 2'01.475 2'00.776 2'00.776 1.593 0.098 159,290 34

    18/06/2011 The results are provisional until the end of the time limit for protests and appeals and the completion of the technical checks. .....................................
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    June 18: UPDATE ÔÇô Aragon Superpole

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    Ayrton Badovini will start both races from the second row for BMW Motorrad Italia; two rows ahead of factory team rides Leaon Haslam – P14 and Troy Corse – P16. BMW Motorrad Italia replacement Lanzi will start the race from the last spot on the grid.


    Superbike - Qualifying Practices + TISSOT-SUPERPOLE
    Aragon, 17-18-19 June 2011

    No. Rider Nat Team Bike Sess. 1 Sess. 2 Laps Superpole Gap Time Avg

    1 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'59.726 1'59.437 33 1'57.634 1'57.634 163,545

    2 1 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.309 1'59.278 37 1'57.790 0.156 1'57.790 163,328

    3 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.253 1'59.419 36 1'58.279 0.645 1'58.279 162,653

    4 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 2'00.073 1'59.183 33 1'58.472 0.838 1'58.472 162,388

    5 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.267 1'59.358 33 1'58.641 1.007 1'58.641 162,156

    6 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 2'00.503 1'59.831 31 1'58.756 1.122 1'58.756 161,999

    7 17 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.727 1'59.830 31 1'59.194 1.560 1'59.194 161,404

    8 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 2'00.377 1'59.579 28 1'59.591 1.957 1'59.591 160,868

    -------------------------------------------------- Superpole 2 --------------------------------------------------

    9 41 N. HAGA JPN PATA Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2'00.214 1'59.881 24 1'58.566 1'58.566 162,259

    10 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 2'01.484 2'00.133 38 1'58.640 0.074 1'58.640 162,158

    11 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.324 1'59.613 36 1'58.950 0.384 1'58.950 161,735

    12 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.428 2'00.024 36 1'59.680 1.114 1'59.680 160,749

    -------------------------------------------------- Superpole 1 --------------------------------------------------

    13 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 2'01.829 1'59.262 29 1'59.355 1'59.355 161,186

    14 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 2'01.047 2'00.007 35 1'59.367 0.012 1'59.367 161,170

    15 121 M. BERGER FRA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 2'00.509 1'59.423 30 1'59.507 0.152 1'59.507 160,981

    16 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 2'00.798 2'00.182 28 1'59.565 0.210 1'59.565 160,903

    -------------------------------------------------- Others in Grid --------------------------------------------------

    17 111 R. XAUS ESP Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.853 2'00.432 29 2'00.432 159,745

    18 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.567 2'00.507 30 2'00.507 159,645

    19 44 R. ROLFO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.527 2'00.678 38 2'00.678 159,419

    20 57 L. LANZI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 2'01.475 2'00.776 34 2'00.776 159,29

    BMW Motorrad Motorsport continues to dither around trying to find a solution to their problems. When the 2011 BMW teams were announced the factory team was described as racing with the full 2011 package while the BMW Italia Team would begin the campaign with a hybrid bike that combine elements of the 2010 and 2011 racing package. The Italian B-Squad struggled in the beginning part of the season with the jump from being a WSS – 1000 to Superbike, injuries and bike teething problems. The German A-Squad started the season strongly but has seen its fortunes in battle decline. The two teams appear to be on very different trajectories at this point in the season.

    A nagging question in the back of my mind is how long Hendrik von Kuenheim, the head of BMW Motorrad, will leave the team alone to sort out their problems. Von Kuenheim comes to racing not so much as a fan of racing but as a the corporate executive he is and brings the production performance expectations of a corporate executive to the race track. In 2010 the press credited/blamed his pressure for the teams meltdown at the end of the season. 2011 began with his hand picked replacements. How long before he gets involved in micro managing the team to get the results his executive expectations want to bring back to Munich?
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    BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Aragon - Superpole
    18.06.2011

    Arag??n ÔÇô Qualifying Practice 2 & Superpole.
    Saturday, 18 June 2011.
    Weather conditions: Light clouds with strong wind.
    Temperature: Air: 23 ÔÇô 26 ??C, Track: 33 ÔÇô 47 ??C
    Number of riders participating: 20 from 12 teams
    Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1:59.183 min
    Fastest lap Superpole 3: Marco Melandri (Yamaha WSBK Team) 1:57.437 min

    Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport experienced a disappointing Saturday at Motorland Arag??n (ESP). Works riders, Leon Haslam (GBR) and Troy Corser (AUS), will start the seventh round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship from the fourth row. Leon finished the Superpole qualifying in 14th, while Troy qualified in 16th.

    The best placed rider on a BMW S1000 RR was Ayrton Badovini (ITA) of the BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team who will start from the second row. The Italian was eighth fastest in Superpole one and set the fourth fastest time in Superpole two to progress safely to Superpole three. In that decisive session Badovini had to go out on race tyres as he had already used his qualifiers in the previous two sessions and eventually finished in eighth position. ÔÇ£I am very happy, the bike is working really well and I cannot wait for the races tomorrowÔÇØ, said Badovini.

    Leon Haslam:
    Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 2:00.007 min (P13) / Fastest lap FP: 2:00.075 min (P8) / Fastest lap Superpole 1: 1:59.367 min (P14)

    ÔÇ£We posted a good time in Superpole one on race tyres and decided to stay in the garage. Along with the guys, I thought we were safe and planned to save the qualifying tyres for the remaining two sessions. Sadly the gamble didnÔÇÖt pay off. A lot of the other guys put a qualifying tyre on for their second run in SP1, and that pushed us down from fourth to outside the top 12. ItÔÇÖs a shame because I felt we had good pace, and the qualifying tyre seemed to be giving the other guys an extra second, so I think we could have done the same. Still we believe we have a good race pace for tomorrow, so will try to get a good start and see what we can do in the races.ÔÇØ

    Troy Corser:
    Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 2:00.182 min (P16) / Fastest lap FP: 2:00.808 min (P15) / Fastest lap Superpole 1: 1:59.565 min (P16)

    ÔÇ£Today the bike just was not doing what we wanted it to do. We were struggling with the race tyre, so we put the qualifier on. But with that we struggled even more. It was a difficult day. We will work hard to sort out these issues for tomorrow. In the races anything is still possible. We just need a good start and to find a better setup with the bike.ÔÇØ

    Rainer B?ñumel (Head of Race Operations):
    ÔÇ£On LeonÔÇÖs side we just had bad luck. We were doing pretty well with the race tyres. At the end of Superpole one we thought his time would be good enough to make it to the next session, so we did not do another lap. But unfortunately this plan did not work out. On TroyÔÇÖs side we had some issues with the chassis, as we did not have any grip. We are working hard to solve this for tomorrow. LetÔÇÖs wait and see what is possible in the races. The fact that we were quite competitive with Leon on race tyres gives us reason to be confident.ÔÇ£


    BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team - Motorland Aragon - Superpole
    18.06.2011
    Steady progress for the BMW Motorrad Superbike Team Italy : Ayrton Badovini starts tomorrow from the second row with the eighth fastest time, while Lanzi starts from the fifth row. In Superstock, Zanetti set the second fastest time and Barrier was fifth.
    Setting the eighth fastest time in Superpole 3, the final and deciding stint of setting the starting grid, means Ayrton Badovini will start from the second row. Ayrton was consistent in all sessions with results that are encouraging for the race tomorrow.

    Badovini said: "I am delighted to have ridden in all three Superpoles. I enjoyed the SP 2 because I had never been so fast with the qualifying tyres. Too bad for PS 3, where I didn't get the most out of the race tyre. I'm confident for tomorrow because we have a good pace and we can be consistent in the race."

    In Superstock, Lorenzo Zanetti had a good test and was sandwiched between Ducatis, setting the second fastest time behind Danilo Petrucci. Sylvain Barrier put in the fifth fastest lap time and will start from second row enabling him to keep touch with the leaders.

    Serafino Foti, sporting director of BMW Motorrad Superbike Team Italy said: "Excellent work by Ayrton and his team! Today the conditions were difficult because the temperature was high. We tried to adopt a strategy to try to reach the Superpole final and achieved our goal. In the last session we had no qualifiers, and so had to use race tyres. That meant Ayrton could not improve his performance. We are optimistic for the race tomorrow as Ayrton showed a good pace. Lanzi has missed the Superpole but is gaining more confidence on the bike and the track. Tomorrow he should have a good race. As for the Superstock, Zanetti has improved considerably from practice yesterday, thanks to solving some problems. Tomorrow he will certainly put up a fight for a good result even though Petrucci on the Ducati will be a tough nut to crack. Sylvain also lapped faster than yesterday but will start from the second row. "


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    Superbike - Results Race 1
    Aragon, 17-18-19 June 2011
    Laps 20 = 106,880 Km - Time Of Race 40'01.968 - Avg. 160,189 km/h 1 / 2
    Pos
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    Qualifying

    Grid No. Rider Nat Team Bike LL Gap Fastest Lap Speed Speed RankingRace Time

    1 1 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 20 1'58.978 321,1 1'57.634 325,0 25 175 3

    2 2 1 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 20 1.572 1'58.874 322,1 1'57.790 327,9 20 193 2

    3 3 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 20 2.432 1'59.498 321,1 1'58.279 323,0 16 117 5

    4 6 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 20 10.799 1'59.560 317,4 1'58.756 321,1 13 136 4

    5 5 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 20 10.847 1'59.542 316,5 1'58.641 322,1 11 76 13

    6 9 41 N. HAGA JPN PATA Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 20 11.931 1'59.815 315,5 1'58.566 320,2 10 80 10

    7 7 17 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 20 12.591 1'59.751 319,2 1'59.194 324,0 9 62 14

    8 8 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 20 16.954 1'59.744 315,5 1'59.591 318,3 8 80 11

    9 14 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 20 24.205 2'00.084 311,9 1'59.367 320,2 7 113 6

    10 16 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 20 24.694 2'00.603 315,5 1'59.565 317,4 6 55 15


    11 10 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 20 24.731 2'00.338 310,2 1'58.640 320,2 5 77 12

    12 18 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 20 30.407 2'00.467 313,7 2'00.507 316,5 4 12 19

    13 15 121 M. BERGER FRA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 20 34.107 2'00.644 316,5 1'59.507 316,5 3 21 17

    14 19 44 R. ROLFO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 20 37.233 2'00.485 310,2 2'00.678 310,2 2 21 18

    15 12 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 20 43.004 2'00.541 300,7 1'59.680 308,4 1 10 20

    16 17 111 R. XAUS ESP Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 17 3 Laps 2'00.999 306,7 2'00.432 316,5 44 16

    --------------------------------------------------Not Classified--------------------------------------------------

    RET 11 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 9 11 Laps 1'59.307 312,8 1'58.950 316,5 95 7

    RET 4 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 7 13 Laps 1'58.862 310,2 1'58.472 315,5 245 1

    RET 13 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 5 15 Laps 2'00.092 310,2 1'59.355 315,5 83 9

    RET 20 57 L. LANZI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 2 18 Laps 2'13.543 304,9 2'00.776 312,8 6 22

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    18.06.2011

    With the presence of Hendrik von Kuenheim, Worldwide BMW Motorrad Manager, along with Henning Dornbusch, president of BMW Group Brazil and Rolf Epp, BMW Motorrad Brazil Manager, BMW Motorcycle Museum at Curitiba was the scene of an important event for the motorcycle brand in Brazil.

    Amid a collection of 40 rare BMW motorcycles, Mr Hendrik von Kuenheim announced the assembly of yet another motorcycle model under CKD scheme in Manaus. From June, the F 800 GS will start to be assembled in the Dafra factory along with the G 650 GS and F 800 R. The F 800 GS will be available at the BMW Motorrad dealerships in Brazil from August onwards.



    "In 2009, BMW Motorrad put into operation its first plant outside Europe. We invested in the Manaus CKD factory along with our local partner Dafra and more than 2400 single-cylinder BMW motorcycles have been produced so far. The experience, the market success and the customer acceptance obtained by the G 650 GS produced in Manaus were so positive that we decided to extend the CKD production for a total of three models", said Hendrik von Kuenheim, global head of BMW Motorrad.

    Another major revelation was the new 6-cylinder motorcycle, the BMW K 1600 GT, which reinforces the excellence of BMW Motorrad in the production of touring motorcycles. Along with enduro and sports motorcycles, touring models have been one of the most important and successful segments for BMW.

    The 6-cylinder engine combines maneuverability and impressive power with an incredible level of riding smoothness, all the way between long distance travel and dynamic riding on winding roads. With this first 6-cylinder motorcycle, BMW Motorrad writes an entirely new chapter in the history of the brand.



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    RACE 2

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    Aragon, 17-18-19 June 2011

    Laps 20 = 106,880 Km - Time Of Race 40'04.407 - Avg. 160,026 km/h 1 / 2
    Pos
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    Qualifying
    Grid No. Rider Nat Team Bike LL Gap Fastest Lap Speed Speed Ranking Race Time

    1 2 1 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 20 1'59.257 322,1 1'57.790 327,9 20 25 218 2

    2 1 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 20 4.809 1'59.159 322,1 1'57.634 325,0 25 20 195 3

    3 4 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 20 6.944 1'59.571 311,0 1'58.472 315,5 16 261 1

    4 11 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 20 9.001 1'59.688 314,6 1'58.950 316,5 13 108 7

    5 7 17 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 20 11.562 1'59.916 319,2 1'59.194 324,0 9 11 73 14

    6 6 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Yamaha World Superbike Team Yamaha YZF R1 20 14.288 2'00.090 319,2 1'58.756 321,1 13 10 146 4

    7 9 41 N. HAGA JPN PATA Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 Factory 20 15.138 2'00.030 316,5 1'58.566 320,2 10 9 89 9

    8 3 2 L. CAMIER GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 20 17.660 2'00.258 321,1 1'58.279 323,0 16 8 125 5

    9 14 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 20 24.184 2'00.783 312,8 1'59.367 320,2 7 7 120 6

    10 8 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 20 24.676 2'00.441 313,7 1'59.591 318,3 8 6 86 10


    11 10 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 20 29.300 2'00.793 312,8 1'58.640 320,2 5 5 82 12

    12 12 8 M. AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 20 33.163 2'00.986 304,9 1'59.680 308,4 1 4 14 20

    13 19 44 R. ROLFO ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 20 38.080 2'01.156 311,0 2'00.678 310,2 2 3 24 17

    14 18 77 C. VERMEULEN AUS Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 20 49.042 2'01.482 312,8 2'00.507 316,5 4 2 14 19

    15 20 57 L. LANZI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW S1000 RR 20 53.156 2'01.786 311,0 2'00.776 312,8 1 7 22
    --------------------------------------------------Not Classified--------------------------------------------------

    RET 17 111 R. XAUS ESP Castrol Honda Honda CBR1000RR 10 10 Laps 2'01.971 311,0 2'00.432 316,5 44 16

    RET 5 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R 6 14 Laps 1'59.854 314,6 1'58.641 322,1 11 76 13

    RET 13 96 J. SMRZ CZE Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 4 16 Laps 2'01.327 301,6 1'59.355 315,5 83 11

    RET 15 121 M. BERGER FRA Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R 0 315,5 1'59.507 316,5 3 21 18

    RET 16 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 0 306,7 1'59.565 317,4 6 55 15
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    BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Update on Troy Corser
    21.06.2011
    Update on Troy Corser.

    After he underwent surgery on his fractured arm, BMW Motorrad Motorsport works rider Troy Corser is on his way back to full recovery.
    M??nchen/Stephanskirchen, 21 June 2011. BMW Motorrad Motorsport works rider, Troy Corser (AUS), is on his way back to full recovery after he suffered clean fractures of ulna and radius in his left forearm during a crash at Motorland Arag??n (ESP) on Sunday. Troy flew back to the United Kingdom on Monday morning.

    On Monday evening he underwent surgery to fix the broken ulna and radius. The operation was carried out at the Alexandra Hospital in Manchester (GBR) by surgeon Mike Hayton, a specialist for hand, wrist and elbow injuries. Hayton fixed the fractures with two titanium plates and twelve screws, six per bone. The operation went smoothly without any complications.
    Troy was able to leave the hospital soon after and is now recovering at home. In ten days he will undergo further examinations to see how the healing of the bones and the wound progresses. It is expected that he will be back to full recovery within some weeksÔÇÖ time, but he will miss the next round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Brno (CZE) that will take place from 8th to 10th July.

    Bernhard Gobmeier, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director:
    ÔÇ£The whole team wishes Troy a speedy recovery and we are happy to hear that the surgery went so well. But we have decided that he will definitely not ride at the next round at Brno as his health and safety have highest priority for us. We will then see how his recovery progresses and will decide at a later time if he will participate at the British round at Silverstone end of July. If we will replace Troy by another rider at Brno is not decided yet. Troy is a part of our BMW family and for us the most important thing is that he recovers well and is back to full fitness as soon as possible. We will do anything we can do from our side to support him during his recovery.ÔÇØ

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    TroyÔÇÖs weekend went from bad to worsetoday in Aragon when he crashed in the second race and broke both bones in his left arm. Fortunately both are clean breaks and Troy is hoping to be able to return to action in the next round in Brno in three weeks. The crash in race two followed a top ten finish in race one which saw Troy and team mate Leon Haslam trade paint on more than one occasion, much to the delight of the sun baked crowd. Troy - Race 1: 10th, Race 2: DNF It hasnÔÇÖt been a great weekend for me by any means. Our poor grid position meant a lot of hard work and thatÔÇÖs not easy to do when your bike is not working as well as you want it to. It was actually a bit better today than the previous two days, though I felt that I didnÔÇÖt have much grip in race one and the bike was sliding about at a very early stage. I was happy with my start in race one but, as the race wore on, I didnÔÇÖt pass too many people. I did though, have a good battle with my team mate. Leon and I touched three or four times, but it was all fair and nothing dangerous. I didnÔÇÖt even get to complete one lap of race two. I overshot the hairpin at the end of the back straight, but when I turned the bike and headed towards the track again I was hit by Berger. He had also overshot the corner and I was in his way! I think it was my fault, because if had have been in my normal place on the track, I wouldnÔÇÖt have been hit. His bike hit my left arm and thatÔÇÖs what did the damage. I knew IÔÇÖd hurt myself and X-rays confirmed that I had broken both bones (ulna and radius) in my left arm. Both breaks are clean breaks, so I am pretty lucky, if I can say that! Considering the crash, I couldÔÇÖve done a lot more damage to myself. I will see my specialist as soon as I can and find out what has to be done to my arm. HeÔÇÖll let me know what the best course of action is and IÔÇÖll go from there. Obviously I want to race in the next round in Brno in three weeks, but IÔÇÖll have see how it all works out. Wish me luck Troy


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