Liberty Racing Team - Czech Republic - Race Report

22 July 2012
The wet track was once again friendly to the Liberty Racing Team since the warm up session which took place under the rain, Jakub Smrž beat allopponents, showing his determination.
The rain stopped just before the start of race 1. The damp conditions of the tarmac led the Liberty Racing Team to put on the Berger and Smrž Ducati an intermedium tyre on the front and a slick one on the rear. The young Effenbert French aftera good start from 19th position recovered quickly as many as 15th positions since to take the leadership by the poleman Sykes, leading race 1 for 4 laps, fighting strongly with the Sbk top riders.

Smrž, made a good start too, struggled in close competition with Jonathan Rea and Marco Melandri. In the second part of the race, with the tarmac thatgradually warmed up, the performance of their tyres went down. Berger and Smrž led in couple the final laps, finishing respectively ninth and tenth. For the first time during all the racing weekend the sun made itsappearance at the start of race two.

Liberty Racing riders, Berger and Smrz, were unfortunately victims of a not brilliant start, that relegated them to the center of the group where for several laps had to deal with dangerous opponents. Under the checkered flag Kuba Smržand Maxime Berger passed respectively thirteenth and fifteenth, with the first one involved in a duel with Johnny Rea and the second one thatbeat, after a tough duel, the Italian Lorenzo Zanetti. Melandri and Sykes were the masters of the day, respectively first and second in both race, with the Italian, who, thanks to the double success now is very close to the leader Max Biaggi.

Brno - FIM Superbike World Championship - Race 1
01- Marco Melandri - BMW Motorrad Motorsport - BMW S1000RR
02- Tom Sykes - Kawasaki Racing Team - Kawasaki ZX-10R
03- Loris Baz - Kawasaki Racing Team - Kawasaki ZX-10R
04- Carlos Checa - Althea Racing - Ducati 1198
05- Eugene Laverty - Aprilia Racing Team - Aprilia RSV4 Factory
06- Max Biaggi - Aprilia Racing Team - Aprilia RSV4 Factory
07- Leon Haslam - BMW Motorrad Motorsport - BMW S1000RR
08- Michel Fabrizio - BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet - BMW S1000RR
09- Maxime Berger - Team Effenbert Liberty Racing - Ducati 1198
10- Jakub Smrz - Team Effenbert Liberty Racing - Ducati 1198
11- Chaz Davies - ParkinGO MTC Racing - Aprilia RSV4 Factory
12- Alex Polita - Red Devils Roma - Ducati 1198
13- Norino Brignola - Grillini Progea Superbike Team - BMW S1000RR
14- Leon Camier - FIXI Crescent Suzuki - Suzuki GSX-R 1000
15- John Hopkins - FIXI Crescent Suzuki - Suzuki GSX-R 1000
16- Lorenzo Zanetti - PATA Racing Team - Ducati 1198
17- Viktor Kispataki - Prop-tech Ltd - Honda CBR 1000RR
18- David Salom - Team Pedercini - Kawasaki ZX-10R

Brno - FIM Superbike World Championship - Race 2
1. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 
2. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 
3. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 
4. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 
5. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 
6. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 
7. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 
8. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 
9. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 
10. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 
11. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1198R 
12. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 
13. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1198R 
14. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 
15. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 
16. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 
17. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 
18. Viktor Kispataki (Prop-tech ltd) Honda CBR1000RR 
RT. Alessandro Polita (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 
RT. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 
RT. David Salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 
RT. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 


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