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Italian Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio claimed victory in World Superbike race 1 after a massive crash led to the race being red flagged.

Fabrizio's team mate Noriyuki Haga claimed second, making it a one-two for the Ducati Xerox squad.

On the final lap American Ben Spies was leading, but he had problems with his bike and dropped off the pace. Spies managed to nurse it over the finish line to take 15th.

Aprilia Racing rider Max Biaggi took third place onboard an Aprilia RSV Factory, followed by Ten Kate Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari in fourth.

The highest placing Brit was Jonathan Rea, who took sixth for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team.

1 Fabrizio M ITA Ducati 1098R 1'45.336
2 Haga N JPN Ducati 1098R 1'45.522
3 Biaggi M ITA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'46.073
4 Kiyonari R JPN Honda CBR1000RR 1'45.671
5 Kagayama Y JPN Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'46.244
6 Rea J GBR Honda CBR1000RR 1'45.884
7 Sykes T GBR Yamaha YZF R1 1'46.006
8 Xaus R ESP BMW S1000 RR 1'46.363
9 Laconi R FRA Ducati 1098R 1'46.885
10 Checa C ESP Honda CBR1000RR 1'46.339
11 Parkes B AUS Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'46.657
12 Smrz J CZE Ducati 1098R 1'46.433
13 Nakano S JPN Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'47.117
14 Byrne S GBR Ducati 1098R 1'47.113
15 Spies B USA Yamaha YZF R1 1'45.446
16 Muggeridge K AUS Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'47.005
17 Baiocco M ITA Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'47.805
18 Zemke J USA Honda CBR1000RR 1'47.899
19 Salom D ESP Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'47.904
20 Hill T GBR Honda CBR1000RR 1'47.939
21 Iannuzzo V ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'48.043
22 Checa D ESP Yamaha YZF R1 1'47.135
23 Scassa L ITA Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'46.730
24 Resch R AUT Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'48.904
RET Haslam L GBR Honda CBR1000RR RETIRED
RET Corser T AUS BMW S1000 RR RETIRED


Race 2


Yamaha rider Ben Spies took the win in the second World Superbike race at the Autodromo Nazionale in Italy.

Spies placed 15th in race 1 after bike trouble saw him drop back from the lead on the last lap.

Winner of race 1, Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio, had to settle for second place this time around. Ten Kate Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari placed third on a Honda CBR1000RR.

British rider Jonathan Rea took fourth place for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team leaving Aprilia Racing rider Max Biaggi in fifth.

1 B Spies USA Yamaha WSB YZF R1
2 M Fabrizio ITA Ducati Xerox 1098R
3 R Kiyonari JPN Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR
4 J Rea GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR
5 M Biaggi ITA Aprilia Racing RSV
6 T Sykes GBR Yamaha WSB YZF R1
7 L Haslam GBR Stiggy Motorsport Honda CBR1000RR
8 J Smrz CZE Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R
9 R Xaus ESP BMW Motorrad S1000RR
10 C Checa ESP HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR
11 R Laconi FRA DFX Corse Ducati 1098R
12 S Nakano JPN Aprilia Racing RSV
13 B Parkes AUS Kawasaki SRT ZX-0R
14 L Scassa ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
15 M Baiocco ITA PSG-1 Kawasaki ZX-10R
16 T Hill GBR HANNspree Althea Honda CBR1000RR
17 Y Kagayama JPN Alstare Suzuki GSX-R 1000K9
18 S Byrne GBR Sterilgarda Ducati 1098R
19 D Checa ESP Yamaha France GMT R1
20 J Zemke USA Stiggy Motorsport Honda CBR1000RR
21 D Salom ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
 

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Race 1 rocked, but we'll be missing Max for a while:

Max Neukirchner breaking his right femur and suffering three broken bones in the lower leg and foot.
And I'm shocked that Troy came out so well from the crash!

Video of Crash from the 1st start: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJvaajVUID0

Haga hit a bird in race 2 and tore his bicep:

“Right at the start of Race 2 I was hit by a bird on my right arm; it hurt a lot and I lost all sensation, with strong pain and pins and needles in my right arm and hand. I tried to continue to race but it was too difficult to ride and as a result I unfortunately fell. Yes it hurts but I should be back in top shape very soon.
The doctors of the Clinica Mobile saw Noriyuki immediately after his accident and Doctor Corbascio declared that Nori has suffered from a severe contusion to his right bicep, but that there are no fractures, just a laceration of the muscle.
 

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didn't biaggi get docked 20 seconds for cutting a corner or something.? I think his official place was like 11th or so in race 1.

Both really good races. I was glad to see Spies smoke everyone after what happened in race 1.
 

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Haga has a huge lead but the season is still early and anything can happen. With 5 straight pole positions, Spies is the fastest out there. He gave away 25 points in Race 1 with that fuel issue (running out of it on the last corner)....by the way, makes you wonder if someone forgot to top it off prior to red flag restart.
 
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