2009 World Superbikes Donington Race 1 Result - Fuel Issue Foils Last Lap Challenge

Results and summary of Donington World Superbikes race 1:

Ben Spies won the first World Superbike race at Donington park today, after Max Biaggi's Aprilia RSV4 appeared to run out of fuel in the final section on the track. Spies, Biaggi and Noriyuki Haga all got away early from the front, Spies leading off the line. Spies set a scorching pace on the Sterilgarda Yamaha, which only Biaggi was able to follow, Haga having slowly dropped off the back of leading pair. Spies was quickest down Redgate and Craner Curves, but Biaggi was closing Spies down through the second half of the track, from Coppice through the Melbourne Loop. Biaggi looked set to try a move on the final lap, but as he pushed to close on Spies in the final section again, he slowed, the engine having died, and after shaking the bike violently to try and get any remaining fuel back to the fuel pump, the bike fired again, and Biaggi held on to finish 2nd, with Haga finishing a steady 3rd.

Pos No Rider Country Bike Diff
1 19 B. Spies USA Yamaha YZF R1  
2 3 M. Biaggi ITA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 7.156
3 41 N. Haga JPN Ducati 1098R 10.968
4 91 L. Haslam GBR Honda CBR1000RR 18.843
5 67 S. Byrne GBR Ducati 1098R 19.125
6 56 S. Nakano JPN Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21.286
7 65 J. Rea GBR Honda CBR1000RR 23.644
8 121 J. Hopkins USA Honda CBR1000RR 32.849
9 96 J. Smrz CZE Ducati 1098R 32.904
10 9 R. Kiyonari JPN Honda CBR1000RR 33.192
11 7 C. Checa ESP Honda CBR1000RR 34.535
12 84 M. Fabrizio ITA Ducati 1098R 35.093
13 22 L. Camier GBR Yamaha YZF R1 35.441
14 57 L. Lanzi ITA Ducati 1098R 39.034
15 111 R. Xaus ESP BMW S1000 RR 41.067
16 14 M. Lagrive FRA Honda CBR1000RR 46.452
17 71 Y. Kagayama JPN Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 47.924
18 23 B. Parkes AUS Kawasaki ZX 10R 48.246
19 99 L. Scassa ITA Kawasaki ZX 10R 50.932
20 117 S. Andrews GBR Kawasaki ZX 10R 55.032
21 2 J. Hacking USA Kawasaki ZX 10R 55.216
22 53 A. Polita ITA Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'02.758
23 25 D. Salom ESP Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'02.977
24 94 D. Checa ESP Yamaha YZF R1 1'12.255
25 79 B. Young USA Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'12.531
RET 11 T. Corser AUS BMW S1000 RR 2 Laps
RET 27 J. Ellison GBR Yamaha YZF R1 10 Laps
RET 88 R. Resch AUT Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 10 Laps
RET 66 T. Sykes GBR Yamaha YZF R1 10 Laps
RET 36 G. Lavilla ESP Ducati 1098R 16 Laps
RET 77 V. Iannuzzo ITA Honda CBR1000RR  
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