2009 World Superbikes Donington Race 2 Result - Dominant Win And Close Battle For 2nd

Results and summary of World Superbike race 2 at Donington:

Ben Spies took another dominant win at Donington Park, his tenth of the season and the third double of the year. Spies led from the exit of the first corner, and took off from the front again. Behind Spies, the race turned into a crashfest, as the warmer temperatures made the track slicker. Max Biaggi was the first to go, sliding out simply at Melbourne, then almost punting Blake Young off as he rejoined the race. On the next lap, it was the turn of Noriyuki Haga, the Xerox Ducati man having a nasty crash at Coppice, the bike tumbling and landing on top of him. Haga was lucky to be able to walk away, but he did so clearly in severe pain.

With the two protagonists from race 1 out of the picture, the podium battle was left to Leon Haslam, Michel Fabrizio and Shane Byrne, Haslam finally holding off Fabrizio to take 2nd, the Italian forced to settle for 3rd.

Haga's crash has major implications for the title race, as Spies victory clawed back 25 points from Haga's lead, reducing it to just 14 points, a clearly achievable target.

Pos No Rider Country Bike Diff
1 19 B. Spies USA Yamaha YZF R1  
2 91 L. Haslam GBR Honda CBR1000RR 6.622
3 84 M. Fabrizio ITA Ducati 1098R 6.816
4 67 S. Byrne GBR Ducati 1098R 7.349
5 66 T. Sykes GBR Yamaha YZF R1 8.145
6 22 L. Camier GBR Yamaha YZF R1 13.463
7 9 R. Kiyonari JPN Honda CBR1000RR 15.751
8 27 J. Ellison GBR Yamaha YZF R1 16.837
9 111 R. Xaus ESP BMW S1000 RR 22.891
10 117 S. Andrews GBR Kawasaki ZX 10R 30.347
11 57 L. Lanzi ITA Ducati 1098R 30.622
12 14 M. Lagrive FRA Honda CBR1000RR 31.562
13 71 Y. Kagayama JPN Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 32.148
14 23 B. Parkes AUS Kawasaki ZX 10R 32.607
15 65 J. Rea GBR Honda CBR1000RR 32.806
16 99 L. Scassa ITA Kawasaki ZX 10R 34.269
17 79 B. Young USA Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 40.644
18 36 G. Lavilla ESP Ducati 1098R 40.956
19 25 D. Salom ESP Kawasaki ZX 10R 41.302
20 11 T. Corser AUS BMW S1000 RR 42.856
21 3 M. Biaggi ITA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 47.769
RET 77 V. Iannuzzo ITA Honda CBR1000RR 8 Laps
RET 88 R. Resch AUT Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 8 Laps
RET 53 A. Polita ITA Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 17 Laps
RET 7 C. Checa ESP Honda CBR1000RR 18 Laps
RET 94 D. Checa ESP Yamaha YZF R1 18 Laps
RET 41 N. Haga JPN Ducati 1098R 19 Laps
RET 96 J. Smrz CZE Ducati 1098R 21 Laps
RET 56 S. Nakano JPN Aprilia RSV4 Factory 22 Laps
RET 2 J. Hacking USA Kawasaki ZX 10R 22 Laps
Round Number: 
9
2009
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