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2009 World Superbikes Brno Race 2 - Close Battle For Victory

Results of World Superbikes race 2 at Brno:

Ben Spies made sure of victory in the second race at Brno, but he didn't get it easy, with Michel Fabrizio and Max Biaggi chasing him all the way. Spies' win, and Noriyuki Haga's 6th place, meant the Texan gained back some of the points he lost this morning, when he was barged off the track by Michel Fabrizio.

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2009 World Supersport Brno Race Result - Race Incident Shakes Up Title Race

Results of the World Supersport Race at Brno:

Fabien Foret won his first race of the season at Brno, after his Yamaha team mate and championship leader Cal Crutchlow was forced to retire. The Englishman had a 5 second lead at the time, and looked like cruising to a comfortable victory. Crutchlow's retirement sees Eugene Laverty close the gap to just 17 points in the title race.

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2009 World Superbikes Brno Race 1 Result - Crash Adds Drama To Title Chase

Results of Brno World Superbike Race 1:

Max Biaggi won the first World Superbike race at Brno, after a passing maneuver by Michel Fabrizio on Ben Spies failed, bringing the two men down. Spies' crash means that Nori Haga extends his lead in the championship, after finishing 8th. Haga is still recovering from the injuries suffered at his big crash at Donington, so to gain points at Brno is a bonus the Japanse Ducati rider was not expecting.

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2009 World Supersport Brno Qualifying Practice Result - Crutchlow Takes Pole

Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow finished qualifying for the World Supersport class at Brno exactly as he had finished it: On top of the timesheets. Eugene Laverty managed to close some of the gap to the young Englishman, but his Parkalgar Honda team still have over 8/10ths of a second to find to match Crutchlow's pace. The Kawasakis of Joan Lascorz and Katsuake Fujiwara round out the front row.

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2009 World Superbikes Brno QP2 Result - Biaggi Fastest Again

Max Biaggi was once again fastest in the second session of qualifying practice, now having topped all three sessions of practice for the Superbike class. Ben Spies was second quickest, ahead of Jakub Smrz on the Guandalini Ducati and Michel Fabrizio on the factory Ducati. Nori Haga continues to suffer, still only 18th fastest in the combined qualifying standings.

Combined results of both qualifying sessions, riders in bold go forward to Superpole:

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2009 World Superbikes Brno QP1 Result - Biaggi Leads Again

Max Biaggi topped the timesheets once again at Brno, the only man to drop under the 2 minute marker during the first session of qualifying. Ducati's Michel Fabrizio improved his position, setting the 2nd fastest time, ahead of Carlos Checa and a remarkable Makoto Tamada on the Kawasaki. Tamada has been very much mid-pack so far this year, but his return from injury appears to have inspired him. Yamaha's Ben Spies was 5th quickest in the session, while Nori Haga improved, but only up to 16th. Qualifying continues tomorrow morning, the top 20 advancing to Superpole.

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2009 World Supersport Brno FP1 Result - Crutchlow Crushes The Field

Cal Crutchlow topped the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the World Supersport class at Brno, completely dominating the field. The young Briton finished over 1.4 seconds ahead of his Yamaha teammate Fabien Foret, no one capable of getting anywhere near him. Behind Foret, the Hondas of Kenan Sofuoglu and Eugene Laverty took 3rd and 4th, just a couple of tenths off Foret's times.

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2009 World Superbikes Brno FP1 Result - Biaggi Edges Hopkins In Surprise Session

It's a busy weekend for motorsports fans, with MotoGP at Donington, World Superbikes at Brno and Formula 1 in Hungary. Over in Brno, the World Superbike field have just been out for their first session of free practice, and the Aprilia of Max Biaggi was the quickest of the lot. Both Aprilias were quick for much of the session, Biaggi's team mate Shinya Nakono featuring near the top of the timesheets as well early on, only to drop down later.

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2009 World Supersport Donington Race Result - Dominant Winner And A Surprise Podium

Results of the World Supersport race at Donington:

Cal Crutchlow took a dominant win at Donington, despite riding with a cracked ankle bone. Crutchlow, Joan Lascorz took an early start, but Eugene Laverty slid out at the Melbourne Loop on lap 3, but rejoined to fight back through the field. Lascorz followed Crutchlow early, but eventually, the Yamaha rider's pace was too much for the Spaniard. Garry McCoy made a more than welcome return to the podium, taking 3rd after passing Kenan Sofuoglu halfway through the race.

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2009 World Superbikes Donington Superpole Results

Results of World Superbikes Superpole from Donington Park:

Ben Spies marked a return to Superpole dominance, taking his 8th pole of the season from 9 rounds. Spies had few problems defending his time, taking pole by nearly quarter of a second. Both Aprilias join Spies on the front row of the grid, the RSV4 showing clear improvement from previous rounds, where both Max Biaggi and Shinya Nakano have struggled to get past the second Superpole session. Sandwiched between Biaggi in 2nd and Nakano in 3rd is a revitalized Shane Byrne, his strong results at Misano clearly encouraging.

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