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WSB America: Spies takes race two win, Rea third

Michael Guy, 01 June 2009 07:33

Ben Spies secured his second race win of the day to move to within 53 points of series leader Noriyuki Haga. As in race one, Spies made another blistering start and set an unmatchable pace from the opening lap. The American set a new circuit lap record on lap two to pull clear of the chasing pack and when Ten ...

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WSB America Picture Exclusive Haga survives monster crash

Michael Guy, 30 May 2009 20:16

Championship leader Noriyuki Haga survived a huge crash in the final minutes of second qualifying at Miller Motorsports Park. The Japanese rider lost control of his Xerox Ducati exiting Toole turn and was thrown high into the air before landing heavily. Haga remained on the ground and after initially not moving eventually got up and walked to the ambulance where ...

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Monza WSB: Spies takes victory in Race 2

James Keen, 10 May 2009 15:13

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 ...

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Monza WSB: Fabrizio wins superbike race 1

James Keen, 10 May 2009 12:39

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 ...

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Monza WSB: Ben Spies tops superpole session

James Keen, 09 May 2009 14:54

American Yamaha rider Ben Spies proved quickest in superpole at the World Superbike round in Monza, Italy. Spies, riding a Yamaha WSB YZF-R1, lapped the Autodromo Nazionale in 1'44.073 to earn his place at the top of the time sheets.   Italian Michel Fabrizio claimed second place for the Ducati Xerox team, leaving Ten Kate Honda Racing rider Ryuichi Kiyonari in third, six tenths ...

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Assen WSB: Haslam takes third and second

MCN, 27 April 2009 09:03

Stiggy Honda rider Leon Haslam got his first WSB podium at Assen with a third in race one, after he was unable to hold off WSB rookie Ben Spies. Haslam looked odds on to finish second, but a late surge from Spies knocked the Derbyshire rider back to third. Leon Haslam managed to hang onto Spies for several corners, but ...

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World Superbikes, Valencia: Haga Breaks the Spies Spell

Mike Nicks, 05 April 2009 17:04

Noriyuki Haga won the second race in the World Superbike Championship round at Valencia today on his Xerox Ducati, and proved decisively that the American new boy Ben Spies can be beaten on equal terms. In this race Spies stayed on his Yamaha R1 – he dropped it in the first encounter – but still trailed in second by 5.105s ...

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World Supersport, Valencia: Crutchlow Takes His First Win

Mike Nicks, 05 April 2009 15:06

The 23-year-old British rider Cal Crutchlow scored his first World Supersport win in only the third race of his first full season in the series when he crushed Australian Anthony West in a 23-lap super-struggle on the Ricardo Tormo circuit at Valencia. The 2006 British Supersport champion also jumped to the joint leadership of the points table after a stunning ...

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World Superbikes, Valencia: Super Spies Rocks to Third Superpole

Mike Nicks, 04 April 2009 15:31

With just over five minutes of Superpole action remaining on the Ricardo Tormo circuit, the quiet American Ben Spies rolled his Yamaha out of pit lane. At the end of sector one on the 2.487-mile he was quicker by 0.199s than any rival, and as he left sector two the gap had grown to 0.356s. And as the 24-year-old Tennessean ...


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