Haga takes second race

Published: 05 August 2005

Noriyuki Haga has taken the win in the second race at Brand Hatch World Superbikes after another fairing bashing battle with championship leader Troy Corser.

Haga dominated the race but only managed to pull out a half second lead over Corser at any time. The battle went right to the last lap when an exciting climax saw Corser desperately try to pass the Japanese rider but run wide on the exit and hit the gravel, giving Haga the win.

Haga's win means he has now won three out of the last four WSB races at Brands Hatch.

Australian Chris Vermeulen took the third spot after a lonely race seven seconds behind the front two and five seconds ahead of fourth place man Chris Walker.

Brit Walker fought back from seventh on the first lap to take fourth place, but by the time he had made his way through Vermeulen was too far ahead to catch.

Kagayama fought through a bad qualifying injury to take ninth place, Frankie Chili improved on race 1 with 13th while Brit wildcard Dennis Hobbs took 15th.

Click the links on the right to read all the action from race 1 and see everything that has been going on here at Brands, then check out the blow-by-blow comentary on the second race below.

You can get a ful rundown on all the weekends action plus all the behind the scenes info only in MCN, out August 10.

Lap-by-lap:

Final race 2 positions: Haga, Corser, Vermeulen, Walker, Laconi, Pitt,, Toseland, Lanzi,, Kagayama, Bostrom, Neukirchner, Riba, Chili, Gimbert, Hobbs, Alfonsi, Vizziello, McCoy. DNF: Martin, Abe, Clementi, Nieto, Velini, Bussei, Cardoso, Borciani, Nickmans, Praia, Muggeridge.

Nori Haga takes the win almost 3 seconds ahead of Corser with Chris Walker in fourth

Coser takes him at Westfield, but runs wide off the track and has to let Haga go to take the win

Final lap and Haga is all over the place with Corser all over him

Lap 23 positions: Haga Corser, Vermeulen, Walker, Laconi, Pitt, Toseland Kagayama

Lap 22 and Haga is still in the lead but the gap between Corser and Vermeulen has extended to 7 seconds while fourth place man walker is a furth 4 seconds back

Yukio Kagayama is running in 8th despite still being in pain from a big crash in qualifying that left him only doing four laps on Saturday.

Lap 20 and Walker has muscled his way past Laconi after several brave tries.

Steve Martin and Norick Abe crash out together, both riders OK

Lap 18 Toseland looses out to Pitt and slips to 7th

Lap 17 positions: Haga, Croser, Vermeulen, Laconi, Walker, Toseland, Pitt, Kagayama, Lanzi, Bostrom

Lap 16 and Walker pushes past Toseland at Druids and is pulling away

Lap 15 and Laconi has taken Toseland for fourth place and Chris Walker is now riding all over him looking for a chance to pass.

Halfway through and Haga has taken out a half second lead over Corser and the gap to thrid place man Vermeulen has extended to 6.4 seconds

Lap 12 positions: Haga, Corser, Vermeulen, Toseland, Laconi, Walker, Pitt, Lanzi, Kagayama, Bostrom, Riba, Marin, Neukirchner, Abe, Clementi, Chili, Gimbert, Hobbs

Vermeulen passes Toseland to take the third podium spot

Lap 12 and Walker passes Pitt for fifth

Laconi passes Pitt to take fifth and Walker is right on his back

Vermeulen passes Pitt in to fourth

Lap 10 and Haga and Corser have now got a 3.6 second lead over Toseland and the chasing pack

Toseland heading up a pack containing Pitt, Laconi, Vermeulen and Walker

Lap 7 and Haga is in the lead with he and Corser storming away from James Toseland in third

Walker is right on the back of Vermeulen and is looking for payback after the aussi stole fourth on the last lap of race 1

Lap five positions: Corser, Haga, Toseland, Pitt, Laconi, Vermeulen, Walker, Lanzi, Kagayama

Corser and Haga have a nother close contact moment

Muggeridge has a big wobble and is kicked off the bike landing in the middle of the track

Corser gets the holeshot but Haga took over before the end of the lap and the two were touching all the way down the start finish straight.