Misano World Superbikes: Neukirchner takes race one

Published: 29 June 2008

Max Neukirchner has dispelled the myth that Misano is a Ducati cricuit by taking an impressive win from 10th place on the grid.

Ruben Xaus lead the majority of the race but faded towards the end with Troy Corser working his way through the field to take the lead by lap 14.

But Neukirchner followed Corser up through the order, working his way through the Ducati's to take the lead away from Corser three laps later, holding it to the flag.

Troy Bayliss took the hole shot and lead for the first lap but he quickly dropped back to fifth fighting back eventually to take the final place on the podium.

Xaus eventually finished the race in fourth, while team-mate Max Biaggi had been fighting at the front when Michel Fabrizio left his breaking a little too late and skittled both of them off in to the gravel.

Top eight positions:
Max Neukirchner
Troy Corser
Troy Bayliss
Ruben Xaus
Carlos checa
Lorenzo Lanzi
Jacob Smrz
Grevorio Lavilla
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  • Max Neukirchner took the win in the first race at Misano