Xaus takes WSB win at Valencia

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Ruben Xaus took his first win since 2003 in race on at Valencia, triumphing in changing conditions.

The Spaniard was in fifth away from the line but battled his way through to take the win from Noriyuki Haga, with Troy Bayliss third.

Troy Corser will be disapointed with fourth having led at the start of the race. Britain’s James Toseland was fifth from Lorenzo Lanzi, with Michel Fabrizio finishing ahead of Max Biaggi, Josh Brookes and Roberto Rolfo.

Race one result:

1. Ruben Xaus Team Sterilgarda 37’14.606
2. Noriyuki Haga Yamaha Motor Italia 0’1.997
3. Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox Team 0’6.330
4. Troy Corser Yamaha Motor Italia 0’8.780
5. James Toseland Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 0’17.040
6. Lorenzo Lanzi Ducati Xerox Team 0’24.272
7. Michel Fabrizio D.F.X. Corse  0’25.822
8. Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra  0’26.087
9. Joshua Brookes Alto Evolution Honda 0’28.778
10. Roberto Rolfo Hannspree Ten Kate Honda 0’32.754
11. Regis Laconi Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse 0’37.084
12. Max Neukirchner Suzuki Germany 0’37.141
13. Giovanni Bussei Team Sterilgarda 0’37.563
14. Jakub Smrz Team Caracchi Ducati SC 0’38.544
15. Yukio Kagayama Alstare Suzuki Corona Extrai 0’53.049



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