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Brands Hatch World Superbikes: James Toseland takes first ever double

Published: 05 August 2007

Britain's James Toseland recorded an historic double victory today and the first of his World Superbike career as he won race two by only 1.686secs ahead of a feisty Noriyuki Haga.

The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda could not have imagined a better end to racing in Britain in the World Superbike Championship and he was certainly emotional in front of his home crowd.

In traditional style Toseland gave away his protective clothing, including his leathers, helmet and gloves, on the warming down lap, much to the delight of the thousands of fans at Brands Hatch.

Yamaha's Noriyuki Haga went in to the lead from the start but Britain's James Toseland remained the hero of the hour as he took the lead at Stirling before the end of lap one. Noriyuki Haga was then behind Toseland with Ducati's Troy Bayliss third.

On lap two James Toseland's lead was 0.406 in front of Haga with Yukio Kagayama moving up to fourth. toseland also posted the first fastest lap with a 1:26.689.

Lap four saw Troy Corser overtake Troy Bayliss, who continued to slide down the places.

Noriyuki Haga put the British fans' hearts in their mouths by passing Toseland on lap five at Graham Hill bend. but James Toseland fought back and retook the lead going in to the Brabham Straight.

On lap seven Alsatre Suzuki's Max Biaggi was forced to take a ride-through penalty for a jump start. He went down to 17th but managed to get up to eighth by the end.

But the excitement between James Toseland and Noriyuki Haga had not stopped as the Yamaha rider passed Toseland at Hawthorn on lap 11. But once again Toseland fought back and reclaimed first place on Brabham Straight again on lap 14.

With Troy Corser closing in on the leading pair it was tight all the way to the finish.

But much to the delight of the Brands Hatch corwd, James Toseland seured the victory and began the celebrations.

 1 James TOSELAND GBR Honda CBR1000RR 
2 Noriyuki HAGA JPN Yamaha YZF-R1 1.686
3 Troy CORSER AUS Yamaha YZF-R1 1.76
4 Michel FABRIZIO ITA Honda CBR1000RR 8.456
5 Yukio KAGAYAMA JPN Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 8.988
6 Ruben XAUS ESP Ducati 999 F06 9.47
7 Troy BAYLISS AUS Ducati 999 F07 18.313
8 Max BIAGGI ITA Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 19.116
9 Regis LACONI FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R 20.501
10 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 20.586
11 Roberto ROLFO ITA Honda CBR1000RR 21.808
12 Lorenzo LANZI ITA Ducati 999 F07 24.883
13 Fonsi NIETO ESP Kawasaki ZX-10R 31.988
14 Karl MUGGERIDGE AUS Honda CBR1000RR 33.253
15 Shinichi NAKATOMI JPN Yamaha YZF-R1 36.868
16 Steve MARTIN AUS Yamaha YZF-R1 37.972
17 Dean ELLISON GBR Ducati 999RS 1'07.216
18 Luca MORELLI ITA Honda CBR1000RR 1'08.297

 

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