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WSB America: Spies takes race two win, Rea third

Published: 01 June 2009

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 Kate Honda rider Carlos Checa crashed out, Italian Michel Fabrizio was the only rider capable of matching the pace.    

 
Spies said:
I wanted to keep Michel pushing, but do enough to keep him out of my draft, so every time he would make a tenth on me, I’d put a tenth on him and just keep him right there. It was a tough race and when he’s riding that well you can’t sit there. You’ve got to be consistent, not panic and slowly try and make a gap. There were five laps where I didn’t even look at my pit board, because I knew he was going to do whatever I was doing. Michel is really good at following, for sure. I just looked at my lap timer and kept stacking the laps together with no mistakes and with a few to go I broke him.”


Third place went to Brit Jonathan Rea who rode another impressive race to fend of challenges from Noriyuki Haga, Ryuichi Kiyonari, Max Biaggi and Leon Haslam. Haslam made a late charge for the final podium position but crashed his Stiggy Honda after hitting a kerb at the final chicane.


Rea said:
Every lap I was watching the big screen out of the last turn to see who it was behind me. I knew I had a little bit of a gap, but for me I had to ride as slow as I could for third place. We had a big problem with the front on entry to the corners so I used the power of my machine just on the straights, the guys put a great bike together and I’d like to thank them all for their efforts.”


1 1 19 B. SPIES USA Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 21 1'48.768 305,0 1'48.344 301,6 25 25 212 2
2 4 84 M.FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 21 9.080 1'49.085 303,3 1'49.434 305,0 16 20 201 3
3 11 65 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate HondHa onda CBR1000RR 21 14.357 1'49.646 311,9 1'49.541 303,3 11 16 133 4
4 16 3 M.BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21 15.636 1'49.731 310,2 1'51.351 306,7 10 13 126 5
5 3 9 R.KIYONARI JPN Ten Kate Honda Racing Honda CBR1000RR 21 17.156 1'49.521 306,7 1'49.243 302,5 13 11 96 8
6 5 96 J. SMRZ CZE Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R 21 17.546 1'49.744 302,5 1'49.658 299,2 8 10 82 10
7 10 56 S. NAKANO JPN Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21 19.659 1'49.966 306,7 1'49.528 307,6 9 61 14
8 9 41 N.HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 21 23.455 1'50.068 303,3 1'49.516 303,3 7 8 265 1
9 22 66 T. SYKES GBR Yamaha WSB Yamaha YZF R1 21 30.489 1'50.072 307,6 1'50.807 300,0 3 7 113 7
10 6 67 S. BYRNE GBR Sterilgarda Ducati 1098R 21 31.775 1'49.867 304,2 1'49.982 302,5 5 6 59 15
11 7 23 B. PARKES AUS Kawasaki World Superbike RK.aTw. asaki ZX 10R 21 33.246 1'50.348 309,3 1'51.328 299,2 5 25 18
12 13 71 Y. KAGAYAMA JPN Suzuki Alstare BRUX Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 21 36.758 1'50.569 303,3 1'50.114 300,8 4 4 76 12
13 14 10 F. NIETO ESP Suzuki Alstare BRUX Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 21 36.887 1'50.682 305,8 1'50.488 302,5 3 4 25
14 19 57 L. LANZI ITA DFX Corse Ducati 1098R 21 37.290 1'50.221 300,8 1'50.868 301,6 2 2 30
15 23 98 J. ZEMKE USA Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR 21 42.639 1'50.514 305,0 1'51.072 295,2 1 1 32
16 24 111 R. XAUS ESP BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 21 42.777 1'51.033 300,0 1'51.166 298,4 40 16
17 21 11 T. CORSER AUS BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 21 45.596 1'50.903 302,5 1'50.793 299,2 1 36 17
18 18 25 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 21 1'09.237 1'51.914 293,6 1'50.633 292,8
19 8 2 J. HACKING USA Kawasaki World Superbike RK.aTw. asaki ZX 10R 21 1'26.703 1'50.304 303,3 1'51.438 303,3 9 9 20
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RET 12 91 L. HASLAM GBR Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR 20 1 Lap 1'49.560 302,5 1'49.765 298,4 6 122 6
RET 17 36 G.LAVILLA ESP Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098R 6 15 Laps 1'51.241 303,3 1'50.344 296,0 2 11 19
RET 26 64 E. NIGON FRA Yamaha France GMT 94 IpoYnaemaha YZF R1 6 15 Laps 1'53.308 288,2 1'52.137 289,7
RET 2 7 C.CHECA ESP HANNspree Ten Kate HondHa onda CBR1000RR 3 18 Laps 1'49.219 302,5 1'48.908 304,2 20 93 9
RET 15 99 L. SCASSA ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R 3 18 Laps 1'51.490 293,6

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