Valencia WSB: Haslam takes race 1 victory, Toseland third

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Team Suzuki Alstare rider Leon Haslam has taken victory in the first World Superbike race at this weekend’s Valencia round.

Fellow Brit and Yamaha Sterilgarda rider James Toseland placed third on the podium. He fought hard to hold off Aprilia Alitalia’s Max Biaggi, but the Italian passed Toseland in the later half of the race to claim second.

Fourth spot on the time sheets went to Aussie Troy Corser, riding an S1000RR for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team. Ducati Xerox rider Noriyuki Haga finished in fifth.

Brits Jonathan Rea (Hannspreee Ten Kate Honda) and Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda) finished in sixth and seventh respectively. 

1   Haslam L   GBR   Suzuki GSX-R1000  1’34.787
2  Biaggi M  ITA  Aprilia RSV4 1000 F.   1’35.025
3  Toseland J  GBR  Yamaha YZF R1   1’35.007  
4  Corser T  AUS  BMW S1000 RR   1’35.100
5  Haga N  JPN  Ducati 1098R   1’35.329
6  Rea J  GBR  Honda CBR1000RR   1’35.218
7  Crutchlow C  GBR  Yamaha YZF R1   1’35.243  
8  Lanzi L  ITA  Ducati 1098R   1’35.388  
9  Guintoli S  FRA  Suzuki GSX-R1000   1’35.017  
10  Smrz J  CZE  Ducati 1098R   1’35.841
11  Sykes T  GBR  Kawasaki ZX 10R   1’36.100
12  Xaus R  ESP  BMW S1000 RR   1’36.063
13  Neukirchner M  GER  Honda CBR1000RR   1’35.910  
14  Scassa L  ITA  Ducati 1098R   1’36.202  
15  Pitt A  AUS  BMW S1000 RR   1’36.241
16  Hayden R  USA  Kawasaki ZX 10R   1’36.782
17  Baiocco M  ITA  Kawasaki ZX 10R   1’36.768  
18  Andrews S  GBR  Kawasaki ZX 10R  1’36.360

Retired from race:  
Iannuzzo V  ITA  Honda CBR1000RR  RETIRED  
Camier L  GBR  Aprilia RSV4 1000 F.  RETIRED
Fabrizio M  ITA  Ducati 1098R  RETIRED  
Byrne S  GBR  Ducati 1098R  RETIRED  
Checa C  ESP  Ducati 1098R  RETIRED  

James Keen

By James Keen