Kyalami WSB: Fabrizio takes dominant race one win

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Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizio has won the first race at Kyalami after taking the lead after the first corner and gapping the rest of the field.

Veteran Carlos Checa finished second after he too gapped the rest of the field after the first corner.

Championship leader Leon Haslam stretched his championship lead to five points after finishing third, ahead of championship rival Max Biaggi in fourth.

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea finished fifth after a spectacular end to his race saw him overtake Cal Crutchlow, James Toseland and Leon Camier.

Camier, Toseland and Crutchlow finished sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

1. Michel Fabrizio ITA Ducati Xerox 1198  24 laps
2. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1198  +1.098s
3. Leon Haslam GBR Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000  +5.049s
4. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 +6.974s
5. Jonathan Rea GBR Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR +13.710s
6. Leon Camier GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 +13.848s
7. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda YZF R1 +16.064s
8. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda YZF R1 +16.231s
9. Jakub Smrz CZE PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1198  +16.580s
10. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 +23.100s
11. Luca Scassa ITA Team Supersonic Ducati 1198  +24.561s
12. Troy Corser AUS BMW Motorrad S1000RR +25.504s
13. Sheridan Morais RSA EmTek Aprilia RSV-4  +27.073s
14. Ruben Xaus ESP BMW Motorrad S1000RR +27.273s
15. Shane Byrne GBR Althea Ducati 1198 +30.692s
16. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki SRT ZX-10R +34.008s
17. Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati Xerox 1198  +35.948s
18. Chris Vermeulen AUS Kawasaki SRT ZX-10R +44.030s
19. Max Neukirchner GER Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR +48.382s

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer