Results tagged “Valencia” from Sunday Sun Blog

Haga - blog.jpgSAMURAI of Slide Noriyuki Haga won the second World Superbike Championship race at Valencia - both on the track and on aggregate.

In what proved to be an at times confusing but always exciting 20-Lap scrap, Nitro Nori crossed the line first and also took the aggregate win from Spaniard Carlos Checa with Roman Emperor Max Biaggi third.

The race had to be restarted after a massive crash involving the Kawasaki of Simon Andrews and Vittorio Iannuzzo's Honda brought out the red flag four laps in.

Haslam Valencia - blog.jpgLEON Haslam has taken an easy win in the first of today's World Superbike Championship races from Valencia, Spain.

The 'Pocket Rocket' launched himself to the lead just four laps into the 23-Lap race, and never looked under any pressure as he led the pack to the chequered flag.

Second place went to Alitalia Aprilia's Max Biaggi, while two-times champion James Toseland finally announced he was back by taking third.

hags2.jpgNORIYUKI Haga stamped his authority on the World Superbike Championship as he scorched to victory in Race Two at Valencia.

In what seemed an exact replay of this morning's first race, Nitro Nori stormed past Max Neukirchner in the opening laps, and led all the way to the end of the 23-lap race.

This time however, it was American rookie Ben Spies who took second, having recovered from his trip to the kitty litter in Race One.

haga-small.jpgSAMURAI of slide Noriyuki Haga rode to an easy victory in Race One at Valencia this morning.

The Japanese hotshot took the lead from Suzuki's Max Neukircher on Lap Three, and held the spot all the way to the chequered flag.

Team-mate Michel Fabrizio crossed the line second, making it a one-two for the factory Ducati Xerox outfit.

Spii.jpg BEN Spies smashed the Valencia lap record to take pole for tomorrow's World Superbike event.

The American rookie annihilated the opposition to go from eighth to first with just moments left of the session, taking his third successive pole.

And it was to prove a dramatic session, with Max Biaggi - who had looked strong all weekend - making a shock exit in Superpole 1 after what appeared to be a tyre gamble that went wrong.

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