World Superbike race two summary and results from Monza

Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) immediately made amends in race 2 by dominating from start to finish. The Texan left everyone standing after just a few laps and went on to win his fifth race of the season. This win, together with the crash at the Parabolica on lap 3 of points leader Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox), who had been hit by a bird, keeps the championship battle wide open. Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) now becomes a credible title candidate after crowning his Italian weekend with an excellent second place. Fabrizio managed to hold off Ryuichi Kiyonari in the final stages, the Japanese rider repeating his race 1 result. A superb fourth went to Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda), while Max Biaggi (Aprilia), in fifth place, could have been further up the standings had he not made a mistake while fighting amongst the group and he was unable to make up the gap again. Tom Sykes took another sixth place for Yamaha, while Leon Haslam (Stiggy Racing Honda) made up for his race 1 retirement with a seventh place. Troy Corser did not take the start in race 2 after his two crashes today, but BMW honour was held high by Ruben Xaus, who again finished in ninth place. Broc Parkes again scored more points for Kawasaki in thirteenth.

Monza Superbike – Race 2
Sun, May 10, 2009 7:55 AM

1 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 31’49.252 (196,614 kph)
2 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2.665
3 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 2.810
4 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 7.706
5 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 7.863
6 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 10.383
7 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 11.586
8 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 21.112
9 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 22.112
10 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 22.261
11 55 Laconi R. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 23.453
12 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 32.956
13 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 37.166
14 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 43.085
15 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 43.088
16 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 43.825
17 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 53.211
18 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1’00.917
19 94 Checa D. (ESP) Yamaha YZF R1 1’17.915
20 98 Zemke J. (USA) Honda CBR1000RR 1’28.545
21 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1’29.016
RET 88 Resch R. (AUT) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
RET 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR
RET 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
RET 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R
NP 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR

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