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.
The fourth round of this year’s Superbike World Championship takes place at Assen circuit in the Netherlands, and will be a new racetrack for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team. Although Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus are very familiar with the 4.555 kilometre circuit, it will be their first time there with the new BMW S 1000 RR.
BMW World Superbike Championship Race Update From Doha, Qatar.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus rode superbly in both the two 18-lap races in Doha today and earned themselves three top ten placings. Troy finished ninth in both races and Ruben took 13th in race one and followed that with a hard-fought for tenth in race two.
BMW Superbike World Championship – Doha, Qatar Preview.
Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport head to the Losail circuit in Qatar knowing that it will be harder to get another superb top ten position than it was in the opening round of the championship in Phillip Island, Australia. In Phillip Island the team benefited from a two-day test prior to the event, but their first chance of seeing the Losail racetrack will be the first practice session on Thursday morning.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport Gears-up for the World Superbike Motorcycle Championship with riders
Troy Corser (11) and Ruben Xaus (#111)on the 2009 BMW S 1000 RR SBK Racebike.
The 2009 Superbike World Championship promises to be more exciting than ever, with BMW Motorrad Motorsport making its debut in the ultra-competitive motorcycle racing series and taking on no less than six other manufacturers, four Japanese and two European.
Local law statutes, geneticists, and musical instruments dating back to 1500 BC, (a three tube clarinet called a launeddas) have all ensured Sardinia and its inhabitants general recognition as a "popolo" (distinct place and people). I can now add the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 to the list of unique things experienced in Sardinia.