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Bayliss drops it two corners from title.

Troy Bayliss ruined his chances of wrapping up the 2008 World Superbike title at Vallelunga when he fell from his Ducati just three corners from the chequered flag.

Bayliss was running second behind Noriyuki Haga at the time, a position that would have won him the championship after team-mate Michel Fabrizio passed Troy Corser for third on the final lap.

However, a low-speed fall at the hairpin, similar to that of James Toseland last year, undid all of his hard work, leaving him out of the points. He will have to wait until Magny-Cours when he will get another chance to complete victory.

Haga won his second race of the day after what had been a thrilling tussle with Bayliss up until that point, with Fabrizio a surprise second after a marvellous charge in the latter stages. Third for Corser keeps his title hopes alive.

Full report and results to follow


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jn - Unregistered

September 21, 2008 3:34 PM

That haga Bayliss battle was what racings all about....... Take note motoGP Won''t be the same without Bayliss next year, you gotta admire him.....

Cubik Rube - Unregistered

September 21, 2008 3:49 PM

Feel a bit sorry for TB and am really going to miss him and Nori racing each other in the way that they do. They must have so much trust in each other it's untrue, thanks for another doozie of a battle. Nice to see Nori having a good weekend after the nightmare that was Donington and glad to see that neither Biaggi or Sofuoglu were hurt after that awful crash at the start....Rolfo doing a great job of missing Sofuoglu, doesn't bear thinking about what might have been had he not.



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