Haga wins race one.

Noriyuki Haga claimed victory in the opening race of the Kyalami WSBK weekend, fending off Ducati team-mate Michel Fabrizio and Yamaha polesitter Ben Spies to the line.

The Japanese veteran got the jump at the start, but had to give best to Fabrizio mid-race before returning to the front and making the most of the ensuing battle between the Italian and Spies by building the cushion he needed to secure victory.

Spies and Fabrizio scrapped over second until the American made a mistake and allowed the Ducati back through, while Jonathan Rea kept his nerve to deny a determined Max Biaggi on the run to the flag to round out the top five.

Full report and result to follow...

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Unbelievable, Nori does it again, i had ruled him out for this race thinking hed be suffering from arm pain, was he F**k Nori being Nori just sucks it up a few painkillers and he was off. Looks like Fabrizio got the better of Spies in race 1, he aint gonna like that.............Race 2 should be a corker, Nori just needs second, but he will be brimming with confidence hopefully it turns out to be a battle Royale, as lately either Haga or Spies seems to win by a country mile and the majority of battles seem to be mid pack. Supersport should be a corker...... but for now its over to the bbc for motogp.............i love bike racing and Sundays ! :)

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