WSBK Championship standings - Donington Park

Two wins for Ben Spies and a devastating crash for Noriyuki Haga have thrown the 2009 World Superbike Championship title race wide open once again with the gap between the two the closest it has been since Qatar.

Just 14 points now separate Haga from Spies with ten races remaining following the American's ninth and tenth win of the season.

His cause was certainly aided by Haga's unfortunate accident during race two, his high-side landing him in hospital, although indications suggest that he isn't as badly injured as originally feared.

Elsewhere, a gear problem in race one for Michel Fabrizio could prove crucial to his hopes as he fell away in his attempts to make the title three-way race. He is now 51 points behind Haga.

The battle for fourth in the standings intensified again following a difficult weekend for Jonathan Rea and a superb one for Leon Haslam. The Stiggy Honda rider is back up to fifth now following his podium, ten points behind his Honda counterpart.

The biggest mover following the weekend, however, has to be Shane Byrne, who is on the cusp on moving into the top eight overall following a fourth consecutive top six finish at Donington Park. He is up to tenth now having been as low as 15th just three rounds ago.

In addition, the three wild-card entrants at Donington Park all scored points to bring the total number of scorers up to 37 – already four more than who managed to get on the board last season.

Full World Superbike Championship rider standings (After 9 rounds of 14 - Previous position in brackets)

1. (1) Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox 308 points
2. (2) Ben Spies Yamaha WSB 294
3. (3) Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox 257
4. (4) Jonathan Rea Ten Kate Honda 177
5. (6) Leon Haslam Stiggy Honda 167
6. (5) Max Biaggi Aprilia 155
7. (7) Tom Sykes Yamaha WSB 141
8. (9) Jakub Smrz Guandalini Ducati 115
9. (8) Carlos Checa Ten Kate Honda 114
10. (12) Shane Byrne Sterilgarda Ducati 113
11. (10) Ryuichi Kiyonari Ten Kate Honda 113
12. (11) Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Alstare Brux 94
13. (15) Shinya Nakano Aprilia 81
14. (13) Regis Laconi DFX Ducati 77
15. (14) Max Neukirchner Suzuki Alstare Brux 75
16. (16) Ruben Xaus BMW Alpha 50
17. (17) Troy Corser BMW Alpha 36
18. (18) Broc Parkes Kawasaki WSB 27
19. (20) John Hopkins Stiggy Honda 17
20. (-) Leon Camier Airwaves Yamaha 13
21. (19) Gregorio Lavilla Guandalini Ducati 12
22. (24) Matthieu Lagrive Althea Honda 10
23. (21) Jamie Hacking Kawasaki WSB 9
24. (32) Lorenzo Lanzi DFX Ducati 9
25. (-) James Ellison Airwaves Yamaha 8
26. (22) Sheridan Morais Kawasaki WSB 8
27. (23) Fonsi Nieto Suzuki Alstare Brux 8
28. (-) Simon Andrews MSS Colchester Kawasaki 6
29. (25) Tommy Hill Althea Honda 6
30. (26) Karl Muggeridge Celani Suzuki 4
31. (27) Brendan Roberts Guandalini Ducati 3
32. (28) Roberto Rolfo Stiggy Honda 3
33. (29) Matteo Baiocco PSG-1 Kawasaki 3
34. (30) Luca Scassa Pedercini Kawasaki 3
35. (31) Makoto Tamada Kawasaki WSB 2
36. (33) Jake Zemke Stiggy Honda 1
37. (34) Alessandro Polita Celani Suzuki 1

Full World Superbike Championship rider standings (After 9 rounds of 14 - Previous position in brackets)

1. (1) Ducati 383 points
2. (2) Yamaha 337
3. (3) Honda 273
4. (4) Aprilia 162
5. (5) Suzuki 131
6. (6) BMW 70
7. (7) Kawasaki 47

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