Bostrom achieves Laguna double.

More than ten seconds behind the eighth placed Yanagawa and exactly half a minute behind Bostrom was Regis Laconi who rode a lonely race for ninth while Ruben Xaus just held off Okada for tenth after the Japanese rider slid off the track going through turn six on lap 15 just as he was sizing Bayliss up for sixth place.

Stephane Chambon made it home on this occasion for a disappointing twelfth place finish ahead of Steve Martin and Broc Parkes while there were scenes of further joy in the Benelli pit as Peter Goddard grabbed a World Championship point on the very last lap after Giovanni Bussei threw his NCR Ducati into the boonies just four corners from home.

Frankie Chili's miserable weekend continued for although he was declared fit to race after his race one tumble, a very sore Frankie pulled off after just one lap after damaging his groin in race one and finding the injury too painful to continue. Gregorio Lavilla's weekend also went from bad to worse when he retired his Fuchs Kawasaki on lap six while Doug Chandler decided to call it quits after a stop and go penalty put him in amongst the Javier Rodriguez's, Jiri Mrkyvka's and Ferdinando Di Maso's of this world

The World Superbike circus now heads back across the Atlantic to Britain and Brands Hatch in two weeks time as the series takes in its second glorious circuit in a row. Neil Hodgson is relishing the challenge as is Ben Bostrom although the American suffered a complete nightmare last time out at the Kent track while there will surely be a wildcard or two capable of upsetting the applecart.

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