Team Renegade Ducati rider Noriyuki Haga followed up his good qualifying performance today [Sunday] at Oschersleben, jumping into the lead of the 28-lap first race and running away to win by around 5 seconds from the chasing James Toseland.

Pierfrancesco Chili was close to second but could not quite make it stick on the final lap, while Troy Corser, having won the superpole, had to settle for fourth. His machine was was simply beaten in the corner-exiting contest, the more grunty Ducatis utilising their advantage well.

Regis Laconi meanwhile overcame his ride through penalty to finish sixth, while Steve Martin enjoyed a strong ride to fifth.

Leon Haslam was next up with Jurgen Oelschlager, Garry McCoy and Mauro Sanchini completing the top ten.

Eight riders retired including Foggy Petronas' Chris Walker and DFXtreme Sterilgarda rider Marco Borciani.

Results:

1. Noriyuki Haga
2. James Toseland
3. Pier Franceso Chili
4. Troy Corser
5. Steve Martin
6. Regis Laconi