Troy Corser took his Alstare Suzuki to its second win of the day at Phillip Island in a rain interrupted second race.

Corser and team-mate Yukio Kagayama dominated an eventful race two at Phillip Island with thrid place going to the young German rider Max Neukirchner on the Klaffi Honda.

Kagayama got an early lead from Xerox Ducati's Laconi and Yamaha's Andrew Pitt, Neukirchner followed in fourth place.

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James Toseland was battling with Karl Muggeridge when they came into contact with one another and crashed out. Muggeridge explained that he was under Toseland in the corner and tried to take a tighter line to stop himself from hitting him. Unfortunately Muggeridge's rear tyre slid, then gripped pitching the bike upright and hitting James' Xerox Ducati. That was the end of race two for both riders.

"I'm going away from here with one point after working so hard this weekend," said a very disappointed Toseland. "I was up there in top five in every practice on race tyres, so it wasn't a coincidence. In Superpole the time I did would have put me second in every other session and I was tenth, then we had problems with the rear in race 1 and with Muggeridge who cut me up in race two. What more can I say?"

Back at the sharp-end Neukirchner managed to muscle by the very beaten up Andrew Pitt to take third place. Pitt was out of luck this weekend when he crashed again due to the onset of rain. The race was red flagged accordingly and re-run on aggregated time. As the riders returned to the pits, Chris Walker was seen pushing his PSG-1 Kawasaki back to his box. Apparently the bike had cut-out, the team weren't sure of the cause but had put it down to an ignition problem or water getting into the system.

The grid was reformed in the order that the riders had last crossed the line, so the front row was Corser, Laconi, Neukirchner and Pitt.

The track was very wet and on the warm up lap Lanzi ended up on the grass, an indication of things to come. Kagayama got a good start and was being chased by Neukirchner and Chris Walker.

Unfortunately Gary McCoy on the Petronas took a tumble at turn eight and was soon followed into the gravel by the well beaten up Andrew Pitt. Three big crashes in one weekend is a lot to put up with, amazingly Pitt walked away.

Yukio Kagayama was being hounded down by Walker, while his team mate Corser was also on the move. It was at this point that Martin on the second foggy Petronas machine crashed at turn one.

"I high-sided going into turn one," commented Martin. "I didn't do anything different, I didn't feel it go. Next thing I know the bike is on top of me!"

Martin came out of the crash with a badly cut and bruised chin. Chris Walker by this time had squeezed past Kagayama and was leading for a very short time, when he lost the front at turn eight and tumbled out of contention. Corser had now worked his way up to second on track behind his team mate, with Neukirchner in third and Regis Laconi in fourth.

Laconi and his Xerox Ducati had the most spectacular off of the day at the famed Lukey Heights, as he explained; "I high-sided as the rear tyre was finished after three laps. I was riding steady and the rear goes." He was flipped over the front of the bike, but managed to hold onto it until he hit the grass.

"I was able to restart because of electric starter but couldn't see because of grass on my visor. But I get some points!" said Laconi.

Corser now had taken the lead from Yukio Kagayama, but Yukio pulled him back in and took the lead again two laps from the chequered flag.

On the track it was Kagayama from Corser from Neukirchner, but on time it was Corser, Kagayama and Neukirchner.

"Yes first time on a Superbike at Phillip island, I'm really happy for the third and the fourth place, the fourth in the first race and third in second, I am really happy," said an emotional Neukirchner. "Many riders crashed in front of me, Walker, Haga, yeah a lot of riders. I think keep cool and relax, you see the third place not so bad."

Kagayama explained that his crash in morning warm was helpful for the afternoon's downpour; "This morning I try rain condition, many crash corners, high speed corner, I crash same this morning," he said. "This is good experience for me. And part two race two very careful at that corner, and I not crash at that corner and I'm very grateful for this mornings crash. Sorry my team. Getting second this second, I'm very happy here."

Troy Corser believed his race hinged on the gap he managed to build up in the first part of the race.

"Fortunately I had that bit of a gap at the end of the first race, when they red flagged it," he said. "It had to stop it was really slippery. They had to do it. When we went out and re-started, I didn't panic, and I didn't get a fantastic start.

"Yukio and Walker were flying out at the front. I didn't want them to get too far away, but at the same time I just wanted to feel the tyres and I didn't have fantastic grip at the beginning and they slowly started to get better and better. A few of them crashed, actually McCoy crashed right in front of me going through the Haysheds the fast right hander.

"I must have missed his head by about two inches and the bike for that matter! I went off the track, come back on and I caught up really quick. I was surprised at that. I just stayed consistent, watched my lap board. The guys were giving me plus seconds. I wasn't leading the race but I was still leading the race off the track. That was all I could do."

After today's eventful Australian round of the World Superibikes, Troy Corser is leading the championship ahead of his team mate Yukio Kagayama and in third is Regis Laconi.

Current World Champion James Toseland is in eighth place at the moment. The next round of the World Superbikes is at Valencia on the 24th April. The teams have all tested there this season so they should be on an even footing.

Race two final top ten

1. Corser
2. Kagayama
3. Neukirchner
4. Vermeulen
5. Neito
6. Corradi
7. Laconi
8. Abe
9. Bussei
10. Sanchini