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Toseland pleases home fans with first home win.

Xerox Ducati's James Toseland won the second race of the Silverstone World Superbike round, taking his first win on British Soil in the WSBK championship.

Yamaha Italia's Noriyuki Haga led the races from the line with Alstare Suzuki's Yukio Kagayama at his side.

Alstare's Troy Corser powered his way into second by the end of the first lap, relegating Haga to second and his Suzuki team-mate to third. Xerox Ducati's Regis Laconi held fourth.

The second lap saw Laconi collide with Max Neukirchner and Fonsi Nieto, who both managed to continue on in the race, but Laconi unfortunately suffered some damage to his bike which stopped him from continuing. The race one winner was obviously angry at his demise.

His team-mate Toseland worked his way through to third, as Kagayama slipped backwards, to be on Haga's wheel by the 15th lap, where he quickly disbanded with him and then Corser on the very next lap.

Toseland then went on to take a decisive win in front his home crowd, his first WSBK win on British soil, with Corser taking a secure second followed by Haga some three seconds behind.

Winston Ten Kate Honda's Chris Vermeulen managed to battle his way up to fourth but was unable to match the pace on the top three in order to catch and challenge for the podium.

PSG-1 Kawasaki's Chris Walker held fifth for most of the race but fell into the clutches of Klaffi Honda's Pierfrancesco Chili on the last lap.

Kagayama brought his Suzuki home in an unhappy seventh, obviously struggling with pace throughout the race.

Some luck finally came to the Foggy Petronas camp with Gary McCoy taking a well deserved 13th, one ahead of Renegade Koji Honda's Ben Bostrom who seems to be making great progress up the field with his new front forks.


Top ten
1. Toseland
2. Corser
3. Haga
4. Vermeulen
5. Chili
6. Walker
7. Kagayama
8. Abe
9. Pitt
10. Muggeridge


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