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Corser beats Bayliss in Qatar race two.

The double world champion had a similar concern in race two and had to nurse it home with Bayliss hot on his tail. "I knew someone was behind me and I could hear the bike, but I was still trying to fix the clutch. So I knew I could make no mistakes," he said. Just to add to the drama he lost the front which allowed Bayliss past, however Bayliss left the turn a bit wide and Corser squeezed through the gap - as he put it "That's racing."

Further back, former MotoGP ace Alex Barros - now on a Klaffi Honda - had another impressive ride, which could have been even better if he had got off the line. At the start of the race he dropped to twentieth but gamely cut through the competition to finish in seventh.

The injured Ruben Xaus had an excellent race from twenty first to tenth place. He is still recovering from a badly broken left leg which he sustained pre season when he landed heavily from a motocross jump. His aim this year is to be competitive and is certainly looks like he is heading that way.

There were quite a few fallers during race two and Yukio Kagayama had an excursion across the gravel too. Regis Laconi crashed on lap three, Craig Jones low sided on lap six, Max Neukirchner on lap nine and Frankie Chili had a big off on lap ten - all appeared to be ok.


WSBK race (2) results – Qatar:

1.Troy Corser
2.Troy Bayliss
3.Noriyuki Haga
4.James Toseland
5.Andrew Pitt
6.Lorenzo Lanzi
7.Alex Barros
8.Michel Fabrizio
9.Karl Muggeridge
10.Ruben Xaus

Louise Cain


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Corser, WSBK Qatar, 2006
Bayliss, WSBK Qatar, 2006
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Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
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Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team [credit: Kawasaki Racing]
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