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Spies wins first Miller race

His accident was bad news for Hacking and Parkes, who would be moved back to their respective eighth and seventh positions on count-back at the restart, although they would gain a position at the expense of Nakano, who crashed momentarily before the race was stopped when he lost the front-end of his Aprilia whilst attempting to defend from Checa. He wouldn't make the restart.

Following a 20 minute delay, during which time Muggeridge was seen making his own way to the ambulance for a check up at the medical centre, the race was restarted using the aggregate times from where they were at the end of lap six.

It meant Spies held a four second advantage over Kiyonari, with Checa third in the absence of Nakano, Fabrizio fourth and Haga fifth.

At the lights, Spies was again away well but would be beaten into the first corner by an equally fast starting Kiyonari. However, any grandeur dreams the Japanese rider was having about beating Spies ended half way round the lap when Spies pushed his way through and took charge again.

Others to benefit from starting again included Jonathan Rea, who launched off the line to end the 'first' lap fourth on the road, albeit still eighth in the aggregate standings.

Nonetheless, with only his team-mates for company up ahead and running a good pace, it wasn't long before Rea was scaling the timesheets, moving past those who were getting caught up in a much tighter fight just behind.

Most notably, a great start for Parkes had him running fifth on the road, meaning he briefly held fourth overall, ahead of Fabrizio, Biaggi, Rea, Haga and Hacking.

However, the Australian would begin to struggle as the race wore on, being reigned in by Biaggi and Fabrizio before actually being clipped by his team-mate on lap eleven when Hacking attempted an overtaking manoeuvre. The light contact would prompt an even more alarming drop down the order. He would eventually fail to reach the chequered flag.

As the field began to spread out, an unconventional tussle would occur for the remaining podium positions behind Spies, with Kiyonari clinging onto second position, despite the fact he was now running quite far behind Checa on the road.

The former BSB champion would hold the position all the way until lap 13 when, under pressure from Rea, he made an error at Attutude, Kiyonari being briefly flung out his seat but recovering to run behind his team-mates.




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