Spies holds off Biaggi for ninth win

John Hopkins made an impressive return to a track he knows well from MotoGP by guiding his Stiggy machine from 13th on lap one to eighth, a tenth in front of Guandalini's Jakub Smrz, with former BSB champion Ryuichi Kiyonari completing the top ten for Ten Kate Honda.

Carlos Checa and particularly Haga's team-mate Michel Fabrizio will have expected much better than eleventh and twelfth, while BSB leader and Donington wild-card Leon Camier salvaged 13th from 17th on the grid, having been just 21st at the end of lap one.

Airwaves Yamaha team-mate James Ellison crashed out of tenth on lap 14, while fellow Brit Tom Sykes suffered his first non-finish of the year when he fell from his R1 while holding seventh on lap seven. Ellison was ok despite a heavy landing in the gravel, but Sykes headed for the medical centre to have his back examined.

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Beszti - Unregistered

June 28, 2009 2:20 PM

Where are the comments of the british-fans? They stated that Camier will destroy Spies, so they should say something about the defeat of the british armada. And the airwaves boys were nowhere near to Sykes too...

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