Noriyuki Haga continues to lead the after two rounds of the World Superbike Championship, although Ben Spies' double triumph at Losail has sliced the margin in half to ten points.

Their success is already making this year's title race into something of a two-horse race, with Spies now already 35 points up on third position Max Neukirchner.

The German drops just one place despite a dismal weekend in Qatar, although he is now just two points ahead of double podium winner Max Biaggi, who leaps up from 13th.

Leon Haslam drops to fifth after two 11th place finishes, while a maiden top five result with Yamaha for Tom Sykes lifts him up to sixth.

In all, 20 of the 28 riders have now scored points in the first four races.

In the manufacturers' championship, Ducati remain in the lead, four points up on Yamaha. Honda is third, while Aprilia are up to fourth from sixth.

Full World Superbike Championship rider standings (After 2 rounds of 14 - Previous position in brackets)

1. (1) Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox 85 points2. (4) Ben Spies Yamaha WSB 753. (2) Max Neukirchner Suzuki Alstare Brux 404. (13) Max Biaggi Aprilia 385. (3) Leon Haslam Stiggy Honda 366. (10) Tom Sykes Yamaha WSB 327. (7) Regis Laconi DFX Ducati 308. (8) Jonathan Rea Ten Kate Honda 279. (15) Shinya Nakano Aprilia 2710. (5) Yukio Kagayam Suzuki Alstare Brux 2511. (6) Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox 2412. (11) Troy Corser BMW Alpha 2213. (-) Ryuichi Kiyonari Ten Kate Honda 2114. (12) Carlos Checa Ten Kate Honda 2115. (9) Jakub Smrz Guandalini Ducati 1616. (-) Shane Byrne Sterilgarda Ducati 1417. (14) Ruben Xaus BMW Alpha 1418. (16) Tommy Hill Althea Honda 519. (17) Roberto Rolfo Stiggy Honda 320. (-) Broc Parkes Kawasaki WSB 2

Full World Superbike Championship manufacturer standings (After 2 rounds of 14 - Previous position in brackets)

1. (1) Ducati 85 points2. (2) Yamaha 813. (4) Honda 514. (6) Aprilia 415. (3) Suzuki 406. (5) BMW 277. (-) Kawasaki 2

 

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