Bostrom continues winning form as Bayliss heads for title
Ducati's Ben Bostrom continues winning streak with wins four and five as Troy Bayliss (Ducati Infostrada - Michelin) puts one hand on world championship trophy at round 10 of World Superbike championship at Brands Hatch, GB as Australian rider takes fifth and third places to maintain series lead.
Ben Bostrom made it five in a row with two victories in Sunday's European round of the World Superbike championship at the Brands Hatch circuit in England.
The American added to his two wins at Laguna Seca three weeks ago and a race two victory at the San Marino round five weeks ago. He won the first race on Sunday - held in two parts after a crash halted the original running.
Bostrom held a 1.5s lead over Neil Hodgson when the red flag was shown to stop the race. In the second part of the race Bostrom followed Hodgson across the line to guarantee victory when the two race times were combined.
Colin Edwards (Castrol Honda - Michelin) finished third, holding off Pier-Francesco Chili in the closing stages of the 25-lap affair to secure the final podium place.
Bayliss, starting from 14th place on the grid, finished in fifth place, seven seconds ahead of team-mate Ruben Xaus (Ducati Infostrada - Michelin).
Bostrom was tailed by Hodgson throughout the second race before easing away in the closing stages to take his sixth win of the year, ahead of the British rider.
Bayliss powered through from 14th, took Chili for fourth place with three laps to go and then passed Edwards for third a lap later.
Chili was again fourth with Edwards fifth to remain 53 points behind Bayliss in the title chase - the same margin which separated the pair before the Brands Hatch round.
Defending world champion Jorg Teuchert won a sensational World Supersport race - taking the lead for the very first time as he crossed the finish line at the end of the 23-lap race.
Teuchert out-dragged Kawasaki youngster Andrew Pitt to the finish to take victory and the championship lead after eight of 11 rounds.
Pole position rider James Whitham took third place just 0.016s off victory and half a second ahead of Japanese Suzuki rider Katsuaki Fujiwara.