World Superbike Championship round 9 - Laguna Seca, USA
Home double for Bostrom at Laguna Seca as Bayliss extends lead
Ben Bostrom wins both races as Troy Bayliss (Ducati Infostrada - Michelin) takes fourth place in both races to extend championship lead in Californian heat. Laguna Seca circuit enjoys record 91,000 crowd who go wild as home hero uses track knowledge for victories while Bayliss shows battling ability to lead title race.
Ducati's Ben Bostrom won both races of Sunday's ninth round of the World Superbike championship at Laguna Seca, USA, after starting from pole position.
Bostrom took 22 of the 28 laps in the first race to take the lead, edging out British Ducati privateer Neil Hodgson to take the fourth win of his World Superbike career.
Troy Corser (Aprilia) finished third with Bayliss fourth to extend his lead in the championship points standings as rival Colin Edwards (Castrol Honda - Michelin) took sixth, behind American wild card rider Eric Bostrom, on a Kawasaki.
Ben Bostrom put his Laguna Seca track knowledge and the support of the record crowd to good use as he led from start to finish in the second 28-lap encounter, leaving a thrilling battle behind him.
Edwards held second place in the early stages before getting involved in a dogfight with Hodgson and Corser as the trio changed places on almost every corner for one 2.24-mile lap of the undulating circuit.
Corser fought through for second place with Hodgson third while Bayliss battled back from sixth to snatch his second fourth place finish of the day with six laps to go - edging Eric Bostrom into fifth.
Edwards was again sixth while his team-mate Tady Okada (Castrol Honda - Michelin) finished 11th after being seventh before running wide at turn six on the 15th lap. Okada was eighth in the opening race.