World Superbike A-1 Ring Story

World Superbike: Slight Doubles Pleasure, Doubles Fun Aaron Slight is just 1.5 points behind series leader Troy Corser after the New Zealander took two wins Sunday in round 10 of the World Superbike Championship at the A-1 Ring in ...

World Superbike: Slight Doubles Pleasure, Doubles Fun

Aaron Slight is just 1.5 points behind series leader Troy Corser after the New Zealander took two wins Sunday in round 10 of the World Superbike Championship at the A-1 Ring in Austria.

Slight took his fourth victory of the season in the first race after passing Carl Fogarty on the 12th lap for his fourth win of the season. Fogarty lost second place to fellow-Ducati rider

Pier-Francesco Chili on the final lap.

Slight made it five wins this season after a thrilling battle with Fogarty in the closing stages of the second race. Corser, Slight and Fogarty all led the second race at various stages but Slight made his move on the 24th lap. Fogarty settled for second place while Chili finished in third.

"I came to Austria 30 points behind Troy," said Slight. "I would have been happy if I could have closed that gap to 15 points today so to be this close is fantastic. It's Assen in Holland next Sunday, a track I like. I've never won at Assen but I aim to change that this year."

Corser finished in sixth place in the opening race and lost out on fourth place on the final lap of the second race to Kawasaki rider Akira Yanagawa.

First race result:

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1 Aaron Slight, New Zealand (Honda) 38:03.873 2 Pier-Francesco Chili, Italy (Ducati) 38:05.028 3 Carl Fogarty, GB (Ducati) 38:05.194 4 Akira Yanagawa, Japan (Kawasaki) 38:11.644 5 Jamie Whitham, GB (Suzuki) 38:13.135 6 Troy Corser, Australia (Ducati) 38:19.338 7 Colin Edwards, USA (Honda) 38:23.160 8 Neil Hodgson, GB (Kawasaki) 38:23.557 9 Noriyuki Haga, Japan (Yamaha) 38:27.775 10 Peter Goddard, Australia (Suzuki) 38:39.025

Second race result:

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1 Aaron Slight, New Zealand (Honda) 38:03.213 2 Carl Fogarty, GB (Ducati) 38:03.394 3 Pier-Francesco Chili, Italy (Ducati) 38:05.185 4 Akira Yanagawa, Japan (Kawasaki) 38:09.227 5 Troy Corser, Australia (Ducati) 38:09.494 6 Jamie Whitham, GB (Suzuki) 38:22.649 7 Gregorio Lavilla, Spain (Ducati) 38:23.094 8 Peter Goddard, Australia (Suzuki) 38:23.147 9 Colin Edwards, USA (Castrol Honda) 38:26.878 10 Neil Hodgson, GB (Kawasaki) 38:27.451

Championship points after 10 of 12 rounds:

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1 Corser, 296.5 2 Slight, 295 3 Fogarty, 277.5 4 Chili, 264.5 5 Edwards, 249.5 6 Hodgson, 217 7 Yanagawa, 158 8 Whitham, 150 9 Goddard, 124 10 Scott Russell, USA (Yamaha), 108.5

World Supersport: Pirovano Rakes Win and Title

Fabrizio Pirovano won Sunday's ninth round of the World Supersport Championship to clinch the title at the A-1 Ring in Austria. The Italian Suzuki rider is now 27 points ahead of his nearest challenger with just one round remaining and only 25 points available for victory in the final race at Assen, Holland next Sunday.

Pirovano's victory came after race leader Cristiano Migliorati lost a six-second lead when his Ducati stopped at the start of the last lap. Pirovano then held off the challenge of teammate Stephane Chambon to guarantee victory in a race that had to berestarted after a crash at the starting line.

World Supersport Championship Race Result:

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1 Fabrizio Pirovano, Italy (Suzuki) 37:11.081 2 Stephane Chambon, France (Suzuki) 37:11.244 3 Vittoriano Guareschi, Italy (Yamaha) 37:17.266 4 Massimo Meregalli, Italy (Yamaha) 37:19.947 5 Wilco Zeelenberg, Holland (Yamaha) 37:21.306 6 Paolo Casoli, Italy (Ducati) 37:29.556 7 Mauro Lucchiari, Italy (Ducati) 37:31.321 8 Christian Kellner, Germany (Suzuki) 37:35.748 9 Giovanni Bussei, Italy (Suzuki) 37:35.856 10 Robert Ulm, Austria (Yamaha) 37:35.856

Championship points after 9 of 10 rounds:

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1 Pirovano, 151 2 Guareschi, 124 3 Chambon, 121 4 Casoli, 92 5 Meregalli, 80 6 Pere Riba, Spain (Ducati), 78 7 Cristiano Migliorati, Italy (Ducati), 71 8 Zeelenberg, 64 9 Lucchiari, 42 10 Bussei, 41

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Drivers Colin Edwards , Stephane Chambon , Scott Russell , Aaron Slight , Noriyuki Haga , Neil Hodgson , Peter Goddard , Gregorio Lavilla , Troy Corser , Giovanni Bussei , Christian Kellner , Pere Riba , Robert Ulm , Carl Fogarty , Vittoriano Guareschi , Akira Yanagawa