Michelin Lausitzring radce report

Colin Edwards (Castrol Honda - Michelin) and Troy Bayliss (Ducati Infostrada - Michelin) take a win each in Germany as championship chase hots up in mixed conditions at new race track. Glory too for Kevin Curtain (Honda BKM - Michelin Pilot) as...

Colin Edwards (Castrol Honda - Michelin) and Troy Bayliss (Ducati Infostrada - Michelin) take a win each in Germany as championship chase hots up in mixed conditions at new race track. Glory too for Kevin Curtain (Honda BKM - Michelin Pilot) as Australian takes his second win of year to close in on World Supersport title.

Colin Edwards and Troy Bayliss won a race each on a day of mixed weather at the new 2.65-mile Lausitzring circuit in Germany on Sunday. The title-chasing pairing are separated by 23 points with six rounds, 12 races remaining as Sunday heralded the halfway point in the thrilling series.

Edwards won the opening 23-lap race - held in dry conditions from start to finish with Bayliss a close second and Edwards' on-form team-mate Tady Okada (Castrol Honda - Michelin) third as Michelin celebrated a clean sweep of the podium positions.

Bayliss, starting from a second row, eighth place, made the break in the Wet second race and held off the close attentions of pole position man Neil Hodgson to secure his third win of the year. Hodgson's second place maintained his fifth place in the championship while Edwards, 15th on the first lap, took third place after splashing his way through the field.

Edwards moves into second place in the championship after fifth and seventh places for Aprilia's Troy Corser on Sunday. Bayliss boasts his 23-point advantage as the championship moves to Ducati's home circuit at Misano in two weeks.

Supersport

Kevin Curtain won round six of the World Supersport Championship after The 23-lap race was held in two parts following rain after six laps of the original start. Curtain was fifth when the race was stopped and on the re-start the Australian romped away to repeat his wet victory of two months ago in the Australian round.

Adam Fergusson (Alpha Technik Castrol Honda- Michelin Pilot) finished second - as he did in the Australian round - with Andrew Pitt (Kawasaki) third to complete an all-Australian podium.

A lowly 15th place finish for championship leader Paolo Casoli means Curtain now sits just three points off the lead thanks to Sunday's dominant victory.

-Michelin

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Troy Bayliss , Colin Edwards , Andrew Pitt , Adam Fergusson , Neil Hodgson , Troy Corser , Kevin Curtain