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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Superbike racing

Saturday 24th February saw round 1 of the Superbike World Championships take place at Losail Racing Track.

Listen to the sounds of the superbikes.

A superbike racer is shaded from the desert sunAlthough Corser set the best time in practice, the first race was won by new-comer to superbike racing Biaggi, with Brit Toseland coming second and Corser coming in a distant ninth. The second race was won by Brit Toseland with Biaggi coming a close second and Corser third. Reigning world champion Troy Bayliss had a disappointing day coming fifth and sixth consecutively.

The starting grid
Like last year, Losail proved singularly inept in updating the score board, which remained unchanged throughout most of the race. A commentary would also have been welcome, but otherwise the races were well organised and exciting.

Bikes round the final corner of Losail International Racing Track
see a google map of the racetrack

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