Checa make a good recovery after crash at 1st race by finish on 1st place followed by Biaggi on 2nd place.

Reporting by, Checa hit the front early on but Biaggi had run of track on lap one, kept his bike upright and restarted last, then fought through to take a second place and a clear championship lead with a total of 45 points.

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) overhauled a slowing Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) in a breathtaking final lap to get his first dry weather Kawasaki podium.

The opening round at Phillip Island classified Max Biaggi on 1st place with Melandri by 30 points and Tom Sykes by 29 in second and third place.

Here's the full 2nd race result taken from

1. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1098R +22 laps
2. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Racing RSV-4 +5.707s

3. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R +12.521s
4. Jonathan Rea GBR Honda WSBK CBR1000RR +12.655s
5. Leon Haslam GBR BMW Motorrad S1000RR +18.179s
6. Marco Melandri ITA BMW Motorrad S1000RR +18.831s
7. Maxime Berger FRA Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R +18.939s

8. Eugene Laverty IRL Aprilia Racing RSV-4 +19.478s
9. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Honda WSBK CBR1000RR +19.554s
10. Niccolo Canepa ITA Red Devils Ducati 1098R +26.289s
11. Jakub Smrz CZE Liberty Effenbert Ducati 1098R +26.479s
12. Leon Camier GBR Crescent Fixi Suzuki GSX-R1000 +29.145s
13. Davide Giugliano ITA Althea Ducati 1098R +36.482s
14. Lorenzo Zanetti ITA PATA Ducati 1098R +38.113s
15. Josh Brookes AUS Crescent Fixi Suzuki GSX-R1000 +43.234s

16. Bryan Staring AUS Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R +43.526s
17. Raffaele De Rosa ITA Pro Ride Honda CBR1000RR +53.929s

Not Classified

18. Ayrton Badovini ITA BMW Italia Goldbet S1000RR 11 laps completed
19. Joan Lascorz ESP Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 10 laps completed
20. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R 9 laps completed
21. David Salom ESP Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 8 laps completed
22. Michel Fabrizio ITA BMW Italia Goldbet S1000RR 4 laps completed
23. David Johnson AUS Rossair AEP BMW S1000RR 4 laps completed
24. Mark Aitchison AUS Grillini Progea BMW S1000RR 1 lap completed

DNS Chaz Davies GBR ParkinGO MTC Aprilia RSV-4

Fastest lap
Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1098R 1m 32.846s


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