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WSB Donington 09 race 2 Spies Small.jpgBEN Spies strolled to victory in the second World Superbike race at Donington Park - while some of the championship's biggest names crashed out.

The 'Texas Terror' made it look easy, as he crossed the line some seven seconds ahead of second placed Leon Haslam.

And as Haslam's result gave the thousands of UK fans at the Derbyshire track something to cheer about, a high spirited Michel Fabrizio brought his Ducati Xerox machine home third.

Donington 09 - Crutchlow - Small.jpgCAL Crutchlow boosted his championship lead with a solid win at Donington Park - while main rival Eugene Laverty bounced back from an early crash to finish fifth.

Crutchlow dominated the 22-Lap race, taking an easy victory over Spaniard Joan Lascorz on the Kawasaki Motocard.com machine.

Third place was taken by popular Aussie Garry McCoy, on his ParkinGo Triumph BE1 Racing Daytona.

Spies - wsb-donington - small.jpgBEN Spies led from lights to flag to take the win in Race One at Donington Park.

And after a close battle at the front, Aprilia's Max Biaggi overcame an engine cut-out in the last lap to still cross the line in second place.

Championship leader, Noriyuki Haga was third, ahead of the dicing duo of Brits Leon Haslam and Shane Byrne, who finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Spies Donington 09 - 2.jpgBEN Spies proved to be back on form as he took Pole in a rain-hit Superpole ahead of tomorrow's two World Superbike races at Donington Park.

The Texan Terror set a fast lap early on in a session which was already subject to some light rain in certain parts of the track, although it wasn't damp enough to be declared a wet session.

And his early dash was the right way to go, as the rain got heavier, forcing everyone to abandon their laps three minutes before the chequered flag was due to fall.

cal Monz blog.jpgCAL Crutchlow pipped Eugene Laverty to pole with a banzai lap in the dying seconds of today's qualifying session for tomorrow's World Supersport Championship race Donington Park.

The championship leader shrugged off a chipped ankle bone injury sustained in a crash on Friday morning to take the top spot from Laverty.

The Yamaha Racing star yesterday vowed to carry on regardless after a highside in his opening lap of the weekend at the famous Derbyshire circuit.

You don't have to be in the waste and recycling industry for long before you become interested in the issue of sustainability and climate change.

I end my waste and recycling presentation to school kids with a picture of the Earth from space and they immediately grasp the significance. Once something is used up, it is gone. Use up the Earth and we have nowhere else to go.

Home is a film by renowned photo-journalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand that uses stunning aerial shots of the Earth's landscapes, natural phenomena, animals and human industry to show the impact we are having on the planet.

rea blog.jpgJOHNNY Rea stole his maiden World Superbike win in Race Two at Misano.

The HANNSpree Ten Kate rider emerged victorious after a battle royale with the Ducati Xerox duo of Michel Fabrizio and Noriyuki Haga.

The pair finished the 24-lap race second and third respectively.

Burns Second at Sachsenring

By Burning Rubber on Jun 21, 09 03:07 PM

CHRIS Burns finished second in Race Two of the IDM German Superbike Championship at Sachsenring.

The former MotoGP rider crossed the line P2 onboard the Holzhauer Honda, despite having led for several laps earlier on.

The result marks the Geordie's first podium in just his third race in the competitive German Superbike series, which he joined four weeks ago as a replacement to the injured reigning champ Martin Bauer.

cal Monz blog.jpgCAL Crutchlow extended his championship lead with a close win over Eugene Laverty in the restarted World Supersport race at Misano.

The Brit took the victory by a fraction on his Yamaha Racing R1, after a race which was ultimately decided on aggregate following a red flag.

He now sits 14 points clear of Laverty in the title chase.

blog size head.jpgCHRIS Burns narrowly missed out on a podium in Race One of the IDM German Superbike Championship at Sachsenring.

The Newcastle rider was beaten across the line into fourth place by Gunther Knobloch, having come through the pack from 10th on the grid.

But the Holzhauer Honda Racing rider was still able to set the fastest time on the last lap, and hopes he can go one better in this afternoon's second race.

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