WSB: Bayliss does the double at Misano

Aussie ace wins both races in dominating style
Bayliss...comfortable wins in both races

TROY BAYLISS takes two wins at Misano.


The Australian secured race one in the latter stages, overtaking Yamaha's Noriyuki Haga with a handful of laps to go. Haga was then taken out on the next lap by Max Biaggi in a hopeless overtaking manoeuvre, which put both riders out of the race altogether. The crash happened at one of the fastest parts of the course. Both riders escaped unhurt.

1st Troy Bayliss (Xerox Ducati)

2nd Troy Corser(Yamaha Motor Italia)

3rd Yukio Kagayama (Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)

Championship leader, Britain's James Toseland, finished fourth.

Biaggi and Haga...lucky to escape unhurt


Bayliss again showed a combination of consistency, aggression and style to win the race by over two seconds from Haga. Third place was taken by Max Biaggi, who passed both his team-mate Kagayama and Troy Corser in the latter stages of the race. James Toseland finished sixth and still maintains his championship lead.

1st Troy Bayliss (Xerox Ducati)

2nd Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha Motor Italia)

3rd Max Biaggi (Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)

Championship standings

1st James Toseland 260

2nd Troy Bayliss 239

3rd Noriyuki Haga 234

4th Max Biaggi