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2009 World Superbike - Nurburgring Photo Gallery
Ducati's Noriyuki Haga turns laps on the wet Nurburgring circuit - Nurburgring 2009
See photos of the 2009 World Superbike round in Nurburgring in the 2009 World Superbike Nurburgring photo gallery.
Irishman Jonathan Rea celebrates his win of Race 2.
Ben Spies turns qualifying laps at the wet Nurburgring in Germany - Nurburgring 2009
Spies recently inked a two-year extension with Yamaha, with plans to race 2011 in MotoGP - Nurburgring 2009
Spies' title hopes are looking mighty good now, with 12 wins in his pocket and an 18-point lead over Haga.
Ben Spies - Nurburgring 2009
Ducati's Michel Fabrizio - Nurburgring 2009
Haga managed to keep Spies in sight in Race 1 but then Race 2 saw a 20-point loss after his DNF and his rival's second-place finish.
Ben Spies elbowed his way into the points lead with a win in Race 1 and a very solid second-place result in Race 2 at Nurburgring.
Noriyuki Haga (41) is trailing Spies in the points race by only 18 points.
Carlos Checa finished a solid third place in Nurburgring.
After a disappointing weekend, Michel Fabrizio (84) is looking forward to Imola.
Michel Fabrizio (84) said of his Ducati, 'it seemed as I was missing acceleration coming out of the corners'.
Noriyuki Haga (41) awaiting the start of Race 1.
Pocket Rocket Leon Haslam finished in fifth and sixth on his Honda CBR1000RR.
This is the second year in World Superbike, Spanish rider, Carlos Checa's (7).
Noriyuki Haga spent Race 1 fighting off Spies before Spies finally passed mid-race to the win.
After struggling in both races, Yukio Kagayama's (71) best finish was 10th place.
2007 World Superbike Champion, Jonathan Rea (65) proved to be hard to shake as he finished fourth and first during Nurbringring.
Chalking up his 12th win of the season on Ben Spies (19) closing the gap between himself and rival Noriyuki Haga.
Ben Spies (19) and Jonathan Rea (65) battled it out before Rea put an end to it and took home the win on Race 2.
Mr. Superpole, Troy Corser (11) finished second in WSB in 2008.
'The bike is easier to ride, more comfortable, more consistent and I'm having fun riding it!' commented BMW rider Troy Corser (11)
Australian Troy Corser (11) 'Before the day began, I thought I'd be about the top six or so and I think our results were very good when you consider that there are eight or so factory bikes out there and they've all got more experience than us.'
During Imola, Ducati will experient with live streaming video from Haga's paddock area.
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