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2006 WSB Silverstone Results

Sunday, May 28, 2006
Troy Bayliss further cemented his position as championship front-runner with another double-victory performance at Silverstone. The pair of wins extends his current streak of victories to seven and his points-lead over rival Troy Corser to a staggering 73. Noriyuki Haga and James Toseland joined Bayliss on the podium in both races, with Haga second and Toseland third. Corser had an off day, earning a DNF in Race 1 and a sixth-place finish in Race 2. Surprise Superpole winner, wild-card entry Tommy Hill, finished 12th in both contests.
The two ducs did not have a great day  with points-leader Bayliss grabbing a DNF and eighth-place finish - Brno
Ducati's Troy Bayliss extended his winning streak to seven races, with another double-victory performance at Silverstone.

In Race 1 Haga and Bayliss battled for the lead, with James Toseland in tow behind. Bayliss and Haga kept exchanging the lead until Bayliss made it stick with just a couple laps to go. Bayliss overcame three crashes during the Silverstone qualifying, but saved his best for raceday. Corser crashed twice during Race 1, the second time crashing out of the race for good. Aside from Corser's disappointing result, the surprise finish during Race 1 was Ruben Xaus. The Sterilgarda-Berik Ducati rider was all alone in fourth at the finish, earning his best 2006 result in the process. Haga's teammate, Andrew Pitt, rounded out the top 5 and was followed by PSG-1 Kawasaki riders Chris Walker and Regis Laconi. Toseland teammate, Karl Muggeridge was eighth, Klaffi Honda's Alex Barros was ninth, and Norrick Abe finished 10th.

Not much changed in Race 2, with the top three the exact same as the earlier contest. Andrew Pitt finished just off the podium in fourth, with Alex Barros following and returning to the top 5. Troy Corser managed to finish Race 2, but in a very unCorser-like sixth. Xaus was unable to repeat his Race 1 fourth-place finish, but still earned a top 10 with his seventh-place result. Rounding out the Race 2 top 10, PSG-1 riders Chris Walker and Fonsi Nieto bookended Karl Muggeridge.

The conclusion of Round 5 leaves finds Bayliss is firm control of the title, maintaining almost a three-race advantage in the points. Corser remains in second, despite leaving Silverstone with a measly 10 points. Nitro Nori was able to overtake Toseland in the points chase via his two second-place finishes. That leaves Alex Barros to hold fifth-place overall, with Andrew Pitt now just 10 points behind in sixth.

WSB action will resume in Round 6 when the paddock heads off to the Misano circuit for another double-header June 25th.

Silverstone Race 1 Results:
1 Troy Bayliss (AUS) Ducati Xerox
2 Noriyuki Haga (JPN) Yamaha Motor Italia
3 James Toseland (GBR) Winston Ten Kate Honda
4 Ruben Xaus (ESP) Sterilgarda - Berik Ducati
5 Andrew Pitt (AUS) Yamaha Motor Italia
6 Chris Walker (GBR) PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse
7 Regis Laconi (FRA) PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse
8 Karl Muggeridge (AUS) Winston Ten Kate Honda
9 Alex Barros (BRA) Klaffi Honda
10 Norrick Abe (JPN) Yamaha Motor France-Ipone
11 Fonsi Nieto (ESP) PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse
12 Tommy Hill (GBR) Virgin Mobile Yamaha
13 Lorenzo Lanzi (ITA) Ducati Xerox
14 Yukio Kagayama (JPN) Alstare Suzuki
15 G.Nannelli (ITA) D.F.X. Treme Honda
DNF Troy Corser (AUS) Alstare Suzuki

Silverstone Race 2 Results:
1 Troy Bayliss (AUS) Ducati Xerox
2 Noriyuki Haga (JPN) Yamaha Motor Italia
3 James Toseland (GBR) Winston Ten Kate Honda
4 Andrew Pitt (AUS) Yamaha Motor Italia
5 Alex Barros (BRA) Klaffi Honda
6 Troy Corser (AUS) Alstare Suzuki
7 Ruben Xaus (ESP) Sterilgarda - Berik Ducati
8 Chris Walker (GBR) PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse
9 Karl Muggeridge (AUS) Winston Ten Kate Honda
10 Fonsi Nieto (ESP) PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse
11 Norrick Abe (JPN) Yamaha Motor France-Ipone
12 Tommy Hill (GBR) Virgin Mobile Yamaha
13 Yukio Kagayama (JPN) Alstare Suzuki
14 Regis Laconi (FRA) PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse
15 Michel Fabrizio (ITA) D.F.X. Treme Honda

WSB Championship Points Standings:
1 Troy Bayliss - 225
2 Troy Corser - 149
3 Noriyuki Haga - 133
4 James Toseland - 129
5 Alex Barros - 113
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