DOUBLE 1ST FOR BAYLISS

Troy Bayliss repeated his race one plan to take the win from Troy Corser at the third round of the Corona Extra Superbike World Championship at Valencia in Spain.

Both the Xerox Ducati rider and the Alstare Corona Extra Suzuki rider were a good 14secs clear of third place man Lorenzo Lanzi – race two panning out as a carbon copy of race one.

Bayliss admitted that Corser got him in the exact same place as in race one, “Troy passed me at the same place on the right hander, I got in better and was ready for him to have a go and he came pretty close. Many times I nearly touched his back tyre but I didn’t want to crash and I didn’t want to take anybody down. You either do it or you don’t – no half moves.” Although it was a similar race to race one Bayliss found it hard work, “For the first third of the race Troy Corser was faster than me but at the end I could go faster than him due to tyres and the geometry of my bike. When he started to clear off it was disheartening, so I rode hard and put the laps in kept an eye on my lap board and put it together,” he admitted, “He is hard to beat here, he has had doubles in the past this time it is my turn.”

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