Troy Bayliss closed in on his third World Superbike title after breaking his Donington duck on a chaotic day of racing. The 39-year-old is retiring at the end of the season and capped his last competitive visit to Britain by finally winning at the Leicestershire circuit in difficult conditions. Bayliss first raced at Donington in 1998 but had never won there after a series of nightmares, including losing his little finger in a crash last season.
A Donington, in un GP condizionato da cadute, maltempi e colpi di scena, l'australiano Troy Baylissdella Ducati vince gara 1 e potrebbe assicurarsi il Mondiale già il 21 settembre. L'italiano MAx Biaggi nella prima gara sale sul podio dopo una caduta di Xaus, che lo apostrofa in malo modo.