Sporting Digest: Motorcycling

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CZECH GRAND PRIX (Brno) 250cc (107.88km, 67.037 miles, 20 laps): 1 L Reggiani (It) Aprilia 42min 28.194sec (ave speed 152.409kph, 94.707mph); 2 M Biaggi (It) Honda 42:29.173; 3 A Puig (Sp) Honda 42.29.522; 4 D Romboni (It) Honda 42:29.560; 5 L Capirossi (It) Honda 42:37.968; 6 T Harada (Japan) Yamaha 42:38.336; 7 H Bradl (Ger) Honda 42:38.722; 8 P Chili (It) Yamaha 42:38.986; 9 J Schmid (Ger) Yamaha 42:40.760; 10 N Aoki (Japan) Honda 42:54.868. Fastest lap: L Capirossi, lap 17, 2:05.681 (154.505kph, 96.009mph). Leading world championship standings (after 11 races): 1 Harada 161pts; 2 Capirossi 137; 3 Biaggi 126; 4 Romboni 109; 5 Reggiani 106; 6 Bradl 105; 7 Ruggia 104; 8 Okada 104; 9 Aoki 81; 10 J Kocinski (US) Suzuki 80.

125cc (102.49km, 63.687mph, 19 laps): 1 K Sakata (Japan) Honda 42:31.679 (ave speed 144.591kph, 89.848mph); 2 D Raudies (Ger) Honda 42:31.720; 3 T Tsujimura (Japan) Honda 42:49.927; 4 N Ueda (Japan) Honda 42:49.984; 5 A Saito (Japan) Honda 43:02.832; 6 C Giro (Sp) Aprilia 43:04.575; 7 P Ottl (Ger) Aprilia 43:04.770; 8 J Martinez (Sp) Honda 43:09.798; 9 O Petrucciani (Swit) Aprilia 43:19.700; 10 S Prein (Ger) Honda 43:22.186. Fastest lap: Sakata, lap 7, 2:13.164 (145.823kph, 90.614mph). Leading world championship standings (after 11 races): 1 Raudies 222; 2 Sakata 210; 3 Tsujimura 134; 4 R Waldmann (Ger) Aprilia 108; 5 Saito 107; 6 Ueda 105; 7 H Torrontegui (Sp) Aprilia 65; 8 Petrucciani 65; 9 Martinez 57; 10 Ottl 48.

Sidecars (102.49km, 63.687 miles ,19 laps): 1 R Biland and K Waltisperg (Swit) LCR-Krauser 41:14.717 (ave speed 149.088kph, 92.643mph); 2 P Gudel and C Gudel (Swit) LCR-Krauser 41:20.239; 3 S Webster and G Simmons (GB) LCR-ADM 41:24.358; 4 S Abbott and J Tailford (GB) Windle-Yamaha 41:25.288; 5 D Brindley and P Hutchinson (GB) LCR-ADM 41:26.288; 6 K Klaffenbock and C Parzer (Aut) LCR-ADM 41:42.322; 7 M Bosiger and J Egli (Swit) LCR-ADM 41:59.189; 8 R Bohnhorst (Ger) and P Brown (GB) LCR- ADM 42:20.981; 9 B Brindley and S Whiteside (GB) LCR-Yamaha 42:32.278; 10 J Lauslehto (Fin) and J Levinsen (Den) LCR- ADM 42:38.296. Fastest lap: R Biland and K Waltisperg (Swit) lap 3, 2:08.682 (150.902kph, 93.771mph). World championship standings (after 7 races): 1 Biland 165; 2 Webster 99; 3 Klaffenbock 96; 4 Gudel 83; 5 Abbott 68; 6 D Brindley 63; 7 Bohnhorst 50; 8 B Brindley 49; 9 Y Kumagaya (Jap) and B Houghton (GB) 47; 10 Bosiger 45.

WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP (Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malay) First race (96.55km, 59.996 miles, 25 laps): 1 C Fogarty (GB) Ducati 38min 14.21sec; 2 S Russell (US) Kawasaki 38:17.67; 3 F Pirovano (It) Yamaha 38:26.36; 4 A Slight (NZ) Kawasaki 38:26.45; 5 S Mertens (Bel) Ducati 38:42.73; 6 P Bontempi (It) Kawasaki 38:43.00; 7 M Lucchiari (It) Ducati 38:48.12; 8 C Lindholm (Swe) Yamaha 38:57.74; 9 F Merkel (US) Ducati 39:02.90; 10 F Furlan (It) Kawasaki 39:14.07. Second race: 1 Fogarty 37:56.60; 2 Russell 37:58.29; 3 Pirovano 38:31.57; 4 Bontempi 38:32.38; 5 Mertens 38:32.52; 6 Slight 38:35.32; 7 R Phillis (Aus) Kawasaki 38:46.19; 8 T Rymer (GB) Yamaha 38:52.72; 9 Lucchiari 38:53.85; 10 Lindholm 38:59.05. Leading standings (after eight rounds): 1 Russell 231.5pts; 2 Fogarty 226.5; 3 Falappa 178; 4 Slight 173; 5 Pirovano 169; 6 Mertens 122; 7 Bontempi 111.5; 8 Lucchiari 78.5; 9 Merkel 74.5; 10 J Garriga (Sp) Ducati 71.

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