Sporting Digest: Motorcycling

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The Independent Online
SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Zeltweg, Aut): First race: 1 A Meklau (Aut) Ducati 36min 46.526sec; 2 A Slight (NZ) Kawasaki 37:15.621; 3 S Russell (US) Kawasaki 37:44.716; 4 C Fogarty (GB) Ducati 37:56.792; 5 P Bontempi (It) Kawasaki 37:57.655; 6 G Falappa (It) Ducati 38:08.529. Second race: 1 Falappa 27:41.435; 2 F Merkel (US) Ducati 28:08.058; 3 Meklau 28:09.394; 4 Fogarty 28:13.881; 5 M Lucchiari (It) Ducati 28:30.654; 6 E Gschwender (Ger) Kawasaki 28:31.786 (Second race stopped five laps before finish owing to rain, half-points were awarded). Leading standings: 1 Falappa 135pts; 2 Russell 131.5; 3 Slight 116.

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