The second race of the World Superbikes at the Nurburgring proved to be full of drama as just before the warm up lap indications of rain came in forcing a delayed start. By the time the race started 15 minutes behind schedule the skies had opened up and deluge took over Nurburgring. Veteran Noriyuki Haga shot into the lead and stayed there for most part before he crashed a couple of laps before the race was red flagged seven laps short of the scheduled twenty. Enough distance had been completed to consider the race complete and victory went to British rider Tom Sykes on the new for this season Kawasaki ZX-10R. This is Kawasaki’s first victory in five years, with the last win having come at Assen in the 2006 season in the hands of another British rider Chris Walker, and the first ever win in World Superbikes for Tom Sykes. Second and third places went to the Effenberg Ducatis of Sylvain Guintoli and Jakub Smrz. World championship points leader Carlos Checa finished in eighth place to keep his lead intact.