After having crashed out of the first race of World Superbikes while leading, Carlos Checa, the defending champion made sure that no such mistakes were repeated again.  Riding the Althea Ducati which is a semi-works team of Ducati, Checa finished ahead of first race winner Max Biaggi who took the second place on his Aprilia while Tom Sykes of Britain riding the official Kawasaki racing bike took some consolation by clinching the third and final place on the podium.  Marco Melandri who finished second in the first race, went to claim a disappointing sixth place behind BMW Motorrad teammate Leon Haslam.  It was even more disappointing for Sylvain Guintoli who finished third in the first race, since he could not complete the second race which for him only lasted nine laps.  While Tom Sykes has gone well, his teammate finished the first race in a distant 15th position and did not finish the second race at all.