Noriyuki Haga and Regis Laconi scored a win each at Oschersleben and Leon Haslam secured his maiden podium finish just hours ahead of his 21st birthday.

Noriyuki Haga and Regis Laconi scored a win each at Oschersleben and Leon Haslam secured his maiden podium finish just hours ahead of his 21st birthday.

Haga followed his good qualifying performance with an even better race on his Ducati as he leaped into the lead of the first race. Pierfrancesco Chili came close to second but faded on the final lap and James Toseland ended up with the honours.

Having secured pole position, Troy Corser of Foggy Petronas hoped to at least clinch a podium finish but his machine was simply beaten in the corner-exiting contest. The Aussie former champion finished 13 seconds behind winner Haga in fourth place, but crashed in race two.

Regis Laconi finished sixth in race one after a ride-through penalty.

A third place finish for Chili in the opener delivered him his only points of a disappointing day, as the Italian crashed out of race two while chasing down second place man Laconi.

He made up for it with a win in race two after long term race leader Noriyuki Haga was forced to retire on lap 23.

Current championship leader James Toseland finished second, giving the works team another one-two. Leon Haslam finished third and received his first taste of the podium.

Original article from Car