Corser again, giving him five wins from six starts so far this year.
Kagayama goes "oh so close" to joining the spectators during race two.
Corser played for the final laps of both races, drifting, wheelying and smoking the bags up
Norick Abe again showed speed and promise and crashed in the first race trying to pass Chris Vermeulen for second spot with less than two laps to go.
Nori Haga was Yamaha's best on the day with fifth and fourth.
Andrew PItt has had appalling luck so far this season, having been a contender in almost every race, he now sits in eighth place in the points.
Still the scariest bloke out there - Chili rode his usual gutsy race, with a pinned collarbone, finished both races exhausted and gave the usual honest result!
Laconi still sits fourth in the title despite not starting a race at Valencia. Though fourth, he is now more than three clear wins behind Corser.
Race one and already Troy Corser is in the lead
MotoGP star Carlos Checa came down to end moral support to the Ducati team
Chili rode himself to exhaustion with a broken collarbone. Once he returns to full fitness, Chili will be a threat aboard the Klaffi Honda.
Neukirchner stretches his new leathers prior to race two
Karl Muggeridge is another due for a change of luck in his first year in Superbikes. Last year's Supersport champion was shunted off in race one by Max Neukirchner's spectacular highside
The end of race two and Troy Corser is congratulated by Chris Walker and Chris Vermeulen
Ben Bostrum showed some speed on the weekend and as his bike gets set up correctly, we may see more of the American near the front of the field
Part of the superpole ceremonies with Karl Muggeridge in the spotlight
The rostrum after race one - Vermeulen, Corser and Kagayama
A few seconds on from the race start pic higher on this page - Corser and Pitt are already out of the frame, with Abe, Kagayama, Vermeulen and Walker leading the bunch
The promising Neukirchner had a dreadful weekend, crashing on the first lap of race one, and being too sore to feature in the second event.
Karl Muggeridge leads the charge
Chris Vermeulen has emerged as the main threat to a Suzuki championship win. His four wins last year will stand him in good stead - he's the only real hope of a close championship.
Toseland tried, but the best he could do on the day was an eighth place
Ducati has built a special two-seater for demonstration and promotional purposes. Fancy a ride?
Back in Europe and the familiar race transporters return to the paddock
If he had a duck, it would drown - poor James Toseland has had the most wretched beginning to his title defence imaginable. The title is all but gone after three race meetings.
Katsuaki Fujiwara (Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR) second, Ronald ten Kate (Team Manager and engine tuner extraordinairre) Sebastien Charpentier (Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR) first and a whistful Kevin Curtain (Yamaha Motor Germany R6), third.
Katsuaki Fujiwara (Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR) second, Sebastien Charpentier (Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR) first, Kevin Curtain (Yamaha Motor Germany R6), third.
Katsuaki Fujiwara rode his ten kate Honda 600 all the way to the rear wheel of his team mate, but couldn't find a way past in the final laps
Thirty eight year old Kevin Curtain continues to ride like the wind, putting his Yamaha R6 into third place in front of several faster Hondas
April 24, 2005 World Superbike Championship leader Troy Corser raced his Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra GSX-R1000 to a double race victory at the third round in Valencia today as his main rivals dropped away in the championship chase. Only Honda CBR1000RR-mounted Chris Vermeulen and Corser’s Suzuki team-mate Yukio Kagayama now look to stand any chance of remaining in touch with the runaway points leader. In the World SuperSport race, Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR team again streeted the field.
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