Corser: After several years in the wilderness on uncompetitive machinery, Corser is back as the master of the superbike class.
Alstare Corona boss Francis Bata congratulates Kagayama for his pole position
Suzuki Corona team-mates Troy Corser and Yukio Kagayama signing autographs
Xerox Ducati team-mates James Toseland and Regis Laconi signing autographs
Chris Vermeulen had an unfortunate first race but more than made up for it with a win in the second race at Monza
Norick Abe and Noriyuki Haga battle for tenth place in the first race.
Pier Francesco Chili ahead of Norick Abe in race one.
Andrew Pitt 's Yamaha R1 holds out Regis Laconi early in the first race. Laconi got fourth, Pitt got fifth.
Early in race one and Troy Corser has slipped away from the pack
The Winston ten Kate Hondas of Muggeridge and Vermeulen during race two
Kagayama and Laconi during the middle stages of the first race
Corser leads Kagayama, Vermeulen and Muggeridge
On the podium after the first race - Suzuki's one-two and a proud Francis Bata
Corser, Kagayama and Pitt lead the charge
Corser has yet to finish off the podium in 2005 and is now two clear races in front of his nearest rival
James Toseland rode a sterling race in the first race at Monza
Laconi's second race was even better than Toseland's first
Looking good for a second World title, if there is any discontent in Corser's world right now it would be over the wasted years he spent on uncompetitive machinery
Laconi leads Corser, Pitt and Kagayama in the second race
Andrew Pitt was Yamaha's best performed rider on the weekend. Things are heading in the right direction.
Vermeulen leads Haga, Toseland and Walker
The podium in race two and the boys can finally play - Troy Corser gives Chris Vermeulen a good spray
Laconi, Vermeulen and Corser after race two
The supersport race and Fujiwara leads Charpentier
Charpentier leads Fujiwara
Fujiwara is thrilled at having taken the win
Gerrit ten Kate stands with his two charges on the podium - ten Kate builds the world's fastest supersport machines by a fair margin
May 8, 2005 Team Alstare Suzuki Corona rider Troy Corser (GSXR1000) took a win and a third place in the fourth round of the World Superbike Championships at Monza today extending his lead to 52 points over team mate Yukio Kagayama. Honda’s Chris Vermeulen (CBR1000RR) scored a second race win to revive Honda’s chances in the series and Ducati showed a return to form with podiums in both races.
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