It may not be 1200bc and Greek mytholagy BUT Is 2006 going to become a new "Battle of Troy" ? The way all the bikes were running last night its going to come down to skill , and with 4 aussie in the top ten after the 1st race its looking like a season not to be missed ! 1 AUS Bayliss 40 2 AUS Corser 38 3 GBR Toseland 38 4 AUS Pitt 27 5 ITA Fabrizio 19 6 BRA Barros 19 7 JPN Haga 16 8 ITA Rolfo 12 9 AUS Muggeridge 11 10 ITA Lanzi 10 * from the SBK website* EXCITEMENT APLENTY AT LOSAIL After two races that provided excellent entertainment for all present at Losail, the previous two World Superbike champions, James Toseland (Winston Ten Kate Honda) and Troy Corser (Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) scored one win apiece. The 18-lap contests were conducted at a high pace, with the previous lap records beaten on successive occasions. RACE ONE James Toseland, who had finished lap one in 10th position, scored his first win in the Winston Ten Kate Honda team at the very first attempt, after a dramatic final lap. The 2004 World Champion capitalized on a crash between likely 1-2 finishers Noriyuki Haga and Yukio Kagayama, with only half a lap remaining, and Toseland resisted sever pressure from Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) to take the win. In third place, Andrew Pitt (Yamaha Motor Italia) took his first career podium finish, after leading in the early stages. Fourth went to 2005 Losail race winner and eventual World Champion Troy Corser (Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) and a raft of SBK rookies scored impressive finishes just behind. Michel Fabrizio (DFX Honda) was an assured fifth, Alex Barros went sixth in his first ride on the Klaffi Honda, and Roberto Rolfo recovered from a midfield start to finish seventh on his SC Caracchi Ducati. RACE TWO In the second race each rider in the front group made it to the finish, with Corser and Bayliss battling over the last two laps, and Corser taking the win by just over a second. A photo finish saw Noriyuki Haga beat Toseland across the line by 1.6 centimetres, after Toseland mounted a late challenge. Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati Xerox), who crashed out in race one, scored sixth in race two, edging out Barros, with Fabrizio eighth. Haga took the new lap record, setting a 2’00.061 on lap two.