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Airwaves Ducati's Leon Camier has stormed to victory in the first British Superbike race at Croft, working his way from row two of the grid and past his team-mate Shane Byrne to beat second-placed man Leon Haslam by more than two seconds.
It's Camier's second win of the season, the first at Snetterton, and it brought Haslam's winning streak of three to an end but there was controversy on the last lap as Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes made a massive lunge into the last corner to get past Byrne and ended up pushing them both wide, which allowed HM Plant's Cal Crutchlow through to fourth with Byrne fifth.
Leading into the first corner was Crutchlow from Sykes with Leon Haslam in third followed by the man to watch Byrne as it is now about when, not if, he will clinch the title.
Sykes, aiming for another win, made the attack on lap one diving under Crutchlow who followed up by making a mistake giving away second as well. The riders settled into a rhythm and Haslam drew closer to Sykes as the others started to fall behind.  It was on lap seven Haslam made his inside move at Tower Bend, hit the front and started the next lap half a second in the lead.
In the meantime, Camier was closing in on his team mate Byrne in fourth making the spectators wonder if there were anything regarding team orders. Clearly not, though, as Camier finally made his move on lap eight moving up to fourth.
Crutchlow again made a mistake by running deep into a corner and as he got on the power he lost the rear, after backing off to get on the power a second time he again lost grip, hitting some dirt. He dropped down to fifth and helped elevate Byrne into fourth.
Lap ten saw Airwaves Ducati number 2 plunge to second place at the Complex corner and fending off Sykes at the Hairpin before starting the next lap in which he hunted down the HM Plant Honda of Haslam.  Camier finally took the lead on lap 13 and pulled away to win the race by two and half seconds.
The battle continued between Crutchlow and Byrne as they swapped places for two laps between the Complex and the Hairpin, the last bend before the start/finish straight.  With both of them taking it in turns to run wide Byrne finally won the battle to run in third before moving up to second on lap 18 in front of Sykes.
However a last-lap dash and final corner inside leap by the Rizla Suzuki at the Hairpin saw the two bikes touch slightly, Byrne ran wide to bring it back in line for the straight, however he not only lost out on third to Sykes, but also fourth to Crutchlow picking up 10 points.
Quay Honda Racing's Gary Mason continued his weekend domination to take the win for the Daily Star Cup in 11th after battling with privateer Superbike man Simon Andrews.  Second place was taken by John Laverty on the NW200 in 16th and again MV Agusta Chris Burns finished on the podium in third and 19th overall.
It was quite a sedate race with only two of the 25 riders not crossing the finish line, Shannon Etheridge on the MAR Adept Kawasaki stopped with a technical problem.  SMT newcomer Jason O’Halloran crashed out at the exit of Complex on lap fourteen setting a fastest time of 1’22.289 while running in a solid 14th place.
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