Chili and Hodgson put on a show at Donington Park in 2001!

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 06:41 GMT

A phenomenal season of WorldSBK action got even better, as a massive British crowd saw their heroes battle it out for WorldSBK glory!

After a victory in Race 1 for Neil Hodgson, it was time for a turnaround from Italy’s Pierfrancesco Chili, who was seeking his and Suzuki’s first win of an unpredictable 2001 campaign. Having been denied a win in Race 2 in 2000 in dramatic fashion by Neil Hodgson on the final lap, ‘Frankie’ yearned for revenge, to deny the British star a double victory at his home circuit. With an expectant crowd, Hodgson had the pressure to deliver, whilst fan-favourite Chili was just eager to silent his early season critics. In this thrilling battle, who would come out on top?

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