For the majority of this 2009 World Superbike season, Xerox Ducati’s Noriyuki Haga has led the Championship despite the best efforts of rookie sensation and MotoGP bound, Ben Spies. The American has won half of the races so far but finds himself with a 10 point deficit to Haga with the final showdown in Portimao, Portugal only days away. Will Haga prevail and take the top spot in the series after previously finishing 2nd or 3rd 6 times since 2000? And will the 5 points his teammate, Michel Fabrizio, took off him in Imola turn out to be crucial in the final analysis? Details here.