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Davies Returns to Winning Ways in Race 2 at Jerez‏

@WorldSBK • Chaz Davies ( Racing – Ducati SBK Team) went one better than in Race One to win the second race of the day at a very hot and sunny Jerez Circuit in Spain.

Sunday, 20 September 2015 11:31 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Davies Does The Double At Laguna Seca

@WorldSBK  @MazdaRaceway • (July 19, 2015)- Chaz Davies has made history at Laguna Seca by taking the first double win for the Panigale and with it, wins number 11 and 12 for the Italian manufacturer at Laguna Seca, California. For Davies it was an almost perfect weekend with him taking Pole Position, both race wins and the fastest lap in the day’s earlier race. This is Davies’ second WorldSBK double and the first one for Ducati since Imola 2012.

Once again leading from the start, the Welshman tried to pull away immeditaly but unlike race one he was closely followed in the early stages by the Kawasaki Racing Team pairing of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, with Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) running strongly in fourth.

Behind Davies at the flag were Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, the podium in race 2 being a carbon copy of the first encounter.
                           2- Tom Sykes (GBR)          1- Chaz Davies (GBR)         3- Jonathan Rea (GBR)
Aprilia Racing riders Jordi Torres and Leon Haslam were fourth and fifth, respectively, after a long and enthralling duel. Both riders finished comfortably ahead of Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia), who had a lonely ride to sixth after failing to finish in the first encounter.

Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) got the better of Niccolò Canepa (Althea Racing) in their hectic on-track tussle for seventh with Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing) once again ninth ahead of Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse).

The remaining point scorers were Randy de Puniet (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Roman Ramos (Team Go Eleven), Matteo Baiocco (Althea Racing), Gianluca Vizziello (Grillini Racing) and Christophe Ponsson (Team Pedercini).

As the rain began to fall at the start of lap two Davide Giugliano ( Racing – Ducati SBK Team) was caught off guard, and the Italian crashed heavily at Turn 6; he was taken to the Medical Centre for precautionary checks. The Italian rider escaped major injuries having been diagnosed with only right knee and heel contusions.

It was an unfortunate race for the reigning Champion Sylvain Guintoli, who was closely tailing Alex Lowes when the Briton decided to slow down to enter the pits in order to go for an early tyre change. A collision was almost inevitable and, despite returning to the track, Lowes had to retire shortly after, as the decision did not work in his favour.

Despite losing a handful of points from Tom Sykes, Jonathan Rea still holds a solid 125-point lead over his team mate Tom Sykes, while hero of the day Chaz Davies has consolidated the third place in the standings with four rounds remaining. WorldSBK action will resume in a fortnight’s time at Sepang.

WorldSBK Laguna Seca - Race 2
1 - Chaz Davies Racing - Ducati Superbike Team
2 - Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team +1.406
3 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team +1.982

Standings (9 of 13 rounds completed)
1 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team 407
2 - Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team 282 (-125)
3 - Chaz Davies Racing - Ducati Superbike Team 263 (-144)

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Monday, 20 July 2015 08:40 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Rea Pulls Away to Take Fourth Double of the Season

@KawasakiWSBK  @WorldSBK • (June 7, 2015)- The conditions for this afternoon’s second WorldSBK race at Portimao's Autodromo Internacional do Algarve were almost perfect as the earlier rain had disappeared.

Sunday, 07 June 2015 17:04 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Rea Wins Flag-to-Flag Opening Race at Portimao

@WorldSBK • @Kawasaki_WSBK • (June 07, 2015)- After twenty action-packed laps that saw the first flag-to-flag race of 2015, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) has taken his ninth victory of the season in the opening race of the day at Portimao, coming home 9.384s ahead of team mate Tom Sykes and with an even bigger margin on Chaz Davies ( Racing – Ducati Team), who completed the podium.

Sunday, 07 June 2015 08:19 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Sykes Does The Donington Double For Third Time In A Row

@WorldSBK • Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made it two wins from two starts as he dominated WorldSBK Race 2 at Donington Park to equal Carl Fogarty’s six race wins record in the series.

Sunday, 24 May 2015 14:37 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Sykes Takes Maiden 2015 Win in Donington Opening Race

@WorldSBK  Tom Sykes  has won the opening 23-lap WorldSBK race at Donington Park in dry but cold and overcast conditions after a race long fight with his KRT team mate Jonathan Rea.

Sunday, 24 May 2015 14:32 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Rea Takes Third 2015 WSBK Double

@WorldSBK  #ImolaWorldSBK  (May 10, 2015)- The second WorldSBK race of the Acerbis Italian Round went the full 19-lap distance, with the Kawasaki Racing duo claiming their second 1-2 finish of the day as Jonathan Rea once again got the better of Tom Sykes with a comfortable 4.399s lead at the line. For Rea it was the eighth win from ten starts, which also completed his third double of the year.

Sunday, 10 May 2015 14:22 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Rea Wins Shortened WorldSBK Race 1 at Imola

@WorldSBK • #ImolaWorldSBK • (May 10, 2015)- The opening race at Imola, the Acerbis Italian Round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship resulted in victory for championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a the race was initially red flagged and restarted because of a crash involving David Salom (Team Pedercini Kawasaki), who fell off his factory ZX-10R at Rivazza on lap 11. After being taken to the Medical Centre, the Spaniard was diagnosed with a left radius bone fracture and a deep elbow contusion.

The pace in the restart was electric, as the Kawasaki pairing of Sykes and Rea pushed each other to the limit. A lap record on lap 2 for Rea saw him pass his team mate only for Sykes to respond with an even faster lap to pile on the pressure. A tense final lap saw Rea cling on to claim his 22nd career win ahead of Sykes with Davide Giugliano who produced a determined ride to claim third and the final podium place on his return to the WorldSBK paddock.

Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) made changes during the short delay, the British rider looked more comfortable, finishing fourth ahead of the Pata Honda machine of reigning World Champion Sylvain Guintoli, who moved up from 15thon the original starting grid to fifth. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia) scored a solid ten points in sixth.

Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing Ducati) was part of a six rider group that was fighting for fifth, the reigning FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup winner taking seventh ahead of Matteo Baiocco (Althea Racing Ducati), Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) and Michel Fabrizio, who took a solid tenth position on his one-off ride, replacing the injured Nico Terol.

Roman Ramos (Team Go Eleven Kawasaki), Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Santiago Barragan (Grillini SBK Team Kawasaki), Christophe Ponsson (Team Pedercini) and Imre Toth (BMW Team Toth) rounded out the point scoring finishers.

Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) was running in sixth in the early stages of the first part of race 1 before a mistake dropped him down the order, the Spanish WorldSBK rookie re-grouped before crashing out unhurt with 11 laps to go. He along with Chaz Davies ( Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) were unable to take part in the restart.

WorldSBK Imola - Race 1
1 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team 
2 - Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team +0.482
3 - Davide Giugliano Racing - Ducati Superbike Team +3.945

From: Press Office/ World Superbike


Sunday, 10 May 2015 07:42 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Rea Tops Timesheets on Opening Day at Imola‏

May 8, 2015- The opening day of action at Imola’s Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari saw current WorldSBK Champonship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) leap to the top of the standings in the final moments of the second session courtesy of a 1’47.344 lap-time.

Friday, 08 May 2015 13:16 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Double Win For Rea As van der Mark Bags Another Podium

he second WorldSBK race of the day at the iconic TT circuit of Assen in the Netherlands served up another nail-biting climax that once again had the crowd on their feet as the leading riders stayed locked together until the final lap. As he had in race one, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took the win ahead of Chaz Davies ( Racing - Ducati Superbike Team).

Sunday, 19 April 2015 09:25 Published in Reports, Results & Points

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