WSBK: Round #7 - Imola Race Two Results

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Sykes Race 2

WSBK Press Release:

Tom Sykes completed a fantastic double-win at Imola, his second in 2013, to become the new Championship leader. The Hudderfield-born rider has led every single lap of Race 2 to cross the line as the winner for the 10th time in his WSBK career and, thanks to his 5th first place finish of the year, to equal the number of individual wins he was able to achieve in the last two seasons combined. After the disappointment of the first race, Jonathan Rea redeemed himself to end up a lonely second ahead of Sylvain Guintoli.

Fourth place Marco Melandri edged his team mate Chaz Davies for fourth place at the very last lap, while Loris Baz won the battle for sixth ahead of Leon Camier. Michel Fabrizio managed to pulled away in the end for from a still recuperating Leon Haslam and fellow Italian Ayrton Badovini for 8th.

Today's second race saw two potential protagonists out of contention in the early stages, as Davide Giugliano crashed at Turn 7 during the second lap, while trying to keep Sykes' pace, and Eugene Laverty fell off his bike at Turn 18, on lap number six.

Race 2 results:

1. Sykes (Kawasaki) 21 Laps/103.656 km in 37'51.947 average 164.247 kph

2. Rea (Honda) 5.032

3. Guintoli (Aprilia) 10.201

4. Melandri (BMW) 13.120

5. Davies (BMW) 13.630

6. Baz (Kawasaki) 23.949

7. Camier (Suzuki) 25.420

8. Fabrizio (Aprilia) 36.511

9. Haslam (Honda) 40.184

10. Badovini (Ducati) 41.100

11. Cluzel (Suzuki) 42.888

12. Checa (Ducati) 52.182

13. Neukirchner (Ducati) 56.352

14. Sandi (Kawasaki) 1'15.992

15. Haga (BMW) 1'25.210

Standings - provisional (round 7 of 15)*:

1. Sykes 235

2. Guintoli 229

3. Laverty 190

4. Melandri 182

5. Davies 154

6. Baz 136

7. Rea 125

8. Fabrizio 120

9. Giugliano 99

10. Camier 80

11. Cluzel 77

12. Neukirchner 60

13. Checa 59

14. Badovini 59

15. Haslam 42

Manufacturers:

1. Aprilia 289

2. Kawasaki 259

3. BMW 237

4. Honda 138

5. Suzuki 122

6. Ducati 96

* Possible updated results could be defined by the International Disciplinary Court which is dealing with the appeal lodged by Aprilia Racing Team and rider Sylvain Guintoli, following the decision taken by the FIM Stewards in Monza (Italian Round, last 12 May) to cancel the drop of position sanction (from third to fourth place in race 2) imposed by the Race Direction on rider Tom Sykes.

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