WSBK: Round #2 World Superbike Race Report - MotorLand Aragon (Video)

Tom Sykes race action shot

wSBK Press Release:

The opening race at MotorLand Aragon has been won by Tom Sykes after a masterful of performance the reigning World Champion.

Sykes, who led from turn one was never headed, coming home seconds ahead of Loris Baz, with Jonathan Rea completing the podium. Davide Giugliano crashed during the final lap whilst in second place, but the Italian rider was able to rejoin, eventually crossing the line in eighth place.

Other factory Ducati rider Chaz Davies was fourth ahead of Eugene Laverty, Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias.

Twelfth place Leon Camier was the EVO Category best classified after a thrilling 17 lap race left the crowd enthralled in the Spanish sun, just ahead of local rider and other EVO entrant David Salom.

Guintoli still leads the standings, but he is now tied up in points with Baz, whilst Sykes is just one point shy of the French duo.

Tom Sykes Podium shot

Results:

1. Sykes (Kawasaki) 17 Laps/90.848 km in 33'38.583 average 162.021 kph

2. Baz (Kawasaki) 4.275

3. Rea (Honda) 8.418

4. Davies (Ducati) 15.715

5. Laverty (Suzuki) 19.305

6. Guintoli (Aprilia) 21.998

7. Elias (Aprilia) 24.018

8. Giugliano (Ducati) 27.894

9. Haslam (Honda) 29.077

10. Lowes (Suzuki) 29.863

11. Melandri (Aprilia) 34.820

12. Camier (BMW) 35.255

13. Salom (Kawasaki) 43.975

14. Guarnoni (Kawasaki) 46.721

15. Morais (Kawasaki) 56.619

16. Scassa (Kawasaki) 1'16.469

17. Yates (EBR) 1'35.047

18. Toth (BMW) 1'48.427

19. Andreozzi (Kawasaki) 1'51.222

20. Sebestyen (BMW) 2'01.152

RT. Fabrizio (Kawasaki)

RT. Canepa (Ducati)

RT. May (EBR)

RT. Corti (MV Agusta)

RT. Foret (Kawasaki)

EX. Badovini (Bimota) 43.934

EX. Iddon (Bimota) 58.222

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