-- World SBK 2013 - Round 10 - Nurburgring
-- Close battle at the Ring as Davies leads Day 1
Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) stormed to first place in the closing stages of World Superbike Qualifying 1 at the Nurburgring, to finish on top in qualifying for the first time in 2013. The Welshman put in a 1'55.034s lap-time just before the chequered flag to snatch first place from long-time leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) for only 0.017 seconds.
This was not the only change in position of the final part of the session, as many riders managed to better their lap-times at the last minute to climb up the timesheets: Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma Aprilia) dropped more than seven tenths of a second from his previous best lap time and finished third ahead of competitive Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) and Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike), to complete a top-5 of riders all on different machines.
Championship leader Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) finished sixth, ahead of fellow Frenchman Loris Baz. Silverstone Race 2 winner spend most part of the session in second place, but didn't manage to further improve in the final minutes. As the first ten riders were all within 0.671 seconds of each other, Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike), Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet), who ended up between 8th and 10th place, are way closer to the top than the positions suggest.
Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Team Aprilia) on the other hand, after his crash at Turn 4, lost valuable time and - given the tight times at the top - he finished well down the order in 12th place. His former team mate Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) didn't manage to put in a single fast lap today, as he lost control of his 1199 Panigale R at Turn 8 early on in the session.
Times: 1. Davies (BMW) 1'55.034 average 160.763 kph; 2. Sykes (Kawasaki) 1'55.051; 3. Fabrizio (Aprilia) 1'55.142; 4. Camier (Suzuki) 1'55.342; 5. Rea (Honda) 1'55.434; 6. Guintoli (Aprilia) 1'55.609; 7. Baz (Kawasaki) 1'55.648; 8. Haslam (Honda) 1'55.683; 9. Laverty (Aprilia) 1'55.691; 10. Melandri (BMW) 1'55.705; 11. Cluzel (Suzuki) 1'55.990; 12. Giugliano (Aprilia) 1'56.157; 13. Reiterberger (BMW) 1'56.362; 14. Badovini (Ducati) 1'56.389; 15. Neukirchner (Ducati) 1'56.552; 16. Aitchison (Kawasaki) 1'57.285; 17. Smrz (Yamaha) 1'57.310; 18. Sandi (Kawasaki) 1'57.939; 19. Iannuzzo (BMW) 1'58.837.
-- World Supersport
Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) was once again on top of the timesheets after first qualifying of World Supersport at the Nurburgring. The Championship leader was able to break the 1'59s barrier and maintain the lead until the end of the session, even though his time was slightly slower than the one set in Free Practice 1.
The big gap the Brit had in the morning with the rest of the field was narrowed down by the rivals, as Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Racing Team Kawasaki) finished second, with just one tenth of a second gap, ahead of team mate Fabien Foret and Vladimir Leonov (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha).
Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport) ended up an encouraging fifth despite a crash at Turn 11, that left him uninjured, while Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto Honda) and Kev Coghlan (DMC-Lorenzini Kawasaki) were sixth and seventh respectively at the flag: the Scotsman was also halted by a crash at turn seven, with 5 minutes on the clock. The last part of the session saw also the crashes by Mathew Scholtz (Suriano Racing Team Suzuki) Luca Marconi (PTR Honda) and Riccardo Russo (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki).
After the second place in today's free practice, Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) ended up only 12th behind Spaniard David Salom (Intermoto Ponyexpres Kawasaki).
Times: 1. Lowes (Yamaha) 1'58.993 average 155.414 kph; 2. Sofuoglu (Kawasaki) 1'59.107; 3. Foret (Kawasaki) 1'59.433; 4. Leonov (Yamaha) 1'59.677; 5. Zanetti (Honda) 1'59.686; 6. Kennedy (Honda) 1'59.701; 7. Coghlan (Kawasaki) 1'59.748; 8. Quarmby (Honda) 1'59.786; 9. Tamburini (Honda) 1'59.828; 10. Iddon (MV Agusta) 1'59.878; etc.
-- Superstock 1000
Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) put on a positive performance in Qualifying 1 to top the timesheets thanks to a competitive 1'59.434 lap-time, on his penultimate lap on track before the chequered flag. The Frenchman, who was the only rider able to lap below in the 1.59s range, put six tenths of a second between himself and Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI Kawasaki) and Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini Kawasaki), who ended up second and third respectively.
Niccolò Canepa, the only Barni Racing Ducati rider on track this weekend - after Eddi La Marra's heavy crash of last Tuesday while testing at Misano - and Barrier's main challenger for the title, was only sixth behind Christoffer Bergman (BWG Racing Kawasaki), Marco Bussolotti (Rider Promotion by T. Trasimeno BMW) and Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki). Monza race winner Lorenzo Savadori (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) had a difficult first qualifying session, that was also hampered by a technical problem occurred on his ZX-10R at Turn 1 in the very last stages. The former Italian and European 125 cc champion finished 12th.
Times: 1. Barrier (BMW) 1'59.434 average 154.840 kph; 2. Lussiana (Kawasaki) 2'00.072; 3. Mercado (Kawasaki) 2'00.118; 4. Bergman (Kawasaki) 2'00.270; 5. Bussolotti (BMW) 2'00.298; 6. Guarnoni (Kawasaki) 2'00.361; 7. Canepa (Ducati) 2'00.493; 8. Jezek (Ducati) 2'00.807; 9. Ponsson (Kawasaki) 2'00.870; 10. Lanusse (Kawasaki) 2'01.131; etc.
-- Superstock 600
The first qualifying session of the Superstock 600 European Championship was held today under sunny skies and dry conditions, and saw Alessandro Nocco (San Carlo Team Italia) leading the way courtesy of a 2'02.213 lap-time. The Southern Italian youngster was able to finish ahead of Silverstone race winner Christian Gamarino (Team GoEleven Kawasaki), who had a crash at Turn 14 during his last quick-lap in an attempt to edge the rival from first place.
Franco Morbidelli, leader in first free practice for just 0.006 over team mate Nocco, and Gauthier Duwelz (MTM-MVR Racing Yamaha), who like Gamarino are part of the 4-way battle up top for the title, ended up in third and fourth place, while current Championship leader Bastien Chesaux (EAB Ten Kate Junior Team Honda) was only 7th behind fellow Swiss Dominic Schmitter (HAGN-Skm by Knoby.at Yamaha) and Robin Mulhauser (MTM-MVR Racing Yamaha). Chesaux was also involved in a 3-way crash in the second part of the session, along with Kyle Smith (Agro-On Racedays Honda) and Alex Radmann (Schact Racing SBK ONE Triumph).
Times: 1. Nocco (Kawasaki) 2'02.213 average 151.319 kph; 2. Gamarino (Kawasaki) 2'02.617; 3. Morbidelli (Kawasaki) 2'02.649; 4. Duwelz (Yamaha) 2'02.840; 5. Schmitter (Yamaha) 2'03.131; 6. Mulhauser (Yamaha) 2'03.135; 7. Chesaux (Honda) 2'03.244; 8. Salvadori (Yamaha) 2'03.285; 9. Tuuli (Yamaha) 2'03.378; 10. Casalotti (Yamaha) 2'03.678; etc.
-- Fixi Crescent Suzuki
FIXI Crescent Suzuki got back to business today at Nurburgring in Germany for the 10th round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship after the summer lay-off and Leon Camier immediately began from where he left off at Silverstone.
Camier produced consistently-fast laps during this afternoon's first qualifying session around the 5,137m German circuit, which saw him end the day in fourth position overall, just 0,308 off the provisional pole position. He knows where he needs to improve and will be looking to take steps tomorrow to close the gap on the very top places and push for honours on race-day.
Jules Cluzel had a good start to his Superbike career at Nurburgring as he recorded a time less than a second off the best lap of the day. Cluzel used this morning's first session to re-acquaint himself with his Yoshimura-powered Suzuki GSX-R1000 and learn the different characteristics of the circuit compared to those of his first visit to the track on a 600cc machine last year. He made constant gains on his lap-times and will be looking to push-on even more tomorrow.
Today's sessions were held in dry, but overcast conditions with track temperatures reaching 33°C. Chaz Davies on a BMW set the fastest time.
FIXI Crescent Suzuki will have one more qualifying session tomorrow morning to confirm the places for the afternoon's Superpole, where the riders will battle for the best grid positions for Sunday's two 19-lap races.
Leon Camier: "The bike has felt really good from the start of the day, but the first session didn't really do us justice because we had a bit of a chatter issue and this caused some grip problems - we're not sure what it was, but it didn't feel right. In the afternoon we put in some really good lap-times on used tyres and that put us up to third at the time and then we used a new tyre at the end and continued to go well with that. There are still a few places I haven't got quite right and there are a couple of areas where I think we can improve, especially in the first section, but the FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R feels good and I think if we can make these improvements we can be quite strong."
Jules Cluzel: "Today was a day to get my feeling back on the bike after a few weeks with no riding, except for on a bicycle, so I needed to get back up to speed. This morning was quite a good session, but I felt I struggled a bit this afternoon and had to push too hard to go fast, so I think there is something not right and we have to find out what it is so we can get the bike to do some fast lap-times. We will work hard tonight to improve the bike and make it better for me to ride. It was very different here today because last year I was on a Supersport and the corner speed, braking, the gearing, everything, is different. It looks like we will be ok though because we are only nine-tenths from first and I hope that tomorrow we can be closer to the top-five. "
Paul Denning - Team Manager: "Following up from the great results at Silverstone, the three-week break has allowed us to catch-up with a lot of important work at Crescent as we prepare for a very busy run-in to the final part of the season. The slightly revised engine-spec is working well here at Nurburgring and it's great to have Yohei san from Yoshimura here to help us over the course of the weekend.
"Leon looks like he's back to his confident best; he's getting everything out of the bike and is able to produce good lap-times out of new and used tyres. Jules made good progress at the end of this afternoon's qualifying session; it's always difficult for him coming to every track with no Superbike experience, so we expect him to continue to improve over the course of the weekend, but overall it's been a good first day."
-- Aprilia Racing
From the looks of the first time results in today's sessions, the Nürburgring should be the setting for a truly heated weekend. The narrow gaps (11 riders within one second of each other in the qualifiers) and the continuous changes at the top highlight an extremely balanced situation where the Aprilia Racing riders have good reason to be optimistic about this weekend.
The main concern for ranking leader Sylvain Guintoli was seeing how the shoulder he dislocated before the Moscow round would hold up. The response after the first sessions is encouraging. Sylvain was able to focus on his RSV4s setting, putting in a total of 29 laps. The sixth best time he put on the boards during the qualifiers this afternoon, just a half a second from the top and riding on used tyres, was the best way possible to end the first day of sessions.
Sylvain Guintoli: "My goal today was to see how my shoulder would react and I must say that, in spite of the pain, I felt a lot of improvement compared to Silverstone. This is positive, especially since we had a few problems, so being able to perform without any physical hindrances allowed me to work better. Particularly concerning my riding style, I noticed that this track demands some adapting in order to be really fast. Today when I tried to push hard I didn't put in any remarkable times, but when I was looking for new lines and thought I was going slower my times dropped even with the worn tyre. That's a good sign. I'm feeling good and I think that if we can improve our pace on a new tyre we'll be able to set our sights on a good result. We're on the right track".
The first session for Eugene Laverty got off to an uphill start with a few small problems that kept him from getting out on the track until the last few minutes. In any case, the Northern Irish rider and his team made up for it in the afternoon, working hard on the number 58 RSV4 and testing various solutions to end the qualifiers with the ninth best time. The data gathered will be analysed and lay the groundwork for the choices made tomorrow, both for Superpole and in view of the races on Sunday.
Speaking of which, Eugene already seems to have identified the areas where work is needed in order to shave off those few tenths of a second needed to catch up to the fastest riders today.
Eugene Laverty: "Today was partly an uphill climb. Some problems in the first session kept me from leaving the garage until the end and I was only able to put in 4 fast laps. In any case we made up for it quite a bit in the afternoon, trying a few different things that we'll work on for tomorrow. In terms of times, to be honest we are still about 5 tenths off. Sykes was really fast and if we want to stay in the points for the championship we need to get close to him. I struggled a bit today, especially in the more winding part of the track, so we're working on my RSV4 to make it more nimble. If we can manage to solve this problem I think that will be a big step forward".
-- Pata Honda
Returning after a welcome summer break, Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam set a good pace on the opening day of the tenth round World Superbike championship event at the Nürburgring in Germany today.
The Pata Honda riders finished this afternoon’s first qualifying session in fifth and eighth places respectively, but in close contention with Chaz Davies’s provisional pole position time of 1m55.034s.
After making a mistake that left him 0.6s adrift in the first sector, 26-year-old Rea, ended his best lap just 0.4s off Davies’s time, while his Pata Honda team-mate Haslam, was just two tenths further adrift.
Both riders are confident of further improvement in tomorrow morning’s second qualifying session, followed by Superpole in the afternoon, as long as forecast showers stay away from the Nürburgring.
Jonathan Rea – P5 1m55.434s - "I made a bit of a mistake in turn one on my fastest lap after we’d fitted some new tyres, but I concentrated on trying to do a long run this afternoon to try and get some rhythm. We made some positive changes and some steps in the right direction but I’m struggling a bit with corner entry. We just need to smooth out the feeling from the rear and then I know the time will come more easily because I’ll be able to pinpoint the line more accurately. For day one I’m quite satisfied, to be honest. It’s clear we need to find some pace but it’s not so worrying because we know where to find it."
Leon Haslam – P8 1m55.683s - "We had a few issues getting dialled in this morning, mostly around the electronics, but we did the whole session on a hard tyre and we weren’t that far away – about a second off on that tyre, which I was pretty happy with. We went that second faster on the old tyre this afternoon but, when we put in a softer tyre, we had the same problem as we’ve had before and couldn’t go any faster. On the twelfth lap with that tyre though, I put in my fastest lap for P8. In general, we’re not too far away on the race tyre, but Johnny and I are both losing 0.5s in the first sector and I’m only 0.6s off at the end of the lap. So, we’re not a million miles away but we definitely need to improve sector one!"
Pieter Breddels – technical co-ordinator - "Leon is really starting to get back the strength in his leg and this morning he showed immediately that he can ride the bike better. In the end he was eighth, but it’s really close. There are still some settings to improve but it was a good day for him. Jonathan had a slightly slow start this morning but showed consistent pace and rhythm this afternoon and was fifth in the end. We need to make another step with both guys tomorrow, but we are pretty happy with our progress so far."
-- BMW Report
The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team took provisional pole-position at its home round at Nürburgring (GER). Factory rider Chaz Davies (GBR) set the fastest time in today’s first qualifying practice for the tenth round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship. His team-mate Marco Melandri (ITA) finished tenth. In this morning’s free practice session Chaz and Marco were fourth and sixth respectively with their BMW S 1000 RRs.
In the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup, Sylvain Barrier (FRA) from the BMW Motorrad GoldBet STK Team also took provisional pole-position after being fastest in today’s first qualifying session with his BMW HP4. His team-mate Greg Gildenhuys (RSA), who has never raced at Nürburgring before, finished 11th.
Chaz Davies: Fastest lap Free Practice: 1:56.222 min (P4)/Fastest lap Qualifying Practice 1: 1:55.034 min (P1)
“It was a good day. I am happy with the RR, it was working pretty well straight away this morning. The bike was already pretty good in the dry at Silverstone and it was also working very well in Russia so that shows that we have found some decent settings in the last few races. Today we only struggled a little bit at the beginning of the first qualifying as we went in the wrong direction with the shock absorber but the guys quickly went back to a previous setting and the bike improved again. I am happy and I think that we can make another step tomorrow.”
Marco Melandri: Fastest lap Free Practice: 1:56.509 min (P6)/Fastest lap Qualifying Practice 1: 1:55.705 min (P10)
“It was quite a good day. The bike works well here despite the fact that the track is bumpy. With the hard tyres, we were fast, but with the soft tyres I was not able to ride well. I could not raise the tyre temperature properly and with the little grip I could not go faster. Tomorrow we’ll test the soft tyres again because it’s important to be fast with soft tyres, especially in qualifying. It is crucial to start from the front to have a good race but our race pace is good and we feel we can fight for the podium.”
Serafino Foti (Sport Director BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team): “We are quite happy with today. Chaz has shown he’s in really good shape, he set the fastest lap and demonstrated that he feels really comfortable on this track, where last year he was very successful. We’re really happy with this result which also repays the work the team has done. Marco’s results do not show the real situation, with hard tyres he was fast and the race pace was really good. Tomorrow we need to find a solution to improve with soft tyres to put in a good performance in qualifying and to start from the front. Anyhow, Marco is focused and for sure, he’ll do very well.
"In the Superstock class, Sylvain got the provisional pole-position, continuing the positive trend. We need to avoid underestimating our competitors who seem to be fast on this track. Tomorrow we’ll keep concentration high in order to start from the front. Greg also did quite well, despite the fact that he is riding on this track for the first time.”
Andrea Dosoli (Technical Director BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team): “Overall it was a positive day. It was nice to get back to action after the long break. Our riders spent the morning session taking off some rust but I must say that they started on the right foot. Both began with our base setting and then they worked as usual on the suspension set-up and they were able to evaluate almost all tyres available. Chaz did an amazing lap claiming P1. Now we have to work on the race pace because we have seen that our competitors are quite consistent. Marco was quite fast with the used tyre and did a lot of consistent lap times but once we fitted a new soft tyre, he could not get the best out of it. This is the point we need to improve, especially for tomorrow’s Superpole because as always it is very important to start from the two front rows which is our target for tomorrow.”
-- Matt Davies Report
Matt Davies had a tough start to his weekend at the Nurburgring, claiming 33rd on the provisional grid ahead of Sunday’s 19 lap World Supersport championship race.
After an encouraging start this morning in the free practice, Matt was a little frustrated to be outside of the top 25 but nevertheless is looking ahead positively.
Despite the position in qualifying, Matt was ahead of a number of riders, all of whom have much more experience that the 17 year old Aussie.
Matt Davies: “I struggled a bit this afternoon. This morning I was just taking my time and learning way around here on a Supersport bike but hopefully we can improve. I am looking forward to tomorrow and am confident that we can improve the settings.”
-- Previously............World Superbike 2013 - Round Nine - Silverstone
-- Rea and Baz make it to the top at Silverstone
A typical British mixed weather welcomed the eni FIM Superbike Championship for Round 9 race day at Silverstone. A busy schedule gave fans plenty of spectacular action to watch and delivered unpredictable results, along with some of the most thrilling battles witnessed so far this year.
Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) won Race 1 of the eni FIM Superbike Championship at Silverstone in spectacular fashion. The Brit got back on the top step of the podium after more than a year, as his previous win dated back to 2012 (Donington Park Race 1). Rea pulled away from the chasing pack on lap 7, as the rain started to fall heavier on the track.
The race was reduced by one lap due to the delayed start and was characterised by intermittent conditions, that played a key factor and brought to constant and unpredictable position changes throughout the 17 laps. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) managed to get back in contention for the podium in the closing stages, to edge Leon Camier from second place during the final lap. Camier delivered his and FIXI Crescent Suzuki Team's first podium of the season on his 27th birthday.
Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team), 4th at the flag, managed to extend his leadership in the points up to twelve points, as his main rival for the title Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) ended up 11th behind BMW Motorrad GoldBet duo of Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies. Guintoli was able to defend his position from fellow Frenchmen Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Jules Cluzel (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), both able to stay with the front runners and to battle for the podium.
Race 1 results: 1. Rea (Honda) 17 Laps/100.334 km in 37'16.058 average 161.535 kph; 2. Laverty (Aprilia) 3.073; 3. Camier (Suzuki) 3.480; 4. Guintoli (Aprilia) 3.608; 5. Baz (Kawasaki) 4.140; 6. Cluzel (Suzuki) 5.659; 7. Haslam (Honda) 6.443; 8. Badovini (Ducati) 10.544; 9. Melandri (BMW) 14.017; 10. Davies (BMW) 14.167; 11. Sykes (Kawasaki) 14.180; 12. Neukirchner (Ducati) 26.536; 13. Checa (Ducati) 43.561; 14. Fabrizio (Aprilia) 46.373; 15. Aitchison (Kawasaki) 1'33.624; 16. Sandi (Kawasaki) 1 Lap; 17. Iannuzzo (BMW) 2 Laps; RT. Giugliano (Aprilia).
Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) won an epic World Superbike Race 2 at Silverstone. The Frenchman was leading during the final lap when the red flag was waved, as the rain suddenly increased and two riders fell off at Stowe corner. One of the two involved was Jules Cluzel: the FIXI Crescent Suzuki rider managed to rejoin and make it back to the pits, sealing a fantastic maiden podium finish as the results reverted back to the previous lap, when he was running second. Baz, on the other hand, was able to shine again on the English track, that saw him getting his first ever WSBK win one year ago (Race 1).
Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) ended in third place, ahead of Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) and Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), who had his shot at the lead before losing several positions, during the incredible 7-way battle that characterised the second part of the race.
Sylvain Guintoli (Apriila Racing Team), thanks to a sixth place finish ahead of Championship contender Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) keeps the lead in the standings with a 13 point gap over the Brit. Potential podium finisher Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) had to retire from the race due to a technical problem on Lap 15, when he was in the mix up front.
Loris Baz: "In the first part of the race, even in the dry, I had good pace and I pushed at the front. I tried to control the pace from the front but there were some fast people behind me and it was difficult to go away. Every time somebody tried to pass me I passed them back and at the end the conditions were really wet and I nearly fell. I want to say thanks my team because they are making a really good job with this bike. Now I feel really comfortable. I also want to dedicate this victory to Andrea Antonelli’s family.”
Jonathan Rea: " Race one was probably one of the sweetest victories of my career. I had to be smart and, as I saw the gap heading into the last few laps, I didn’t want to be throwing away that kind of lead. We made a good change for race two and got up to fourth after I got stuck behind Tom Sykes for a few laps. The race two result was OK but we can go into the summer break happy enough that we’ve got an overall package that can challenge for podiums."
Superstock 1000 – Race 1
Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) scored his fourth race win of the season after the first Superstock 1000 race of the day was red flagged on the final lap, following the crash by Jaroslav Cerny (SK Energy - Fany Gastro Ducati), substitute rider for Tomas Svitok. As the final results reverted back to the previous lap, Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki) finished... (read more)
Race (1 of 2 for this Round) results: 1. Barrier (BMW) 8 Laps/47.216 km in 17'16.103 average 164.055 kph; 2. Guarnoni (Kawasaki) 0.056; 3. La Marra (Ducati) 0.561; 4. Canepa (Ducati) 1.728; 5. Savadori (Kawasaki) 2.190; 6. Mercado (Kawasaki) 2.327; 7. Andreozzi (Kawasaki) 3.068; 8. Lussiana (Kawasaki) 3.591; 9. Jezek (Ducati) 4.104; 10. Backlund (Kawasaki) 7.461; etc.
Superstock 1000 – Race 2
Reigning Champion Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) has taken the best out of the Silverstone doubleheader, after finishing as lonely winner in late afternoon's FIM Superstock 1000 Cup race 2. The Frenchman started increasing his margin over the following riders halfway through the race, crossing the line with almost four seconds over Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) and 5.7 seconds on third place Lorenzo Savadori.
Barni Racing Ducati rider Niccolò Canepa ended up fourth, while his team mate Eddi La Marra fell off his 1199 Panigale R on Lap 4, as he was running second. A technical problem ruled Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki) out of contention, despite all the efforts by the former STK600 Champion to get back on track and finish the race. Thanks to his fifth win out of seven races, Barrier extended his lead in the standings to 36 points on Canepa and 55 on Guarnoni.
Race 2 results: 1. Barrier (BMW) 10 Laps/59.020 km in 21'29.139 average 164.817 kph; 2. Mercado (Kawasaki) 3.881; 3. Savadori (Kawasaki) 5.789; 4. Canepa (Ducati) 7.552; 5. Andreozzi (Kawasaki) 9.782; 6. Lussiana (Kawasaki) 10.564; 7. Jezek (Ducati) 10.827; 8. Lanusse (Kawasaki) 11.179; 9. Bergman (Kawasaki) 11.488; 10. Ponsson (Kawasaki) 19.039; etc.
Standings (round 7 of 10): 1. Barrier 145; 2. Canepa 109; 3. Guarnoni 90; 4. Mercado 90; 5. La Marra 85; 6. Savadori 73; 7. Jezek 61; 8. Andreozzi 43; 9. Lussiana 43; 10. Bussoletti 43; etc. Manufacturers: 1. BMW 156; 2. Ducati 130; 3. Kawasaki 123; 4. Honda 23; 5. Suzuki 5.
Superstock 600 – Race 2
Christian Gamarino (Team Goeleven Kawasaki) achieved a memorable first ever victory today in the second STK600 race at Silverstone, that was dedicated to departed team mate Andrea Antonelli. The Italian defended the first position up to the finish line from Bastien Chesaux (EAB Ten Kate Junior Team Honda) as both riders managed to pull away from the rest of the field in the early stages. Mixed and ever-changing conditions played a key role in the tyre selection for the race, that was mostly held on a dry track.
Yamaha MTM-MVR Racing riders Robin Mulhauser and Adrian Nestorovic finished third and fourth respectively, while their team mate Gauthier Duwelz did not take part in the race after yesterday's crash. Race 1 winner Alessandro Nocco (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) made a wrong tyre choice and finished 23rd. Only two points for the other Team Italia rider Franco Morbidelli, who was 14th at the flag.
Race 2 Results: 1. Gamarino (Kawasaki) 9 Laps/53.118 km in 20'02.198 average 159.063 kph; 2. Chesaux (Honda) 0.709; 3. Mulhauser (Yamaha) 7.754; 4. Nestorovic (Yamaha) 14.658; 5. Salvadori (Yamaha) 29.606; 6. Schmitter (Yamaha) 49.354; 7. Cecchini (Honda) 55.700; 8. Marchal (Yamaha) 1'03.157; 9. Mamola (Yamaha) 1'33.636; 10. Casalotti (Yamaha) 1'33.693; 11. D'Annunzio (Yamaha) 1'35.631; 12. Vavrous (Kawasaki) 1'35.700; 13. Vitali (Suzuki) 1'37.150; 14. Morbidelli (Kawasaki) 1'39.144; 15. Mayer (Kawasaki) 1'41.876; etc.
Standings (round 7 of 10): 1. Chesaux 100; 2. Gamarino 92; 3. Morbidelli 89; 4. Duwelz 84; 5. Nocco 75; 6. Coveña 75; 7. Mulhauser 59; 8. Salvadori 57; 9. Nestorovic 54; 10. Morrentino 44; 11. Casalotti 38; 12. Schmitter 30; 13. Vitali 26; 14. Tessels 24; 15. Tuuli 23; etc.
European Junior Cup - Race
Jake Lewis (Jake Lewis Racing) is the winner of today's Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, race at Silverstone. The Kiwi was in first place at the end of Lap 5, the last one completed as during the sixth lap the race was red flagged following the crashes by Illan Fernandez (Evo Kids Racing), Adrien Pittet (Swisscare) and Peter Sebastyen (World Management). James Flitcroft (Nova Caravans) and Richard Bodis (Sparta Motorsport) completed the podium.
Race results: 1. Lewis (Honda) 5 Laps/29.510 km in 12'48.521 average 138.234 kph; 2. Flitcroft (Honda) 0.631; 3. Bodis (Honda) 0.956; 4. Orellana (Honda) 1.027; 5. Anne (Honda) 1.100; 6. Fernandez (Honda) 1.259; 7. Canducci (Honda) 1.324; 8. Raymond (Honda) 1.434; 9. Manfredi (Honda) 1.632; 10. Harland (Honda) 1.756; 11. Hubner (Honda) 2.454; 12. Levy (Honda) 2.724; 13. Soomer (Honda) 2.862; 14. Mykhalchyk (Honda) 3.027; 15. Zanella (Honda) 3.307; etc.
Standings (round 5 of 8): 1. Lewis 66; 2. Raymond 56; 3. Anne 56; 4. Canducci 55; 5. Fernandez 46; 6. Flitcroft 45; 7. Bodis 36; 8. Sebestyen 35; 9. Orellana 31; 10. Manfredi 30; 11. Pittet 29; 12. Fernandez 28; 13. Levy 27; 14. Bendsneijder 25; 15. Rusmiputro 21; etc.
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