World SBK 2013 – Round 10 – Nurburgring
— Ayrton Badovini defeats the rain for maiden Tissot-Superpole
Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) scored a long awaited Tissot-Superpole win today at the Nurburgring, bringing the 1199 R on the top slot of the grid for the second time this year, after Carlos Checa’s performance in the first round of the season at Phillip Island. As drops of rain started to fall few minutes before the start, the Tissot-Superpole was held under wet rules, with two sessions of 20 minutes each. Badovini seemed very comfortable under this type of conditions and led both Superpole 1 and 2 for the joy of team owner Francis Batta and his squad.
The battle for the front row positions for tomorrow’s two races was very close, and Badovini had to push hard to outperform fellow Italian Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GolBet), who was second at the flag ahead of Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team). The Brit managed to get an encouraging result despite a crash he had, in the final minutes, at Turn 3.
Despite his usual confidence under rain conditions, Sykes’ team mate Loris Baz was fourth ahead of Pata Honda duo of Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam. Even leader in qualifying Chaz Davies, seventh, lost control of his bike during the second session, as well as ninth place Jules Cluzel who high-sided at the first turn while accelerating to exit the corner. Championship leader Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) finished between the two above-mentioned riders in eighth place.
A true disappointing Superpole for other factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty, who’s going to start tomorrow’s races from the fourth row of the grid, after finishing twelfth behind Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing Ducati) and Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki).
Ayrton Badovini: “I’m really happy with the result. I knew that if it was wet we’d have the chance to qualify on the front row but I didn’t expect to be on pole! Towards the end of the second phase the track was getting more and more slippery, it was risky but I wanted to give it my all, to see if we could finish on top and we did it. This result is for the team that has worked so hard since the start of the season. We haven’t formulated a strategy for the races yet but to start out in front will surely be an advantage.”
Tom Sykes: “I am on the front row and happy with that because I felt very confident with the bike in both wet and dry conditions today. I hope the sun will come out tomorrow and we will have two strong races. The main thing today was to get on the front row and we did that. I had a crash into turn three at the end but I got away lightly. I hit my thigh and ankle on the tarmac and had a ‘dead leg’ for a while. Our bike is working the best it has for a while in full wet conditions. In any conditions I am confident and the team has done a great job.”
— World Supersport
The second qualifying session for the Supersport World Championship at the Nurburgring was held in mixed conditions, meaning all riders did not manage to improve their best lap-times set yesterday. Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) will then start the race tomorrow from pole position, for the eighth time out of ten so far this year. Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki riders Kenan Sofuoglu and Fabien Foret will join the Brit on the front row and will move off from second and third position respectively, while Lowes’ team mate Vladimir Leonov will start his charge to the podium from grid slot number four.
The session was red flagged and then ended following Yves Polzer’s (MRC Austria Yamaha) heavy crash in the closing stages. The Austrian rider is currently being checked at the Medical Centre of the Nurburgring track.
Update on Polzer’s conditions: Yves Polzer is currently under observation at Adenau’s hospital for a fractured vertebra, with no neurological damage.
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 600 – Race
Today’s race at the Nurburging was a classic of the Superstock 600 European Championship, made of close racing and incredible performances by the riders fighting for the top positions. Franco Morbidelli (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) came out on top at the end of a thrilling 3-way battle with team mate Alessandro Nocco and Christian Gamarino (Team Go Eleven Kawasaki), who completed the podium in second and third place respectively.
The two Italian Motorcycling Federation (FMI) representatives got a good start of the race and they look like they could pull away in the early stages, but halfway through the race Gamarino and Gauthier Duwelz (MTM-MVR Racing Yamaha) closed the gap with the leaders to get in the mix for the win.
While the Belgian was unable to stay with the front runners in the final laps, due to a mistake at the first turn, the winner of Race 2 at Silverstone managed to keep himself in contention for first place. In the frantic final part of the race, Gamarino was forced to slow down due to a small moment by Morbidelli, who was in the lead, from which Nocco took advantage and made a successful pass for second place. Finnish rider Niki Tuuli (Niki Tuuli Racing Yamaha) ended up fifth ahead of STK600 debutant Kyle Smith (Agro-On Racedays Honda).
Race results: 1. Morbidelli (Kawasaki) 10 Laps/51.370 km in 20’28.132 average 150.580 kph; 2. Nocco (Kawasaki) 0.178; 3. Gamarino (Kawasaki) 0.521; 4. Duwelz (Yamaha) 1.452; 5. Tuuli (Yamaha) 2.265; 6. Smith (Honda) 5.272; 7. Nestorovic (Yamaha) 8.187; 8. Schmitter (Yamaha) 11.085; 9. Tessels (Suzuki) 11.192; 10. Mulhauser (Yamaha) 11.621; etc.
Standings (round 8 out of 10): 1. Morbidelli 114; 2. Gamarino 108; 3. Chesaux 100; 4. Duwelz 97; 5. Nocco 95; 6. Coveña 80; 7. Mulhauser 65; 8. Nestorovic 63; 9. Salvadori 57; 10. Morrentino 44; 11. Casalotti 42; 12. Schmitter 38; 13. Tuuli 34; 14. Tessels 31; 15. Vitali 27; etc.
– Fixi Crescent Suzuki
FIXI Crescent Suzuki will start tomorrow’s two eni FIM Superbike World Championship races at Nurburgring in Germany on the third and fourth rows of the grid after a wet Superpole this afternoon.
Heavy rain began to fall over the 5,137m German circuit just as the battle for grid positions was about to start, leading to a wet Superpole of two 20-minute sessions being declared. The late onset of the rain meant that it was not possible to get a full wet set-up for the Yoshimura-powered Suzuki GSX-R1000s, so Jules Cluzel and Leon Camier had to battle against the elements and adapt to their machines in the now torrential rain. Both riders pushed towards the top of the leader-board in the early stages, but neither could find enough grip to hold those positions. Cluzel recorded his best lap at the end of the session to secure eighth place and progress through to Superpole 2, but Camier couldn’t fully come to terms with conditions and was eliminated with the 11th quickest time, which leaves him in the middle of the fourth row for tomorrow’s races.
Cluzel made a solid start to Superpole 2, but as he started to push for a better time he crashed heavily in turn-one, as the wet track caused him to high-side his FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R. He was able to walk away from the incident and even tried to re-mount his bike, but the damage was too severe to his machine and his Superpole was brought to an abrupt end. Cluzel will start from ninth on the grid and will be looking to continue with his learning-curve on a Superbike around the Nurburgring in tomorrow’s races.
Camier will be aiming to make a good start and capitalise on the strong and consistent form he had shown in the dry earlier today. He followed on from yesterday’s impressive performance and again produced strong laps on both new and used tyres of varying compounds. Camier was disappointed with the Superpole outcome, but remains in a confident and determined mood for the rest of the weekend.
Today’s Superpole was won by Ayrton Badovini on a Ducati and he will head the front row for tomorrow’s two 20-lap events, the first of which will get underway at 12.00hrs local time (11.00hrs BST), with the second beginning at 15.30hrs local time (14.30hrs BST).
Jules Cluzel: “It has been a strange day for me because I was expecting to improve from yesterday. We tried some stuff this morning, but it was no better so we made some changes for free practice and this was a bit of an improvement. In Superpole I was looking to make some steps and try the softer tyre and see how this would work, but we had a lot of rain, so I couldn’t try it. I had been fast in the rain in Moscow and I was looking for a good qualifying and I thought this was possible, but it was so slippery and very easy to fall down and I did just that! Ninth on the grid is ok, it’s a good position to be in to get away with the front group and improve on the feeling I have had this weekend.”
Leon Camier: “I just didn’t feel comfortable in the wet, but we didn’t really go with a wet set-up because we didn’t have enough time to change it completely. Everything felt really hard and it was like I wasn’t getting enough grip and I couldn’t turn in too, so I wasn’t really able to get into a rhythm and put in a fast time. We did some good times on the hard slicks earlier in the day and our pace seems ok, but the two Kawasakis seem to have some advantage with the rest of us all about the same, so it looks like it will be a hard couple of races. My pace on used tyres is not too bad, but it is looking like it might be cold tomorrow so that will affect tyre decisions. I am in some good company around me on the grid, so we’ll be trying to get through in the beginning, which is hard to do when there is plenty of grip, so we’ll just have to see what happens.”
Paul Denning – Team Manager: “It was a disappointing qualifying result this afternoon, especially for Leon after the very promising work yesterday and today. It was a strange situation with the rain coming suddenly, just as Superpole was starting, and no teams had the time to make big adjustments to the bikes for the wet. The first 20-minutes were difficult for all the riders and unfortunately Leon didn’t have the confidence in the very slippery conditions. He was not able to push hard enough and missed the cut for Superpole 2. Jules did well to make the second session and rode a good steady first lap, but unfortunately got caught out as he pushed harder on his second lap. He wasn’t alone in crashing and clearly there is not a lot of grip here in the wet at Nurburgring. Jules is rather sore, but looks fine to race tomorrow and we’re positive about turning a disappointing qualifying into much improved results on Sunday.”
— BMW Report
Front row at the home round: The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team put in a strong performance at the Nürburgring (GER) today. Factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) qualified second on the grid with his BMW S 1000 RR in this afternoon’s Superpole qualifying. His team-mate Chaz Davies (GBR) was fastest in both qualifying practices and finished seventh in the Superpole. Thus, he will start the tenth round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship from the third row.
Today, the riders and teams had to deal with the typical, unpredictable, “Eifel weather”. The day started overcast but dry. Chaz set a dominant fastest lap time in this morning’s second qualifying practice, more than four tenths faster than his closest rival. Marco improved from yesterday to seventh position. Just a few minutes before the start of the Superpole, it started to rain. The session was declared “wet”, meaning that there would be two twenty minute sessions. Both BMW factory riders made it to the second and deciding part. Marco was putting in one fast lap time after another and was leading the timings most of the time but dropped back to second when Ayrton Badovini (ITA) improved his time in the closing stages to take pole position. Chaz was lying in fourth but dropped back to seventh at the end. As he fell during his final attempt, he could not improve his time.
In the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup, Sylvain Barrier (FRA) from the BMW Motorrad GoldBet STK Team secured his sixth pole position of the season. In today’s deciding second qualifying practice he set a new lap record with his BMW HP4. His team-mate Greg Gildenhuys (RSA), who is racing at the Nürburgring for the first time, qualified ninth in the field of 26 riders.
Marco Melandri: Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:54.938 min (P7) / Fastest lap FP: 1:54.825 min (P5) / Fastest lap Superpole 2 Wet: 2:09.616 min (P2)
“Today was a very good qualifying session, I’m really pleased. Until the end I tried to get the pole-position. A few minutes before the end I rode a bit slower to cool the tyres down and to try a new flying lap, but it didn’t work because there was not enough water on the track. So I decided not to risk anything as second place on the front row of the grid was an excellent starting point for tomorrow’s races. It will be important to start well; I want to be within the front group from the beginning on. We have a good race pace in the dry and I’m very confident for the races.”
Chaz Davies: Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:54.223 min (P1) / Fastest lap FP: 1:55.078 min (P10) / Fastest lap Superpole 2 Wet: 2:12.663 min (P7)
“The second qualifying practice was good. I surprised myself a little bit with my lap time. I obviously knew it was fast but I did not expect a low 1:54 on race tyres and I think it was already the fourth lap on that tyre so I was quite happy with that. Then we tried a couple of things in the free practice which brought positives and negatives and we learnt a lot for tomorrow. Then the Superpole was wet which was a bit frustrating and it was a shame that I crashed on the last lap although I am not really disappointed with seventh on the grid. I will be able to see the front guys so it is just a question of making a good start.”
Serafino Foti (Sport Director BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team): “It was a good day. We solved the issues Marco experienced yesterday and he was so close to getting pole-position. Marco is very happy and confident for tomorrow. He will start from the front row for the first time this year and he’ll for sure try to have two great races. Chaz struggled a little in wet conditions; otherwise he could have been on the second row. But he has a good race pace and he’s able to start very well, so we’re confident for tomorrow’s races. In the Superstock Cup, Sylvain retained yesterday’s provisional pole-position and set the new track record. But our competitors are very motivated for tomorrow, because they want to leave the championship open until the last race. Greg also improved today. Tomorrow we should see a good race.”
Andrea Dosoli (Technical Director BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team): “We are quite happy with the work done on the RRs today. Chaz has shown an impressive speed on the race tyre. The lap time he did this morning was amazing and he has also further improved his race pace a little bit. But still there is some room for improvement and we will work on it tomorrow morning during the warm-up. Unfortunately during the wet Superpole he did not have a fantastic feeling with the bike, especially going into the corners. But starting from the third row is not a big issue. We have seen in the past that Chaz is a good starter and I am sure that he can catch up with the front guys and stay with them until the end. On Marco’s side we are quite happy with the front row. He now has a better feeling with the bike especially on the soft tyre. He has improved his lap time but even more important is that his race pace is good. So if he can do one of his usual good starts tomorrow I guess there is the potential to have a good race.”
— Aprilia Racing
The Nürburgring Superpole was a rainy one today. Therefore Race Direction opted for the two 20 minute sessions during which the riders competed with wet set-ups.
In the first part of Superpole Sylvain Guintoli rather easily managed to qualify in the top nine which moved him forward into Superpole 2. In the continuous reshuffling of positions that is typical when weather conditions are difficult and variable, Sylvain stopped the clock with the third best time which kept hopes high for the final bout. However, the second 20 minute session had the French championship leader struggling more than he should have with some problems pushing his RSV4 to the limit on the German track. His position in the championship standings and the residual pain in his shoulder convinced him not to take any pointless risks, ending Superpole with the eighth best time which means he’ll be starting from the third row on the starting grid tomorrow.
In any case Sylvain is encouraged by the race pace he demonstrated in the two sessions prior to Superpole, where he confirmed that he is able to maintain a good pace in the dry.
Sylvain Guintoli: “The positive thing about today is that we worked really well on our pace. I feel like I’m ready for the races. Superpole didn’t go as I had hoped. I really struggled to find my pace on in the wet and that will force me to work overtime tomorrow. It looks like the races will be held in the dry and that’s good for us, but in any case we’ll have to overtake a lot of riders since we’re starting from behind. I hope my RSV4’s power will make a comeback a bit simpler!” .
For Eugene Laverty Superpole didn’t exactly go as planned either. The Northern Irish rider had to deal with a demanding set up since there wasn’t enough time to completely convert the bike to wet settings. Eugene struggled from the start, unable to get into the top nine and therefore forced to retire for the day after Superpole 1. His final time puts him in twelfth place (fourth row) and is certainly not the result he had hoped for. However, like his team mate Eugene says that he is confident after seeing the good times he put in on a dry track in the two sessions leading up to Superpole.
Eugene Laverty: “It wasn’t exactly an ideal Superpole. It was definitely the worst qualifier of the season and that doesn’t make things easy for the races tomorrow. It’s a shame because in the free practice sessions the bike was really going fast on the used tyres. I’m certain that we’ll be able to be competitive in the second part of the race, but the problem will be the first few laps since we’re starting from the fourth row. In Superpole the bike settings were still oriented too much to dry conditions since the sudden rain didn’t give us time to change it over completely. These things happen. Even one more lap would have been enough to gain enough confidence and maybe move up a few positions on the grid”.
— Kawasaki Report
Tom Sykes and Loris Baz took their KRT Ninja ZX-10Rs to third and fourth grid placings respectively after a two part wet Superpole contest in the tenth round of the Championship at the Nürburgring.
Baz was third fastest in combined qualifying; Sykes was sixth, with all the sessions before Superpole held in dry conditions. When the rains arrived shortly before Superpole was about to start each KRT rider made it through Superpole one and into Superpole two; then each worked well to earn good starting places for Sunday’s two SBK races, even after the track had become fully wet and greasy in places.
Sykes had a small crash right at the end of Superpole two, as he touched the rear brake entering turn three, but he got away unscathed, with only a sharp impact on his left leg to deal with.
Both riders have been in the running for the top places in all the previous sessions this weekend, with Baz in particular finding a good pace in dry conditions after the long summer break after the Silverstone round. He also made the best of an imperfect early wet set-up after a quick change of machine set-up shortly before Superpole one began.
Mark Aitchison (Kawasaki Team Pedercini) just missed superpole qualifying by one place, while Federico Sandi (Kawasaki Team Pedercini) finished qualifying 19th on the grid.
Jeremy Guarnoni from the MRS Kawasaki Team was the top rider on a Ninja ZX-10R in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup class in Germany and he will be second on the grid for Sunday’s race. Leandro Mercado (Kawasaki Team Pedercini) was fourth ranked in combined qualifying.
Tom Sykes: “I am on the front row and happy with that because I felt very confident with the bike in both wet and dry conditions today. I hope the sun will come out tomorrow and we will have two strong races. The main thing today was to get on the front row and we did that. I had a crash into turn three at the end but I got away lightly. I hit my thigh and ankle on the tarmac and had a ‘dead leg’ for a while but I wear the best of protective clothing and it did its job. Our bike is working the best it has for a while in full wet conditions. In any conditions I am confident and the team has done a great job.”
Loris Baz: “Now, when I would like Superpole to be dry, it is wet! I am happy with all the work we have done over the weekend because we have been near the top always. I am looking forward to the race because we have a good pace and I think race day should be dry. A few times we went out in the wet we were struggling and had a lot of problems in those conditions, so fourth on the grid is more than OK. It is really good to start close to the front in the races especially as we have been in the first few riders all through practice. We tested a lot this winter and I have more experience on the bike so now I can push hard from the beginning of the sessions. We also have had a lot of races behind us now. It is also good sometimes not to ride too much, when you have the bike working the way you need it. It means you can come back to the races feeling fresh and ride at 100%.”
— 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.