Rea At The Double In Italy

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Rea At The Double – Photo: Kawasaki EU

Jonathan Rea raced to a tremendous double victory after taking Race Two earlier today at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

The Kawasaki Racing Team rider repeated his ride in race one by following his teammate Tom Sykes around the 2.17 mile circuit before making the break at the perfect time to take the chequered flag, albeit with a little bit more to spare. This time however, the Northern Irishman was to beat Sykes by a lengthy three seconds rather than splitting the hair like he did in race one. The reigning World Champion sped past the number 66 of Sykes with five laps remaining and extend his championship lead. In third place, Davide Giugliano made up for a disappointing race one by taking third in front of the Italian fans on his Aruba.IT Ducati.

The similarities to yesterday’s race continued as there was a lap one incident which saw a rider crash out, this time is was the BMW of Marcus Reiterberger who high sided off his machine and thankfully he was able to walk away from the incident. At the front Alex Lowes on his Pata Yamaha was troubling the KRT duo of Rea and Sykes, but it was the number 66 who was to take advantage of the distraction of Lowes by getting ahead of early leader Rea and take the lead. The Yamaha R1 wasn’t able to keep up with the pair of ZX-10R’s at the head of the race as they gapped the chasing pack.

Chaz Davies wasn’t able to pick up where he left off on Saturday, as he lowsided his Ducati Panigale and collided with Michael Van Der Mark on his Honda Racing Fireblade in the process. Both men were to remount their machines but the Welshman had caused too much damage to continue and he soon retired from the race while Van Der Mark looked to get back into a point scoring position.

Barni Racing’s Xavi Fores continued to show why he is attracting onlookers as he raced within the top five, but he couldn’t keep tabs on Giugliano who raced ahead of him in third place with Lorenzo Savadori putting on the pressure from behind.  Nicky Hayden finished in sixth place to make up for his fall in race one, in seventh was the Altea BMW of Jordi Torres and in eighth spot came Lowes on the Pata Yamaha. Rounding out the top ten were Niccolo Canepa on the second Pata Yamaha and Van Der Mark who finished in an impressive tenth following his earlier off.

Leon Camier was to succumb to a mechanical failure on his MV Agusta Reparto Corse machine, while Josh Brookes was in the points again on his Milwaukee BMW beating his teammate Karel Abraham as the pair finished in 14th and 15th places respectively.

Top 10 Race Two:

1. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 33m 38.497s
2. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R +2.963s
3. Davide Giugliano ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R +6.356s
4. Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati 1199R +11.691s
5. Lorenzo Savadori ITA IodaRacing Aprilia RSV4 +15.164s
6. Nicky Hayden USA Honda Racing CBR1000RR +15.148s
7. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR +15.157s
8. Alex Lowes GBR PATA Crescent Yamaha R1 +17.276s
9. Niccolo Canepa ITA PATA Crescent Yamaha R1 +20.082s
10. Michael van der Mark NED Honda Racing CBR1000RR +23.832s

 

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