2013 Nurburgring World Superbike Race Two Result: Deja Vu All Over Again
For the second Superbike race in a row at the Nurburgring curcuit, a red-flagged race handed a premature victory to a lead rider. For Race Two, it was BMW's Chaz Davies who ended up the beneficiary after a race-long fight with Aprilia's Eugene Laverty and Marco Meandri, Davies' temmate at BMW. Laverty finished second, a tenth of a second back with Melandri in third another two-tenths behind.
The race was red-flagged near the end of the race after a crash left a small oil spill in Turn One. It was also an oil spill in Race One that handed victory to Kawasaki's Tom Sykes at lap 18. Championship leader Sykes finished Race Two in fourth place, just in front of championship contender Sylvain Guintolli.
During the race, the three top finishers swapped the lead with Davies spending most of the time out front but always under pressure from the other two. The red flag came after Matej Smrz went down at Turn One. Race officials appeared to red flag the race unusually quickly. But it was a similar oil slick in Race One that led to crashes and injuries to Jonathan Rea and Leon Camier. Rea suffered a broken femur and Camier a neck injury as a result.
|1||19||C. DAVIES||BMW S1000 RR|
|2||58||E. LAVERTY||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||0.132|
|3||33||M. MELANDRI||BMW S1000 RR||0.366|
|4||66||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1.189|
|5||50||S. GUINTOLI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1.621|
|6||34||D. GIUGLIANO||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||3.233|
|7||86||A. BADOVINI||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||14.677|
|8||84||M. FABRIZIO||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||18.859|
|9||27||M. NEUKIRCHNER||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||22.125|
|10||7||C. CHECA||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||23.828|
|11||8||M. AITCHISON||Kawasaki ZX-10R||30.444|
|12||121||M. REITERBERGER||BMW S1000 RR||36.419|
|13||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR||59.787|
|14||16||J. CLUZEL||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'05.331|
|15||31||V. IANNUZZO||BMW S1000 RR||1'27.381|
|RET||96||M. SMRZ||Yamaha YZF R1||53.782|
|RET||23||F. SANDI||Kawasaki ZX-10R||17 Laps|