2014 Phillip Island World Superbike Race Two Results
The last race of the day was dry at 22°C.
Marco Melandri led the race ahead of Davide Giugliano, but Sylvain Guintoli took only a lap to take control at the front. Loris Baz passed Melandri for second and Jonathan Rea settled into fourth and started hounding Melandri for third.
Eugene Laverty started cutting his way through, passing Rea them, a lap later, Melandri. On the sixth lap, Loris Baz tried to pass Sylvain Guintoli, but his fellow countryman was able to fend him off for a lap. On the seventh lap, Baz feigned the same pass into turn one, selling Guintoli a dummy at turn two for the lead. Eugene Laverty then seized the opportunity and passed Guintoli to steal second place.
Marco Melandri then removed himself from contention for a podium by running off at Honda corner, and rejoining in 14th. The front three riders had a clear three seconds between them and the next riders, but Tom Sykes worked his way to the front of that group and, like Laverty did in the first race, started chipping away at the gap, leaving the fifth place battle behind him.
As Laverty started to make a break, Guintoli and Baz swapped places a few times and when Guintoli broke free, he was able to catch Laverty and pass him for the lead.
On the fifteenth lap of twenty-two, Laverty and Baz swapped places a few times behind Guintoli and Sykes caught them both up, promising a four-way battle for the lead.
At that point, Eugene Laverty's engine let go and spewed smoke and potentially oil on the track and the race was red flagged and called complete as more than two-thirds race distance had been completed.
Sylvain Guintoli was declared the winner, ahead of Loris Baz and Tom Sykes. David Salom took the EVO honours once more.
For the second year running, Sylvain Guintoli leaves Phillip Island with the title lead.
|1||50||S. GUINTOLI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'31.421||313,0|
|2||76||L. BAZ||Kawasaki ZX-10R||0.283||1'31.660||312,1|
|3||1||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1.103||1'31.440||321,4|
|4||34||D. GIUGLIANO||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||2.052||1'31.550||310,3|
|5||65||J. REA||Honda CBR1000RR||4.951||1'31.937||318,6|
|6||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR||5.673||1'31.948||315,8|
|7||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||9.664||1'31.863||316,7|
|8||33||M. MELANDRI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||10.574||1'31.720||319,5|
|9||24||T. ELIAS||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||11.682||1'31.972||314,0|
|10||44||D. SALOM||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||15.065||1'32.603||303,4|
|11||59||N. CANEPA||Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO||16.294||1'32.513||303,4|
|12||9||F. FORET||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||16.919||1'32.606||302,5|
|13||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||19.694||1'31.598||307,7|
|14||32||S. MORAIS||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||27.266||1'33.335||295,1|
|15||14||G. ALLERTON||BMW S1000 RR EVO||27.845||1'33.213||301,7|
|16||11||J. GUARNONI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||29.431||1'33.648||295,9|
|17||21||A. ANDREOZZI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||36.393||1'33.148||301,7|
|18||71||C. CORTI||MV Agusta F4 RR||37.018||1'33.418||302,5|
|19||10||I. TOTH||BMW S1000 RR||54.093||1'35.269||302,5|
|20||20||A. YATES||EBR 1190 RX||1'13.385||1'36.732||271,4|
|RET||58||E. LAVERTY||Suzuki GSX-R1000||0.131||1'31.668||316,7|