2011 WSS Donington Race Result - Dominant Duo Decide Race On Last Lap

Result and summary of the World Supersport race at Donington:

ParkinGO Yamaha's Luca Scassa has taken victory in the World Supersport race at Donington, holding off his teammate Chaz Davies in relative comfort to secure his second win of the season and a Yamaha 1-2 in the race.

Scassa got the holeshot, with Davies close on his tail, but the Italian had the race firmly under control from the start. Scassa built up a comfortable lead in the first half of the race, while Davies took a while to get up to speed and start reeling his teammate in. It took the British former 250 rider the first half of the race, cutting back Scassa's lead a tenth of a second at a time, but with 10 laps to go, Davies was with the Italian.

He was biding his time, however, Scassa being faster in the first half of the track, the fast, flowing section down the Craner Curves and off towards McLeans. Davies, on the other hand, had the upper hand in the slower second half the circuit, the stop-and-go section from Coppice through the Melbourne Loop and back to the line. The sensible course of action would be to wait until the final lap, and take a look at Scassa at the Esses and the Melbourne hairpin.

Patience turned out to be a virtue Davies possessed, however. As the last lap commenced, the 24-year-old could contain himself no longer, and attempted to outbrake Scassa going into the first corner, Redgate. He was too far back, however, and once he realized he would not make it through, he let Scassa go, preferring to finish than to take both himself and his teammate out. Scassa went on to take victory, with Davies settling for 2nd.

The final podium spot was taken by Gino Rea, the young Londoner, battling the pain of a non-functioning thumb he injured in Australia, but Rea had a little help from the PTR Hondas. Parkalgar's Sam Lowes, who has been extremely impressive on his debut in the World Supersport class, appeared to have 3rd securely wrapped up until his bike gave up the ghost on lap 12. James Ellison, on the Bogdanka bike also prepared by PTR, inherited 3rd from Lowes, only to suffer a similar problem four laps later. Ellison soldiered on until the penultimate lap hoping for points, only to pull in at the end.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Country Bike Diff
1 9 L. SCASSA ITA Yamaha YZF R6  
2 7 C. DAVIES GBR Yamaha YZF R6 0.270
3 4 G. REA GBR Honda CBR600RR 20.374
4 127 R. HARMS DEN Honda CBR600RR 23.469
5 23 B. PARKES AUS Kawasaki ZX-6R 24.872
6 44 D. SALOM ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R 32.001
7 55 M. ROCCOLI ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 42.128
8 21 F. MARINO FRA Honda CBR600RR 43.826
9 31 V. IANNUZZO ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 52.936
10 5 A. LUNDH SWE Honda CBR600RR 55.956
11 117 M. PRAIA POR Honda CBR600RR 1'00.717
12 22 R. TAMBURINI ITA Yamaha YZF R6 1'01.807
13 69 O. JEZEK CZE Honda CBR600RR 1'06.106
14 38 B. NEMETH HUN Honda CBR600RR 1'08.528
15 25 M. JERMAN SLO Triumph Daytona 675 1'32.599
16 10 I. TOTH HUN Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
17 19 M. PIROTTA AUS Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
RET 77 J. ELLISON GBR Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
RET 28 P. SZKOPEK POL Honda CBR600RR 4 Laps
RET 14 J. KENNEDY IRL Yamaha YZF R6 7 Laps
RET 8 B. CHESAUX SUI Honda CBR600RR 8 Laps
RET 11 S. LOWES GBR Honda CBR600RR 10 Laps
RET 87 L. MARCONI ITA Yamaha YZF R6 13 Laps
RET 34 R. QUARMBY RSA Triumph Daytona 675 15 Laps
RET 60 V. IVANOV UKR Honda CBR600RR 19 Laps
RET 91 D. DELL'OMO ITA Triumph Daytona 675  
NS 95 R. MURESAN ROU Honda CBR600RR  

 

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Crikey, Scassa first, Davies second, daylight third! Is this really WSS?

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