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.
|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|