2011 Brno World Supersport Race Result: Confident Victory In Red-Flagged Race

Results and summary of the World Supersport class at Brno:

Gino Rea has taken his first ever win in the World Supersport class with a convincing performance from the start. A podium for Chaz Davies and another race crash for Broc Parkes sees Davies get a much firmer grip on the WSS championship.

It was Rea who got the holeshot, getting a powerful drive from the line, and entering the first corner ahead of polesitter Fabien Foret. Rea's lead would last for two corners, as Foret took back the lead from the Step Racing rider in the first of Brno's characteristic left-right combinations. The two Provec Motocard.com Kawasakis of Broc Parkes and David Salom followed, while Sam Lowes sneaked back ahead of Chaz Davies to take 5th.

Foret and Rea pulled a gap, putting some time into the Kawasakis, Foret being harried by the young Londoner. Rea's chance came on lap 5, barging past the Ten Kate rider as the pair of Hondas made their way back up the hill. Foret's attempts to defend failed, handing Rea the lead.

Behind Rea and Foret, Kawasaki's David Salom and Parkalgar's Sam Lowes were starting to catch the leaders. Parkes had already crashed out on lap 3, losing the front as he dueled with his teammate Salom. Lowes looked like being the first to catch to catch Rea and Foret, but his challenge petered out at one-thirds difference. A group formed for third, consisting of Lowes, Salom, Davies and the Italian Roberto Tamburini. Tamburini was the first to drop off the back of that group, followed by Lowes once Salom and Davies got past the young Englishman.

Once free of Lowes and Tamburini, Salom and Davies then caught Foret, but neither the Kawasaki rider nor the Yamaha man could get past the Frenchman. Salom's challenge faltered and Davies got past, and the Kawasaki rider dropped off the back of the leaders.

The podium was effectively settled, and though the front three were always close, they were never close enough to attack. Rea's lead was comfortable, and Davies prevaricated between risking an attack on Foret and settling for points. The race was decided two laps early, when oil on the track caused Race Direction to red-flag the race. An elated Rea took his first victory in a world championship class, Foret held on to 2nd, and Davies was content to take 3rd.

Davies' podium - an oustanding result after the ParkinGO Yamaha team's problems with chatter all weekend - put him firmly in control of the World Supersport championship. The Welshman now has a 36 point lead over Broc Parkes - who made another very costly mistake, crashing out for the second race in a row - with just 5 races left to go. Parkes is still 2nd, but with 12 points separating him from Sam Lowes in 6th, 2nd place in the championship is still completely open.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Country Bike Diff
1 4 G. REA GBR Honda CBR600RR  
2 99 F. FORET FRA Honda CBR600RR 0.448
3 7 C. DAVIES GBR Yamaha YZF R6 0.857
4 44 D. SALOM ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R 2.375
5 22 R. TAMBURINI ITA Yamaha YZF R6 5.505
6 11 S. LOWES GBR Honda CBR600RR 6.890
7 9 L. SCASSA ITA Yamaha YZF R6 7.721
8 77 J. ELLISON GBR Honda CBR600RR 15.495
9 21 F. MARINO FRA Honda CBR600RR 16.665
10 31 V. IANNUZZO ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 26.381
11 91 D. DELL'OMO ITA Triumph Daytona 675 30.985
12 5 A. LUNDH SWE Honda CBR600RR 31.735
13 10 I. TOTH HUN Honda CBR600RR 33.352
14 87 L. MARCONI ITA Yamaha YZF R6 33.797
15 55 M. ROCCOLI ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 36.251
16 34 R. QUARMBY RSA Triumph Daytona 675 49.438
17 114 R. STAMM SUI Honda CBR600RR 49.656
18 52 M. CONTI ITA Honda CBR600RR 1'02.815
19 78 K. PISAREV UKR Honda CBR600RR 1'12.672
20 19 M. PIROTTA AUS Honda CBR600RR 1'19.529
21 45 C. CAZACU ROU Honda CBR600RR 1'19.912
22 119 J. CHROBAK HUN Honda CBR600RR 1'27.070
23 24 E. BLOKHIN RUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.818
24 73 O. POZDNEEV RUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'52.058
25 59 F. KURUCZ HUN Yamaha YZF R6 1'57.616
RET 127 R. HARMS DEN Honda CBR600RR 7.986
RET 69 O. JEZEK CZE Honda CBR600RR 25.363
RET 117 M. PRAIA POR Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
RET 30 V. YURCHENKO RUS Yamaha YZF R6 7 Laps
RET 32 M. GIANSANTI ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 8 Laps
RET 28 P. SZKOPEK POL Honda CBR600RR 11 Laps
RET 25 M. JERMAN SLO Triumph Daytona 675 12 Laps
RET 23 B. PARKES AUS Kawasaki ZX-6R 13 Laps
RET 17 P. VOST%C1REK CZE Honda CBR600RR 13 Laps
RET 33 Y. POLZER AUT Yamaha YZF R6 14 Laps
RET 60 V. IVANOV UKR Honda CBR600RR  
NS 74 B. SKUBIC SLO Yamaha YZF R6  

 

2011
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