World Superbikes race two at Donington Park was a five-way dice that was settled in the last corner of the last lap in thrilling fashion.
A race-long battle between four riders turned into a five-way fight as Jonathan Rea fought through the front four for a win decided when both BMWs crashed together at the last corner as Rea, Leon Haslam and Marco Melandri all contested the same piece of tarmac. Max Biaggi, who spent the majority of the race on his Aprilia behind Tom Sykes's Kawasaki before the BMWs and Rea's Honda charged past, was able to capitalise on the falling BMWs for second place. Sykes, upon arriving in Parc Fermé to take the third step of the podium, said "I'll take that!"
Carlos Checa, Jakub Smrz and Davide Giugliano all crashed out on the first lap after tagging Eugene Laverty who himself fell off some laps later. Leon Camier and Sylvain Guintoli took fourth and fifth while Ayrton Badovini finished ahead of the replacement riders Loris Baz and Peter Hickman.
Max Biaggi extends his championship lead to five points ahead of Tom Sykes.
|1||65||REA J||Honda CBR1000RR||1'29.213|
|2||3||BIAGGI M||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'28.995||0.508|
|3||66||SYKES T||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'29.130||2.029|
|4||2||CAMIER L||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'29.641||4.245|
|5||50||GUINTOLI S||Ducati 1098R||1'29.466||6.595|
|6||86||BADOVINI A||BMW S1000 RR||1'29.914||17.469|
|7||19||DAVIES C||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'30.028||17.788|
|8||76||BAZ L||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'30.230||21.093|
|9||60||HICKMAN P||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'30.320||21.866|
|10||4||AOYAMA H||Honda CBR1000RR||1'30.249||22.620|
|11||59||CANEPA N||Ducati 1098R||1'30.443||26.764|
|12||87||ZANETTI L||Ducati 1098R||1'30.490||27.043|
|13||84||FABRIZIO M||BMW S1000 RR||1'29.313||28.390|
|14||18||AITCHISON M||BMW S1000 RR||1'31.641||56.618|
|15||91||HASLAM L||BMW S1000 RR||1'29.150||1'20.196|
|RET||33||MELANDRI M||BMW S1000 RR||1'29.138||1 Lap|
|RET||36||MERCADO L||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'32.123||4 Laps|
|RET||101||MASON G||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'32.513||9 Laps|
|RET||121||BERGER M||Ducati 1098R||1'30.084||11 Laps|
|RET||34||GIUGLIANO D||Ducati 1098R||1'29.638||12 Laps|
|RET||58||LAVERTY E||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'29.563||13 Laps|
|RET||7||CHECA C||Ducati 1098R|
|RET||96||SMRZ J||Ducati 1098R|