Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes won a red-flagged Race One at Nurburgring circuit Sunday after a crash put both Honda rider Jonathan Rea and Suzuki’s Leon Camier into the hospital. BMW teammates Marco Melandri (second) and Chaz Davies (third) rounded out the podium.
Rea was diagnosed with a broken femur and Camier with a neck injury. Both riders crashed mid race at Turn 9 after a previous crash by Frederico Sandi left oil in the track. Race officials flagged the race on the 18th lap following the crash. Melandri has just passed Sykes for lead but the red flag required that the results be counted from the previous full lap when Sykes held the top position.
Sykes led most of the race although it was Melandri who got the holeshot. Early on, it was a group of four riders at the front: Sykes, Melandri, Davies, pole-sitter Ayrton Badovini and Rea. Eugene Laverty, fast early on, crashed out of the race on the fourth lap. After Race One, Aprilia’s Sylvain Guintoli led the championship by a single point over Sykes.
|1||66||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R|
|2||33||M. MELANDRI||BMW S1000 RR||0.269|
|3||19||C. DAVIES||BMW S1000 RR||0.714|
|4||50||S. GUINTOLI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||6.427|
|5||34||D. GIUGLIANO||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||8.526|
|6||84||M. FABRIZIO||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||13.234|
|7||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR||13.818|
|8||16||J. CLUZEL||Suzuki GSX-R1000||18.726|
|9||86||A. BADOVINI||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||21.049|
|10||7||C. CHECA||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||22.774|
|11||8||M. AITCHISON||Kawasaki ZX-10R||33.284|
|12||96||M. SMRZ||Yamaha YZF R1||48.329|
|13||121||M. REITERBERGER||BMW S1000 RR||48.627|
|14||31||V. IANNUZZO||BMW S1000 RR||1'32.530|
|15||58||E. LAVERTY||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||2 Laps|
|RET||65||J. REA||Honda CBR1000RR||0.976|
|RET||2||L. CAMIER||Suzuki GSX-R1000||6.677|
|RET||23||F. SANDI||Kawasaki ZX-10R||3 Laps|
|RET||27||M. NEUKIRCHNER||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||13 Laps|