2013 Nurburgring World Superbike Race One Result: Riders Seeing Red

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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.


Pos No. Rider Bike Diff
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
Not classified
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


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Congratulations to Sykes, he's needed a win for a while. But terrible luck for Rea and Camier, I hope both of them recover quickly and completely.