2013 Jerez World Superbike Race Two Result: Dominant Victory

World Superbike race two at Jerez would end in the traditional Spanish fireworks being lit by the world champion, but would they be lit on the track? With Marco Melandri sitting it out due to an injured foot, hurt at home, not on the track, a major catalyst for action would be missing.

Eugene Laverty led the race from the start, with Tom Sykes behind him. Davide Giugliano held off Sylvain Guintoli for a short while, swapping places a couple of times, but Giugliano’s bike was just not as stable as it should be, leading to a race that involved him being passed by rider after rider as he slid the bike more than needed.

Federico Sandi added to his weekend’s crimes by knocking Vittorio Iannuzzo off his bike on the first lap, shortly after Mark Aitchison knocked Xavi Fores off. In front, Tom Sykes stole the lead from Eugene Laverty and the two riders broke away from Sylvain Guintoli in third.

The race played out much like the first one, with very few changes of position, apart from Sandi crashing out and getting lapped a few times, and Sylvain Barrier crashing out and nearly taking Broc Parkes out as his bike lurched back into life crossing the track.

Two thirds through the race, Eugene Laverty knew he would have more grip than Tom Sykes and he played a clean pass on Sykes and settled into a rhythm, portioning out what was left in his tyres over the remaining laps, eking out his lead safely.

Eugene Laverty took pole position and a double victory, equalling Sykes’s nine victories of the year; it should have been his weekend, but Tom Sykes and his team were able to maintain the pressure and steal the thunder and the fireworks.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 58 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 Factory   1'41.787 278,3
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 2.711 1'41.691 275,5
3 50 S. GUINTOLI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 5.710 1'42.069 278,3
4 24 T. ELIAS Aprilia RSV4 Factory 15.509 1'42.708 278,3
5 19 C. DAVIES BMW S1000 RR 21.830 1'43.114 274,8
6 2 L. CAMIER Suzuki GSX-R1000 26.558 1'42.954 271,3
7 57 L. LANZI Ducati 1098R 30.840 1'43.892 270,7
8 16 J. CLUZEL Suzuki GSX-R1000 33.056 1'43.824 279,7
9 8 M. AITCHISON Kawasaki ZX-10R 36.299 1'44.029 276,2
10 34 D. GIUGLIANO Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40.867 1'43.091 273,4
11 27 M. NEUKIRCHNER Ducati 1199 Panigale R 44.308 1'43.802 272,0
12 70 B. PARKES Yamaha YZF R1 52.483 1'44.328 265,4
13 20 S. BARRIER BMW S1000 RR 53.674 1'43.931 274,8
14 84 M. FABRIZIO Honda CBR1000RR 1'20.316 1'44.805 272,7
15 23 F. SANDI Kawasaki ZX-10R 3 Laps 1'43.925 272,0
RET 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR 17 Laps 1'44.244 275,5
RET 86 A. BADOVINI Ducati 1199 Panigale R 19 Laps 1'45.233 271,3
RET 12 X. FORES Ducati 1199 Panigale R 0    
RET 31 V. IANNUZZO BMW S1000 RR 0    
NS 33 M. MELANDRI BMW S1000 RR      

 

Round Number: 
14
2013
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