2014 Imola World Superbike Race Two Result
Nineteen more laps at 23ºC and everyone chose the Pirelli SC0 soft tyre as the warm weather settled down.
Once again, Jonathan Rea on the Honda led two Aprilias into the first turn, but Davide Giugliano took third place behind Sylvain Guintoli off Marco Melandri. Melandri struggled early on in the race, with both Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies passing him by the third lap, and Loris Baz took his scalp on the fifth as Davies, Baz and Melandri drag-raced the length of the straight.
As Melandri struggled, Rea just piled a few tenths a lap onto his lead over Guintoli and Giugliano. Sykes led Davies and Baz as Melandri fell into the clutches of Eugene Laverty and Alex Lowes who wasted no time getting past, until Lowes went off-track.
At the half-way mark, Tom Sykes had caught Davide Giugliano and made a pass stick, with Chaz Davies able to follow him through. Loris Baz, not one to miss an opportunity, squeezed past Giugliano as well.
The distance from Sylvain Guintoli to Jonathan Rea kept increasing as the distance from Tom Sykes decreased. Once Sykes caught Guintoli, Chaz Davies pushed past them both and stole second place while behind them, Loris Baz demonstrated that there were no team orders in Kawasaki by passing Tom Sykes for fourth.
Jonathan Rea upgraded his gentleman's set to the double win, having again only ever seen clear track, with Chaz Davies taking his second second place on the Ducati, perhaps both riders silencing the stories of how their bikes are under-par. Sylvain Guintoli's third place kept the British riders from dominating the Superbike podiums.
Jonathan Rea now leads the championship, four points ahead of Tom Sykes.
|1||65||J. REA||Honda CBR1000RR||1'47.356||278,5|
|2||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||4.095||1'47.747||282,2|
|3||50||S. GUINTOLI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||5.546||1'47.652||283,0|
|4||76||L. BAZ||Kawasaki ZX-10R||6.285||1'47.642||284,5|
|5||1||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||7.147||1'47.947||285,3|
|6||34||D. GIUGLIANO||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||22.054||1'47.595||277,0|
|7||24||T. ELIAS||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||25.811||1'48.670||280,0|
|8||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR||26.127||1'48.807||275,6|
|9||58||E. LAVERTY||Suzuki GSX-R1000||26.306||1'48.604||277,8|
|10||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||33.046||1'48.607||279,2|
|11||33||M. MELANDRI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||37.788||1'48.263||282,2|
|12||19||L. CAMIER||BMW S1000 RR EVO||42.415||1'48.847||269,3|
|13||44||D. SALOM||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||52.114||1'49.945||271,3|
|14||23||L. SCASSA||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||59.001||1'50.366||266,5|
|15||9||F. FORET||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'04.364||1'50.522||268,6|
|16||11||J. GUARNONI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'18.512||1'51.108||263,2|
|17||21||A. ANDREOZZI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'34.487||1'51.307||267,2|
|18||99||G. MAY||EBR 1190 RX||1 Lap||1'53.238||254,3|
|19||10||I. TOTH||BMW S1000 RR||1 Lap||1'53.331||270,0|
|RET||59||N. CANEPA||Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO||4 Laps||1'49.605||269,3|
|RET||32||S. MORAIS||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||9 Laps||1'51.120||266,5|
|RET||84||M. FABRIZIO||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||11 Laps||1'51.760||268,6|
|RET||56||P. SEBESTYEN||BMW S1000 RR EVO||11 Laps||1'51.655||267,9|
|RET||20||A. YATES||EBR 1190 RX||11 Laps||1'53.073||248,9|
|RET||71||C. CORTI||MV Agusta F4 RR||13 Laps||1'50.936||267,9|
|STH||86||A. BADOVINI||Bimota BB3 EVO||42.284||1'49.631||267,2|
|STH||2||C. IDDON||Bimota BB3 EVO||51.220||1'49.625||268,6|