2014 Jerez World Superbike Race Two: More Sedate Proceedings

Race two was held under a 28° sun, cooler than the highest qualifying temperature. 

Loris Baz took the lead at the start, followed by Marco Melandri, Sylvain Guintoli, Davide Giugliano and Tom Sykes and after a couple of laps jockeying, with Guintoli taking the lead from Baz and Sykes pushing through to third ahead of Melandri, Guigliano suffers a mechanical issue and rides into the gravel for a double DNF.

By the fifth lap, Sylvain Guintoli held a lead in front of Tom Sykes, Marco Melandri, Chaz Davies and Loris Baz, but the front four dropped Baz off and he fell into the clutches of Eugene Laverty and Jonathan Rea.

On the eleventh lap, Marco Melandri sliced past Tom Sykes at turn one and set about closing the one and a half second gap to his teammate. Melandri initially couldn't drop Sykes but as he got into his stride, he chopped half a second a lap from the gap to Guintoli and left Sykes behind.

As in race one, Melandri closed on Guintoli and made an easy pass. He passed at turn one, just like he did to Sykes but cleaner than he did to Baz in the first race, and for the last four laps he just managed his lead and took a convincing victory again.

Marco Melandri took a double victory ahead of his teammate Sylvain Guintoli who kept his title hopes alive by finishing ahead of third placed Tom Sykes.

Sylvain Guintoli has closed the gap to Tom Sykes to 31 points with four races remaining while Marco Melandri takes fourth spot from Loris Baz, albeit 85 points off the lead.

Sylvain Barrier was top Evo finisher, taking advantage of David Salom's early exit.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 33 M. MELANDRI Aprilia RSV4 Factory   1'42.419 278,3
2 50 S. GUINTOLI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2.845 1'42.223 276,2
3 1 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 6.097 1'42.469 276,2
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati 1199 Panigale R 7.749 1'42.478 276,9
5 65 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 7.935 1'42.849 278,3
6 58 E. LAVERTY Suzuki GSX-R1000 10.510 1'42.884 272,7
7 76 L. BAZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 16.078 1'43.001 270,7
8 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR 16.098 1'42.815 277,6
9 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 16.554 1'43.006 273,4
10 24 T. ELIAS Aprilia RSV4 Factory 25.840 1'43.286 276,2
11 52 S. BARRIER BMW S1000 RR EVO 36.839 1'43.860 264,1
12 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 55.531 1'44.641 259,7
13 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 55.980 1'44.627 265,4
14 16 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR EVO 1'18.354 1'45.599 259,7
15 59 N. CANEPA Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO 1'26.338 1'43.685 268,0
16 20 A. YATES EBR 1190 RX 1'31.468 1'45.939 251,9
RET 21 A. ANDREOZZI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 8 Laps 1'43.803 266,7
RET 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 9 Laps 1'47.202 268,0
RET 99 G. MAY EBR 1190 RX 10 Laps 1'46.073 257,9
RET 71 C. CORTI MV Agusta F4 RR 14 Laps 1'45.695 261,6
RET 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati 1199 Panigale R 18 Laps 1'43.435 270,0
RET 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 19 Laps 1'42.329 261,6

 

Round Number: 
10
2014
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