2017 Lausitzring World Superbike Race Two Results: Bradl Declared Fit

World Superbike race two in Germany and Stefan Bradl was declared fit to take part in the twenty one lap race.

Marco Melandri, pole position after the reversed grid was applied and fresh from signing up for another year with Ducati, led Xavi Fores and Lorenzo Savadori but from the third row, Jonathan Rea was charging through and he scythed through the field to third position by the end of the first lap and second by turn four of lap two. Chaz Davies tried to do the same, but was stuck behind Xavi Fores for a lap before he could take third place from him. Tom Sykes languished in sixth place, stuck behind a hard-to-pass Lorenzo Savadori in fifth place.

On lap four Chaz Davies set the lap record closing the gap to Marco Melandri and Jonathan Rea and a lap later, he set it again, only to see Rea had taken first place from Melandri.

As Rea, Melandri and Davies increased their gap from Xavi Fores and Lorenzo Savadori, Tom Sykes was unable to improve on sixth place.

Eight laps in, Chaz Davies, visibly faster in places than the men in front, took second place from the smaller and lighter Marco Melandri and latched onto the leader Jonathan Rea.

With the front three over six seconds clear from the fourth place battle, Lorenzo Savadori passed Xavi Fores and Tom Sykes followed him through a lap later with Leon Camier on his tail, but at the front, Chaz Davies, halfway through the race, found a clean pass to play and he took the lead from Jonathan Rea. A couple of laps later, Davies looked like he could eke a lead out, but six laps from the end, Rea closed the gap back up.

Tom Sykes eventually got past Lorenzo Savadori, with Leon Camier following him a few laps later, but the Kawasaki man was looking at a ten second gap to the podium battle.

Rea’s late charge ended with five laps to go as Davies just put the hammer down and peeled off a stack of 1’36 laps, breaking the riders behind him. Rain warnings then came out, just to dampen any chances of a change at the front and the riders started spreading out into their finishing places and, as the rain flags were put away, Chaz Davies stormed to a win, over two seconds ahead of Jonathan Rea who was over two seconds clear of Marco Melandri.

Tom Sykes was ten seconds further back in fourth place, followed by Alex Lowes who passed Leon Camier on the last lap for fifth place. Stefan Bradl finished in thirteenth place, four places behind German wildcard Marcus Reiterberger.

Jonathan Rea, with another second place, still extended his championship over Tom Sykes to seventy points, while Chaz Davies takes the double win and slicing twenty-one points off Tom Sykes lead, reducing the deficit to second place to just thirty-five points with eight races to go. Marco Melandri took the same number of points as Sykes for the weekend and remains stable in fourth place ahead of Alex Lowes.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2.290
3 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 4.388
4 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 14.167
5 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 15.786
6 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 16.023
7 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 16.138
8 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 16.900
9 21 M. REITERBERGER BMW S 1000 RR 20.355
10 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 24.066
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 24.885
12 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 35.566
13 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 36.772
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 38.508
15 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 39.613
16 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'00.744
17 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 1'01.401
18 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'01.531
19 55 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'27.642
RET 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 6 Laps
RET 84 R. RUSSO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 6 Laps
RET 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R1 8 Laps
RET 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 13 Laps

 

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2017
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