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World SBK Round 9 at Silverstone

SUPERBIKE - Rea wins Race 1, Laverty and Camier on the podium

Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) won Race 1 of the eni FIM Superbike Championship at Silverstone in spectacular fashion. The Brit got back on the top step of the podium after more than a year, as his previous win dated back to 2012 (Donington Park Race 1). Rea pulled away from the chasing pack on lap 7, as the rain started to fall heavier on the track.

The race was reduced by one lap due to the delayed start and was characterised by intermittent conditions, that played a key factor and brought to constant and unpredictable position changes throughout the 17 laps. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) managed to get back in contention for the podium in the closing stages, to edge Leon Camier from second place during the final lap. Camier delivered his and FIXI Crescent Suzuki Team's first podium of the season on his 27th birthday.

Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team), 4th at the flag, managed to extend his leadership in the points up to twelve points, as his main rival for the title Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) ended up 11th behind BMW Motorrad GoldBet duo of Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies. Guintoli was able to defend his position from fellow Frenchmen Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Jules Cluzel (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), both able to stay with the front runners and to battle for the podium.

SUPERBIKE - Race 2 and Loris Baz wins over fellow Frenchman Jules Cluzel

Loris Baz

Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) won an epic World Superbike Race 2 at Silverstone. The Frenchman was leading during the final lap when the red flag was waved, as the rain suddenly increased and two riders fell off at Stowe corner. One of the two involved was Jules Cluzel: the FIXI Crescent Suzuki rider managed to rejoin and make it back to the pits, sealing a fantastic maiden podium finish as the results reverted back to the previous lap, when he was running second. Baz, on the other hand, was able to shine again on the English track, that saw him getting his first ever WSBK win one year ago (Race 1).

Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) ended in third place, ahead of Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) and Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), who had his shot at the lead before losing several positions, during the incredible 7-way battle that characterised the second part of the race.

Sylvain Guintoli (Apriila Racing Team), thanks to a sixth place finish ahead of Championship contender Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) keeps the lead in the standings with a 13 point gap over the Brit. Potential podium finisher Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) had to retire from the race due to a technical problem on Lap 15, when he was in the mix up front.

SUPERSPORT Sofuoglu wins over Lowes after thrilling finale


Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki) took the victory in today's World Supersport race at Silverstone, following what was a classic battle with Championship leader Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha). Both pulled away from the rest of the field in the first part of the race, but it wasn't until the last lap that the real fight for the win took place, as they swapped positions several times until a collision at Turn 14 left Lowes on the ground.

While Sofuoglu crossed the line a lonely winner, Lowes was able to rejoin - thanks to the big gap - and to finish second. Fabien Foret (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki) was able to snatch third place on the finish line from Kev Coghlan (DMC Lorenzini Kawasaki) and ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse duo of Christian Iddon and Roberto Rolfo. Tough race for Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) who ran off track after colliding on Lap 10 with Florian Marino (Intermoto Ponyexpres Kawasaki) at Turn 1. The Dutchman finished the race in ninth place.

Sylvain Barrier completes double win

Sylvain Barrier

Reigning Champion Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) has taken the best out of the Silverstone doubleheader, after finishing as lonely winner in late afternoon's FIM Superstock 1000 Cup race 2. The Frenchman started increasing his margin over the following riders halfway through the race, crossing the line with almost four seconds over Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) and 5.7 seconds on third place Lorenzo Savadori.

Barni Racing Ducati rider Niccolò Canepa ended up fourth, while his team mate Eddi La Marra fell off his 1199 Panigale R on Lap 4, as he was running second. A technical problem ruled Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki) out of contention, despite all the efforts by the former STK600 Champion to get back on track and finish the race. Thanks to his fifth win out of seven races, Barrier extended his lead in the standings to 36 points on Canepa and 55 on Guarnoni.

SUPERSTOCK 600 - Memorable win for Christian Gamarino

Christian Gamarino

Christian Gamarino (Team Goeleven Kawasaki) achieved a memorable first ever victory today in the second STK600 race at Silverstone, that was dedicated to departed team mate Andrea Antonelli. The Italian defended the first position up to the finish line from Bastien Chesaux (EAB Ten Kate Junior Team Honda) as both riders managed to pull away from the rest of the field in the early stages. Mixed and ever-changing conditions played a key role in the tyre selection for the race, that was mostly held on a dry track.

Yamaha MTM-MVR Racing riders Robin Mulhauser and Adrian Nestorovic finished third and fourth respectively, while their team mate Gauthier Duwelz did not take part in the race after yesterday's crash. Race 1 winner Alessandro Nocco (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) made a wrong tyre choice and finished 23rd. Only two points for the other Team Italia rider Franco Morbidelli, who was 14th at the flag.

EUROPEAN JUNIOR CUP - Jake Lewis winner of EJC race

Jake Lewis

Jake Lewis (Jake Lewis Racing) is the winner of today's Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, race at Silverstone. The Kiwi was in first place at the end of Lap 5, the last one completed as during on the sixth lap the race was red flagged following the crashes by Illan Fernandez (Evo Kids Racing), Adrien Pittet (Swisscare) and Peter Sebastyen (World Management). James Flitcroft (Nova Caravans) and Richard Bodis (Sparta Motorsport) completed the podium.