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WORLD SUPERBIKES

Sykes and Rea Take a Win Each at Donington Park

Race One

Tom Sykes took his maiden win of the season making it nine in a row at Donington Park after an epic battle with his Kawasaki Racing team-mate Jonathan Rea who crashed out at over 130 mph with three laps reamining. Second place went to wild card Leon Haslam who was riding for the Puccetti Kawasaki Team with PATA Yamaha's Alex Lowes made a heroic comeback with the success of winning the third podium, after defeating Ducati's Marco Melandri and teammate Michael van der Mark.

Leon Camier finished sixth, ahead of Leandro Mercado. Meanwhile, Davies grabbed the eighth finish. The results are fairly positive, considering he had fallen during the race.Jordi Torres finished ninth and Xavi Fores completed the top 10. The result was not satisfactory Stefan Bradl. Honda WorldBK racer was forced to not be able to finish the race because of problems on the steed.

Race Two

Jonathan Rea snatched Tom Sykes's record of nine wins in a Race 2 World Superbike UK at Donington Park Circuit. This victory also paid for the failure of Rea who fell during Race 1, Saturday (27/5) yesterday. And the victory at WorldSBK England is the 100th for Kawasaki Racing Team manufacturer. Compared to the first race, Race 2 seemed to walk so easily for Rea. After the start, he immediately poked the front row behind Leandro Mercado and wild card Leon Haslam.

One lap later, Rea overtook the Mercado and headed ahead, while Sykes was fifth and Davies eighth. Entering the last corner, Haslam fell and caused Davies to widen. The Ducati rider dropped to 15th. On Lap 5, Rea begins to distance himself from his rivals. He even has a lead of almost 2.5 seconds over Michael van der Mark, otherwise Sykes still fighting against Marco Melandri resistance to third position.

Sykes managed to overtake Melandri and then overcome Van der Mark. Although already in second position, the distance 450 seconds adrift behind Rea is getting faster on Lap 10.Towards the last eight laps, Sykes slowly but surely cut the distance with Rea. Both drivers then adrift 1,114 seconds on the last two laps. However, Rea was able to move away from Sykes and eventually finish first.

With this victory, Rea broke Sykes's nine consecutive winning streak, which he had printed at the Donington Park Circuit since the 2013 season. Davies' third podium overtook Van der Mark in the final corner on the last two laps. Alex Lowes finished fifth, ahead of Leon Camier and Xavi Fores. Roman Ramos finished eighth. Briton who appeared with wild card status, Jake Dixon, managed to finish ninth. Top 10 finish position equipped Raffaele De Rosa. Honda WorldSBK rider, Stefan Bradl, finished 11th. The results are fairly good considering he had scattered in position 18th on lap-lap early.

A total of eight racers recorded did not finish the race, one of which Melandri who experienced technical problems on the ride.

Rea extended his lead over Sykes to 55 points. He is now collecting 260 points at the top of the standings. Sykes ranks second with 205 points and Davies remains in third place (185 points).

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