Melandri Double win at Brno

By MCN Sportsdesk -

World Superbikes

 22 July 2012 18:28

 

Marco Melandri  scored a double today.  Winning the second  race of the weekend at Brno. Melandri made a final pass on Tom Sykes in the final lap with just enough space  on the final few corners to make sure the Englishman would finish second, by only 0.140 seconds.
 

Carlos Checa finished in  third place  with championship leader Max Biaggi ) in fourth. Eugene Laverty took fifth.

In the championship fight Biaggi now has 271.5 points, Melandri has 250.5 and Sykes moved into third place, on 212.5 points. Checa is fourth on 204.5.

Race 1 

1. Melandri (ITA) 41'59.808

2. Sykes (GBR) +1.360

3. Baz (FRA) +1.948

4.Checa (ESP) +2.494

5. E. Laverty (IRL) +3.832

 

Race 2.

1. Melandri (ITA) 40'12.837

2. Sykes (GBR) +0.140

3. Checa (ESP) +6.801

4. Biaggi (ITA) + 9.840

5. E. Laverty (IRL) + 11.775