WSB Australia: Guintoli takes race two as Laverty challenge ended by mechanical
23 February 2014 04:34
Sylvain Guintoli has won his first World Superbike race in exactly a year, after red flags brought a premature end to Eugene Laverty’s hopes of a double victory.
Guintoli was part of a four way battle for the victory alongside Laverty, Tom Sykes and Loris Baz when the Northern Irishman’s engine dramatically let go, bringing out the red flags with seven laps remaining.
Fellow Frenchman Loris Baz was second, while champion Tom Sykes bounced back froma disappointing first race to take the final podium spot.
Davide Guigliano was fourth ahead of the British trio of Rea, Haslam and Davies, while Marco Melandri was back in eighth after running wide, a fate also suffered by Alex Lowes, who finished the day in 13th place.
1 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'31.421
2 76 L. BAZ FRA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 0.283
3 1 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1.103
4 34 D. GIUGLIANO ITA Ducati Superbike Team Ducati 1199 Panigale R 2.052
5 65 J. REA GBR PATA Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 4.951 1'31.937
6 91 L. HASLAM GBR PATA Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 5.673
7 7 C. DAVIES GBR Ducati Superbike Team Ducati 1199 Panigale R 9.664
8 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 10.574
9 24 T. ELIAS ESP Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 Factory 11.682
10 44 D. SALOM ESP Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 15.065
11 59 N. CANEPA ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1199 Panigale R 16.294
12 9 F. FORET FRA MAHI Racing Team India Kawasaki ZX-10R 16.919
13 22 A. LOWES GBR Voltcom Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 19.694
14 32 S. MORAIS RSA IRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK Kawasaki ZX-10R 27.266
15 14 G. ALLERTON AUS BMW Motorrad Italia SBK BMW S1000 RR 27.845
16 11 J. GUARNONI FRA MRS Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 29.431
17 21 A. ANDREOZZI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 36.393
14 71 C. CORTI ITA MV Agusta RC-Yakhnich M. MV Agusta F4 RR 37.018
19 10 I. TOTH HUN BMW Team Toth BMW S1000 RR 54.093
20 20 A. YATES USA Team Hero EBR EBR 1190 RX 1'13.385