Lavilla does the double

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The Supersport race saw a four way fight for the lead between Eugene Laverty Stuart Easton, Cal Crutchlow and Leon Camier with all four riders looking like they were in contention for the lead.

It was a very close race but when they hit the back markers with only a few laps to go Laverty took advantage and managed to steak out enough of a gap to secure the win.

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Gregorio Lavilla has taken the double win at Thruxton British Superbikes with team-mate Leon Haslam forced to take two second places.

Lavilla dominated both races despite still struggling to put in a good start. Once the Ducati rider got to the front no-one could match his lap times and in race two he was lapping a second a lap faster than third place rider Karl Harris for most of the race.
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Race one saw a disastrous start for HM Plant Honda rider Karl Harris clashed with Michael Rutter coming off the line. Harris fell but his bike continued on its own, barely missing the rest of the field.

His team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari managed to make up for it though, taking third place in the race ahead of Jonathan Rea and Shayne Byrne who made the battle of the race. The two riders constantly swapped positions right to the line where 19-year-old Rea managed to keep the vastly more experienced Byrne at bay to take fourth place.

Race two saw a more determined Karl Harris pass his team-mate on the last lap to take third place on the podium after a race long battle despite the fact his first race crash had bruised his hand so badly he had trouble breaking.

Jonathan Rea managed an equally impressive fifth place in race 2 after holding Michael Rutter back in sixth.

Shayne Byrne was probably the most impressive rider of the day. The Rizla Suzuki rider went through a red flag in qualifying and was penalised with a fifth row starting position making his fifth and eighth places much more impressive.

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff