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Smart and Lavilla win

Published: 08 April 2006

The second round of the the British Superbike championship ended in spectacular fashion with two crash strewn races after the weather turned sour - and a race two win for Vivaldi's Scott Smart.

The first race saw a massive crash on lap one when Virgin Yamaha rider Tommy Hill highsided on the inside of a bunch of riders, taking out Glen Richards, Johnny Kirkham, Chris Martin and Kieran Clarke in the process.

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Race two started wet and was littered with crashes as riders pushed to make up points lost in the eventful race one.

Smart defied the tipsters to take the win on the Vivaldi Suzuki, holding off Ducati rider Leon Haslam. Haslam nicked second from Lavilla on the final lap with the defending champ taking the safe option when the cold of a rain-soaked English April numbed his fingers.

Rizla Suzuki rider Shane Byrne was forced to sit out the race after crashing his spare bike on the out lap before the race. His first bike was damaged on the final wet lap of the first race.

Kiyonari looked set to spend some more time at the front but shortly after taking the lead he lost the front on the wet track and slid out.

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BSB Qualifying: Gregorio Lavilla was on pole for Donington Park BSB, topping a mixed Honda/Ducati front row.

Lavilla and his team-mate Leon Haslam took first and third places on the grid while Karl Harris took his works Honda to second place with former works rider Michael Rutter, now riding for Stobart Honda, in fourth.

Rutter's former team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari heads the second row ahead of Jonny Rea, Michael Laverty and James Hayden.

Rea will be disappointed with his placing after topping the time sheets all weekend while the Rizla Suzuki team will be starting to worry, with 8th and 9th place starts for Haydon and Shane Byrne despite some last minute Spanish testing during the week.

Qualifying positions:

Gregorio LAVILLA 1:31.542

Karl HARRIS 1:32.081

Leon HASLAM 1:32.289

Michael RUTTER 1:32.351

Ryuichi KIYONARI 1:32.353

Jonathan REA 1:32.431

Michael LAVERTY 1:32.496

James HAYDON 1:32.655

Shane BYRNE 1:32.694

Craig COXHELL 1:33.179

Scott SMART 1:33.186

Glen RICHARDS 1:33.220

Tommy HILL 1:33.304

Jon KIRKHAM 1:33.337

Dean THOMAS 1:33.381

James BUCKINGHAM 1:33.644

Gary MASON 1:33.715

Billy McCONNELL 1:33.775

Peter HICKMAN 1:33.900

Ben WILSON 1:34.202

Chris MARTIN 1:34.240

Ollie BRIDEWELL 1:34.523

Sean EMMETT 1:34.850

Danny BEAUMONT 1:34.916

Marty NUTT 1:35.038

Steve PLATER 1:35.093

Kieran CLARKE 1:35.327

Dean ELLISON 1:35.402

Gareth GLYNN 1:35.868

Malcolm ASHLEY 1:36.199

Craig SPROSTON 1:36.801

Howie MAINWARING 1:37.925

Nick MEDD 1:38.237

DNQ

Damien HAYWOOD 1:40.916

Jonathan Rea has gone fastest in the second free practice session (FP2) at Donington Park for the British Superbike round on Sunday, April 9, heading the HM Plant factory Honda of Karl Harris, and the Stobart Honda of Michael Rutter.

Rea recorded a best time of 1:32.331 on the Red Bull machine. with six of the top ten spots have going to Hondas. Only the Airwaves Ducatis and Rizla Suzukis were able to spoil the domination, with Gregorio Lavilla in the fastest non-Honda in fourth, just ahead of championship rival Ryuichi Kiyonari.

Still time to pick your Fantasy Road Race team HERE 1. Jonathan Rea 1:32.331.

2. Karl Harris 1:32.341.

3. Michael Rutter 1:32.594.

4. Gregorio Lavilla 1:32.804.

5. Ryuichi Kiyonari 1:32.855.

6. Shane Byrne 1:33.010.

7. Leon Haslam 1:33.142.

8. James Haydon 1:33.202.

9. Michael Laverty 1:33.243.

10. Glen Richards 1:33.412.

11. Dean Thomas 1:33.518.

12. Craig Coxhell 1:34.249.

13. Tommy Hill 1:34.426.

14. Ben WIlson 1:34.609.

15. Jon Kirkham 1:34.806.

16. Scott Smart 1:34.922.

17. Chris Martin 1:34.922.

18. Gary Mason 1:35.153.

19. Ollie Bridewell 1:35.177.

20. Billy McConnell 1:35.828.

21. Marty Nutt 1:35.969.

22. Peter Hickman 1:36.118.

23. Kieran Clarke 1:36.187.

24. Steve Plater 1:36.289.

25. James Buckingham 1:36.477.

26. Gareth Glynn 1:36.721.

27. Sean Emmett 1:36.786.

28. Malcolm Ashley 1:36.919.

29. Nick Medd 1:37.580.

30. Howie Mainwaring 1:37.947.

31. Craig Sproston 1:38.636.

32. Dean Ellison 1:38.779.

33. Danny Beaumont 1:39.870.

34. Damien Haywood 1:40.177.

35. Zak Barry 1:42.768.

Free practice one:

Gregorio Lavilla is the fastest man at Donington after first practice for Sunday's British Superbikes races.

The first free practice session ended at 11.40am on Friday with the defending champion claiming the top of the timings in the dying minutes from an impressive Jonny Rea.

Keep checking back for updates throughout the race weekend.

1. Lavilla 1.32.529

2. Rea: 1.32.686

3. Harris 1.32.725

4. Rutter 1.33.287

5 Kiyonari 1.33.727

6 Byrne 1.33.738

7. Haydon 1.33.938

8. Richards 1.33.956

9 Haslam 1.34.009

10. Thomas 1.34.028

11. Laverty 1.34.290

12 Smart 1.34.319

13. Kirkham 1.34.967

14. Coxhell 1.35.385

15 Hill 1.35.388

16. McConnell 1:35.457.

17. Bridewell 1:35.583.

18. Wilson 1:35.612.

19. Mason 1:35.827.

20. Martin 1:36.309.

21. Marty Nutt 1:36.319.

22. Buckingham 1:37.219.

23. Hickman 1:37.448.

24. Glynn 1:37.587.

25. Emmett 1:37.729.

26. Clarke 1:37.922.

27. Mainwaring 1:38.268.

28. Ashley 1:39.036.

29. Medd 1:39.099.

30. Ellison 1:39.209.

31. Sproston 1:39.811.

32. Haywood 1:40.761.

33. Barry 1:44.666.

34. Plater 7:32.873.

British Supersport Qualifying:

Tom SYKES

Cal CRUTCHLOW 0.488

Simon ANDREWS 1.206

Leon CAMIER 1.373

Dennis HOBBS 1.408

Stuart EASTON 1.453

Eugene LAVERTY 1.487

Jamie ROBINSON 1.712

Pere RIBA 1.815

Jay VINCENT 1.907

Rob FROST 2.170

Steven NEATE 2.339

Tommy BRIDEWELL 2.395

Ian LOWRY 2.595

Paul YOUNG 2.609

Joe DICKINSON 2.828

James HILLIER 3.050

Martin JESSOPP 3.401

Pete SPALDING 3.937

Sam OWENS 3.991

Kieran MURPHY 4.042

Robert KENNEDY 4.646

James WESTMORELAND 4.825

Jack KENNEDY 5.237

Aaron WALKER 5.288

Ashley MARTIN 5.624

Richard WREN 5.688

Matt LAYT 5.751

Christian ELKIN 5.797

Chris BURNS 5.897

Denver ROBB 6.622

Paul CALDICOTT 7.498

Mike GOODFELLOW 7.627

Drew DORLING 7.726

Rob SKETCHLEY 7.761

Craig DICKINSON 7.764

Shaun BROWN 8.022

Ben CASTLETON 8.988

DNQ:

Ben WYLIE 10.495

John ROBB 11.183

British Supersport free practice 1:

1. Tom Sykes 1:36.434.

2. Leon Camier 1:36.979.

3. Cal Crutchlow 1:37.249.

4. Pere Riba 1:37.333.

5. Simon Andrews 1:37.508.

6. Chris Burns 1:37.638.

7. Eugene Laverty 1:37.666.

8. Stuart Easton 1:37.839.

9. Ian lowry 1:38.226.

10. Jamie Robinson 1:38.252.

11. Kieran Murphy 1:38.293.

12. Rob Frost 1:38.315.

13. Joe Dickinson 1:38.334.

14. Pete Spalding 1:38.458.

15. Paul Young 1:39.111.

16. Dennis Hobbs 1:39.204.

17. Steven Neate 1:39.217.

18. Jay Vincent 1:39.328.

19. Tommy Bridewell 1:39.872.

20. James Westmoreland 1:40.530.

21. Richard Wren 1:41.142.

22. Sam Owens 1:41.337.

23. Martin Jessopp 1:41.594.

24. Matt Layt 1:41.742.

25. James Hillier 1:42.145.

26. Jack Kennedy 1:42.153

27. Drew Dorling 1:42.596.

28. Christian Elkin 1:42.814.

29. Aaron Walker 1:43.020.

30. Ben Wylie 1:43.197.

31. Ben Castleton 1:44.064.

32. Paul Caldicott 1:44.137.

33. Rob Sketchley 1:44.574.

34. Robert Kennedy 1:45.439.

35. Craig Dickinson 1:45.459.

36. Ashley Martin 1:45.627.

37. Denver Robb 1:47.747.

38. Mike Goodfellow 1:50.599.

39. Scott Waterson 1:53.664.

40. Shaun Brown 1:55.125.

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