Brands Hatch World Supersport: Jonathan Rea declared winner after two red flags stop race

Published: 03 August 2008

Ex-BSB racer Jonathan Rea has won the World Supersport race at Brands Hatch after it was interrupted with two red flags.

The race was declared a dry race, but the red flags came out on lap nine of 23 as rain began to fall around the Kent circuit.

After the riders had a brief rest the race was to be restarted and the remainder of the laps were to be completed, but Briton Craig Jones crashed at the end of lap 16 and was knocked unconscious, forcing the race to be stopped for the second time.

The final positions were decided on aggregate, with Jonathan Rea placing first, ahead of Craig Jones and team-mate Andrew Pitt.

Before Jones crashed he had an amazing battle for the lead with Rea, with neither of them giving an inch at any corner.

Robbin Harms was leading the race before the first red flag, but crashed just before the red flag and did not restart the race.

Wildcard Karl 'Bomber' Harris, was running at the front with the leaders when he crashed out on lap 16 at Graham Hill Bend continuing his run of bad luck from BSB.

1 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 22'29.935 (148,087 kph)
2 18 Jones C. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 0.209
3 88 Pitt A. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 0.664
4 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Yamaha YZF-R6 2.816
5 25 Brookes J. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 6.789
6 77 Veneman B. (NED) Suzuki GSX-R600 9.094
7 69 Nannelli G. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 15.048
8 55 Roccoli M. (ITA) Yamaha YZF-R6 15.623
9 27 Frost R. (GBR) Triumph 675 18.393
10 33 Kennaugh H. (RSA) Yamaha YZF-R6 19.528
11 22 Plater S. (GBR) Triumph 675 20.034
12 105 Vizziello G. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 22.696
13 31 Kallio V. (FIN) Honda CBR600RR 25.049
14 26 Lascorz J. (ESP) Honda CBR600RR 27.102
15 81 Gowland G. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 35.504
16 199 Dell'Omo D. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 39.023
17 53 Smart M. (NZL) Honda CBR600RR 40.820
18 19 Szkopek P. (POL) Triumph 675 43.635
19 14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Honda CBR600RR 46.776
20 30 Günther J. (GER) Honda CBR600RR 47.298
21 44 Salom D. (ESP) Yamaha YZF-R6 47.353
22 117 Sacchetti D. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 48.191
23 34 Nemeth B. (HUN) Honda CBR600RR 49.480
24 12 Hidalgo J. (ESP) Yamaha YZF-R6 54.083
25 37 De Angelis W. (RSM) Honda CBR600RR 59.436
26 28 Scambia R. (ITA) Triumph 675 1'20.165
27 4 Alfonsi L. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1'44.305
28 51 Barragan S. (ESP) Honda CBR600RR 1'55.509
RET 5 Harris K. (GBR) Yamaha YZF-R6
RET 21 Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R
RET 8 Aitchison M. (AUS) Triumph 675
RET 126 Martin C. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX-6R
RET 127 Harms R. (DEN) Honda CBR600RR
RET 11 Holland R. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR
RET 83 Van Keymeulen D. (BEL) Suzuki GSX-R600
RET 17 Praia M. (POR) Honda CBR600RR
RET 3 McConnell B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-6R