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Brno World Supersport: Jonathan Rea takes win, Craig Jones retires

Published: 20 July 2008

Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea has taken the win in the World Supersport race at Brno after an epic battle with Brit Craig Jones and team-mate Andrew Pitt.

The 18 lap race saw an epic battle at the front between Jones, Pitt and Rea, ending only when Craig Jones had a technical poblem on lap 13 while leading the race.

Irishman Jonathan Rea ran wide on lap six and was pushed back to sixth, enabling Suzuki rider Barry Veneman to move up to third place behind Jones and Pitt. Rea then put in several fastest laps in succesion to quickly move back up to the sharp end of the race.

Honda rider Robin Harms then joined the battle for the lead, dicing with Pitt, Jones and Rea for first spot.

On the last lap Robin Harms has a mechanical problem and was unable to continue to run at the front, gifintg the last step on the podium to hie team-mate, Josh Brookes.

1  65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 37'35.093 (155,255 kph)
2  88 Pitt A. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 0.020
3  25 Brookes J. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 1.433
4  23 Parkes B. (AUS) Yamaha YZF-R6 1.853
5  77 Veneman B. (NED) Suzuki GSX-R600 2.237
6  69 Nannelli G. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 12.032
7  11 Holland R. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 12.221
8  14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Honda CBR600RR 12.787
9  31 Kallio V. (FIN) Honda CBR600RR 15.334
10  55 Roccoli M. (ITA) Yamaha YZF-R6 15.780
11   9 Walker C. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX-6R 23.645
12 105 Vizziello G. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 23.758
13  47 Clementi I. (ITA) Triumph 675 24.074
14  83 Van Keymeulen D. (BEL) Suzuki GSX-R600 24.621
15  44 Salom D. (ESP) Yamaha YZF-R6 26.866
16  21 Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 26.891
17 199 Dell'Omo D. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 29.566
18  26 Lascorz J. (ESP) Honda CBR600RR 34.218
19  34 Nemeth B. (HUN) Honda CBR600RR 44.347
20 117 Sacchetti D. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 44.650
21  12 Hidalgo J. (ESP) Yamaha YZF-R6 51.768
22   8 Aitchison M. (AUS) Triumph 675 54.336
23   4 Alfonsi L. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 54.351
24  28 Scambia R. (ITA) Triumph 675 1'28.911

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