Heartbreak for Rea as Haslam wins race two

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A great second race saw six riders competing for the win at one stage, and Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils) take his second win of the year.

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) finished second and in doing so secured second place overall, as Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was third in race two. The race two top three were covered by only 0.388 seconds at the flag after 17-eventful laps.

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) lost his chance to make history when his bike suffered its first technical failure of the season and he could not overtake Colin Edwards’ all-time points score in WSB by a margin of just five points.

Rea had been in the leading mix from the start of the second race but suddenly slowed and allowed his peers to pass. He entered pitlane and had to be pushed back to the pits to retire.

The final top three points scorers are Rea on 548, Davies on 416 and Sykes on 399.

Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils) crashed out of the leading group of four leaving Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda WSB) to take fourth place, and Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda WSB) fifth.

Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing Team Ducati) was sixth, Randy De Puniet (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) seventh, and Niccolo Canepa (Althea Racing Ducati) eighth.

David Salom (Kawasaki Team Pedercini) and Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) rounded out the top 10.

Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) did not make a lap as he was forced to retire while Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) also had to retire. 

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Gordon Ritchie

By Gordon Ritchie