WSB: Rea sets all time points record with second win

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Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) added another unique achievement to his long list of 2017 records with the all time best points score of 556 in a single season, after beating Chaz Davies ( Racing – Ducati) over the line in Qatar by almost two seconds.

Rea has now won 16 races in 2017, a new personal best for him.

Davies won the much anticipated battle for overall second in the championship after Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) crashed out very early in the race.

The race two podium saw Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) overcome his first race dramas with a confident third, and his team-mate Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) finish fourth.

Xavi Fores (Barni Racing Ducati) ensured he would be the best privateer of the year with a fifth place today, beating Marco Melandri ( Racing – Ducati) by over five seconds.

Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia) was seventh, winning a long-time duel with Sylvain Guintoli (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing).

Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) signed off from MV Agusta with a ninth place finish, Roman Ramos (Team GOELEVEN Kawasaki) was tenth.

In the final championship standings, Rea has an all time best of 556 in one year, Davies 403, Sykes 373, Melandri 327 and Lowes 242.

Gordon Ritchie

By Gordon Ritchie