Aug 4, 2013
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eni FIM Superbike World Championship: Silverstone Circuit.
eni FIM Superbike World Championship
Silverstone Circuit, England
August 4, 2013
Race One Results (started dry with intermittent rain during the race, all on Pirelli tires):
1. Jonathan REA, UK (Honda CBR1000RR), 17 laps, 37:16.058
2. Eugene LAVERTY, Ireland (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), -3.073 seconds
3. Leon CAMIER, UK (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -3.480
4. Sylvain GUINTOLI, France (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), -3.608
5. Loris BAZ, France (Kawasaki ZX-10R), -4.140
6. Jules CLUZEL, France (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -5.659
7. Leon HASLAM, UK (Honda CBR1000RR), -6.443
8. Ayrton BADOVINI, Italy (Ducati 1199 Panigale R), -10.544
9. Marco MELANDRI, Italy (BMW S1000RR), -14.017
10. Chaz DAVIES, UK (BMW S1000RR), -14.167
11. Tom SYKES, UK (Kawasaki ZX-10R), -14.180
12. Max NEUKIRCHNER, Germany (Ducati 1199 Panigale R), -26.536
13. Carlos CHECA, Spain (Ducati 1199 Panigale R), -43.561
14. Michel FABRIZIO, Italy (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), -46.373
15. Mark AITCHISON, Australia (Kawasaki ZX-10R), -93.624
16. Federico SANDI, Italy (Kawasaki ZX-10R), -1 lap
17. Vittorio IANNUZZO, Italy (BMW S1000RR), -2 laps
18. Davide GIUGLIANO, Italy (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), -8 laps, DNF, retired
More, from a press release issued by SBK Press Office:
An all British podium in first WSBK race at Silverstone
Silverstone (Great Britain), Sunday 4 August 2013 – Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) won Race 1 of the eni FIM Superbike Championship at Silverstone in spectacular fashion. The Brit got back on the top step of the podium after more than a year, as his previous win dated back to 2012 (Donington Park Race 1). Rea pulled away from the chasing pack on lap 7, as the rain started to fall heavier on the track.
The race was reduced by one lap due to the delayed start and was characterised by intermittent conditions, that played a key factor and brought to constant and unpredictable position changes throughout the 17 laps. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) managed to get back in contention for the podium in the closing stages, to edge Leon Camier from second place during the final lap. Camier delivered his and FIXI Crescent Suzuki Team's first podium of the season on his 27th birthday.
Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team), 4th at the flag, managed to extend his leadership in the points up to twelve points, as his main rival for the title Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) ended up 11th behind BMW Motorrad GoldBet duo of Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies. Guintoli was able to defend his position from fellow Frenchmen Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Jules Cluzel (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), both able to stay with the front runners and to battle for the podium.
Race 1 results: 1. Rea (Honda) 17 Laps/100.334 km in 37'16.058 average 161.535 kph; 2. Laverty (Aprilia) 3.073; 3. Camier (Suzuki) 3.480; 4. Guintoli (Aprilia) 3.608; 5. Baz (Kawasaki) 4.140; 6. Cluzel (Suzuki) 5.659; 7. Haslam (Honda) 6.443; 8. Badovini (Ducati) 10.544; 9. Melandri (BMW) 14.017; 10. Davies (BMW) 14.167; 11. Sykes (Kawasaki) 14.180; 12. Neukirchner (Ducati) 26.536; 13. Checa (Ducati) 43.561; 14. Fabrizio (Aprilia) 46.373; 15. Aitchison (Kawasaki) 1'33.624; 16. Sandi (Kawasaki) 1 Lap; 17. Iannuzzo (BMW) 2 Laps; RT. Giugliano (Aprilia).