Sep 1, 2013
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eni FIM Superbike World Championship
September 2, 2013
Race One Results (all on Pirelli tires):
1. Tom SYKES, UK (Kawasaki ZX-10R), 17 laps, 32:38.184
2. Marco MELANDRI, Italy (BMW S1000RR), -0.269 second
3. Chaz DAVIES, UK (BMW S1000RR), -0.714
4. Sylvain GUINTOLI, France (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), -6.427 seconds
5. Davide GIUGLIANO, Italy (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), -8.526
6. Michel FABRIZIO, Italy (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), -13.234
7. Leon HASLAM, UK (Honda CBR1000RR), -13.818
8. Jules CLUZEL, France (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -18.726
9. Ayrton BADOVINI, Italy (Ducati 1199 Panigale R), -21.049
10. Carlos CHECA, Spain (Ducati 1199 Panigale R), -22.774
11. Mark AITCHISON, Australia (Kawasaki ZX-10R), -33.284
12. Matej SMRZ, Czech Republic (Yamaha YZF-R1), -48.329
13. Markus REITERBERGER, Germany (BMW S1000RR), -48.627
14. Vittorio IANNUZZO, Italy (BMW S1000RR), -92.530
15. Eugene LAVERTY, Ireland (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), -2 laps, crash, pitted
16. Jonathan REA, UK (Honda CBR1000RR), -0.976 second, DNF, crash
17. Leon CAMIER, UK (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -6.677 seconds, DNF, crash
18. Federico SANDI, Italy (Kawasaki ZX-10R), -3 laps, DNF, mechanical/crash
19. Max NEUKIRCHNER, Germany (Ducati 1199 Panigale R), -13 laps, DNF, retired
20. Loris BAZ, France (Kawasaki ZX-10R), DNS
More, from a press release issued by SBK Press Office:
Tom Sykes wins red-flagged first race
Nurburgring (Germany), Sunday 1 September 2013 - Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) is the winner of the first eni FIM Superbike World Championship race at the Nurburgring. The race was red-flagged on the eighteenth lap as a result of two crashes that involved Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) and Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), who both lost control of their bikes at Turn 9 on the oil left on track by Federico Sandi's Team Pedercini ZX-10R broken engine.
Once the flag came out, Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) was on the lead after a successful overtake at the first turn but, as the final results were based on the previous lap, Sykes was awarded with the victory, with Melandri's team mate Chaz Davies to complete the podium. The three riders, along with Rea, rode together up front, but it was Sykes who led almost the entire race, after overtaking Melandri at the second turn during the opening lap.
Championship leader Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) holds now only a single-point advantage on Sykes after finishing the race in fourth place, ahead of Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Aprilia), Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Aprilia) and Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike). Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty ended up 15th after crashing out of Turn 4 in the early stages of the race, and rejoining following a pit-stop. Home rider Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing Ducati) had to withdraw from the race due to a technical problem occurred on the fourth lap.
Jonathan Rea and Leon Camier were both flown by helicopter to the hospital. Rea was diagnosed with a broken left femur, while Camier was sent for precautionary measure due to an injury on the top of his neck.
Race 1 results: 1. Sykes (Kawasaki) 17 Laps/87.329 km in 32'38.184 average 160.549 kph; 2. Melandri (BMW) 0.269; 3. Davies (BMW) 0.714; 4. Guintoli (Aprilia) 6.427; 5. Giugliano (Aprilia) 8.526; 6. Fabrizio (Aprilia) 13.234; 7. Haslam (Honda) 13.818; 8. Cluzel (Suzuki) 18.726; 9. Badovini (Ducati) 21.049; 10. Checa (Ducati) 22.774; 11. Aitchison (Kawasaki) 33.284; 12. Smrz (Yamaha) 48.329; 13. Reiterberger (BMW) 48.627; 14. Iannuzzo (BMW) 1'32.530; 15. Laverty (Aprilia) 2 Laps; RT. Rea (Honda) 0.976; RT. Camier (Suzuki) 6.677; RT. Sandi (Kawasaki); RT. Neukirchner (Ducati).
Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) has won his first ever FIM Superstock 1000 Cup race today at the Nurburgring. The 21 year old from Cordoba, Argentina, led the race for the most part and he was trying to pull away in the early stages, but he was then caught up first by Niccolò Canepa (Barni Racing Ducati) and then by Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet). The reigning Champion… (read more)
Race results: 1. Mercado (Kawasaki) 11 Laps/56.507 km in 21'50.664 average 155.208 kph; 2. Barrier (BMW) 0.171; 3. Canepa (Ducati) 0.343; 4. Guarnoni (Kawasaki) 3.818; 5. Lanusse (Kawasaki) 8.068; 6. Jezek (Ducati) 8.961; 7. Savadori (Kawasaki) 9.207; 8. Massei (Honda) 12.635; 9. Bussolotti (BMW) 12.786; 10. Bergman (Kawasaki) 14.918; 11. Gildenhuys (BMW) 17.495; 12. Andreozzi (Kawasaki) 17.670; 13. Grotzkyj G. (Kawasaki) 18.418; 14. Moser (Ducati) 25.843; 15. Pagaud (Kawasaki) 25.894; etc.
Standings (round 8 of 10): 1. Barrier 165; 2. Canepa 125; 3. Mercado 115; 4. Guarnoni 103; 5. La Marra 85; 6. Savadori 82; 7. Jezek 71; 8. Lanusse 51; 9. Bussolotti 50; 10. Andreozzi 47; 11. Lussiana 43; 12. Bergman 31; 13. Massei 29; 14. Gildenhuys 27; 15. Ponsson 18; etc. Manufacturers: 1. BMW 176; 2. Kawasaki 148; 3. Ducati 146; 4. Honda 31; 5. Suzuki 5.
More, from a press release issued by Team Suzuki News Service:
FIXI Crescent Suzuki's Leon Camier has been forced to withdraw from this afternoon's second eni FIM Superbike World Championship race following a huge crash in race one that has left him needing a precautionary scan in hospital.
Camier was battling for fifth position in race one, but hit a patch of oil on the track that had spilled from a recently-crashed bike and lost control of his machine at high-speed. He was immediately assessed at trackside by the medical staff at Nurburgring and was then flown by Air Ambulance to Stiffungs Klinicum in Koblenz for further observations on potential neck injuries. Despite the accident, Camier left the circuit in good spirits and had full movement and feeling in the rest of his body.
FIXI Crescent Suzuki will keep you updated on his condition as more information becomes available. Jonathan Rea of the Pata Honda team crashed at the same spot as Camier, due to the spilt oil, and has been airlifted to hospital with reports of a broken left femur.