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Jun 8, 2014

eni FIM World Superbike Race One Results From Sepang

The Sepang Circuit.

eni FIM Superbike World Championship

Sepang Circuit, Malaysia

June 8, 2014

Race One Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Marco MELANDRI, Italy (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), 16 laps, 33:42.359

2. Sylvain GUINTOLI, France (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), -0.620 second

3. Eugene LAVERTY, Ireland (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -12.865 seconds

4. Chaz DAVIES, UK (Ducati 1199 Panigale R), -15.437

5. Toni ELIAS, Spain (Aprilia RSV4 Factory), -15.723

6. Jonathan REA, UK (Honda CBR1000RR), -31.304

7. Leon HASLAM, UK (Honda CBR1000RR), -34.093

8. Davide GIUGLIANO, Italy (Ducati 1199 Panigale R), -35.804

9. David SALOM, Spain (Kawasaki ZX-10R), EVO, -42.031

10. Leon CAMIER, UK (BMW S1000RR), EVO, -49.465

11. Jeremy GUARNONI, France (Kawasaki ZX-10R), EVO, -53.715

12. Alessandro ANDREOZZI, Italy (Kawasaki ZX-10R), EVO, -67.783

13. Bryan STARING, Australia (Kawasaki ZX-10R), EVO, -70.746

14. Imre TOTH, Hungary (BMW S1000RR), -78.143

15. Romain LANUSSE, France (Kawasaki ZX-10R), EVO, -81.026

16. Aaron YATES, USA (EBR 1190RX), -109.054

17. Niccolo CANEPA, Italy (Ducati 1199 Panigale R), EVO, -3 laps, DNF, mechanical

18. Sheridan MORAIS, South Africa (Kawasaki ZX-10R), EVO, -9 laps, DNF, retired

19. Peter SEBESTYEN, Hungary (BMW S1000RR), EVO, -10 laps, DNF, mechanical

20. Claudio CORTI, Italy (MV Agusta F4 RR), -10 laps, DNF, retired

21. Fabien FORET, France (Kawasaki ZX-10R), EVO, -12 laps, DNF, retired

22. Alex LOWES, UK (Suzuki GSX-R1000), -16 laps, DNF, crash

23. Loris BAZ, France (Kawasaki ZX-10R), -16 laps, DNF, crash

24. Tom SYKES, UK (Kawasaki ZX-10R), -16 laps, DNF, crash

25. Geoff MAY, USA (EBR 1190RX), DNS

Subjects to Homologation:

STH. Ayrton BADOVINI, Italy (Bimota BB3), EVO, -55.683 seconds

STH. Christian IDDON, UK (Bimota BB3), EVO, -8 laps, DNF, crash

More, from a press release issued by Dorna WSBK Press Office:

Melandri takes maiden victory on the RSV4 in Race 1Sepang (Malaysia), Sunday 8 June 2014 -The first ever race at Sepang for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship was a thriller, with Aprilia Racing Team's Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli locked in a titanic battle for victory until the flag. The race was incident packed from the start as Loris Baz tangled with his Kawasaki racing team mate Tom Sykes, both riders falling and taking with them Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki).

With the incident creating a gap at the front the race, Sylvain Guintoli and Marco Melandri exchanged places at the front with Melandri eventually coming out as the victor and claiming his first win as a factory Aprilia rider. Guintoli was second.

Behind the leading two, a three way fight raged with Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) claiming the final podium spot ahead of Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team) and Toni Elias (Red Devils Roma Aprilia) who were 4th and 5th respectively.

Sixth at the end of the first 16 lap encounter of the day went to Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) who recovered from a bad start to get the better of his team mate Leon Haslam.

David Salom (Kawasaki Racing Team) claimed the EVO honours with a spirited ride to 9th overall ahead of Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia) who was 10th. Bryan Staring (Iron Brain Grillini Kawasaki) scored points with 13th on his first Superbike start of the year.

Race two will begin at 16:30 local time.

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