WSBK: Race Results for Race 2 at Monza

05/12/2013 @ 2:14 pm, by Jensen Beeler16 COMMENTS


Race Results from World Superbike Race 2 at Monza, Italy:

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time Diff.
1. Eugene Laverty Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 30’59.653
2. Marco Melandri BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR 30’59.796 0.143
3. Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 31’00.378 0.725
4. Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 31’01.272 1.619
5. Michel Fabrizio Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 Factory 31’09.618 9.965
6. Davide Giugliano Althea Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 31’09.719 10.066
7. Leon Camier Fixi Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 31’11.894 12.241
8. Loris Baz Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 31’29.424 29.771
9. Ayrton Badovini Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R 31’34.658 35.005
10. Max Neukirchner MR-Racing Ducati 1199 Panigale R 31’41.410 41.757
11. Fabrizio Lai Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 31’52.232 52.579
12. Vittorio Iannuzzo Grillini Dentalmatic SBK BMW S1000 RR 32’28.425 88.772
13. Federico Sandi Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 31’06.572 1 LAP
RET Chaz Davies BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR 19’01.771
RET Jonathan Rea Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 11’20.596
RET Kosuke Akiyoshi Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 7’06.643
RET Mark Aitchison Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 5’31.798
RET Jules Cluzel Fixi Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’47.465

Source: WorldSBK; Photo: Aprilia Racing

  • Bruce

    Your results need updating. Other surces report that Race direction decided after the race that Sykes finished fourth, Guintoli third.

  • That decision was reversed on appeal.

  • Mormont

    The reversal may still be reversed though.

    “Their race result is still provisional, as after the chequered flag the Aprilia Racing Team requested the Race Direction to analyse last Tom Sykes’ lap, who ran off track, while entering Turn 5 – using the run off area – and rejoined by maintaining his 3rd position and same pace. The appeal by Aprilia was upheld and after Sykes was penalised with one position place penalty, the Kawasaki Racing Team appealed to the FIM Stewards’ Panel. Following an analysis of race footage and sector times by Sykes, preceding rider Melandri and following rider Guintoli, decided to reinstate Tom Sykes third in classification. Therefore, this could not be the final verdict, as a further appeal could be lodged by the works Aprilia Team, this time to the International Disciplinary Court (within 5 days), that will eventually take the final decision on it.”

  • Faust

    I don’t think it should have been reversed the first time, but Sykes finished third according to SBK as of now. Aprilia has been drama queens from the start of the RSV4 program by getting it homologated before the required number of units were sold, with the whole gear driven cam nonsense, and all their drama with BMW. If it was anyone else, perhaps I’d have more sympathy, but not for Aprilia. The same guys who won the championship after a wet race got called for rain, robbing Sykes of the points he needed to lock up the championship? No, I don’t feel sorry for them.

  • Sykes is a true racer through and through but I have to say if a rider goes through a section of the track he must give up the spot.. Guintoli should be 3rd and Sykes 4th. Can’t go trough a chicane and maintain or advance your place on the track, Sykes is lucky he didn’t get DQ’d. Didn’t Biaggi get a ride through penalty for crossing the white line re-entering the track last year?

  • SBPilot

    No one is asking you to feel sorry for Aprilia as a manufacture, but plain and simple, Sykes got a far better drive than Guintoli by taking that escape route. Yes, Sykes did not impeded, block or endanger Guintoli, but he had an advantage on the drive out, so much so he could check his shoulder 3 or 4 times and still remain ahead of Guintoli who was full tuck WOT on a faster bike.

    Great races either way, especially Race 1 which went down to the wire.

  • BBQdog

    WSBK was boring. The SuperSport 600 class you saw start 4 times this weekend (just kidding, except for the amount of SS starts, what a circus).

  • BBQdog

    Had time to watch the second race and I think Aprilia is right, Sykes had to re-enter after Guintoli.

  • Damo

    Aside from the massive CF that was WSS, I though the races were great and all went down to the wire.

    I am sure aprilia are going to re-appeal the decision, especially after last year’s championship got decided by 1/2 a point.

    I wouldn’t give and inch either.

  • Faust


    Ok, I went back and watched it again, and I agree with you. Looked like Sykes ran it too deep and had to check up or crash. That’s a mistake and he shouldn’t have benefitted from it. He was trying to explain to Guinters after the race when he pulled into the winners circle that he could have made that turn easily…. If you look at it a few times, I think that statement is debatable at best. It looked in the video that Guinters wasn’t buying it at all.

  • Taking the escape road should be a 10 second penalty in the future to avoid all this non sense. A lot better and safer than crashing but a penalty for using it..

  • hoyt

    I’ve been out of touch with WSB, so I need a bit of help…

    According to those standings, the Panigale’s best finish between the 2 races is 9th? Considering all the hype that bike is getting in the press, why are these finishes not making news like the GP woes are making?

  • Because it has more to do with the air-restrictor plate in the rules than with something wrong with the bike itself, and arguing about the WSBK bike-balancing formula is sooooo passé.

  • hoyt

    Thanks. I thought these results would get the talk going again about the rules, regardless.

    If everyone can forget about the brand names involved and discuss the tremendous value of sporting twins, triples, fours, etc. racing against one another, then maybe we’ll get somewhere with better rules? (the rules should encourage development of all engine configurations)

    It’s not just the clever development of the Ducati motor that is being held back but their willingness to push chassis development to drastically reduce weight.

    Admittedly, I am a fan of twins (and triples) but I’m not a Ducati fan. I also like the BMW effort and the v4 Ape.

  • Claudio Domenicali had some interesting things to say about that when I interviewed him last month…

  • buellracerx

    At the risk of getting TOO far off-topic, bike balancing attempted by WSBK and others is intrinsically flawed – should be hp and combined bike + rider weight. Quarantine the top 10 finishers, weigh the bikes + riders, then compare corrected hp on the dyno. The only reason THAT wouldn’t work is if the team programmed the ecm to switch maps after the race…damn electrons…

    I like Sykes and am NOT a fan of Guintoli, but he should give up that spot out of good sportsmanship. He knows what he did should have gotten him 4th. Have some class, Sykes.