WSBK: Race Results for Race 1 at Silverstone

08/05/2013 @ 3:15 am, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS


Race Results from World Superbike Race 1 at Silverstone, UK:

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time Diff.
1 Jonathan Rea Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 37’16.058
2 Eugene Laverty Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 37’19.131 +3.073
3 Leon Camier Fixi Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 37’19.538 +3.48
4 Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 37’19.666 +3.608
5 Loris Baz Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 37’20.198 +4.14
6 Jules Cluzel Fixi Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 37’21.717 +5.659
7 Leon Haslam Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 37’22.501 +6.443
8 Ayrton Badovini Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R 37’26.602 +10.544
9 Marco Melandri BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR 37’30.075 +14.017
10 Chaz Davies BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR 37’30.225 +14.167
11 Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 37’30.238 +14.18
12 Max Neukirchner MR-Racing Ducati 1199 Panigale R 37’42.594 +26.536
13 Carlos Checa Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R 37’59.619 +43.561
14 Michel Fabrizio Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38’02.431 +46.373
15 Mark Aitchison Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 38’49.682 +93.624
16 Federico Sandi Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 39’26.033 1 Lap
17 Vittorio Iannuzzo Grillini Dentalmatic SBK BMW S1000 RR 38’38.584 2 Laps
RET Davide Giugliano Althea Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 26’04.504

Source: World SBK; Photo: Pata Honda

  • kaliber

    Why is there always a spoiler in the picture (race winner) from WSBK?

  • Because we’re a news site.

  • @ kaliber: why are you posting a nonsense comment?

  • Gutterslob

    Nice way to bounce back from the Suzuka 8hr disappointment.

    If you asked me to pick just one rider (SBK and GP combined) that clearly deserves a better bike under him, my choice would be Rae. Not saying Honda need to release that RC that’s been rumored about since forever, but they should at least send some proper HRC tech his way.

  • Max

    So sad to see the fields of empty seats at Silverstone… I hope WSBK is making money seeing as it’s the most fun on two wheels at the moment….

  • kaliber

    I do know that. Not only it is a news site but a great motorcycle blog (mine favorite).

    I didn’t mean to be rude or some ‘”behind keyboard” hater.

    Since in some countries not all cable networks have a channel with WSBK transmission on it and since not all of us have a TV (me for example), some of us have to rely solely on internet to see that great racing. In case of MotoGP you have to wait about several hours after race to get it, with WSBK on the other hand you hate to wait 3 days average.

    3 days is a lot of time to be missing A&R (missing not only news here but great articles). I tend to enjoy less a race if results are known, so I try to stay away from most news sites during those days.

    The post title doesn’t contain spoilers so it would be nice if the title picture also would not (I’m pretty sure there will be always some awesome photo from the race which wouldn’t show the winner in a obvious way).
    I don’t know way it has spoiler in the first place when there are some news which are made free of them e.g.

    Sorry for complaining, hope You could consider some changes :)

  • Will

    Well said…but I’m afraid your comments will fall on deaf ears.

  • I’ve weighed this issue out for a while, and talked to some of my colleagues about it, and my basic idea is this:

    I feel the plight of the person getting race results spoiled. Once you know who wins, the racing experience is the lesser for it. I have been this person, on more than one occasion. I get it.

    While I hope A&R distinguishes itself because of the insights and knowledge of its authors, we are at the end of a day a “news” site, so not reporting the news is sort of a silly request…and asking the internet as a whole to refrain from discussing something that you haven’t already seen, well frankly I find that to be selfish request.

    But again, I come back to readers such as yourself kaliber, because well…I aim to please. We have started using generic titles for race results, and all the results are found after the jump. When the story is sent to Facebook and Twitter, 99% of the time we’ve stripped out the summary info too. In essence, we’ve gone to great lengths to prevent “accidental” spoilers on these posts (i.e. you have to come to A&R to spoil the race), but at some point we’ve got to, you know, report the news.

    9 times out of 10, the photo used is the race winner, but sometimes it is someone I think deserves some photo-love (case in point, I almost put up a photo of Jules Cluzel for the Race 2 results, since when was the last time Crescent Suzuki was on the podium? But then, I realized that would be robbing Loris Baz of his great accomplishment and thus we have another race winner in the photo for that article). Some of this too comes down to the photography I have to work with, especially in regards to WSBK, a series where A&R doesn’t work with any paddock regulars, e.g. both Pirelli and WSBK sent out HORRIBLE photos for this weekend.

    So I come back to the notion that at some point we have to be able to talk about the race. Should A&R refrain all this week then from discussing the actions of the WSBK Race Direction and the controversial decisions they made this week? Because that will certainly spoil the result for you. However, how could we possibly talk about those decisions without talking about the cause and effect, i.e. the results.

    When is it ok for us to talk about that, next week perhaps, when surely everyone has had a chance to DVR or download the race? Of course by that point, we will have collectively moved on from the race in Silverstone and onto the next round. Do you begin to see the rabbit hole this creates?

    Between choosing to report the news, and not report the news, I’m going to take the prior every time. Our job after all is to tell you about something you don’t already know…which unfortunately includes race results for some readers.

    Right now, you can’t have your cake and eat it to, and while I feel your pain on this one…I’m not really inclined to change things. Not the answer you were hoping for, I’m sure, but I’ll leave you with this: there is something in the works to fix the spoiler issue, which will make everyone very happy, and wonder why we didn’t think of this earlier. It probably won’t do much good this racing season, but next season for sure it will be in place. That’s all I can say at this point.

  • kaliber

    Thanks for the lengthy answer Jensen.

    I do get most of your points and think you are right about being selfish in request to stop discussing what have not yet been seen. As I said I try to not visit motorcycle news sites until I see a race (there is plus side to that – you have more to read on them afterwards). I simply forgot about Silverstone this weekend which is of course my problem and there isn’t anybody else to blame.

    The publication of the news shouldn’t wait for anybody, it should be as fast as possible – no doubt about that.
    It didn’t occur to me at first about news regarding race direction incidents etc, and for sure they should come first before spoiler free functionality. But the point wasn’t to stop these type of news and it’s not so often when something dramatic happens.

    However if the ratio of 9 out 10 would go down a little I don’t think it would hurt anybody.
    Maybe show the second photo with race winner “after the jump”? (though that might
    aesthetically look bad come to think of it)
    Maybe I’m overreacting a bit about such small inconvenience on otherwise great site, but it hurts a little when you see a nice spoiler-free title just to see a race winner few pixels below.

    Anyway, I’m now waiting for this new fix you talked about, hope it will make everybody happy as you said :)

  • Will

    Is this a hint of a subscription based WSBK website? Now that Dorna owns the series is it gonna turn into a clone of Motogp.con?