WSBK: Race Results for Race 2 at Donington Park

05/26/2013 @ 2:14 pm, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS


Race Results from World Superbike Race 2 at Donington Park, England:

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time Diff.
1. Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 34’06.921
2. Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’14.956 8.035
3. Eugene Laverty Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’17.659 10.738
4. Davide Giugliano Althea Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’19.178 12.257
5. Marco Melandri BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR 34’22.897 15.976
6. Chaz Davies BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR 34’23.396 16.475
7. Loris Baz Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 34’34.445 27.524
8. Niccolo Canepa Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R 34’37.107 30.186
9. Jules Cluzel Fixi Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 34’37.422 30.501
10. Michel Fabrizio Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’37.806 30.885
11. Jonathan Rea Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 34’38.450 31.529
12. Max Neukirchner MR-Racing Ducati 1199 Panigale R 34’53.703 46.782
13. Leon Camier Fixi Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 35’01.430 54.509
14. Federico Sandi Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 35’12.710 65.789
15. Alexander Lundh Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 35’27.352 80.431
16. Vittorio Iannuzzo Grillini Dentalmatic SBK BMW S1000 RR 35’27.640 80.719
RET Ayrton Badovini Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R 27’21.324

Source: WorldSBK; Photo: Kawasaki Racing

  • Gutterslob

    Not quite as cracking as last year’s race. Full credit to Sykes, though. He totally blew the rest of them away. Donington’s short length (compared to other tracks) probably helped with tyre life on the Ninja.

    Pity for Rae, though. The lad’s riding well but his bike just doesn’t seem to have the legs. Updates will probably come his way after the Suzuka 8hr, but that’s already half a season gone.

    There’s a nasty bump at one of the corners, at just the place the 1000s brake, which gave us some insane replays of the riders monobraking (as the British Eurosport commentators call it) with the back wheel a few inches up in the air. Crazy stuff.

    Would be nice if you posted updated rider standings after each double race, Jensen.

    Anyways, much thanks for the coverage. Anyone from the A&R team going to the TT this year?

  • Phil

    What can you say to that… not a great deal really. He’s in a league of his own.

  • DWolvin

    Great race, from the little I caught… Also, great shot, whose helmet is that? Anyone know if it says anything in particular?

  • Sykes’ helmet. No clue what it says.

  • Faust


    How does short length help that much with tire wear? They adjust the number of laps to the tracks to get the approximate race distance. All the races are within about the same 10 mile range for overall length. Donnington is shorter, so they run 23 laps. Monza is longer, so they run 18 laps. Tracks are obviously of differing lengths and the races laps are figured in accordingly. Additionaly if you look at a longer track, like Monza (5.777 miles, versus Donnington at 4.023 miles), then you would see that on some of the larger tracks, the overall race length in time (31 minutes for Monza this year versus 34 minutes for Donnington) is shorter because they are more flowing. Donnington has more corners than some of the other tracks, and if you look at turns 11 and 12, they are much sharper than corners on the longer track. So, shorter track yes, but they are on track for more time, with sharper corners which equates to a lot of tire wear. Make sense?