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- [Kawasaki]SBK Rd.10 Race2 Rea Makes Return To Winning Form As Sykes Finds Misfortune
[Kawasaki]SBK Rd.10 Race2 Rea Makes Return To Winning Form As Sykes Finds Misfortune
After experiencing very different fortunes on the first race day at the Lausitzring Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes once again posted a contrasting set of results on Sunday. Rea convincingly won a wet 16-lap race this time around but Sykes finished 12th, after falling and then restarting from the back of the field.
As the KRT duo lined up for the start of race two, scheduled for 13.00 CET, the heavens opened and the start was delayed to allow for a change to a wet race set-up.
Another delay came after standing water and visibility issues came to light on the sighting lap.The eventual start of the race, at 13.47, was for a 16-lap contest and not the planned 21.
Both official Ninja ZX-10R riders made good starts in the rain but before the first lap was finished Sykes had slid off under braking, one of many fallers in the tricky conditions.
Rea took his chance to lead with both hands and pushed on at a fast pace, one that none of his peers could match in the wet conditions. He was to win by almost ten seconds, even slowing up on the final straight to celebrate his ninth win of the year.
Sykes set about moving back into the points scoring positions with great determination and pushed to the very last to make sure he got every available point after his early stroke of bad luck.
In the championship Jonathan leads with 393 points from Tom’s 346, making for a points differential of 47. Kawasaki is now 99 points in the lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship.
The next round takes place at Magny Cours in France, with race days on 1st and 2nd October.
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