News 8 Jul 2019

Rea dominates Sunday's races at Donington Park WorldSBK

Cluzel reigns supreme in WorldSSP category at the British round.

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Four-time reigning champion Jonathan Rea claimed a stunning double-victory in Sunday’s races at Dongington Park’s eighth round of the 2019 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), making it three wins from three outings at the British venue.

The Kawasaki Racing Team ace defeated Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) in the Superpole race, as Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) locked out the top three. The first five was completed by Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) and Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing – Yamaha).

In race two, Rea put on an incredible display, notching up his third win of the weekend by beating home Razgatlioglu, who once again earned runner-up honours. Bautista crept onto the podium in third, followed by Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK) and Haslam.

It was yet another thrilling WorldSSP encounter, with Donington Park hosting more dramatic racing. It was fight that would come alive in the final quarter of the race, with Jules Cluzel (GMT94 YAMAHA) coming out on top ahead of Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) and Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing).

In a drama-filled WorldSSP300 encounter, Kevin Sabatucci (Team Trasimeno Yamaha) ultimately claimed victory, joined on the podium by Andy Verdoia (BCD Yamaha MS Racing) and Nick Kalinin (Nutec – RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki).

Australians Tom Bramich (Nutec – RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki) was 10th, as Tom Edwards (ParkinGo Team Kawasaki) recorded an unfortunate DNF. The Superbike World Championship now heads to Laguna Seca in the USA this weekend for round nine.

Detailed results