WSBK » WSBK Italy: Rea ‘very satisfied’ with podiums after tricky Misano

Jonathan Rea says to come away from Misano with two podiums after his scary race one crash with Chaz Davies and rear tyre worries in race two.

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Submitted by Visordown on Mon, 19/06/2017 - 13:41

JONATHAN Rea says to come away from Misano with two podiums after his scary race one crash with Chaz Davies and rear tyre worries in race two. 

The defending World Superbike champion has kept hold of a 50-point lead in the riders' standings over team-mate Tom Sykes while maintaining his near-flawless rostrum run going in Misano. 

Rea was battling for the win against Davies in the Misano opener when the Welsh rider tucked the front of his Ducati on the final lap which saw Rea hit his fallen rider by accident. 

Somehow the Northern Irish rider was able to remount and still finish third in race one, and then checked on his fallen rival, but in race two rear tyre issues restrained his charge behind Marco Melandri who claimed a first win since 2014. 

“I am really satisfied with the results but unfortunately we could not challenge for the win because I felt we were struggling a little bit, as the rear tyre was completely out of balance,” Rea said after race two. “I was having a lot of rear vibration and chatter. That was really difficult to manage. 

“I focused on trying to pass Tom for many laps and when I went through I tried to hunt down Torres in second place but, unfortunately for him, he had a problem and could not finish. 

“We have to be very satisfied with the result and go back into the garage now to understand exactly why we struggled more today. Race one's bike felt much better but the set-up was virtually the same each day. 

“In the championship standings we are in a good position right now. I also wish Chaz Davies a speedy recovery from injury.”

Full race results (1) from the seventh round of the 2017 World Superbike Championship at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy:

Race 1:

1. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10RR 21 lap 
2. Alex Lowes GBR PATA Crescent Yamaha R1 +4.551ss 
3. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10RR +8.126s 
4. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR +10.850s 

5. Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati Panigale R +13.649s 
6. Eugene Laverty IRE Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 +20.508s 
7. Randy Krummenacher SWI Puccetti Kawasaki ZX-10RR +22.498s 
8. Roman Ramos ESP Team Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R +26.329s 
9. Lorenzo Savadori ITA Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 +28.395s 
10. Raffaele De Rosa ITA Althea BMW S1000RR +31.171s 
11. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta RC F4 RR +38.314s 
12. Alex de Angelis SMR Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +39.829s 
13. Ayrton Badovini ITA Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +50.478s 
14. Ondrej Jezek CZE Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +55.208s 
15. Marco Melandri ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R +1 lap 

Not Classified 

16. Stefan Bradl GER Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR SP2
17. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R 
18. Michael van der Mark NED PATA Yamaha YZF-R1
19. Leandro Mercado ARG IodaRacing Aprilia RSV4
20. Riccardo Russo ITA Guandalini Yamaha YZF-R1
21. Fabio Menghi ITA VFT Racing Ducati Panigale R

Race 2:

Full race two results from the seventh round of the 2017 World Superbike Championship at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy. 

Fabio Menghi is wildcarding for VFT Racing Ducati at Misano. 

1. Marco Melandri ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R 21 laps 
2. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10RR +1.113s 
3. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10RR +1.285s 
4. Michael van der Mark NED PATA Yamaha YZF-R1 +13.364s 
5. Eugene Laverty IRE Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 +19.917s 
6. Lorenzo Savadori ITA Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 +26.019s 
7. Raffaele De Rosa ITA Althea BMW S1000RR +29.724s 
8. Randy Krummenacher SWI Puccetti Kawasaki ZX-10RR +30.183s 
9. Leandro Mercado ARG IodaRacing Aprilia RSV4 +37.447s 
10. Stefan Bradl GER Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR SP2 +42.651s 
11. Ayrton Badovini ITA Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +57.873s 
12. Ondrej Jezek CZE Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1m+ 

Did not finish 

Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR 
Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta RC F4 RR
Alex Lowes GBR PATA Crescent Yamaha R1 
Alex de Angelis SMR Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10RR
Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati Panigale R
Fabio Menghi ITA VFT Racing Ducati Panigale R
Roman Ramos ESP Team Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R

Did not start 

Riccardo Russo ITA Guandalini Yamaha YZF-R1

Ruled out by injury 

Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R

 

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