WSBK 2015: Donington Park race one results

Round 6 of the 2015 World Superbike Championship

KAWASAKI’S Tom Sykes has won at the British World Superbike round at Donington Park for the fifth consecutive time.

Sykes won the opening 23-lap World Superbike race at Donington Park in dry, but cold overcast conditions after a long battle with his Kawasaki Racing Team team-mate Jonathan Rea. The Kawasaki pair swapped position throughout the whole race after getting the better of Aprilia Racing’s Leon Haslam.

29-year-old Sykes has now won the last five World Superbike races at the Leicestershire circuit and is close to Carl Fogarty’s accolade of six wins at the circuit.

Chaz Davies took the final podium place after passing Haslam who finished fourth. Ayrton Badovini showed incredible pace on the BMW managing to snatch 5th place from Voltcom Crescent Suzuki’s Alex Lowes.

Rookie Jordi Torres finished in 7th on his debut at Donington Park whilst reigning Champion Sylvain Guintoli finished in eighth. Leon Camiera and David Salom rounded out the top ten.

Michael van der Mark crashed out early on whilst Davide Giugliano decided to change tyres and therefore despite starting from the front row he finished 17th out of the points.

Race results:

1. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing 
2. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing (+3.743)
3. Chaz Davies GBR Racing Ducati (+15.140)
4. Leon Haslam GBR Red Devils Roma Aprilia (+18.304)
5. Ayrton Badovini ITA BMW Italia (+20.362)
6. Alex Lowes GBR Voltcom Crescent Suzuki (+20.848) 
7. Jordi Torres ESP Red Devils Roma Aprilia (+21.807)
8. Sylvain Guintoli FRA PATA Honda World Superbike (+24.346)
9. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta (+30.570)
10. David Salom ESP Pedercini Kawasaki  (+39.074) 
11. Leandro Mercado ARG Barni Ducati (+44.023)
12. Nicolas Terol ESP Althea Racing Ducati (+46.925)
13. Roman Ramos ESP GO Eleven Kawasaki (+50.871)
14. Randy de Puniet FRA Voltcom Crescent Suzuki (+66.993)
15. Niccolo Canepa ITA Grillini Kawasaki (+69.883)
16. Christophe Ponsson FRA Pedercini Kawasaki  (+86.098) 
17. Davide Giugliano ITA Racing Ducati (+1 lap) 
18. Gabor Rizmayer HUN Team Toth BMW (+1 lap) 
19. Imre Toth HUN Team Toth BMW (+1 lap) 

DNF. Santiago Barragan ESP Grillini Kawasaki  
DNF. Matteo Baiocco ITA Althea Ducati

BF. Michael van der Mark NED PATA Honda World Superbike