WorldSBK Argentina Race 2 Results: Rea recovers to defeat Davies

Argentinean WorldSBK, San Juan Villicum - Race 2 Results: Jonathan Rea recovers from a mistake to claim his second win of the Argentina weekend

Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10RR

Jonathan Rea brushed off a mid-race mistake to secure his second WorldSBK win of the San Juan Villicum weekend in Argentina, bringing his season tally up to 14.

Fresh from his victory in the shorter Superpole Race, Rea picked up a full complement of points for the final race of an ill-tempered weekend despite briefly losing the lead to Bautista when he made a mistake on lap seven.

Indeed, Rea looked to be well on course for victory after getting the hole-shot from pole position and eking out a comfortable lead over Bautista, only to run well wide at Turn 8 on Lap 8, and gift the advantage to his erstwhile title rival.

However, Rea regrouped and dispatched Bautista again only a lap later, just as the Spaniard looked to be struggling with rear tyre wear. His misfortune elevated a feisty Chaz Davies into second place, the Welshman making strong progress to secure only his eighth WorldSBK podium of the year.

Davies’ positive result comes on a weekend that saw the Ducati rider – along with five others – refuse to compete in race one on safety grounds.

With Bautista dropping back to fifth position by the chequered flag, Toprak Razgatlioglu clawed back third to complete a trio of podiums finishes, while Yamaha’s Michael van der Mark also got the better of the Spaniard late on.

Alex Lowes endured a lonely race in sixth, ahead of Eugene Laverty, who produced one of his best results of the season on the Go Eleven Ducati to prevail in an enthralling tussle with local rider Leandro Mercado, who made superb gains from last on the grid to finish eighth on the Orelac Kawasaki.

Jordi Torres got the better of fellow Kawasaki rider Leon Haslam, ahead of a fading Michael Ruben Rinaldi

Loris Baz ended a bruising weekend with points in 12th, ahead of Leon Camier, Marco Melandri and Sandro Cortese.

2019 Argentinean WorldSBK Race 2 Results

Argentinean WorldSBK, San Juan Villicum - Race Results (2)
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR21 Laps
2Chaz Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+5.158
3Toprak RazgatliogluTURKawasaki Puccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR+14.511
4Michael van der MarkNEDPata YamahaYamaha YZF R1+17.046
5Alvaro Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+17.771
6Alex LowesGBRPata YamahaYamaha YZF R1+18.976
7Eugene LavertyIRLTeam Goeleven DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+33.901
8Leandro MercadoARGOrelac VerdNatura KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR+35.233
9Jordi TorresESPTeam Pedercini Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR+36.783
10Leon HaslamGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR+37.478
11Michael Ruben RinaldiITABarni Racing Team DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+44.053
12Loris BazFRATen Kate SBK YamahaYamaha YZF R1+45.623
13Leon CamierGBRMoriwaki Althea HondaHonda CBR1000RR+51.082
14Marco MelandriITAGRT YamahaYamaha YZF R1+1>
15Sandro CorteseGERGRT YamahaYamaha YZF R1+1>
16Markus ReiterbergerGERBMW WorldSBK TeamBMW S1000RR+1>
17Ryuichi KiyonariJPNMoriwaki Althea HondaHonda CBR1000RR+1>
DNFAlessandro DelbiancoITAAlthea Mie Racing Team HondaHonda CBR1000RR13 Laps
DNFTom SykesGBRBMW WorldSBK TeamBMW S1000RR6 Laps

The final round of the 2019 WorldSBK Championship takes place in Losail, Qatar on October 24-26