WSB 2013: Istanbul Park race results

Double top for Laverty in Turkey

Aprilia Racing’s Eugene Laverty took victory in the first ever World Superbike contest in Turkey this weekend. The Ulsterman made a good start from the second row and was content to sit behind early leader Tom Sykes. With six laps to go Laverty pulled the pin and took the lead, building a relatively comfortable gap to the chasing pack.

It was Marco Melandri that would take second place behind Laverty for Goldbet BMW having come on strong in the latter stages, with early leader Sykes rounding out the podium places. It was also a notable performance from former MotoGP rider and WSB debutant Toni Elias, who took sixth place aboard his Red Devils Aprilia.

Laverty doubled up at Istanbul Park in what was an almost identical contest to the first encounter. Sykes led the way early on, with Laverty waiting until five laps remained before making the race-winning pass. Sykes was this time able to hold on to second place, and Sylvain Guintoli crossed the line third to put two Aprilia Racing RSV4s on the podium.

Istanbul Park race 1 result 

  1. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34'57.650
  2. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 34'59.659
  3. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35'01.082
  4. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 35'01.569
  5. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 35'13.480
  6. Toni Elias (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 35'13.595
  7. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 35'14.571
  8. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 35'19.141
  9. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 35'37.836
  10. Michel Fabrizio (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 35'37.868
  11. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35'39.350
  12. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 36'37.199
  13. Tolga Uprak (CMS-Eypbike Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35'40.142
  14. Yunus Ercelik (Sampiyon 169 Team) BMW S1000 RR 36'19.417

RT. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 19'45.482
RT. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale 18'07.045

Istanbul Park race 2 result 

  1. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34'58.775
  2. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35'00.483
  3. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 35'02.827
  4. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 35'09.635
  5. Toni Elias (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 35'10.946
  6. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 35'11.171
  7. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 35'16.209
  8. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 35'16.458
  9. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 35'24.545
  10. Michel Fabrizio (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 35'37.510
  11. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35'47.667
  12. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35'47.911
  13. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 36'35.364
  14. Tolga Uprak (CMS-Eypbike Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35'31.608
  15. Yunus Ercelik (Sampiyon 169 Team) BMW S1000 RR 35'45.795