WSB 2013: Nurburgring race results

Sykes and Davies share the spoils on German soil

TOM SYKES took victory in the first race of the day at the Nurburgring in Germany despite not leading as the race ended. Two big crashes on the penultimate lap for Jonathan Rea and Leon Camier brought out the red flags just moments after Goldbet BMW's Marco Melandri took the lead from Sykes' Kawasaki. 

Melandri had led off the line, but Sykes quickly moved back into the lead. In the closing stages Melandri looked comfortable behind the Yorkshireman, and was incredibly frustrated not to take the win. 

BMW was to have a better time of it in race two, however, as Melandri's team-mate Chaz Davies took his third WSB win of the 2013 season in a race that again did not run its full course. Davies was under pressure from Melandri and Aprilia Racing's Eugene Laverty, who was looking to make amends after a race one lowside crash. The two were unable to make a late charge, however, as oil on the track at turn one saw the red flags come out and the result declard. 

World Superbike Silverstone – race results:

Race one: 

  1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 32'38.184
  2. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 32'38.453
  3. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 32'38.898
  4. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 32'44.611
  5. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 32'46.710
  6. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 32'51.418
  7. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 32'52.002
  8. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 32'56.910
  9. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale 32'59.233
  10. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale 33'00.958
  11. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 33'11.468
  12. Matej Smrz (Yamaha Motor Deutschland) Yamaha YZF R1 33'26.513
  13. Markus Reiterberger (Vanzon-Remeha-BMW) BMW S1000 RR 33'26.811
  14. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 34'10.714
  15. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 32'59.271

Not Classified

Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 32'39.160
Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 32'44.861
Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 33'18.214
Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale 25'41.089

Race two: 

  1. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 34'36.933
  2. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34'37.065
  3. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 34'37.299
  4. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 34'38.122
  5. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34'38.554
  6. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34'40.166
  7. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale 34'51.610
  8. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34'55.792
  9. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale 34'59.058
  10. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale 35'00.761
  11. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35'07.377
  12. Markus Reiterberger (Vanzon-Remeha-BMW) BMW S1000 RR 35'13.352
  13. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 35'36.720
  14. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 35'42.264
  15. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 36'04.314

Not Classified

Matej Smrz (Yamaha Motor Deutschland) Yamaha YZF R1 35'30.715
Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'08.950