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|02-22-2015, 04:44 AM||#1|
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WSB 2014 Phillip Island race 2 results
Another great start to the 2015 season for British riders in race two
LEON Haslam claimed his first victory since Kyalami in 2010 and snatched away Jonathan Rea's chance of doing the double at the first round of the 2015 season with Chaz Davies finishing in third after yet another explosive last lap.
In the early stages of race two 9 riders fought it out at the front of the field, but it was Kawasaki rider Rea who took to the front until a move by reigning World Supersport Champion Michael van der Mark saw him take the lead into turn one at the start of the seventh lap.
However, despite the great start van der Mark crashed out of fourth at the end of lap 19. Rookie Jordi Torres also fell a lap earlier after losing the front of his Aprilia at Turn one. Both riders were unhurt.
The final lap decided the outcome of the race once again with Haslam, Rea and Davies fighting it out at the front. Behind the top three it was Kawasaki Racing's Tom Sykes and Sylvain Guintoli for Pata Honda WSBK who completed the top 5.
Nico Terol finished a lonely 6th with Randy de Puniet, Leon Camier, Matteo Baiocco and Roman Ramos rounding out the top ten.
Once again Troy Bayliss started well for the Aruba.it Ducati team and made it as high as 7th again, but the triple champion entered the pits to change the front tyre on lap 14 pushing him down to 16th and outside of the points.
Voltcom Crescent Suzuki's Alex Lowes also retired to the pits at the end of lap 2.
1. Leon Haslam GBR Red Devils Roma Aprilia
2. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing (+0.010)
3. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing (+0.298)
4. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing (+5.242)
5. Sylvain Guintoli FRA PATA Honda World Superbikes (+14.649)
6. Nico Terol ESP Althea Ducati (+16.025)
7. Randy de Puniet FRA Voltcom Crescent (+22.300)
8. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta (+23.606)
9. Matteo Baiocco ITA Althea (+23.818)
10. Roman Ramos ESP GO Eleven (+35.775)
11. Tati Mercado ARG Barni (+39.929)
12. Sylvain Barrier FRA BMW Italia (+46.267)
13. Santiago Barragan ESP Grillini (+57.893)
14. Larry Pegram USA Team Hero (+1:02.676)
15. Christophe Ponsson LUX Grillini Kawasaki (+1:05.262)
16. Troy Bayliss AUS Aruba.it Racing (+1 lap)
17. Imre Toth HUN Team Toth (+1 lap)
DNF. Jordi Torres ESP Red Devils Roma Aprilia
DNF. Michael van der Mark NED PATA Honda
DNF. Jed Metcher AUS Race Center Kawasaki
DNF. Alex Lowes GBR Voltcom Crescent Suzuki
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