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WSBK 2015 Thailand race one results
Race results from round one of the 2015 World Superbike season
KAWASAKI Racing’s Jonathan Rea has won the first ever World Superbike race to be held in Thailand.
Rea dominated the 20-lap race at the new Chang International Circuit in Buriram, with Aprilia’s Leon Haslam finishing second and Rea’s team-mate Tom Sykes third.
Isle of Man resident Rea built up a two-second lead over the chasing pack by the end of lap five and won by 6.329s over Haslam.
Former WSBK champion Tom Sykes started form the second row and shadowed his team-mate during the opening few turns before Aprilia’s Haslam began to close the gap. Both then pulled away from the following pack.
Sykes was involved in a battle for third with Voltcom Crescent Suzuki’s Alex Lowes, Aruba Ducati’s Chaz Davies and rookie Jordi Torres. However, Davies crashed out of fifth place at the end of the ninth lap, but was able to remount to finally finish in 11th.
Lowes dropped out of podium contention at the final turn on lap 13 while Sykes and Torres still fought for the final podium position.
Rea finished race one with a five-point advantage in the championship standings. Haslam crossed the line 1.9s ahead of Sykes and Torres, completing the top four.
Pata Honda’s Sylvain Guikntoli finished a lonely race in fifth place, ahead of Alex Lowes in sixth.
Finshing out of the top six were Matteo Baiocco, former WSBK champion Troy Bayliss, David Salom and Leandro Mercado.
Both Lowes and Bayliss were penalised after race one and dropped by one position for overtaking after a yellow flag on lap 14.
Race one results:
1. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing
2. Leon Haslam GBR Red Devils Roma Aprilia (+6.329)
3. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing (+8.163)
4. Jordi Torres ESP Red Devils Roma Aprilia (+8.513)
5. Sylvain Guintoli FRA PATA Honda World Superbike (+20.502)
6. Matteo Baiocco ITA Althea Ducati (+26.118)
7. Alex Lowes GBR Voltcom Crescent Suzuki (+22.249) [penalised]
8. David Salom ESP Pedercini Kawasaki (+27.925)
9. Troy Bayliss AUS Aruba.it Racing Ducati (+27.174) [penalised]
10. Leandro Mercado ARG Barni Ducati (+32.610)
11. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati (+37.330)
12. Nico Terol ESP Althea Ducati (+37.902)
13. Randy de Puniet FRA Voltcom Crescent Suzuki (+41.722)
14. Sylvain Barrier FRA BMW Italia S1000RR (+50.099)
15. Roman Ramos ESP GO Eleven Kawasaki (+59.457)
16. Greg Gildenhuys RSA Pedercini Kawasaki (+1:20.519)
17. Santiago Barragan ESP Grillini Kawasaki (+1:20.931)
18. Imre Toth HUN Team Toth BMW (+1 lap)
19. Ireneusz Sikora POL Team Toth BMW (+1 lap)
DNF. Larry Pegram USA Team Hero EBR
DNF. Anucha Nakcharoensri THA YSS TS Honda
DNF. Michael van der Mark NED PATA Honda World Superbike
DNF. Christophe Ponsson LUX Grillini Kawasaki
DNF. Niccolo Canepa ITA Team Hero EBR
DNF. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta F4 RR
DNF. Chanon Chumjai THA RAC Oil BMW
WSB 2015: Buriram, Thailand race two results
WSB 2015: Phillip Island race two results
WSB 2015: Phillip Island race one results
WSBK 2015: championship standings after Phillip Island
WSB 2015: Championship standings after Buriram, Thailand