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Old 05-15-2016, 02:12 PM   #1
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WSB 2016 Sepang race two results

The Kentucky Kid takes his first World Superbike victory in Malaysia

AMERICA'S Nicky Hayden has won his first ever World Superbike race at Sepang today in very difficult weather conditions followed by Davide Giugliano and reigning World Superbike Champ Jonathan Rea.

Sunday's racing at Sepang saw the sun replaced with rain and the weather conditions worsened before the World Supersport Race which was to be followed by the World Superbike race two.

Race two was declared a wet race and all riders took a steady start off the grid through Turn 1 and 2. Tom Sykes, Rea and Alex Lowes were joined by Honda rider Hayden from the second row before Turn 2. Hayden is notably a veteran at the Sepang International Circuit from his MotoGP days and was soon setting the pace.

It was Kentucky Kid Hayden that had the confidence in the inital laps with Rea remaining behind in second as Lowes and Sykes struggled to match the pace. The top three had settled into a rhythm, but the second Racing Ducati rider David Giugliano began to set the fastest laps of the track. He soon caught his team-mate and title contender Chaz Davies.

The Welshman became underfire by the Italian and soon ploughed on through setting his sights on Hayden. Giugliano came home in second after the late charge and with Rea managing to pass Davies the Welshman came home in fourth.

Honda’s Michael van der Mark moved up from his tenth grid position to end the race in sixth after a spectacular last corner against Alex De Angelis with the Aprilia rider making good progress from his starting position as he is still recovering from injuries.

Syles, after starting from pole, struggled with the conditions in race 2 and crossed the line in eighth whilst Anthony West, replacement rider for Sylvain Barrier at Pedercini, lived up to his reputation in the wet conditions and finished fifth which gives the team their best results of 2016.

Leon Camier came home ninth in the wet on Sunday afternoon with Markus Reiterberger completing the top ten for Althea BMW after a mechanical problem forced the German to retire in race 1 on Saturday. Pata Yamaha rider Alex Lowes crashed out of race 2 and has been diagnosed with a closed fracture of his collarbone.

The next World Superbike round takes place in two weeks as the paddock now heads to Donington Park for Round 7.

Race two results:

1. Nicky Hayden USA Honda World Superbike Team 16 Laps
2. Davide Giugliano ITA Racing - Ducati +1.254
3. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team +3.684
4. Chaz Davies GBR Racing - Ducati +5.720
5. Anthony West AUS Pedercini Racing +15.989
6. Michael Van Der Mark NED Honda World Superbike Team +19.979
7. Alex De Angelis RSM IodaRacing Team +20.028
8. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing Team +23.011
9. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse +24.045
10. Markus Reiterberger GER Althea BMW Racing Team +25.139
11. Xavi Forés ESP Barni Racing Team +25.208
12. Joshua Brookes AUS Milwaukee BMW +25.835
13. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW Racing Team +26.757
14. Lorenzo Savadori ITA IodaRacing Team +30.729
15. Josh Hook AUS Grillini Racing Team +1:05.347
16. Gianluca Vizziello ITA Team GoEleven +1:17.761
17. Luca Scassa ITA VFT Racing +1:18.121
18. Pawel Szkopek POL Team Tóth+1:31.412
19. Dominic Schmitter SUI Grillini Racing Team +2:07.000
20. Saeed Al Sulaiti QAT Pedercini Racing+2:08.836
21. Imre Tóth HUN Team Tóth +1 Lap

DNF. Alex Lowes GBR Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team
DNF. Karel Abraham CZE Milwaukee BMW

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