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​Jonathan Rea wins first race of the season

Article By Ministry of Bikes

Posted on 28 Feb 2017

Jonathan Rea wins first race of the season

Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea has come out on top for the first race of the World Superbike Championship. It was a close call for the majority of the competition, after Rea began to break away around half way, when Tom Sykes took the lead at lap 18.

However, both Rea and Chaz Davies managed to catch up around lap 19 where they were both in the lead for the crown until the very last seconds, with Rea triumphant by only 0.042 seconds. Sykes came in third place, just 1.050 seconds behind his Kawasaki teammate Rea, while Lowes took fourth place.

We’ve posted a brief table of the race results below.

NoRiderTeamFastest Lap
1J. ReaKawasaki Racing Team 1’31.197
2C. Ducati1’31.288

3T. SykesKawasaki Racing Team 1’31.349

4A. LowesPata Yamaha Official WSBK Team 1’31.516
5L. CamierMV Agusta Reparto Corse – 1’31.744
6X. ForesBarni Racing Team 1’31.549
7J. TorresAlthea BMW Racing Team 1’32.069

8E. LavertyMilwaukee Aprilia 1’32.007

9M. Van Der MarkPata Yamaha Official WSBK Team 1’32.253

10R. KrummenacherKawasaki Puccelli Racing 1’32.009

11N. HaydenRed Bull Honda World Superbike Team 1’32.239
12M. ReiterbergerAlthea BMW Racing Team 1’32.237

13R. RamosTeam Kawasaki Go Eleven 1’32.579
14A. De AngelisPederoni Racing SC-Project 1’32.495

15S. BradlRed Bull Honda World Superbike Team 1’32.375
16R. RussoGuandalini Racing 1’32.628
17A. BadoviniGrillini Racing Team 1’32.659
18O. JezekGrillini Racing Team 1’33.245