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WSBK Lausitzring: Chaz Davies beats Jonathan Rea

Sunday, August 20th, 2017 | Sports

20. August 2017 – 14:05

Ducati driver Chaz Davies won the maximum number of points in Germany

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(cafetheology.org) – Ducati driver Chaz Davies won the Superbike event on the Lausitzring in the second race on Sunday. Davies was just as striking as Saturday's sprint as World Championship leader Jonathan Rea, who was able to extend the lead in the championship, as team colleague Tom Sykes missed the podium as fourth. The two German starters made it to the spot on Saturday. Stefan Bradl was fit enough and took important points. Landsmann Reiterberger took the lead with a number of well-known top-class motorbikes and finished ninth in the top 10. Even before the start, it was clear that the Kawasaki had their strategy for the second run, because in contrast to the Saturday race, Rea and Sykes chose the hard behind A new start took place for exciting maneuvers. Ducati driver Melandri took the pole position and took the lead after the start. World Championship leader Rea drove extremely aggressively and made good thanks to his hard maneuvering positions. Team colleague Tom Sykes went quietly and lost the connection to the top. In the second round, Rea pushed past the Ducati of Fores, but they did not want to miss the first round And took up the persecution of Melandri. Davies took the fourth place and snatched up a few minutes later. At the top, the top three got together, as Melandri came under pressure from Rea and Davies continued to lock up and closed the gap.Top 3 off the fieldRea knew he had to pass Melandri as quickly as possible and started a maneuver. Davies needed a while to move to Melandri. Rea did not manage to take advantage of the situation and move away from the two factory ducati.Syses was a part of the persecutor group and was not a threat to Rea and the two Ducati. The world champion of 2013 had a hard time moving past the MV Agusta of Camier. After the electronics problem on Saturday, Aprilia's pilot Laverty was again unlucky. The Nordire was about halfway through the race. The two Germans fought in the midfield. Markus Reiterberger had a top 10 finish in mind, Stefan Bradl drove despite the injury in the spot. At the top, Rea got under pressure from Davies and lost the lead. The Ducati with the number 7 gave the pace. Rea did not have a suitable response to Davies' strong times and had to shake for second place, as Melandri was much better off the previous day with decanting tires. Regentropfen increased the tension Some laps before the end, dark clouds spilled over the course. Davies did not let himself be bothered by this, and drove fast times, despite a few rain drops. Rea had to leave and renounced no risk. Nothing changed at the top. Davies crossed the finish line with more than two seconds ahead of Rea, who successfully defended second place against Melandri. Sykes had 14 seconds behind the victorious Ducati, "It's unbelievable, I knew the second race was getting closer and I had a lot of fun in the first few laps It was not easy to start the berholmanver, "says Davies, who came closer to Sykes in the driver's ranking, and after the performance on the Lausitzring is justified in hoping to catch up with the World Cup. "I've earned a burger today," rejoiced Davies.Rea exasperated, Melandri surprised "Chaz was very strong today," admits Rea, who looked exhausted after the race: "It was the maximum that was possible I was very aggressive at the beginning to get to the top, "explains the world champion.For Melandri, what a podium is a welcome surprise. "After yesterday's race, I did not expect a podium, but the bike was much better, but I was a bit slow on some corners because the motorcycle was quite restless," the Italian said, optimistic thanks to the progress made in the second race To the rest of the season. From the German point of view the second run was more enjoyable than the race on Saturday. Reiterberger scored a great result at the Wildcard start. The BMW driver left behind some experienced WSBK pilots, including Althea's successor, Raffaele de Rosa. Bradl grabbed the teeth and collected 13th, as a result, three championship counters for the championship.

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