SBKGreat BritainAugust 1, 2010
World Superbike and World Supersport 2010
Round 10 Silverstone – Great Britain

Rea Takes Two Second Place Finishes at Home Race


Jonathan Rea from the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team went all out for wins at his home race meeting and recorded two second place finishes which improved his points score in the championship and made his overall third place a little more secure.

Jonathan Rea Josh Brookes


Jonathan Rea


Josh Brookes


Starting from second place in each 18-lap race at this long 5.902km circuit, Rea led for the majority of each race, his only company the eventual winner of each leg, Cal Crutchlow.

At the top of the championship Max Biaggi now leads race one podium finisher Leon Haslam by 373 points to 313, with Rea on 243, 39 points ahead of Carlos Checa with three rounds and six races remaining.

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Max Neukirchner went 11th in race one, his best result since the Assen race weekend in April, but a technical problem saw him drop out of race two. Having qualified 18th Max and his team found an improvement for raceday and he was riding well inside the points in race two before he was forced out.

ECHO CRS Honda rider Broc Parkes had a very difficult raceday after making it into Superpole and starting 19th on the grid. A collision with another rider saw him fall on the first lap of race one, and then another fall put him out on lap eight of race two. He stays 20th overall, two places behind Neukirchner.

The HM Pant Honda duo of Ryuichi Kiyonari and Josh Brookes had a tough time in their WSBK wildcard weekend, with Brookes 16th in race one and 12th in race two, Kiyonari 21st in the opener and 16th in race two. They had qualified 17th and 22nd respectively.


Laverty fends off Sofuoglu in thrilling Silverstone race

Pole winner Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) led in impressive form in what was a delayed 16-lap Supersport World Championship race. He would eventually repel the attack put in by championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) and in the overall points standings Sofuoglu now has 203, Laverty 186.

This was Laverty’s sixth win of the season and it came in composed style as he led in the early laps, closely followed for a time by Gino Rea (Intermoto Czech Honda), who eventually finished third - his first podium at this level of racing.

Sofuoglu passed first Rea and then, after some Honda infighting between Kenan and Eugene, Sofuoglu took a lead that lasted until the middle of the final lap. Laverty made a clean pass and held off his championship rival by only 0.220 seconds.

Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki) and Roberto Tamburini (Yamaha) were injured in a first corner crash when the race was first started, and the severity of the crash was such that the race was stopped and restarted over its full length. Medical reports indicated that each rider suffered a broken left collarbone, while Lascorz also sustained two fractured vertebrae and three broken ribs.

For Gino Rea a home race was the perfect place to take a well-deserved third place. He had qualified sixth on the grid, and stuck to the more experienced Laverty until the sheer pace of the leading two riders pushed him back. He is now fifth overall, one place ahead of sixth.

Parkalgar Honda rider Miguel Praia scored yet another career best in a WSS race, finishing sixth today after a disappointing qualifying result of 12th on Saturday. The Portuguese rider was also as close as he has ever been to a podium finish, as part of a fighting group that was chasing Rea.

Massimo Roccoli from the Intermoto Czech Honda team was ninth in the race, eighth in qualifying, as he pushed hard at a circuit he enjoyed riding at.

Ronan Quarmby replaced the injured Michele Pirro in the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team, but had a difficult race after falling and hurting his left leg in practice. He qualified 18th and finished in the same position.

The next round is to be held at the Nürburgring, Germany, between September 3 and September 5.

Eugene Laverty Eugene Laverty & Kenan Sofuoglu & Gino Rea


Eugene Laverty


Eugene Laverty & Kenan Sofuoglu & Gino Rea


SBK Rider Comments:
Jonathan Rea, Hannspree Ten Kate Honda: 2nd and 2nd - 3rd overall.
“In race one Cal had a little bit more pace than me, where I was missing maybe a couple of tenths a lap. The bike was working very well, but we got let down by the tyre a little bit, I think, because it definitely felt a lot different to the one I used in warm-up this morning. Halfway through the second race I was thinking I had the pace to win it but well done to Cal, he rode absolutely superbly. My team gave me a good bike this weekend, and I was able to fight for the race wins at least. I really enjoyed this weekend, and it was a good result to go into the summer break with.”

Max Neukirchner, Hannspree Ten Kate Honda: 11th and DNF - 18th overall.
“Yesterday we were nowhere and we made some good improvements today. The first race was brilliant, and I was able to ride some good laps, but in race two the bike just stopped. I think it would have been possible to get into the top ten. That was the first time this year I feel I have had a very good feeling from the bike and I could fight with some other guys.”

Broc Parkes, ECHO CRS Honda: DNF and DNF - 20th overall.
“We made some real improvements to the bike this weekend and we qualified for Superpole so it was disappointing to not finish each race. But the bike is a lot better and the team did some good work.”

WSS Rider Comments:
Kenan Sofuoglu, Hannspree Ten Kate Honda: 2nd - 1st overall.
“A good race because all weekend we had a difficult time until Sunday morning, when we improved things a lot. We got a lot of points but I want to win. I have to wait until the Nürburgring again now. At the moment the bikes are very similar and I think that Eugene was a bit faster than me.”

Eugene Laverty, Parkalgar Honda: Winner – 2nd overall.
“I thought I had got away early in the race because Gino was pushing me so hard, and we were doing 2.09 lap times, which were like my pole time. I knew the pace was quick and that he was a few seconds over those behind us, so I did not expect Kenan to come through as quick as he did in the end. When he caught me I dropped back behind, because I knew from practice that he was strong towards the end of the lap. I wanted to get a look at him, an there were a few areas where he was weak and I made my move at the first of those.”

Gino Rea, Intermoto Czech Honda: 3rd - 5th overall.
“I can’t believe I am standing on the podium; it is where I have wanted to be for so long. It was an exciting race and I was behind Eugene for quite a lot of it and I didn’t think I would be able to hang onto him. I tried my hardest but as my tyres started going off I started dropping back a bit.”

Miguel Praia, Parkalgar Honda: 6th - 11th overall.
“My best finish in World Supersport so as I am getting older I am getting better, like good port wine! I got pushed wide early on and that was a problem, as I lost two places. I pushed hard to try and catch Robbin Harms but I left my pass on Lagrive too long - maybe two laps too long - and missed my chance. But it was great being only three seconds or so from a podium so it was a good step.”

Ronan Quarmby, Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR: 18th - no ranking overall.
“It wasn’t my luckiest weekend. Basically they found out his morning that I had cracked my ankle yesterday, and there was a bit of swelling. I had an injection and I could not feel the pain but after the red flag my foot was in my boot for a long time, so it started getting painful even after two or three laps. But it was a good experience doing my first World Supersport race.”

Massimo Roccoli, Czech Intermoto Honda: 9th – 13th overall.
“I started well but we could not keep the early pace, so we went from sixth on lap one to ninth. We got some points and it was good for the team for Gino to take third place.”

World Superbike and World Supersport 2010
Round 10 Silverstone – Great Britain


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Superbike Race 1
1 C. CRUTCHLOW / Yamaha YZF R1 / Yamaha Sterilgarda Team
2 J. REA / Honda CBR1000RR / HANNspree Ten Kate Honda
3 L. HASLAM / Suzuki GSX-R1000 / Team Suzuki Alstare
4 M. FABRIZIO / Ducati 1098R / Ducati Xerox Team
5 M. BIAGGI / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / Aprilia Alitalia Racing
6 L. CAMIER / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / Aprilia Alitalia Racing
7 C. CHECA / Ducati 1098R / Althea Racing
8 J. TOSELAND / Yamaha YZF R1 / Yamaha Sterilgarda Team
9 S. BYRNE / Ducati 1098R / Althea Racing
10 T. CORSER / BMW S1000 RR / BMW Motorrad Motorsport
11 M. NEUKIRCHNER / Honda CBR1000RR / HANNspree Ten Kate Honda
12 S. GUINTOLI / Suzuki GSX-R1000 / Team Suzuki Alstare
13 J. SMRZ / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / Team PATA B&G Racing
14 N. HAGA / Ducati 1098R / Ducati Xerox Team
15 L. LANZI / Ducati 1098R / DFX Corse
Jonathan Rea


Jonathan Rea
Superbike Race 2
1 C. CRUTCHLOW / Yamaha YZF R1 / Yamaha Sterilgarda Team
2 J. REA / Honda CBR1000RR / HANNspree Ten Kate Honda
3 L. CAMIER / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / Aprilia Alitalia Racing
4 L. HASLAM / Suzuki GSX-R1000 / Team Suzuki Alstare
5 J. TOSELAND / Yamaha YZF R1 / Yamaha Sterilgarda Team
6 M. BIAGGI / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / Aprilia Alitalia Racing
7 S. GUINTOLI / Suzuki GSX-R1000 / Team Suzuki Alstare
8 S. BYRNE / Ducati 1098R / Althea Racing
9 J. SMRZ / Aprilia RSV4 Factory / Team PATA B&G Racing
10 C. CHECA / Ducati 1098R / Althea Racing
11 R. XAUS / BMW S1000 RR / BMW Motorrad Motorsport
12 J. BROOKES / Honda CBR1000RR / HM Plant Honda
13 N. HAGA / Ducati 1098R / Ducati Xerox Team
14 T. SYKES / Kawasaki ZX 10R / Kawasaki Racing Team
15 L. LANZI / Ducati 1098R / DFX Corse
 
Supersport
1 E. LAVERTY / Honda CBR600RR / Parkalgar Honda
2 K. SOFUOGLU / Honda CBR600RR / HANNspree Ten Kate Honda
3 G. REA / Honda CBR600RR / Intermoto Czech
4 C. DAVIES / Triumph Daytona 675 / ParkinGO Triumph BE1
5 R. HARMS / Honda CBR600RR / Harms Benjan Racing
6 M. PRAIA / Honda CBR600RR / Parkalgar Honda
7 M. LAGRIVE / Triumph Daytona 675 / ParkinGO Triumph BE1
8 D. SALOM / Triumph Daytona 675 / ParkinGO BE1 Triumph
9 M. ROCCOLI / Honda CBR600RR / Intermoto Czech
10 S. LOWES / Honda CBR600RR / GNS Racing
11 J. WESTMORELAND / Yamaha YZF R6 / Came Yamaha
12 F. FORET / Kawasaki ZX-6R / Team Lorenzini by Leoni
13 B. MCCONNELL / Yamaha YZF R6 / Came Yamaha
14 V. IANNUZZO / Triumph Daytona 675 / ParkinGO BE1 Triumph
15 K. FUJIWARA / Kawasaki ZX-6R / Kawasaki Motocard.com
 
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