Silverstone Superbike: Race 2 Results

World SBK Results

Cal Crutchlow pleased his home crowd at Silverstone once again on Sunday, taking the race 2 victory in Round 10 of the 2010 World Superbike Championship. This win combined with the Yamaha Sterilgarda rider’s other in race 1 creates a perfect double for the Brit, and his first taste of victory in the WSBK class.

Just as in race 1, the 65,000 fans at the 3.666-mile Silverstone track also saw three Brits on the podium for race 2, this time Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea and Aprilia Alitalia rider Leon Camier. Rounding out the top five were yet two more Brits, Suzuki Alstare’s Leon Haslam and Crutchlow’s teammate James Toseland.

Like race 1, this one also came down to a battle between Crutchlow and Rea, but it was the latter that took the lead in turn 1. Crutchlow would stay right on Rea’s back tire for 16 laps, finally getting past him at the Becketts. Rea would attempt to counter the pass, but was unsuccessful.

Crutchlow would go onto to win the 18-lap race. His victories this weekend at Silverstone bump him from tenth to fifth in the championship with 188 points. Rea earned his fourth straight podium of the season, strengthening his third-place position in the points to 243.

Arriving alone in third 8.834 seconds behind the leaders was Aprilia Alitalia’s Leon Camier. He started from 16 on the grid, but was quickly up front, battling with his teammate Max Biaggi for a few laps before having third to himself.

Biaggi would run wide on lap 13, the mistake dropping him back two spots behind Crutchlow’s teammate James Toseland and Althea Racing Ducati rider Shane Bryne. Toseland would charge after Haslam, and passed him on lap 16. But Haslam would fight back, and beat Toseland to the line by 0.026 of a second. Biaggi would take sixth from Bryne by just a second.

America’s Roger Lee Hayden placed his Pedercini Racing Ducati in 17th.

As for DNFs, BMW Motorrad rider Troy Corser crashed out on lap two while in fourth, and Honda’s Broc Parkes on lap 7. Ten Kate Honda rider Max Neukirchner DNF’d due to technical problems, as did Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio.

Max Biaggi maintained his lead after placing his Aprilia RSV4 in sixth, and now has a 60-point lead over Haslam.

World Superbike now has a month-long break, and continues on Sept. 5 for Round 11 of 13 at Nurburgring in Germany.

Silverstone Superbike Results, Race 2:

1. Cal Crutchlow, GB, Yamaha YZF-R1, 18 laps, 37:48.348

2. Jonathan Rea, GB, Honda CBR1000RR, -2.070 seconds

3. Leon Camier, GB, Aprilia RSV4 Factory, -8.834

4. Leon Haslam, GB, Suzuki GSX-R1000, -13.232

5. James Toseland, GB, Yamaha YZF-R1, -13.258

6. Max Biaggi, Italy, Aprilia RSV4 Factory, -13.568

7. Sylvain Guintoli, France, Suzuki GSX-R1000, -13.963

8. Shane Byrne, GB, Ducati 1098R, -14.432

9. Jakub Smrz, Czech Republic, Aprilia RSV4 Factory, -16.399

10. Carlos Checa, Spain, Ducati 1098R, -19.874

11. Ruben Xaus, Spain, BMW S1000RR, -26.268

12. Josh Brookes, Australia, Honda CBR1000RR, -28.003

13. Noriyuki Haga, Japan, Ducati 1098, -28.550

14. Tom Sykes, GB, Kawasaki ZX-10R, -30.117

15. Lorenzo Lanzi, Italy, Ducati 1098R, -30.415

16. Ryuichi Kiyonari, Japan, Honda CBR1000RR, -58.607

17. Roger Hayden, USA, Kawasaki ZX-10R, -63.157

18. Tom Bridewell, GB, Honda CBR1000RR, -63.298

19. Akira Yanagawa, Japan, Kawasaki ZX-10R, -80.285

20. Matteo Baiocci, Italy, Kawasaki ZX-10R, -80.419

21. Michel Fabrizio, Italy, Ducati 1098, -4 laps, mechanical trouble

22. Broc Parkes, Australia, Honda CBR1000RR, -11 laps, crash

23. Max Neukirchner, Germany, Honda CBR1000RR, -12 laps, mechanical trouble

24. Troy Corser, Australia, BMW S1000RR, -17 laps, crash

World Championship Standings (after 10 of 13 rounds):

1. Biaggi, 373 points

2. Haslam, 313

3. Rea, 243

4. Checa, 204

5. Crutchlow, 188

6. Toseland, 179

7. Haga, 177

8. Camier, 164

9. Fabrizio, 160

10. Corser, 155

11. Guintoli, 151

12. Byrne, 123

13. Smrz, 71

14. Xaus, 69

15. Scassa, 53

16. Sykes, 50

17. Lanzi, 46

18. Neukirchner, 40

19. Chris Vermeulen, 10

20. Parkes, 9

21. Hayden, 7

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).