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Pirelli Moto: Superbike Silverstone

WSBK Round 10

The World Superbike motorcycle racing series return to the legendary Silverstone Circuit with its newly revised layout and surprisingly stable weather conditions. An armada of British riders filled the podium in both Worls SBK races.

A stunning double victory went to Yamaha whose local rider Cal Crutchlow took the team’s first two wins today. Cal logged his fastest lap on the penultimate circuit in Race 2, having already set the circuit record of 2’05.259 on lap 13 in Race 1, showing in both cases the durability of Pirelli Diablo Superbike tyres to the race end.

It is also fitting that the popular tyre choice out of the 4 front and 3 rear tyres offered this weekend are available also in the British Superbike series that nurtured the talented pool of UK riders.

The two Superbike race durations stopped the clock just one second apart, for an impressive consistency returning to Silverstone.

It was also interesting to see four different manufacturers across the Superbike race podiums.

Honda’s performance in Supersport was absolute, taking the top three positions which included the Intermoto Czech privateer team, whose 20-year old rider Gino Rea took home his first Supersport podium.

Congratulations to BMW Motorrad Italia for its first perfect season by winning the Superstock 1000 championship with Badovini at the helm and on Diablo Supercorsa SC2 tyres.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
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 Online Editor 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).

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