2013 Donington World Superbike | Results (Updated)

  • 2013 Donington World Superbike | Results Kawasaki Racing's Tom Sykes
  • 2013 Donington World Superbike | Results Aprilia Racing Team's Eugene Laverty
  • 2013 Donington World Superbike | Results Aprilia Racing Team's Sylvain Guintoli
  • 2013 Donington World Superbike | Results Pata Honda Racing's Jonathan Rea
  • 2013 Donington World Superbike | Results FIXI Crescent Suzuki's Jules Cluzel
  • 2013 Donington World Superbike | Results Althea Aprilia's Davide Giugliano
  • 2013 Donington World Superbike | Results Althea Ducati's Carlos Checa

 

2013 Donington World SBK Recap

Spoiler Alert: 2013 World Superbike results from Donington listed below

Competition was expected to be fierce in the 2013 World Superbike Championship, and the first four rounds have proven this expectation.

So far three manufacturers have been dominate – Aprilia, BMW and Kawasaki. The opening round at Phillip Island was a sweep for Aprilia Racing Team, with Sylvain Guintoli and Eugene Laverty each taking a win. Round two at Aragon was dominated by Chaz Davies aboard the BMW Motorrad GoldBet S1000RR. At the next round in Assen, Kawasaki Racing’s Tom Sykes took the first race, Laverty the second.

And two weeks ago at Monza, BMW’s Marco Melandri took the win before his home crowd, and Laverty his third win of the World SBK Championship at race two.

Throughout, though, one rider has taken the headlines due to his unbelievable Superpole wins – Tom Sykes. And the Brit carried this momentum into Donington Park in the UK. Sykes took the Superpole win with a new track best of 1:27.378, breaking the previous record he set at the circuit last season. This was Sykes fourth Superpole win of 2013 World SBK, and 15th of his career.

But Sykes wasn’t finished. He completely dominated the races Sunday, sweeping the round. Joining Sykes on the race-one podium was Melandri and Guintoli. In race two, Sykes took the win ahead of Guintoli and Laverty.

2013 Race 1 Donington World Superbike Recap

In race one, Sykes rode his Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja with perfect precision. He got to turn one first from the pole, and went on to lead all 23 laps.

Melandri didn’t get a great start, but was able to fight he was back up to the front, eventually passing Guintoli on the 16th lap to take second; Guintoli would finish third.

Pata Honda World Superbike’s Jonathan Rea was fierce aboard his CBR1000RR in the early part of the race, but couldn’t keep up the pace, eventually finishing fourth. Rea finished ahead of Kawasaki Racing’s Loris Baz and Aprilia Racing Team’s Eugene Laverty. The RSV4 pilot ran off the track during lap 7 at “Fogarty Esses,” and continued struggling throughout the race.

BMW’s Davies also struggled to a ninth-place finish.  An early withdraw from the race for Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki)

Following a crash at “Goddards” on lap 3, FIXI Crescent Suzuki’s Leon Camier was forced to withdrawal. Teammate Jules Cluzel finished ninth ahead of Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma Aprilia). Ayrton Badovini, Carlos Checa and Niccolò Canepa (Team Ducati Alstare) brought their challenge up to the flag to finish 11th , 12th and 13th respectively.

As for the returning Leon Haslam, the Pata Honda World Superbike rider was forced to withdraw due his fitness levels.

2013 Race 2 Donington World Superbike Recap

Following total domination in race one, Sykes again completed the feat in race two before his home audience. The last time a Kawasaki rider was able to secure both race victories dated back to 2000 (Hitoyasu Izutsu, Sugo WSBK).

Sykes began his charge early in the race, eventually finishing 8.035 seconds ahead of Guintoli, with Laverty taking third.

This was Laverty’s first podium finish at Donington, the Irishman holding off a challenge by Melandri. But the Italian ran off the track at Fogarty Essess, though was able to rejoin and finish fifth behind Althea Aprilia’s Davide Giugliano,

BMW’s Davies finishes sixth, ahead of Baz. An intense four-way battle for 7th saw Niccolo Canepa having the better of Cluzel, Fabrizio and Rea.

The Ducati Alstare team had no luck at Donington’s race 2. Checa was forced to withdrawal due to shoulder issues, and Badovini suffered a crash at turn 2 of lap 19. In race one, the Ducati 1199 Panigale riders finished outside the top 10 (Badovini 11th; Checa 12th).

As for hometown hero Camier, his weekend was completed by another low-speed crash at turn 12, with the Englishman able to get back on track for a final 13th place.

With his double, Sykes now has 169 points, four behind leader Guintoli. In third, 20 behind Sykes is Laverty.

The 2013 World Superbike Championship will now break for two weeks before resuming at Portimao for round six of 15.

2013 Donington World Superbike Race 1 Results:

1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 34’10.881
2. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 34’13.260
3. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’14.689
4. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 34’17.641
5. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 34’24.530
6. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’26.432
7. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’28.334
8. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 34’30.019
9. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 34’38.619
10. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’41.698
11. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 34’42.492
12. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 34’42.697
13. Niccolò Canepa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 34’42.811
14. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 34’53.906
15. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 35’40.992
RT. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 27’50.190
RT. Alexander Lundh (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 22’01.444
RT. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 3’05.872

2013 Donington World Superbike Race 2 Results:

1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 34’06.921
2. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’14.956
3. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’17.659
4. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’19.178
5. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 34’22.897
6. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 34’23.396
7. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 34’34.445
8. Niccolò Canepa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 34’37.107
9. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 34’37.422
10. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34’37.806
11. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 34’38.450
12. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 34’53.703
13. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 35’01.430
14. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35’12.710
15. Alexander Lundh (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 35’27.352
16. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 35’27.640
RT. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 27’21.324

2013 World Superbike Point Standings (after five of 15 rounds):

1. Sylvain Guintoli, Aprilia: 173
2. Tom Sykes, Kawasaki: 169
3. Eugene Laverty, Aprilia: 149
4. Marco Melandri, BMW: 127
5. Chaz Davies, BMW: 112
6. Loris Baz, Kawasaki: 95
7. Jonathan Rea, Honda: 89
8. Michel Fabrizio, Aprilia: 86
9. Davide Giugliano, Aprilia: 72
10. Jules Cluzel, Suzuki: 55
11. Leon Camier, Suzuki: 49
12. Max Neukirchner, Ducati: 45
13. Ayrton Badovini, Ducati: 37
14. Carlos Checa, Ducati: 33
15. Leon Haslam, Honda: 29
16. Ivan Clementi, BMW: 14
17. Federico Sandi, Kawasaki: 14
18. Niccolò Canepa, Ducati: 11
19. Fabrizio Lai, Kawasaki: 8
20. Alexander Lundh, Kawasaki: 8
21. Vittorio Iannuzzo, BMW: 7
22. Glen Allerton, BMW: 6
23. Jamie Stauffer, Honda: 4
24. Kosuke Akiyoshi, Honda: 2
25. Mark Aitchison, Ducati: 2

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