Motorcycle Racing News 2013 Jerez World Superbike | Results

2013 Jerez World Superbike | Results

2013 World Superbike Results from Jerez

Spoiler Alert: 2013 World Superbike results from Jerez in Spain listed below

The final round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship got underway Sunday at the Jerez Circuit in Spain. And heading into the World SBK season finale, Kawasaki Racing’s Tom Sykes only needed a podium finish to clinch the 2013 WSBK title. And this is just what the 28-year-old British rider did.

Sykes’ third-place finish in race one allowed him to clinch his first-ever World Superbike title since jointing the series five years ago. Sykes, who finished a half point behind last year’s champion Max Biaggi (retired, Aprilia), also gave Kawasaki its first WSBK title in 20 years, the last one arriving with Scott Russell at the controls of a ZXR750 in 1993.

Sykes went on to finish second in race two, giving him a total of 17 podiums, nine race wins and 8 Tissot Superpoles in the 2013 World Superbike Championship.

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R Ninja Superbike) says: “Words cannot describe how I feel. I am very level headed but since Magny Cours there are moments where my mind started dreaming. When I was dreaming I had goose bumps and it was magical to even dream I could be world champion. But that was maybe 2% of what I am feeling now after winning the title.

“In race two it was my intention to do well, even though it would be difficult to top race one as all my energy had kind of gone after the first one. I hoped to be closer to the front but I did not expect to win. I think this was just Eugene’s race, although my Ninja ZX-10R was working very well. All things considered I have to be very happy today.

“World Champion, podium in the races and it has been an absolute pleasure to race with these guys this year. It was good for the championship that it got decided at the final round again, especially at this beautiful circuit, with these great fans. My team is mostly Spanish so it is a home round for them. The championship win has not fully sunk in yet but it will do soon, I’m sure.”

At Jerez, Aprilia Racing Team’s Eugene Laverty scored a double, the second time this season including his double at Istanbul.

The Irishman was joined on the podium by BMW Motorrad GoldBet’s Marco Melandri and Sykes in race one. In race two, the Aprilia RSV4 pilot was joined on the podium by Sykes and the other Aprilia Racing rider, Sylvain Guintoli.

Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team RSV4 Superbike) says: “Those were two very different wins today. The second one was definitely easier because I was able to create a gap in front of Tom after overtaking, whereas in Race 1 the battle took place all within a few meters.

“I’m quite pleased with this double win. It’s a result that confirms our potential along with the string of podiums at the end of the season. It’s a shame we lost some important points at the beginning of the year, but I don’t like to whinge or make excuses. In any case finishing second in the rider championship with more wins than the rest is an excellent result and so is the Manufacturer Title for Aprilia.”

In the points standings, Laverty finished 23 points behind Sykes, with Guintoli finishing 45 back.

Following are recaps from each race:

Jerez World Superbike Race 1 Recap

Laverty won race one after a superb final lap overtake on Melandri on the outside, at the last turn. The two riders pulled away in the early laps, with Laverty leader for most of race until the penultimate tour, when the Italian passed the Irishman at Turn 6.

Guintoli finished a lonely fourth, ahead of Toni Elias (Red Devils Aprilia) and Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Aprilia), both unable to repeat on the race distance the competitive lap-times set in free practice and qualifying.

The Top-10 for Race 1 was completed by Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet), Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), Xavi Fores (Team Ducati Alstare) and Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini Kawasaki).

Jerez World Superbike Race Two Recap

In race two, the newly crowned World SBK Champion took second place behind Laverty.

The Irishman battled out with Sykes throughout the first half of the race, eventually overtaking the Brit at the of the thirteenth lap and pulling away, to claim his second double-win of the season and the ninth race victory – same number of wins as the new Champion.

The other works Aprilia rider Guintoli completed again the podium by crossing the line a lonely third, ahead of Toni Elias (Red Devils Aprilia), Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) and Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki).

Lorenzo Lanzi (Mesaroli A.S. Ducati) finished his weekend on a positive note as he ended up 7th, followed by Jules Cluzel (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) and Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Aprilia).

Local Xavi Forés (Team Ducati Alstare) crashed out of Turn 1 right after the start of the race, due to a collision with another rider, while Melandri did not line up on the grid due to the injured ankle that bothered him also in the first race.

2013 Jerez World Superbike Race 1 Results:

1. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 36’00.919

2. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 36’01.137

3. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 36’07.600

4. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 36’10.246

5. Toni Elias (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 36’21.365

6. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 36’28.552

7. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 36’29.540

8. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 36’30.467

9. Xavi Fores (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale 36’30.883

10. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 36’37.900

11. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 36’37.927

12. Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 36’44.098

13. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale 36’48.179

14. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale 36’53.073

15. Lorenzo Lanzi (Mesaroli Transports A.S.) Ducati 1098R 36’53.831

16. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 36’55.333

17. Michel Fabrizio (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 37’03.028

18. Broc Parkes (Monster Energy Yamaha – Yart) Yamaha YZF R1 37’03.487

NC. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 37’26.486

RT. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 33’25.707

2013 Jerez World Superbike Race 2 Results:

1. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 36’05.989

2. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 36’08.700

3. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 36’11.699

4. Toni Elias (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 36’21.498

5. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 36’27.819

6. Leon Camier (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 36’32.547

7. Lorenzo Lanzi (Mesaroli Transports A.S.) Ducati 1098R 36’36.829

8. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 36’39.045

9. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 36’42.288

10. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 36’46.856

11. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale 36’50.297

12. Broc Parkes (Monster Energy Yamaha – Yart) Yamaha YZF R1 36’58.472

13. Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 36’59.663

14. Michel Fabrizio (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 37’26.305

15. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 36’37.139

RT. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 7’04.803

RT. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale 3’37.385

RT. Xavi Fores (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale

RT. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR

NS. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR

2013 World Superbike Championship Final Point Standings:

1. Tom Sykes, Kawasaki: 447

2. Eugene Laverty, Aprilia: 424

3. Sylvain Guintoli, Aprilia: 402

4. Marco Melandri, BMW: 359

5. Chaz Davies, BMW: 290

6. Davide Giugliano, Aprilia: 211

7. Michel Fabrizio, Honda: 188

8. Loris Baz, Kawasaki: 180

9. Jonathan Rea, Honda: 176

10. Jules Cluzel, Suzuki: 175

11. Leon Camier, Suzuki: 132

12. Ayrton Badovini, Ducati: 130

13. Leon Haslam, Honda: 91

14. Max Neukirchner, Ducati: 91

15. Carlos Checa, Ducati: 80

16. Toni Elias, Aprilia: 70

17. Federico Sandi, Kawasaki: 55

18. Mark Aitchison, Kawasaki: 46

19. Vittorio Iannuzzo, BMW: 27

20. Lorenzo Lanzi, Ducati: 23

21. David Salom, Kawasaki: 22

22. Ivan Clementi, BMW: 18

23. Vincent Philippe, Suzuki: 13

24. Niccolò Canepa, Ducati: 12

25. Fabrizio Lai, Ducati: 11

26. Michele Pirro, Ducati: 10

27. Alexander Lundh, Kawasaki: 10

28. Roger Lee Hayden, Suzuki: 8

29. Blake Young, Suzuki: 8

30. Xavi Fores, Ducati: 7

31. Sylvain Barrier, BMW: 7

32. Markus Reiterberger, BMW: 7

33. Glen Allerton, BMW: 6

34. Tolga Uprak, Kawasaki: 5

35. Broc Parkes, Yamaha: 4

36. Matej Smrz, Yamaha: 4

37. Jamie Stauffer, Honda: 4

38. Yunus Ercelik, BMW: 3

39. Danny Eslick, Suzuki: 2

40. Kosuke Akiyoshi, Honda: 2

41. Noriyuki Haga, BMW: 2

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