2014 Imola World Superbike Results

  • 2014 Imola World Superbike Results Pata Honda World Superbike's Jonathan Rea
  • 2014 Imola World Superbike Results Kawasaki Racing Team's Tom Sykes
  • 2014 Imola World Superbike Results Althea Racing Ducati's Niccolo Canepa
  • 2014 Imola World Superbike Results Aprilia Racing Team's Sylvain Guintoli
  • 2014 Imola World Superbike Results Ducati Team's Chaz Davies
  • 2014 Imola World Superbike Results Aprilia Racing Team's Marco Melandri
  • 2014 Imola World Superbike Results Team Hero EBR's Geoff May

2014 Imola World SBK Results from Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari

Spoiler Alert: 2014 World Superbike results from Imola listed below

A new points leader emerged following the fourth round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola.

The rider? Pata Honda World Superbike’s Jonathan Rea, who put in a dominate performance at a scorching hot 3.06-mile Imola track containing 22 corners.

The Northern Irishman piloted his CBR1000RR Fireblade to the top spots in two free practices before taking the pole by 0.265 ahead of Aprilia Racing Team’s Sylvain Guintoli.

Rea continued this momentum into the doubleheader, winning both 19-lap races by over four seconds ahead of the 28-rider grid. And, more impressively, he led all 19 laps of each race. This was also Rea’s third-straight win of 2014 SBK after taking race 2 at Assen two weeks ago.

Joining Rea on the race-one podium was Ducati Superbike Team’s Chaz Davies (Panigale 1199 R) and Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes (ZX-10R Ninja). In race two, Rea finished ahead of Davies once again, with Guintoli (RSVR) taking third.

With his wins, Rea has 139 points, leading the reigning World Superbike Champion Sykes by four points. Guintoli is in third, 16 points behind Rea.

As for the Americans, the Team Hero EBR pilots continue to struggle as development continues on the 1190 RX. Aaron Yates suffered two DNFs, and Geoff May a DNF in race one, and 18th in race two.

The series now breaks for a week before heading to Donington Park in the UK. Following are the race recaps from 2014 Imola World Superbike, courtesy of Dorna.

2014 Imola World Superbike Race 1 Recap

The sun continued to shine at Imola as the first race of the day got underway in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd.

From the start, pole man Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) immediately took the lead ahead of the Aprilia Racing Team duo of Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli. Chaz Davies (Ducati Racing Team) moved up to second at the end of lap one and as the laps progressed a number of riders in the leading group would run off track in their efforts to keep up with the flying British duo at the front.

By half distance, Rea had moved clear of the chasing pack with a lead of almost two seconds. Behind the leader a four rider fight involving Davies, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), Sylvain Guintoli who had worked hard to bridge the gap after an off track excursion at the chicane on lap 2, Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) became more intense with every corner.

Giugliano slid out of contention on the twelfth lap, the Italian clearly annoyed as the front end of his Ducati went away from him.

At the flag and after 19 exciting laps it was Rea who took back to back wins ahead of Davies and Sykes, who complete the race one podium. The Ulsterman now sit second in the standings, with only ten points to make up from the leader Tom Sykes.

In the EVO battle, Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia) came out on top, finishing comfortably ahead of David Salom (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Luca Scassa (Team Pedercini Kawasaki). Ivan Goi (Barni Racing Team) and Niccolo Canepa (Althea Racing Ducati) crashed without injury.

2014 Imola World Superbike Race 2 Recap:

Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) once again made the best start as race two, but unlike race one, Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) and Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) who also started from the front row, made equally impressive starts to ensure that they were in contention from the beginning.

The race two pace was a lot higher than the earlier encounter as Rea lapped at almost lap record pace on his first flying lap.

Reigning champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) started slowly but was soon up to 4th after displacing Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) who in turn had moved ahead of race one podium finisher Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team).

As the race progressed and with Rea out in front by over 5 seconds, Davies and Guintoli together with Sykes and his fellow Kawasaki rider Loris Baz, were involved in an intense battle which raged until the final lap.

At the flag Rea took a double victory ahead of Davies, who clung on to his second podium of the day and Guintoli who fought hard to finish 3rd.

Loris Baz got the better of his team mate Tom Sykes to claim fourth, with Davide Giugliano putting the disappointment of his race one crash behind him with a solid 6th.

Niccolo Canepa had a technical failure in the closing laps as it looked certain that he was heading to the best classified award in the EVO category. His retirement handed that accolade once again to Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia).

2014 Imola World Superbike Race 1 Results:

1. Jonathan Rea, Great Britain, PATA Honda World Superbike CBR1000RR
2. Chaz Davies, Great Britain, Ducati Superbike Team 1199 Panigale R (+ 4.511 seconds)
3. Tom Sykes, Great Britain, Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R (+ 6.492 seconds)
4. Loris Baz, France, Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R
5. Sylvain Guintoli, France, Aprilia Racing Team RSV4
6. Marco Melandri, Italy, Aprilia Racing Team RSV4
7. Eugene Laverty, Ireland, Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000
8. Alex Lowes, Great Britain, Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000
9. Toni Elias, Spain, Red Devils Roma RSV4
10. Leon Haslam, Great Britain, PATA Honda World Superbike CBR1000RR
11. Leon Camier, Great Britain, BMW Motorrad Italia SBK S1000RR
12. David Salom, Spain, Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R
13. Luca Scassa, Italy, Team Pedercini ZX-10R
14. Jeremy Guarnoni, France, MRS Kawasaki ZX-10R
15. Alessandro Andreozzi, Italy, Team Pedercini ZX-10R
16. Fabien Foret, France, MAHI Racing Team India ZX-10R
17. Sheridan Morais, Russia, IRON BRAIN Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R
18. Claudio Corti, Italy, MV Agusta RC-Yakhnich M. F4RR
19. Peter Sebestyen, Hungary, BMW Team Toth S1000RR
20. Imre Toth, Hungary, BMW Team Toth S1000RR

DNFs:
Davide Giugliano, Italy, Ducati Superbike Team 1199 Panigale R
Michel Fabrizio, Italy, IRON BRAIN Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R
Aaron Yates, USA, Team Hero EBR 1190RX
Niccolo Canepa, Italy, Althea Racing 1199 Panigale R
Ivan Goi, Italy, BARNI Racing Team 1199 Panigale R
Geoff May, USA, Team Hero EBR 1190RX
Christian Iddon, Great Britain, Team Bimota Alstare BB3
Ayrton Badovini, Italy, Team Bimota Alstare BB3

2014 Imola World Superbike Race 2 Results:

1. Jonathan Rea, Great Britain, PATA Honda World Superbike CBR1000RR
2. Chaz Davies, Great Britain, Ducati Superbike Team 1199 Panigale R (+ 4.095 seconds)
3. Sylvain Guintoli, France, Aprilia Racing Team RSV4 (+ 5.546 seconds)
4. Loris Baz, France, Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R
5. Tom Sykes, Great Britain, Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R
6. Davide Giugliano, Italy, Ducati Superbike Team 1199 Panigale R
7. Toni Elias, Spain, Red Devils Roma RSV4
8. Leon Haslam, Great Britain, PATA Honda World Superbike CBR1000RR
9. Eugene Laverty, Ireland, Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000
10. Alex Lowes, Great Britain, Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000
11. Marco Melandri, Italy, Aprilia Racing Team RSV4
12. Leon Camier, Great Britain, BMW Motorrad Italia SBK S1000RR
13. David Salom, Spain, Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R
14. Luca Scassa, Italy, Team Pedercini ZX-10R
15. Fabien Foret, France, MAHI Racing Team India ZX-10R
16. Jeremy Guarnoni, France, MRS Kawasaki ZX-10R
17. Alessandro Andreozzi, Italy, Team Pedercini ZX-10R
18. Geoff May, USA, Team Hero EBR 1190RX
19. Imre Toth, Hungary, BMW Team Toth S1000RR

DNFs:
Niccolo Canepa, Italy, Althea Racing 1199 Panigale R
Sheridan Morais, Russia, IRON BRAIN Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R
Michel Fabrizio, Italy, IRON BRAIN Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R
Peter Sebestyen, Hungary, BMW Team Toth S1000RR
Aaron Yates, USA, Team Hero EBR 1190RX
Claudio Corti, Italy, MV Agusta RC-Yakhnich M. F4RR
Ivan Goi, Italy, BARNI Racing Team 1199 Panigale R
Ayrton Badovini, Italy, Team Bimota Alstare BB3
Christian Iddon, Great Britain, Team Bimota Alstare BB3

2014 World Superbike Standings (after 4 of 13 rounds):

1. J. REA, HONDA 139
2. T. SYKES, KAWASAKI 135
3. S. GUINTOLI, APRILIA 123
4. L. BAZ, KAWASAKI 119
5. C. DAVIES, DUCATI 87
6. M. MELANDRI, APRILIA 84
7. D. GIUGLIANO, DUCATI 69
8. E. LAVERTY, SUZUKI 62
9. L. HASLAM, HONDA 58
10. A. LOWES, SUZUKI 50
11. T. ELIAS, APRILIA 50
12. D. SALOM, KAWASAKI 34
13. N. CANEPA, DUCATI 28
14. L. CAMIER, BMW 20
15. L. SCASSA, KAWASAKI 16
16. F. FORET, KAWASAKI 10
17. S. MORAIS, KAWASAKI 10
18. J. GUARNONI, KAWASAKI 7
19. G. ALLERTON, BMW 6
20. K. BOS, HONDA 5
21. C. CORTI, MV AGUSTA 5
22. M. FABRIZIO, KAWASAKI 2
23. A. ANDREOZZI, KAWASAKI 1

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