Winning race two was Aruba.it Racing Ducati’s Chaz Davies. The Panigale 1199 R pilot was joined on the podium by the Pata Yamaha YZF-R1 duo of Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark, respectively.
After race two, the newly-crowned WorldSBK Champion Rea said: “Without the incident that put me out of the race we could have been fighting for the win.
“My pace all weekend in the dry has been a little bit of a step ahead of the others. The conditions were a little intermittent throughout the race, so it is hard to say how it would have gone. But I was confident to be able to race with Chaz (Davies). Wet or dry we have set the level this weekend.
“The good news is that I have had some checks on my right foot and nothing is broken. I hit something really solid on the other bike, as it has broken skin on my foot and it was enough to take my footpeg completely off; the whole set-up. So I am very lucky and it could have been a lot worse.”
Rea’s teammate finished seventh, which was enough points for Kawasaki to claim a third-straight manufacturer’s title
The 2017 World Superbike Championship continues in three-weeks time at Jerez in Spain where Rea claimed two podiums last season.
Jonathan Rea Statistics
- World Champion 2015, 2016 & 2017
- 2017: Races 22, Wins 12, Podiums 20, Superpoles 5
- Career Race Wins: 50 (35 for Kawasaki)
- Career Podiums: 108 (66 For Kawasaki)
- Career Poles: 13 (9 For Kawasaki)
2017 World Superbike Point Standings (after 11 of 13 rounds):
|6||Michael van der Mark||Yamaha||NLD||189|
|8||Leon Camier||MV Agusta||GBR||146|
|16||Raffaele De Rosa||BMW||ITA||44|
|18||Alex De Angelis||Kawasaki||SM||33|