Rea & Baz Score At Silverstone

Jonathan Rea claimed race one of Sunday's World Superbike double at England's Silverstone Circuit. (WSBK Photo)
Jonathan Rea claimed race one of Sunday’s World Superbike double at England’s Silverstone Circuit. (WSBK Photo)

SILVERSTONE, England – Jonathan Rea and Loris Baz each scored victories during Sunday’s World Superbike events at the Silverstone Circuit.

Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) won race one in spectacular fashion. The Brit got back on the top step of the podium after more than a year, as his previous win dated back to 2012 (Donington Park). Rea pulled away from the chasing pack on lap seven, as the rain started to fall heavier on the track.

The race was reduced by one lap due to the delayed start and was characterised by intermittent conditions, that played a key factor and brought to constant and unpredictable position changes throughout the 17 laps.

Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) managed to get back in contention for the podium in the closing stages, to edge Leon Camier from second place during the final lap. Camier delivered his and FIXI Crescent Suzuki Team’s first podium of the season on his 27th birthday.

In race two Baz was leading during the final lap when the red flag was waved, as the rain suddenly increased and two riders fell off at Stowe corner. One of the two involved was Jules Cluzel, who managed to rejoin and make it back to the pits, sealing a fantastic maiden podium finish as the results reverted back to the previous lap, when he was running second.

Baz, on the other hand, was able to shine again on the English track, that saw him getting his first ever WSBK win one year ago (race one).

Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) ended in third place, ahead of Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) and Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), who had his shot at the lead before losing several positions, during the incredible seven-way battle that characterised the second part of the race.