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Marco Melandri crossed the Jerez finish line just where he had started race one; right behind Eugene Laverty. Melandri lined up on the P4 on the inside of Row 2 right behind the Aprilia rider. Laverty won the race to turn 1 and took the lead with Tom Sykes and his Kawasaki in P2 and Melandri in P3. By Lap 2 Melandri had overtaken Sykes and began hunting down Laverty. Melandri caught and over took his rival on the penultimate lap but was unable to hold the lead. Meanwhile Sykes sat on an island some six seconds the lead pair and almost three seconds ahead of the P4 Guintoli and his Aprilia.
Laverty and Melandri were all smiles at the podium celebration. However, Sykes on the lowest step of the podium had the biggest smile of the three. His finish secured the World Superbike Rider Championship for Sykes, the first championship for a Kawasaki rider since 1993 when Scott Russel took the title.
1 1 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory
2 4 33 M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR 21 0.218
3 2 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 21 6.681
4 5 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21 9.327
5 6 24 T. ELIAS ESP Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21 20.446
6 3 34 D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21 27.633
7 10 19 C. DAVIES GBR BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR 21 28.621
8 7 2 L. CAMIER GBR Fixi Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 21 29.548
9 8 12 X. FORES ESP Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R 21 29.964
10 9 8 M.AITCHISON AUS Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 21 36.981
11 18 16 J. CLUZEL FRA Fixi Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 21 37.008
12 16 20 S. BARRIER FRA BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK BMW S1000 RR 21 43.179
13 13 86 A. BADOVINI ITA Team Ducati Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R 21 47.260
14 19 27 M.NEUKIRCHNER GER MR-Racing Ducati 1199 Panigale R 21 52.154
15 12 57 L. LANZI ITA Mesaroli Transports A.S. Ducati 1098R 21 52.912
16 14 23 F. SANDI ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 21 54.414
17 15 84 M.FABRIZIO ITA Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 21
18 11 70 B. PARKES AUS Monster Energy Yamaha - Yart Yamaha YZF R1 21
NC 20 31 V. IANNUZZO ITA Grillini Dentalmatic SBK BMW S1000 RR 15 6 Laps
RET 17 91 L. HASLAM GBR Pata Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR 13 8 Laps
fim-live.com Laverty at the double
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BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team WSBK Jerez Races
A strong finale: BMW Motorrad concluded its factory commitment in the FIM Superbike World Championship with a successful performance at Jerez (ESP). In the first race of the 2013 season finale, factory rider Marco Melandri fought for victory until the finish line, coming home in second on his BMW S 1000 RR and claiming the fastest lap. Unfortunately Marco could not take part in race two due to his injured ankle. His team-mate Chaz Davies (GBR) finished the last races of the year in seventh and fifth respectively. Sylvain Barrier (FRA) showed a strong World Superbike debut on a third RR of the BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team. He finished 12th in race one and fought within the top 10 in race two but crashed and slipped back to 13th. It was also a strong finale for BMW in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. Two weeks after Sylvain celebrated his second consecutive Riders? title with the BMW HP4 of the BMW Motorrad GoldBet STK Team, the German manufacturer today also secured the Manufacturers? title in the series
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