French Round - Race 1






Sat 29th September 2018

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
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Jonathan Rea's hallmark performance in the opening Magny-Cours race secures a 13th race win of the year and with it the 2018 World Superbike championship. Having dominated all season, the Kawasaki rider followed pole-sitting team-mate Tom Sykes for the opening lap before sizing up his rival with a pass up the inside at Turn 3 at the start of lap two. Both Kawasaki riders traded new race lap records over the first half of the race but in typical fashion from Rea he gradually inched out his lead to a comfortable margin to deny Sykes any opportunity to line up an aggressive late attack. With Rea retaining a lead of three seconds he duly charged to a seventh consecutive win, his 13th of the year, to clinch a fourth consecutive World Superbike title.
Sykes could only settle for second but stretched ahead of Barni Ducati’s Xavi Fores who claimed his first podium since Aragon to strengthen his lead in the Independents’ standings. The Spanish rider saw off a spirited fight from Milwaukee Aprilia’s Lorenzo Savadori who just missed out in a race-long battle in his pursuit for a maiden World Superbike podium.

Result List
#/ Rider / Nat. /Team /Constructor /Time/Gap/Points

1/Jonathan Rea /GBR /Kawasaki Racing Team /Kawasaki /34'15.613/25
2/Tom Sykes /GBR/Kawasaki Racing Team /Kawasaki /+3.091/20
3/Xavi Fores /SPA /BARNI Racing Team /Ducati /+8.558/16
4/Lorenzo Savadori /ITA /Milwaukee Aprilia /Aprilia /+9.193/13
5/Chaz Davies /GBR /Aruba.it Racing /Ducati /+10.074/11
6/Marco Melandri /ITA /Aruba.it Racing /Ducati /+12.509/10
7/Michael van der Mark /NDL/Pata Yamaha /Yamaha /+14.733/9
8/Toprak Razgatlioglu /TUR /Kawasaki Puccetti Racing/Kawasaki /+22.878/8
9/Eugene Laverty /GBR /Milwaukee Aprilia /Aprilia /+23.028/7
10/Loris Baz /FRA /Althea BMW Racing Team /BMW /+23.109/6
11/Leon Camier /GBR /Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team /Honda /+24.709/5
12/Jordi Torres /SPA /MV Agusta Reparto Corse /MV Agusta /+32.766/4
13/Jake Gagne /USA /Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team /Honda /+33.456/3
14/Leandro Mercado /ARG /Orelac Racing VerdNatura/Aprilia /+37.808/2
15/Román Ramos /SPA /Team Go Eleven /Kawasaki /+46.558/1
16/PJ Jacobsen /USA /Triple M Honda World Superbike Team /Honda /+49.525
17/JeremyGuarnoni/FRA /Pedercini Racing SC-Project /Kawasaki /+57.484
18/Alex Lowes /GBR /Pata Yamaha /Yamaha /+1'12.942
NC/Michael Rinaldi /ITA /Aruba.it Racing /Ducati /DNF
NC/MatthieuLussiana/FRA /Team ASPI /BMW /DNF
NC/Jakub Smrz /CZE /Guandalini Racing /Yamaha /DNF

Standings after race

1 /Jonathan REA /445
2 /Chaz DAVIES /315
3 /Michael VAN DER MARK /293
4 /Tom SYKES /260
5 /Marco MELANDRI /239
6 /Alex LOWES /204
7 /Xavi FORES /186
8 /Eugene LAVERTY /129
9 /Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU /116
10 /Lorenzo SAVADORI /115

Team Standings

1/Kawasaki Racing Team /705
2/Aruba.it Racing /628
3/Pata Yamaha /504
4/Milwaukee Aprilia /255
5/BARNI Racing Team /186
6/Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team /146
7/Kawasaki Puccetti Racing /119
8/Althea BMW Racing Team /109
9/MV Agusta Reparto Corse /96
10/Orelac Racing VerdNatura/61
11/Team Go Eleven /56
12/Team Pedercini /29
13/Triple M Honda World Superbike Team /21
14/Puccetti Racing /14
15/Guandalini Racing /6
16/Buildbase Suzuki /3

Constructor Standings

1/Kawasaki /470
2/Ducati /388
3/Yamaha /327
4/Aprilia /189
5/Honda /125
6/BMW /109
7/MV Agusta /96
8/Suzuki /3

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