BSB »

Maiden win for Rea on home turf.

The HM Plant Honda rider was pushed hard by Shane Byrne on the Stobart Honda who came home in second place and Gregorio Lavilla on the Airwaves Ducati was third. This third place has reeled in Ryuichi Kiyonari's championship lead so he now is just one point ahead from the Spaniard in the title chase.

Off the line Rea had a close call when his team-mate Kiyo had a big moment getting away, with the back end of his bike sliding and almost catching Rea.

Rea got away first with Leon Haslam hounding him and Byrne in third place. The race was only two laps old when the Safety Car had to be deployed due to Neil Faulkner having a big off and Aaron Zanotti going down with Hudson Kennaugh.

Once the Safety Car was back in the pits the race was on with Rea and Haslam fighting amongst themselves until Byrne decided to pass both of them on lap four. Meanwhile Lavilla was steadily advancing passing Kiyo on lap seven to take fourth place.

Rizla Suzuki had a tough weekend on their hands with Chris Walker crashing out of eleventh place on lap eight. His team-mate Cal Crutchlow also went down on the last lap at Holiday corner.

Lap nine and it was battle of the team-mates with Lavilla challenging Haslam but to no avail. Kiyo managed to sneak up on Lavilla and nab him on the straight but Lavilla returned the favour just a number of corners later.

By now Rea was closing in on Byrne, and on lap twelve he made his move but Byrne took it back. That was short lived as Rea finally pushed by him to take his number one place with just four laps to go. Lavilla waited until two laps from the end to take his team-mate and relegated the race one winner to fourth place.

BSB race result (2) – Mondello Park:

1. Jonathan Rea
2. Shane Byrne
3. Gregorio Lavilla
4. Leon Haslam
5. Ryuichi Kiyonari
6. Leon Camier
7. Tom Sykes
8. Karl Harris
9. Tommy Hill
10. Scott Smart


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Jonathan Rea (GBR), HM Plant Honda, CBR1000RR, 4, Superbike
Shane Byrne (GBR), Stobart Motorsport, Vent Axia, Honda, CBR1000RR, 67, Superbike
Gregorio Lavilla (ESP), Airwaves Ducati, 999F07, 36, Superbike
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW
Shane Byrne-Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki[pic credit: Freeze-Frame Photography]
Shane Byrne-Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki [pic credit: Freeze-Frame Photography]
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Shane Byrne on teh Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki at Almeria
Shane Byrne on the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki at Almeria
Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Stuart Easton, Shane Byrne debut 2014 Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Shane Byrne at Cartagena Test (pic: Stephen English)
The Podium - picture credit ihphotography.net
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - picture credit ihphotography.net
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - picture credit ihphotography.net
Karl Harris PR Racing Kawasaki - picture credit ihphotography.net

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.