SSTK: Barrier win revives title hopes

It wouldn't take long for his efforts to be rewarded as Staring would also come down at turn 11 in his attempts to keep up with the BMW rider. Despite his attempts to get going again, Staring would concede defeat to accept a retirement that effectively puts him out of the title chase.

With his rivals down and out, Barrier coasted to the finish line to claim his fourth victory of the season, a result that reduces La Marra's advantage in the standings to just six points with two races remaining. Staring and Guarnoni, meanwhile, are still mathematically in the hunt, but 33 and 37 points adrift respectively with only 50 up for grabs.

With three of the four front runners failing to finish, Kev Coghlan took full advantage to claim his maiden Superstock 1000 podium on the DMC Ducati 1199 Panigale, the Briton crossing the line in a fine second position.

He was followed home by Alpha BMW rider Markus Reiterberger, who had the honour of breaking his own podium duck on home soil, while Staring'ss team-mate Leandro Mercado was another to post a new personal best to raise some smiles for Pedercini Kawasaki in fourth.

Monza race winner Lorenzo Savadori finished a quiet fifth place on the sole surviving Barni Ducati, just ahead of Fabio Massei, while Christoffer Bergman, Ondrej Jezek, Marco Bussolotti and Matthieu Lussiana all capitalised on the drama ahead to secure top ten finishes.

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Barrier, German SSTK 1000 2012
Barrier, German SSTK 1000 2012
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Barrier, British SSTK 1000 Race 2012
Barrier, British SSTK 1000 2012
Barrier, Czech SSTK 1000 2012
Barrier, Spanish SSTK 1000 2012
Barrier, German SSTK 1000 2012
Kazuki Watanabe, Team Go Eleven Kawasaki, [Credit:]
David Salom, Kawasaki, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]

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edexup - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 2:54 PM

Well done Kev Coghlan. This lad deserves more coverage. The 4 riders who out-qualified him this weekend are all bikes from very established teams running well developed bikes. Kev is riding for a bike shop, on the Panigale - that even Ducati themselves don't think is ready for WSBK duty. Stick it to them Kev.

Pedrobot - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 3:55 PM

Totally agree with edexup, kev has worked his **** off this season and with all respect to the appleyard team he was right to leave them. Hope the rest of the season goes well for him.

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