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Chaz Davies has secured his ninth career World Superbike double victory with a dominant performance at the Lausitzring, while Jonathan Rea held on to second place to extend his championship lead to 70 points.

After controlling the pace throughout race one, Davies made solid progress through the field on the reversed grid at the start of race two to jump to third behind Rea and Marco Melandri by the third lap. On lap five Rea made his move for the lead after assessing Melandri’s pace to quickly build a gap as Davies got briefly stuck behind his Racing Ducati team-mate.

But once Davies got past Melandri on lap eight he made quick work to reel in Rea and at mid-race distance grabbed the lead with an aggressive move up the inside at turn four on the Kawasaki rider. Davies then produced a similar race run to the Lausitzring opener by comfortably building an advantage over Rea.

Despite drops of rain during the closing laps, Davies kept calm for a dominant victory at what is expected to be the last World Superbike round at the German circuit.

The Welsh rider remains third in the World Superbike championship standings, 110 points off Rea, while the defending champion has extended his overall lead to 70 points on Tom Sykes who finished a distant fourth behind Melandri.

Alex Lowes pulled off a last-lap move on Leon Camier to grab fifth place for Pata Yamaha, albeit 15 seconds off of the leaders, with Lorenzo Savadori having to settle for seventh on the Milwaukee Aprilia while his team-mate Eugene Laverty crashed early on.

Jordi Torres continued to lead the Althea BMW charge in eighth ahead of wildcard Markus Reiterberger on the Van Zon Remeha BMW as Xavi Fores completed the top ten for Barni Ducati.

Michael van der Mark bounced back from tyre woes for 11th place on the factory Yamaha ahead of Leandro Mercado (IodaRacing Aprilia) as Stefan Bradl recovered from a bruised left arm to claim 13th place for Red Bull Honda. Raffaele De Rosa (Althea BMW) and Roman Ramos (Team Go Eleven Kawasaki) rounded out the points places.


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