Imola WSBK: Davies sweeps weekend with dominant win

Chaz Davies sealed his second World Superbike double victory in three rounds by taking another dominating win at Imola in Race 2.

Imola WSBK: Davies sweeps weekend with dominant win

Starting from pole, Welshman Davies was leading by six tenths already after the opening lap and the gap was stretched to almost four seconds during the first half of the race.

Jonathan Rea was unable to keep up with the Ducat rider, and spent the early stages holding off the closely following Tom Sykes instead.

The championship leader started to match the pace of Davies, but twice he lost several seconds and was forced to settle for second, just ahead of teammate Sykes.

Similarly to Race 1, Davide Giugliano found himself behind the Kawasakis as well as Lorenzo Savadori's Aprilia after the start.

He overtook Savadori to salvage fourth, but was more than 13 seconds adrift Davies as he took the chequered flag.

Soon after losing fourth, local rookie Savadori lost several other places and was set to take eighth, only to drop back to 11th on the final lap.

British duo Leon Camier (MV Agusta) and Alex Lowes (Yamaha) took fifth and sixth respectively, the latter gaining six places after the start.

Althea BMW's Jordi Torres and Barni Ducati rider Xavi Fores took seventh and 10th respectively, sandwiching the struggling Hondas in the order of Nicky Hayden and Michael van der Mark.

Full results

Pos.RiderBikeGap
1  Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale R  
2  Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R 4.262s
3  Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 4.604s
4  Davide Giugliano Ducati Panigale R 13.093s
5  Leon Camier MV Agusta 1000 F4 16.250s
6  Alex Lowes Yamaha YZF R1 20.078s
7  Jordi Torres BMW S1000 RR 23.622s
8  Nicky Hayden Honda CBR1000RR SP 26.803s
9  Michael van der Mark Honda CBR1000RR SP 28.577s
10  Xavi Fores Ducati Panigale R 32.630s
11  Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RSV4 RF 34.669s
12  Markus Reiterberger BMW S1000 RR 38.244s
13  Joshua Brookes BMW S1000 RR 41.100s
14  Alex de Angelis Aprilia RSV4 RF 1m12.823s
15  Dominic Schmitter Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m55.258s
16  Saeed Al Suaiti Kawasaki ZX-10R +1 LAP
17  Pawel Szkopek Yamaha YZF R1 +1 LAP
RT  Matteo Baiocco Ducati Panigale R +8 LAPS
RT  Karel Abraham BMW S1000 RR +18 LAPS
RT  Gianluca Vizziello Kawasaki ZX-10R +18 LAPS
RT  Josh Hook Kawasaki ZX-10R +18 LAPS
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