WSBK in Magny-Cours

After a 5th and 4 th place in Race 1 Scott Redding and Chaz Davies were the protagonists of a fantastic race held in very tricky conditions after the rain had given a respite, letting the Magny-Cours circuit dry out, before falling again a few minutes before the start.

Starting from P4 after a stubborn comeback in the SuperPole Race, Scott got off a strong start, and on lap four he successfully attacked Rea (Kawasaki) to take the lead. His race pace was dominant and allowed him to pass under the checkered flag in first position comfortably.

The progression of Chaz Davies - who started from fifth position - was constant. After overtaking Rinaldi (Ducati) on lap 9, the Welshman started to chase the leading group. Between lap 11 and lap 14, Chaz managed to recover two seconds from Rea, overtaking him with seven laps to go and then defended himself to finish third.

P1 - Scott Redding ( Racing - Ducati)
"It was a good race. I pushed to the maximum since the first lap trying to find the feeling with the bike immediately. It has been a difficult weekend, and for this reason, I am extremely happy with this result. During the SuperPole Race, I realized that I was losing precious hundredths in two corners of the circuit. I told my team: 'If you can solve these two details, I am sure I can win'. They did it, and I thank them."

P3 - Chaz Davies ( Racing - Ducati)
"I am very satisfied with this result. The feeling with the bike has been really positive all weekend, and for this, I want to thank my team for the work done in these days. The start was good, and I pushed hard to get Van Der Mark. Then I had a good duel with Jonny, and I'm happy to have finished with this good result."

Stefano Cecconi (Team Principal Racing - Ducati)
"After the difficulties encountered in the first two days of this weekend, having obtained this result is for us a reason of great satisfaction and confirms the quality of our team. We have managed to keep the Superbike World Championship open, and even if the task is obviously difficult, we will go to Portugal to try. This is our DNA."


Race results

Pos.Nr.DriverBikeTime-gap to Leader
1 45 S. Redding Panigale V4 R 37:54.626
2 76 L. Baz YZF R1 2.551
3 7 C. Davies Panigale V4 R 3.648
4 1 J. Rea ZX-10RR 4.261
5 60 M. van der Mark YZF R1 7.409
6 21 M. Rinaldi Panigale V4 R 16.505
7 22 A. Lowes ZX-10RR 19.409
8 31 G. Gerloff YZF R1 21.612
9 54 T. Razgatlioglu YZF R1 27.621
10 66 T. Sykes S1000 RR 28.079
11 64 F. Caricasulo YZF R1 32.422
12 20 S. Barrier Panigale V4 R 41.498
13 91 L. Haslam CBR1000RR-R 42.450
14 50 E. Laverty S1000 RR 45.588
15 19 A. Bautista CBR1000RR-R 46.318
16 97 S. Cavalieri Panigale V4 R 1:14.050
17 53 V. Debise ZX-10RR 1:18.497
18 13 T. Takahashi CBR1000RR-R 1:47.214
DNF 12 X. Fores ZX-10RR 16 Runden
DNF 34 X. Pinsach ZX-10RR 20 Runden
DNF 36 L. Mercado Panigale V4 R 21 Runden

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