Melandri won again at WSBK in Phillip Island


25.02.2018
Today at the second round in Phillip Island the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Team won again with Marco Melandri on the first place. After a pursuit between Melandri and Rae Melandri could compete with Rae at the home stretch in the last round. With a lead of about two hundredth seconds Melandri could pass Rae at the last home stretch and catch the first place for the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Team.

Chaz Davies led after the pit stop but he crashed in round 12.

With Xavi Forés another Ducati stands on the podium.

Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati #33) - 1st place
"This has been a crazy race. For ten round all drivers were fast and then the tire chance came... It wasn't easy to make a plan for the last round. I knew it will be hard to pass Johnny, especially on the brake. He raced more aggressive than yesterday. When I passed Johnny in the last round I expected a counterattack, but not such an aggressive one. He was really good in turn 1 and very clever in turn 2. After that I made a plan for the last sector. My Panigale worked great. Thanks to everybody of my team, it's an unbelievable double."

PosDriverBikeTeamRoundsTimeGap
1 Marco Melandri (I) Ducati 1199 Panigale R Aruba.it Racing - Ducati 2234:42,6
2 Jonathan Rea (GB) Kawasaki ZX-10RR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK 2234:42,700:00,0
3 Javier Fores (E) Ducati 1199 Panigale R Barni Racing Team 2234:42,900:00,3
4 Tom Sykes (GB) Kawasaki ZX-10RR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK 2234:44,100:01,5
5 Alex Lowes (GB) Yamaha YZF-R1 Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team 2234:45,100:02,5
6 Leon Camier (GB) Honda CBR1000RR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team 2234:45,400:02,7
7 Michael van der Mark (NL) Yamaha YZF-R1 Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team 2234:45,700:03,1
8 Jordi Torres (E) MV Agusta 1000 F4 MV Agusta Reparto Corse 2234:56,900:14,3
9 Loris Baz (F) BMW S1000 RR Gulf Althea BMW Racing Team 2234:57,000:14,4
10 Toprak Razgatlioglu (TR) Kawasaki ZX-10RR Kawasaki Puccetti Racing 2235:02,400:19,8
11 Roman Ramos (E) Kawasaki ZX-10RR Team GoEleven Kawasaki 2235:07,900:25,2
12 Leandro Mercado (RA) Kawasaki ZX-10RR Orelac Racing VerdNatura 2235:23,100:40,5
13 Jake Gagne (USA) Honda CBR1000RR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team 2235:41,600:58,9
14 Patrick Jacobsen (USA) Honda CBR1000RR TripleM Honda World Superbike Team 2235:42,701:00,1
15 Eugene Laverty (IRL) Aprilia RSV4 RF Milwaukee Aprilia 2035:28,92 Runden
- Daniel Falzon (AUS) Yamaha YZF-R1 Yamaha Racing Team 1219:01,5
- Chaz Davies (GB) Ducati 1199 Panigale R Aruba.it Racing - Ducati 1117:53,0
- Ondrej Jezek (CZ) Yamaha YZF-R1 Guandalini Racing 0
- Wayne Maxwell (AUS) Yamaha YZF-R1 Yamaha Racing Team 0
- Lorenzo Savadori (I) Aprilia RSV4 RF Milwaukee Aprilia 0
- Troy Herfoss (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR Penrite Honda 0
- Yonny Hernandez (CO) Kawasaki ZX-10RR Team Pedercini Racing 0

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