2018 Misano WorldSBK Sunday Results

Gordon Ritchie | July 8, 2018

2018 Misano WorldSBK Sunday Results—With the second race reverse grid rules in WorldSBK playing their part again Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) eventually won the second race at Misano, for another double scoring weekend, but he had to work hard for it at times.

He finished only 0.334 seconds ahead of long-time race leader Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK) and 0.595 seconds ahead of third-place finisher Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati).

2018 Misano WorldSBK Sunday Results

2018 Misano WorldSBK Sunday Results Rea wins race two.
Rea had to work hard for the win in race two, hitting the front with just a couple of laps remaining. He dedicated his win to the memory of his late compatriot William Dunlop.

It was a tough race in the warm conditions for all, and especially for early leader Xavi Fores (Barni Racing Team Ducati), who had to pull out of the race early with a technical issue on his bike.

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was fourth after 21-laps, unable to get into contact with the top three but well clear of early contender Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team). Sykes dropped back to finish fifth.

Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK) was sixth, with Lorenzo Savadori (Milwaukee Aprilia) for close company.

Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia) was 2.7 seconds back from his Italian team-mate today, in eighth, after his strong podium on day one.

Loris Baz (GULF ALTHEA BMW Racing Team) held of Leon Camier (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team) for ninth place. Camier was 14 seconds from race winner Rea.

In the championship Rea has 370 points at the start of the summer break, his nearest challenger Davies has 278. Van Der Mark is third with 248 and Sykes is fourth, on 218.

Jake Gagne (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team) was 14th for two more championship points. PJ Jacobsen (Triple M Honda World Superbike Team) retired.

2018 Misano WorldSBK Sunday Results

2018 Misano WorldSBK Sunday Results race two results

2018 Misano WorldSSP Sunday Results—Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) went from pole to the race winner at Misano, after overcoming the early leading challenge of Jules Cluzel (NRT Yamaha).

2018 Misano WorldSSP Sunday Results

2018 Misano WorldSBK Sunday Results Caricasulo wins WorldSSP
Caricasulo (64) controlled the race from the start to take a home win at Misano.

He ended up with a margin of victory of 1.423 over Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag). Second was De Rosa’s best result so far. New championship leader Sandro Cortese (Kallio Racing Yamaha) was third.

Cluzel, losing pace as the race went on, scored fourth place but was over seven seconds back on the winner. In the championship, Cortese now leads Cluzel by five points.

Early leader Cluzel was passed by first Caricasulo and then De Rosa. Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) had a spectacular and painful highside on lap two. The 2017 champion got back on but did not finish the race.

Meanwhile, Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) was over 13 seconds back in fifth. He had having to work to keep Anthony West (EAB antwest Racing Kawasaki) behind in the final laps.

West also had his work cut out to keep sixth place. Kyle Smith (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) was the top CBR rider again and right behind him across the line after 19-laps.

A three-man warring battle for the final positions inside the top ten saw official rider Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) eighth, Ayrton Badovini (MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag) ninth and local wildcard Lorenzo Gabellini (GAS Racing Team Yamaha) tenth.

With eight rounds gone, Cortese has 138 points, Cluzel 133, Krummenacher 116 and Caricasulo 104.

2018 Misano WorldSBK Sunday Results

2018 Misano WorldSBK Sunday Results Caricasulo wins WorldSSP 2018

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