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SBK, Kaiser Davies, beats the Kawasakis of Rea and Sykes in race 1

The Ducati rider scores his fifth win of the season at the Lausitzring, Melandri fourth followed by Camier on the MV, DNF for Giugliano and De Rosa 

SBK: Kaiser Davies, beats the Kawasakis of Rea and Sykes in race 1

Chaz Davies and the Ducati shine once more in Germany. Fifth win of the season for the Welshman who, despite starting from sixth on the grid, was able to break through the field and take the lead in the first couple of laps. He then set the pace, with no-one able to trouble him today: "I was worried I'd be playing catch-up considering the qualifying result – stated the Aruba rider – but instead I immediately made up places, realising I had a strong race pace; I'm very pleased with the result”.

Behind him Johnny Rea: “Today Chaz had a little more  - commented the Cannibal - I don't know what it was, but I was struggling to match his pace". Despite finishing second, the current leader has gained further points over Tom Sykes, third across the line after starting from pole position: “I think I got the tyre choice wrong – he admitted– there was too much sliding and I couldn't be competitive in terms of corner exit”.

Fourth for Marco Melandri, who had a less than spectacular race, finishing sixteen seconds behind his team-mate. The Italian closed ahead of a surprising Leon Camier with the MV Agusta, followed in turn by Lowes, Savadori and Forés. No Hondas reached the line, with Giugliano suffering a technical problem and Bradl failing to start due to an elbow injury.  

 

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Translated by Heather Watson

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