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Leaders Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea crash on final lap in dramatic World Superbikes finish

Davies and Rea crash on final lap in dramatic World Superbikes finish
By Eurosport

17/06/2017 at 12:38Updated 18/06/2017 at 14:08

Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea were involved in a nasty crash with three corners of the race left, gifting Tom Sykes victory in the World Superbikes in Misano.

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Michael van der Mark had looked on course for a comfortable maiden Superbikes win, only to slide out with the win virtually in sight, almost taking Rea down with him.

Video - Van der Mark crashes out from the lead in Rimini

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But the biggest drama was still to come, with Rea crashing over the prone Davies on a tight corner as Sykes nipped inside from third position.

Video - Rea: I had nowhere to go, I really hope Chaz is okay

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The initial reaction in Rimini was one of shock as Davies was stretchered from the course as Rea trundled through to a third-placed finish before stopping to check on his sporting rival at the side of the track.

Video - Incredible finish at Misano as Rea crashes into leader Davies

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And World Superbikes subsequently confirmed that Davies had been taken to Rimini hospital to continue the treatment he received at the side of the track.

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