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Rea takes lead in Superbikes standings as Bautista crashes out

Rea takes lead in Superbikes standings as Bautista crashes out

06/07/2019 at 13:26Updated 06/07/2019 at 16:59

Jonathan Rea took the lead over Alvaro Bautista in the Superbikes World Championships standings as he won race one at Donington on Saturday.

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Rea took an early lead as he secured his 76th career win, while Bautista crashed in dramatic fashion at the second turn of the fourth lap.

Tom Sykes and Leon Haslam finished in second and third place respectively.

Video - Rea wins at Donington to take championship lead


Earlier in the day Tom Sykes secured his 49th career pole on Saturday at Donington Park in the Superbike World Championships.

As the weather took a turn for the worse at Donington, it was the British riders who took the top spots with Kawasaki team members Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam coming in second and third after the BMW Motorrad rider.

Meanwhile a number of riders including Alessandro Delbianco, Loris Baz and Leandro Mercado started well but were unable to keep up, with Delbianco among those to take a fall in the bad weather.

Video - Tom Sykes bags pole at Donington


Toprak Razgatlioglu, riding for Turkish Puccetti, achieved his best Tissot Superpole gird placing of the season, also levelling with his career PB.

Race 1 Results

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)

Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) +11.348

Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +23.071

Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing – Yamaha) +29.935

Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldBSK Team) +37.641

L. MERCADO (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) +46.917

Peter Hickman (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) +1'00.135

Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) 1+'07.062

Alessandro Delbianco (Althea Mie Racing Team) +23 1'10.752

Chaz Davies (Aruba.IT Racing - Ducati) +1'11.453