WSBK: Jonathan Rea wins Thailand opener with ease

Rea wins Thailand opener with ease
By PA Sport

11/03/2017 at 10:55Updated 31/03/2017 at 20:30

Jonathan Rea made it three wins from as many outings as he won the opening race of the Superbike World Championship round in Thailand.

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The Kawasaki rider led from pole position to take victory by over six seconds from the Aruba.It Ducati of Chaz Davies at Buriram.

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The Welshman had moved up from fourth place on the first lap to pass Rea's team-mate Tom Sykes and then his own Ducati team-mate Marco Melandri.

In a dramatic finish, Sykes moved back up to third when he displaced Melandri on the final lap to claim the final step on the podium.

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Michael van der Mark and his Pata Yamaha team-mate Alex Lowes were fifth and sixth respectively ahead of Jordi Torres (BMW).

The top 10 was rounded out by Leon Camier (MV Augusta) and Red Bull Honda team-mates Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl.