Davis opened the scoring victories. The results of the second stage WorldSBK-2018 in Thailand

Опубликованно 14.04.2018 04:21

Davis opened the scoring victories. The results of the second stage WorldSBK-2018 in Thailand

Chaz Davies opened the scoring victories in the championship / Photo: press-service of the team athlete

The second race of the world Superbike championship of the 2018 season took place in Thailand. The starting positions of the athletes has changed according to the rules imposed last season.

The winners of the first race went to a third line and on the first there are two representative Yamaha: Michael van Der markand Alex lowes. Leon Kemeier(Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team) was first started from pole position.

However to realize the advantage he has failed – the struggle for leadership immediately turned around between the two Yamaha riders. Several times they exchanged positions, but on the third lap the peloton led by van Der mark.

Competition geditcom Yamaha in the beginning was the championship leader Marco Melandri(Aruba.it Racing – Ducati). However, soon gave way CommandName Chaz Davis. The Welshman came into the race 7th very quickly made it to the top three. Three laps he needed to get around Alex Lowes, and two he had closed the gap on van Der Mark. On the eighth circle under the onslaught of the Davis Dutch retreated.

Marco Melandriin the second half of the race significantly slowed down, resulting in finished 7th, behind not only Leon Cameerafrom Honda, but Javier Foresfrom a private Ducati.

The winner of the first race and the defending champion Jonathan ray\'srace is not specified. He had burst forth with 9-th position, but a few mistakes allowed him to get only to fourth place. The second Kawasaki of Tom Sykesand all had to retire on the sixth lap because of problems with the bike.

Chaz Davieskept the lead throughout the second half-in and has scored 28 career victory in the 70 th time standing on the podium.

After arrival, Davis said that satisfied the new requirements of the organizers, aimed at improving competition in the championship.

"I take my hat off to all the organizers, because now I do not see any big differences between our and other tales. This complicates the competition, but makes you think about race much more. Because instead of three guys at any time you can go five, six or seven. It\'s a tough battle, but it\'s a great battle."

Yamaha has become the third producer, who won the podium in 2018. A double presence on the podium was the first for the team in 2016.

The podium of the second race in Buriram with predstavitelyami and Ducati / Photo: WorldSBK

Alex lowes, racer Yamaha Official WorldSBK Pata Team:

"It\'s great for the whole team Yamaha World Superbike Pata, what I and Michael on the runway. Last year I had a couple of duel with Michael, and this year we continued the rivalry. I think it\'s good for the team, because in this way we help each other grow."

Michael van Der mark, Pata racer Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team:

"It was quite difficult to deal with Chaz, but I saw that can handle it. Second place after yesterday\'s outcome and stage at Phillip island just fine. I don\'t think that was the limit. Today we raised the bar and we should be content with that."

Despite the finish line in 4th position, Jonathan raytakes the lead in the championship, two points ahead of Marco Melandri. Third place is held by Javier Fores. Chaz Daviesclimbed to fourth position.

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