Factory rider and local hero Chaz Davies (GBR) fought for the victory in race two but had to retire for a technical issue, Marco Melandri (ITA) crossed the line in ninth.
On race 1 the onset of rain just as the riders took to the grid caused a delayed start, the second race got underway in dry conditions.
Loris Baz wins second race over fellow Frenchman Jules Cluzel at the Silverstone circuit with red flag on final lap due to heavy rain.
Rea wins Race 1, Laverty and Camier on the podium. In the World Supersport race, Sofuoglu wins over Lowes after thrilling finale.
Neither rider for the BMW team fared well during qualifying for the World Superbike event at Silverstone.
Checa and his technicians managed the final (‘wet’) session perfectly, securing themselves a position on the front row of the grid.
The second day of the World Superbike Championship round at Silverstone was an emotional one as the riders paid tribute to Andrea Antonelli before Eugene Laverty earned his first-ever Tissot-Superpole.
Marco Melandri finished eighth with his BMW S 1000 RR in today’s first qualifying practice while Chaz Davies was 12th.
Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini were on track at Silverstone today.
Great expectations are placed upon home riders, who are eager to battle for the top positions in front of their local fans on this weekend.
Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini ready for the final event before the traditional summer break.
The FIM Superbike World Championship is back in action for the 9th round at Silverstone along with the World Supersport riders. It will be their first outing since the tragic death of Andrea Antonelli.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport announced last week that it will withdraw from the FIM Superbike World Championship at end of season.