Changeable weather played a big role in the 8th WSBK round’s race day at Portimao’s Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.
An enthralling 20 lap race 1 saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) emerge victorious at a cloudy and overcast Portimão to claim his 7th win of the season and the 21st of his WSBK career.
After seven of fourteen scheduled rounds, Davies holds sixth position in the general standings, with 143 points, while Giugliano is seventh.
It was the 20th career individual race win and the third double in the season for Tom Sykes.
This is the 19th individual WSBK race win, the first one at Misano, for Tom Sykes.
Chaz Davies crossed the line in fourth place, before concluding race two in eighth position.
In the first race, Ayrton Badovini ended 12s in front of the nearest EVO class rider and in race two the margin between him and the next EVO rider was eight seconds.
World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) coming out victorious to take an impressive double in front of his home crowd.
Chaz Davies and the Ducati Superbike Team powered the 1199 Panigale to a second place finish in both of the day’s hard-fought Superbike races.
Bad weather but a good result for Davide Giugliano
Jonathan Rea emerged victorious ahead of Alex Lowes and Davide Giugliano.
The 2013 WSBK runner up has climbed on the top step of the podium for the fifth time in his caree
In this second round of the 2014 Superbike World championship, rider Chaz Davies finished fourth in today’s first Superbike race.
Tom Sykes took the double on the team’s home round, in front of the 24,255 spectators attending the event, whilst Loris Baz ended up twice second.
Sylvain Guintoli gained his 5th career's win at Phillip Island.
Giugliano brings his 1199 Panigale home in fourth place in the Australian season opener; Davies closes today’s races seventh and eighth.
Laverty fights his way back to win after poor start.
SBK Ducati Alstare drivers Xavi Forés and Ayrton Badovini secured 9th and 13th place finish in Jerez respectively.
Sam Lowes wins his last Supersport race in Jerez, Spain,
BMW Motorrad Goldbet STK Team celebrating factory rider, Sylvain Barrier (FRA) winning the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup for the second year in succession.
Michele Pirro was sixth to cross the line in race one, before unfortunately suffering a crash in race two.
The Championship leader got a perfect start out of pole and steadily pulled away, to place a considerable gap between himself and the chasing duo of Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli.
Factory rider Marco Melandri finished an exciting race in third after only narrowly missing the podium in fourth yesterday
Team SBK Ducati Alstare was unfortunately unable to secure the kind of results it had hoped for in the second Superbike race at Laguna Seca