On their BMW S 1000 RRs, Melandri and Davies have successful first qualifying in Russia.
BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team is heading to the East of Europe where the second half of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship starts in Russia.
Tom Sykes enters the round in Russia as the first Kawasaki rider, after 19 years, to lead the World Superbike standings.
The Hudderfield-born rider has led every single lap of Race 2 to cross the line as the winner for the 10th time in his WSBK career.
Marco Melandri finished first qualifying practice sixth on the provisional second row on his BMW S 1000 RR and his team-mate Chaz Davies (GBR) was 11th.
Marco Melandri (ITA) and Chaz Davies (GBR) have claimed a total of seven podium finishes on their BMW S 1000 RRs, including three victories.
From Donington, the BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team heads directly to Spain, where it will conduct two days of testing at “Motorland Aragón” this week.
Donington Park hosted the first ever World Superbike Round on April 3rd 1988.
Factory rider Marco Melandri rode his BMW S 1000 RR to victory in race one on the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza circuit.
Following Melandri in 2nd place a revived Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) and Sylvain Guintoli, who set an incredible top-speed of 333,6 km/h. Kev Coghlan set the pace for the Supersport classification.
Monza awaits the eni FIM Superbike World Championship
In the Riders' classification, Chaz Davies, Laverty and Sykes are on equal points behind leader Sylvain Guintoli (FRA), all having 83 points and Marco Melandri sits in eighth with 51 points.
Marco Melandri (ITA) finished the Superpole qualifying session in seventh place and His team-mate Chaz Davies (GBR) start the race tomorrow from 13th place on the grid.
In the free practice at noon, also under wet conditions, Marco and Chaz were third and fourth respectively.
WSBK back to “The Cathedral”
BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team rider Davies had two victory celebrations at MotorLand Aragon circuit in Spain. He scored his his maiden Superbike World Championship win in race 1 and then landed the top spot in the second race!
Marco Melandri (ITA) was struggling with the front end of his bike and had to settle for eighth place on the third row of the grid.
Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), had a high-side at Turn 10 early in the session and was transferred first to the Medical Centre, where he was diagnosed with a left knee dislocation
Marco Melandri was third on Race 2 and his teammate Chaz Davies gave a great performance in his first ever race aboard the RR.