Phillip Island (2018)
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Marco Melandri doubled up in the second World Superbike race at Phillip Island after he beat Jonathan Rea by 0.021s as Eugene Laverty and Chaz Davies both crashed from the lead.
The second race of the Australian World Superbike weekend will feature a mandatory pit stop due to safety concerns regarding Pirelli's tyres.
Ducati's Marco Melandri drew first blood in World Superbike in 2018 after beating pole man Tom Sykes to victory at Phillip Island.
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes drew level with Troy Corser's pole tally after claiming his 43rd World Superbike Superpole victory in a chaotic first qualifying of the 2018 season.
Aprilia's Lorenzo Savadori set the pace on the opening day of the 2018 World Superbike season at Phillip Island ahead of Honda's new recruit Leon Camier.