The initial race was red flagged on the second lap after the crash involving Eugene Laverty and Chaz Davies at turn two immediately after the start. Just like yesterday, a new event of 19 laps was called by race direction, which got underway after a short break.
Giugliano got a good launch from row six and was thirteenth at the end of the opening lap. The Italian rider then lost a handful of places after having to avoid Savadori – who crashed in front of him and – dropped down to 18th, right behind his team mate Takumi Takahashi.
At the end of lap four, the Italian rider returned to the pits after experiencing some braking issues, before making his way back to the track on fresh tyres to collect some more data for the team.
Meanwhile, Takahashi was involved in a battle with Riccardo Russo, which lasted almost the whole encounter. The 27-year-old Japanese rider made a move on his rival with three laps to go and successfully defended his position to claim one more point in the series.
The final round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit in a fortnight’s time.
Takumi Takahashi 72
In the first part of the race I could not make the most of the new tyres, so it took a while before I could improve my pace. I also experienced some arm pump, which surely didn’t help. I’m happy to have at least scored a point, even though I was aiming for a better result today. I really want to thank the team for their support and effort, it was a great experience to work with them this year and, who knows, maybe one day our paths will cross again.
Davide Giugliano 34
Obviously this hasn’t been the type of end to the weekend we were looking for, especially after showing a little step forward this morning in warm up. I’m glad that I was able to avoid Savadori when he landed in front of me after coming off. But that obviously cost me time when slowing down to avoid him, although I was already having some braking issues that forced me back to the pits early on. We decided to get back on track with new tyres and I hope I was able to give some useful data to the team ahead of Qatar.
Ronald ten Kate
It was an eventful race, no doubt. Many things happened today that prevented us from performing the way we wanted, and we definitely have to take a look back at all happenings in order to get back in the right direction for the season finale. Davide looked a bit more comfortable on the bike this morning but a braking issue put him out of contention for a finish in the points from early on. Hopefully the data we collected after he returned to the track will help us for the future. We want to again thank Takumi for his professionalism; it was great to have him with us and we know he gave his best in what was a quick transition to a very different series.
Circuito de Jerez, Spain
WorldSBK 2017, Round 12
- Air Temp: 25°C
- Humidity: 62%
- Ground Temp: 35°C
|#||Rider||Num||Nationality Nat.||Points Pts.||Team||Constructor Constr.||Time/Gap|
|1||Jonathan Rea||65||GBR||25||Kawasaki Racing Team||Kawasaki||32’09.319|
|2||Marco Melandri||33||ITA||20||Aruba.it Racing||Ducati||+2.732|
|3||Chaz Davies||7||GBR||16||Aruba.it Racing||Ducati||+3.974|
|4||Alex Lowes||22||GBR||13||Pata Yamaha||Yamaha||+4.624|
|5||Tom Sykes||66||GBR||11||Kawasaki Racing Team||Kawasaki||+6.454|
|6||Michael van der Mark||60||NDL||10||Pata Yamaha||Yamaha||+10.120|
|7||Xavi Fores||12||SPA||9||BARNI Racing Team||Ducati||+15.594|
|8||Sylvain Guintoli||05||FRA||8||Puccetti Racing||Kawasaki||+15.902|
|9||Leandro Mercado||36||ARG||7||IodaRacing Team||Aprilia||+16.296|
|10||Jordi Torres||81||SPA||6||Althea BMW Racing Team||BMW||+19.129|
|11||Román Ramos||40||SPA||5||Team Go Eleven||Kawasaki||+19.673|
|12||Leon Camier||2||GBR||4||MV Agusta Reparto Corse||MV Agusta||+20.353|
|13||Raffaele De Rosa||35||ITA||3||Althea BMW Racing Team||BMW||+34.169|
|14||Alessandro Andreozzi||121||ITA||2||Guandalini Racing||Yamaha||+38.627|
|15||Takumi Takahashi||72||JPN||1||Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team||Honda||+45.421|
|16||Riccardo Russo||84||ITA||0||Guandalini Racing||Yamaha||+45.469|
|17||Davide Giugliano||34||ITA||0||Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team||Honda||+1 Lap|
|18||Lorenzo Savadori||32||ITA||0||Milwaukee Aprilia||Aprilia||+1 Lap|
|NC||Ondrej Jezek||37||CZE||0||Grillini Racing Team||Kawasaki||DNF|
|NC||Eugene Laverty||50||GBR||0||Milwaukee Aprilia||Aprilia||DNF|
|NC||Dominic Schmitter||99||SWI||0||eighty one HPC-Power Suzuki Racing||Suzuki||DNF|