Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 21 Jun 2015
Jonathan Rea has further increasd his championship lead with a commanding second race victory in Misano this afternoon.
His teammate and closest championship challenger, Tom Sykes, took the win in race one but the Yorkshireman couldn’t match the pace in the second outing.
Polesitter Sykes took the holeshot in the first race to lead a dominant show, leading from lights to flag on his Kawasaki ZX10-R. Home-man Davide Giugliano sat in what appeared to be a comfortable second before tyre deterioration saw him drop back through the field. This left the dueling duo of Rea and Chaz Davies to fight it out for second, with the Northern Irishman getting the better of the Welshman in the closing stages.
Sykes again took the lead in race two, but a mistake on lap four allowed the chasing Davide Giugliano through. The Italian remained at the front for a further 15 laps before a charging Jonathan Rea took over at the front.
Giugliano remained in position to take second ahead of Leon Haslam, who returned to the podium on the Red Devils Aprilia.
Rea’s championship leads now sits at an impressive 133 points with five rounds remaining.
Race 1 Result
Race 2 Result