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Davies Completes Aragon Double to Close Gap

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Chaz Davies closed the gap on World Superbike Championship leader Jonathan Rea to 26 points with another crushing victory in race two at Motorland Aragon. The Welshman was even more dominant than he had been in race one, leaving the Kawasaki teammates to battle between themselves for second with Tom Sykes prevailing this time.

Much like in race one, Davies had a pair of Yamahas between himself and polesitter Sykes but both YZF-R1’s were overhauled before the first corner with Sylvain Guintoli and Alex Lowes plummeting down the order for the second day in a row. Rea also leapfrogged the PATA machines to take second behind Sykes but Davies wouldn’t wait long before passing the world champion, diving past at turn twelve on the opening lap.

There was a sense of inevitability about Davies taking the lead and sure enough, Chaz eased through at the end of lap two before romping into the distance. The focus instead switched to the fight for second with Sykes intent on reversing the race one order between the two but that looked unlikely when Rea slipstreamed past on lap ten. Late-race pressure paid off for the Yorkshireman though with Rea overshooting the first corner with four to go, handing him second spot.

24 hours after finishing a career-best fourth in race one, Xavi Fores matched it in race two with Jordi Torres completing a good day for the Spaniards on home soil, beating Davide Giugliano to fifth. Michael van der Mark was seventh on a disappointing afternoon for Honda, Nicky Hayden failing to finish, while Alex de Angelis relegated the Yamahas of Lowes and Guintoli to ninth and tenth.


WorldSBK 2016: Pirelli Aragon Round – Race Two Result

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