#GBRWorldSBK Donington, Sunday roundup: World Superbike, World Supersport

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World Superbike

An action-packed event, WorldSBK Race 2 at Donington Park started with a red flag due to a crash involving Tom Sykes, Michael Ruben Rinaldi, and Loris Baz.

After the restart, Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team) battled fiercely with Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) for the lead. Bautista eventually emerged victorious, securing a second feature race win at Donington Park. Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) claimed his maiden WorldSBK podium with a strong third-place finish. Scott Redding (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) achieved his best result of the season, finishing in fourth place after a late fight with Rea and Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK), who finished fifth and sixth respectively.

Sykes was diagnosed with a thoracic injury, rib fractures on his right-hand side and a left ankle injury; he was transported to Queen’s Medical Centre for further assessment. Rinaldi was diagnosed with a mild concussion and a right ankle injury.

Bautista’s dominant performance secured him victory in WorldSBK Race 2, extending his championship lead with 357 points and a comfortable advantage in the standings.

World Supersport

Race 2 at Donington Park was a historic event, marking the first-ever all-Ducati podium in the WorldSSP category.

Championship leader Nicolo Bulega (Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team) battled his way into the lead with a move at Turn 9 on the opening lap, as he was able to pull away from Montella and Caricasulo to secure his second consecutive victory of the weekend. With this win, Bulega now holds a 55-point advantage over Stefano Manzi (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha). Yari Montella (Barni Spark Racing Team) put in a commendable performance, finishing in second place and earning his third podium of the season. Federico Caricasulo (Althea Racing Team) crossed the line in third place, climbing to third in the Championship standings.

Meanwhile, Adrian Huertas (MTM Kawasaki) narrowly missed out on the podium, delivering a solid fourth place. Stefano Manzi experienced a tumultuous race, after a crash and a penalty, but fought his way back through the field to claim fifth place. Tom Booth-Amos (Motozoo ME AIR Racing) impressed with a sixth-place finish, achieving his best result in the WorldSSP category.

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