Final floodlit race of 2015 won by HaslamThe final WorldSBK race of 2015 was won on the final lap after another race long fight by Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), who took his 2nd win of the year ahead of Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) who secured 2nd overall in the final standings and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team). The winning margin was 0.110s and meant it was a double win for Aprilia in the season finale.
Michael van der Mark completed his debut WorldSBK with another strong showing, the Dutchman finishing 4th after running in the leading group for the first 12 laps before losing a little in the closing stages.
Sylvain Guintoli finished 5th on his last race for the Pata Honda. The 2014 champ ended the day’s second 17 lap encounter a fraction of a second ahead of Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing) who took a season’s best 6th.
7th was Randy de Puniet (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) who equalled his best result, while 8th to 10th went to Niccolo Canepa (Althea Racing), David Salom (Team Pedercini), and Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia).
11th to 15th, and the final point scorers in race 2 were Christophe Ponsson (Team Pedercini), Gianluca Vizziello (Grillini SBK Team), Gabor Rizmayor (BMW Team Toth), Imre Toth (BMW Team Toth) and Alex Phillis who scored his first WorldSBK championship point.
Xavi Fores (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) did not compete in race 2 after withdrawing through illness while Alex Lowes retired his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki at the end of the opening lap. Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) was able to start race 2 but also failed to finish for the second time today.
Jonathan Rea’s hopes of setting a new points record ended on lap 6 as his KRT machine suffered a technical problem.
Losail, 18th October 2015, Superbike - Results race 2
1 91 L. HASLAM GBR Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils Aprilia
2 7 C. DAVIES GBR Aruba.it Racing-Ducati SBK Team Ducati Panigale
3 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
4 60 M. VD MARK NED PATA Honda World Superbike Team Honda
5 1 S. GUINTOLI FRA PATA Honda World Superbike Team Honda
6 36 L. MERCADO ARG BARNI Racing Team Ducati Panigale
7 14 R. DE PUNIET FRA VOLTCOM Crescent Suzuki Suzuki
8 59 N. CANEPA ITA Althea Racing Ducati Panigale
9 44 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki
10 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team BMW
Superbike - Drivers' standings
1 - REA Points 548
2 - DAVIES Points 416
3 - SYKES Points 399
4 - HASLAM Points 332
5 - TORRES Points 247
6 - GUINTOLI Points 218
7 - VD MARK Points 194
8 - MERCADO Points 142
9 - BAIOCCO Points 139
10 - LOWES Points 135