Rea ends Fassi French Round with the doubleThe second race at Magny-Cours was won by Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), the World Champion doing the double for the fifth time this year after a three-rider battle raged from the start. His podium tally of 22 puts him equal with Troy Bayliss who achieved the feat in 2002, and is the second highest number of podiums in a season in the all-time list.
At the flag at the end of 21-adrenalin-filled laps the remaining podium places were taken by Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) meaning the fight for the runner-up spot in the series will continue to the season finale under floodlights in Qatar in a fortnight.
Behind the top three, Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) and Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) had their own private duel with the Dutchman taking fourth with a few laps to go from his English rival.
Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) had another solid day pleasing the many fans trackside with sixth in dry conditions.
Seventh was Niccolò Canepa (Althea Racing) ahead of the duelling Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) and Luca Scassa (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team), who were eighth and ninth respectively, with Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) rounding out the top 10.
The remaining points-scoring positions were claimed by Matteo Baiocco (Althea Racing), Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing), Markus Reiterberger (VanZon Rehema BMW), David Salom (Team Pedercini) and Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse).
Magny Cours, 4 October 2015, Superbike - Results race 2
1 65 J. REA GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
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 91 L. HASLAM GBR Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils Aprilia
6 1 S. GUINTOLI FRA PATA Honda World Superbike Team Honda
7 59 N. CANEPA ITA Althea Racing Ducati Panigale
8 81 J. TORRES ESP Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils Aprilia
9 99 L. SCASSA ITA Aruba.it Racing-Ducati SBK Team Ducati Panigale
10 22 A. LOWES GBR VOLTCOM Crescent Suzuki Suzuki
Superbike - Drivers' standings
1 - REA - Points 528
2 - DAVIES - Points 383
3 - SYKES - Points 367
4 - HASLAM - Points 297
5 - TORRES - Points 222
6 - GUINTOLI - Points 201
7 - VD MARK - Points 170
8 - BAIOCCO - Points 139
9 - LOWES - Points 135
10 -MERCADO - Points 125