Tuesday 06 October 2015
Jonathan Rea, teammate of Tom Sykes at the heart of the Kawasaki Racing Team, proved that he is not World Champion for nothing by winning both races at Magny-Cours.
The weekend started well for Jonathan Rea since he achieved the fastest time in the free practice sessions.
He was then chased by Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) and Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils).
A small surprise during the Superpole because it was Leon Haslam, who captured the first place ahead of Jonathan Rea. Despite this great performance, the Brit did not finish on the podium at Magny-Cours. The first race was marked by a bitter struggle between the two riders from the Kawasaki Racing Team. Tom Sykes lead for a large part of the race but he was caught with three laps to go by Jonathan Rea who eventually won. Jonathan Rea thus signed his thirteenth victory of the season and his first podium at Magny-Cours. The podium was completed by one of the French riders, Sylvain Guintoli (2014 World Superbike Champion) with the Pata Honda World Superbike Team.
That’s right, Jonathan Rea had no plans to relax despite winning his world title at the previous round in Spain. He underlined his winning record by prevailing again in the second race ahead of Chaz Davies and Tom Sykes!
The most prominent rider at the beginning of the weekend was Patrick Jacobsen, rider for CORE Motorsport Thailand, the American signing the best time in practice riding his Honda CBR600RR. He confirmed his good form by winning the race in front of Kenan Sofuoglu and the French biker Lucas Mahias.
Kenan Sofuoglu, rider for Kawasaki Puccetti Racing, gathered enough points with his second place to be awarded the title of Supersport World Champion for the fourth time.
We would like to salute the great victory of Jeremy Guarnoni (Yamaha Trasimeno Team) in Superstock 1000 making the Marseillaise resonate around the circuit at Magny-Cours.
In this same category, Lorenzo Savadori (Nuova M2 Racing) won the title of Champion of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup.
Again big thanks to spectators for the fabulous atmosphere and see you again next year!