Silverstone SBK Results

From worldsbk.com:

Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila) crowned one of the greatest days in Ducati's history when he notched up win #2 in the British Round of the World Superbike Championship in front of a record-breaking 83,000 spectators at Silverstone. Earlier in the afternoon Loris Capirossi had scored Ducati's first-ever win in MotoGP with an emotional victory at Barcelona's Circuito de Catalunya.


Neil clinched his tenth win of the year by the slimmest of margins in an astonishing race 1 battle with the two Suzukis of Lavilla and Kagayama, team-mate Ruben Xaus, Laconi (NCR Ducati) and Toseland (HM Plant Ducati). "It was an unbelievable race, Lavilla's and Kagayama's lines were incredible" commented Neil. "It was really tough out there because the lap times were slow, people were fighting for the next corner and just not getting on with the race. I battled and touched fairings with just about everybody!"

Race 2 saw more of the same as Neil had to work his way up from 9th on the first lap. He moved into the lead on lap 10 but then had to contend with Lavilla (Suzuki) for the remaining ten laps before taking the chequered flag for his second win of the day and his eleventh of the year. "It's not good to be on pole here at Silverstone; I got an average start and everyone came underneath me. I tried to pick one rider off each lap and keep my eye on the leaders. Luckily JR and Ruben collided because they were going to be difficult to pass. It's been a fantastic day for Ducati and I'd like to dedicate these wins in Britain to David Jefferies, my close friend who was tragically killed in the Isle of Man TT".

Ruben Xaus rode a superb race 1, which saw him take the lead at one point. The Spanish rider inherited the final podium place when Lavilla crashed out ahead of him at the chicane but kept a cool head in the last few laps to finish third. "We worked hard all the weekend since Friday and during the race I just took things nice and calm" declared Ruben. "I knew the wild cards weren't going to be able to last the race in these conditions. I was just passing and passing until I got the lead. Although I finished fourth, I'm really happy to be on the podium again".

Ruben again stepped onto the podium in race 2 with another gritty ride to third after recovering from a clash with Reynolds (Suzuki) which sent the Spaniard careering across the gravel trap. "I moved really fast in the early laps to fourth, Reynolds was third and we touched. I went across the grass and tried to get back on the track again, I was giving it gas and the slicks were spinning so much. Then I recovered and my lap times were really good. I nearly caught Gregorio at the end, but I'm happy with third and it's nice to have two Spanish riders on the podium, there are too many British guys up here!"

Race 1 Results:

Rider Teams Bike Laps Times

1 Hodgson Neil Ducati Fila Ducati 999F03 20 38'24.187
2 Toseland James HM Plant Ducati Ducati 998F02 20 38'24.627
3 Xaus Ruben Ducati Fila Ducati 999F03 20 38'24.786
4 Laconi Régis Caracchi NCR Nortel Net. Ducati 998RS 20 38'25.130
5 Kagayama Yukio Rizla Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R 1000 20 38'28.966
6 Reynolds John Rizla Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R 1000 20 38'29.272
7 Chili Pierfrancesco Team PSG-1 Ducati 998RS 20 38'30.129
8 Rutter Michael Renegade Ducati Ducati 998F02 20 38'30.558
9 Walker Chris HM Plant Ducati Ducati 998F02 20 38'31.416
10 Borciani Marco D.F.X. Racing Team Ducati 998RS 20 38'58.586
11 Pedercini Lucio Team Pedercini Ducati 998RS 20 39'03.447
12 Bussei Giovanni UnionBike GiMotorsport Yamaha YZF R1 20 39'07.574
13 Sanchini Mauro Kawasaki Bertocchi Kawasaki ZX7RR 20 39'09.453
14 Clementi Ivan Kawasaki Bertocchi Kawasaki ZX7RR 20 39'09.815
15 Russo Nello Team Pedercini Ducati 998RS 20 39'10.575
16 Corser Troy Foggy PETRONAS Racing Petronas FP1 20 39'18.553
17 Fuertes Sergio MIR Racing Suzuki GSX-R 1000 20 39'21.469
RT Lavilla Gregorio Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R 1000 16 30'45.123
RT Iannuzzo Vittorio Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R 1000 12 24'07.423
RT Foti Serafino Team Pedercini Ducati 998RS 11 22'09.007
RT Emmett Sean Renegade Ducati Ducati 998F02 3 5'50.283
RT Tortoroglio Walter White Endurance Honda VTR 1000 SP2 3 6'14.591
RT Borja Juan Bautista D.F.X. Racing Team Ducati 998RS 1 2'01.525
RT Martin Steve D.F.X. Racing Team Ducati 998RS 1 2'01.669
NS Garcia David Caracchi NCR Nortel Net. Ducati 998RS 0

Fastest Lap: Lavilla Gregorio 1'54.105


Race 2 results:

Rider Teams Bike Laps Times

1 Hodgson Neil Ducati Fila Ducati 999F03 20 38'13.944
2 Lavilla Gregorio Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R 1000 20 38'14.437
3 Xaus Ruben Ducati Fila Ducati 999F03 20 38'14.597
4 Toseland James HM Plant Ducati Ducati 998F02 20 38'17.379
5 Kagayama Yukio Rizla Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R 1000 20 38'18.061
6 Laconi Régis Caracchi NCR Nortel Net. Ducati 998RS 20 38'18.164
7 Chili Pierfrancesco Team PSG-1 Ducati 998RS 20 38'21.190
8 Walker Chris HM Plant Ducati Ducati 998F02 20 38'25.766
9 Rutter Michael Renegade Ducati Ducati 998F02 20 38'26.343
10 Reynolds John Rizla Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R 1000 20 38'52.443
11 Pedercini Lucio Team Pedercini Ducati 998RS 20 38'58.435
12 Bussei Giovanni UnionBike GiMotorsport Yamaha YZF R1 20 39'01.973
13 Borciani Marco D.F.X. Racing Team Ducati 998RS 20 39'02.747
14 Sanchini Mauro Kawasaki Bertocchi Kawasaki ZX7RR 20 39'02.938
15 Iannuzzo Vittorio Alstare Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R 1000 20 39'03.286
16 Clementi Ivan Kawasaki Bertocchi Kawasaki ZX7RR 20 39'03.507
17 Fuertes Sergio MIR Racing Suzuki GSX-R 1000 20 39'26.347
18 Russo Nello Team Pedercini Ducati 998RS 20 39'26.879
RT Foti Serafino Team Pedercini Ducati 998RS 14 28'22.045
RT Martin Steve D.F.X. Racing Team Ducati 998RS 8 15'40.613
RT Corser Troy Foggy PETRONAS Racing Petronas FP1 6 12'11.197
RT Borja Juan Bautista D.F.X. Racing Team Ducati 998RS 6 12'11.508
RT Emmett Sean Renegade Ducati Ducati 998F02 6 13'10.493
RT Tortoroglio Walter White Endurance Honda VTR 1000 SP2 4 8'14.271
NS Garcia David Caracchi NCR Nortel Net. Ducati 998RS 0

Fastest Lap: Lavilla Gregorio 1'53.629

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