World Superbike Chang Thai Race 2 Results And Photo Gallery

Double win for points-leader Jonathan Rea, another second for Leon Haslam, with Alex Lowes third. American Larry Pegram and EBR teammate Niccolo Canepa didn’t start race two.

Double win for points-leader Jonathan Rea, another second for Leon Haslam, with Alex Lowes third. American Larry Pegram and EBR teammate Niccolo Canepa didn’t start race two.

Kawasaki factory rider Jonathan Rea: “For me, it has been a perfect weekend with pole position and two race wins; we could not have asked for any more. Double wins do not come round a lot so I want to savor this moment.”

“I’m pleased with the weekend,” Aprilia’s Leon Haslam said, “especially because compared to Friday we have really improved. Being on the podium for the first two rounds of the season is definitely a great starting point.”

“I’m really happy to be back on the podium,” Suzuki’s Alex Lowes said. “It’s a third place but for us it means a lot after Phillip Island. It really should have been two podiums today; I just made a small mistake because I was determined to catch Leon and get second.”

SBK rookie Jordi Torres: “I am really happy about the work we did this weekend because, despite missing a session, we were able to come back well. In the end, I finished in the same position, but I’m learning lap after lap.”

“I was lucky enough to finish my career fit and healthy,” Troy Bayliss said, “and I’ve seen that I can still be fast, but now I am ready to return to enjoying life with my family in Australia. I want to thank everyone for their support and now I leave things to the young talents.”

“I got caught up in turn three of the first lap in race two and got dropped back a bit as a result,” Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes said. “We had some small issues after that, and corner entry was a little bit difficult to manage. We will keep working and try to improve the bike.”

“Race two was much more fun,” Pata Honda’s Sylvain Guintoli said, “even though we had a small technical problem, which meant I had to start last. I had a great start but then I got a bit over-excited and braked too late in turn five and lost three places. Finally I had a great battle with my teammate, which was more entertaining.”

“I’m really disappointed with how today’s races went,” Chaz Davies said. “When I’m fighting with the others, I have a lot more trouble with initial acceleration and on the straight, losing too much ground, which means I then have to force the entry.”

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