Rea wraps up Kawasaki’s 100th race win

Jonathan Rea secured Kawasaki's 100th World Superbike race win as he led home a 1-2 at Donington Park on Sunday afternoon. 

With the reverse grid in play and Rea having failed to finish Race 1, it was the championship leader who led the early running at Donington Park in Race 2.

While Rea romped into the lead, PATA Yamaha's Michael van der Mark held down second place. That, though, wasn't for long.

Working his way through the field, Race 1 winner Tom Sykes made it a Kawasaki 1-2 after six laps as he easily dived down the inside of Van der Mark.

Sykes tried to close up on Rea but his compatriot pegged it at 3.5s for several laps before the former World Champ was able to eat into it, down to 1.1s with two laps remaining.

However, he ran out of laps with Rea claiming the victory and Sykes having to settle for a second podium for the weekend.

Chaz Davies, who fell to 15th in the opening laps, recovered to third place while his team-mate Marco Melandri retired with bike problems.

Van der Mark lost third on the penultimate lap, finishing fourth ahead of Alex Lowes, Leon Camier and Xavi Fores.

Roman Ramos, Jake Dixon and Raffaele de Rosa completed the top ten.

There were several crashes with Jordi Torres and Eugene Laverty going down as well as Alex de Angelis and Leon Haslam. Randy Krummenacher and Lorenzo Savadori also failed to finish.

1 REA Jonathan    Kawasaki ZX-10RR
2 SYKES Tom    Kawasaki ZX-10RR    1.601
3 DAVIES Chaz    Ducati Panigale R    12.200
4 VAN DER MARK Michael    Yamaha YZF R1    12.984
5 LOWES Alex    Yamaha YZF R1    18.953
6 CAMIER Leon    MV Agusta 1000 F4    23.971
7 FORÉS Xavi    Ducati Panigale R    29.892
8 RAMOS Román    Kawasaki ZX-10RR    44.742
9 DIXON Jake    Kawasaki ZX-10RR    50.622
10 DE ROSA Raffaele    BMW S 1000 RR    51.749
11 BRADL Stefan    Honda CBR1000RR    59.459
12 RUSSO Riccardo    Yamaha YZF R1    > 1'
13 JEZEK Ondrej    Kawasaki ZX-10RR    > 1'
14 BADOVINI Ayrton    Kawasaki ZX-10RR
OT SAVADORI Lorenzo    Aprilia RSV4 RF    
OT MERCADO Leandro    Aprilia RSV4 RF
OT MELANDRI Marco    Ducati Panigale R
OT TORRES Jordi    BMW S 1000 RR
OT LAVERTY Eugene    Aprilia RSV4 RF    
OT DE ANGELIS Alex    Kawasaki ZX-10RR
OT HASLAM Leon    Kawasaki ZX-10RR
OT KRUMMENACHER Randy    Kawasaki ZX-10RR