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World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea storms to 10th win of the season to stretch Championship lead

Rea storms to 10th win of the season to stretch Championship lead

16/09/2017 at 14:40Updated 16/09/2017 at 16:05

Jonathan Rea strengthened his grip on the World Superbikes title with a comfortable win in Race 1 in Portugal.

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Rea qualified on pole and rarely looked in trouble as he charged to his 10th win in 19 races.

Chaz Davies finished second and Marco Melandri pipped Leon Camier on the line to take the final spot on the podium.

The world title is all-but secured for Rea, particularly with Tom Sykes ruled out of action for the weekend following his nasty crash in Saturday morning practice.

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There’s a maximum haul of 150 points remaining this season, while Rea leads by 95.

Race 1 Results

  • Jonathan Rea 34'38.383
  • Chaz Davies +6.189
  • Marco Melandri +10.166
  • Leon Camier +10.508
  • Michael van der Mark +13.739
  • Jordi Torres +16.816
  • Eugene Laverty +18.786
  • Lorenzo Savadori +22.090
  • Xavi Fores +28.430
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