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Jonathan Rea wins Race 2 at Laguna Seca to extend championship lead

Rea wins Race 2 at Laguna Seca to extend championship lead

09/07/2017 at 21:40Updated 10/07/2017 at 07:22

Jonathan Rea extended his lead at the top of the World Superbikes championship on Sunday as he won Race 2 at Laguna Seca going into the summer break.

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After finishing second on Saturday Rea started eighth on Sunday but he quickly surged into the lead and was good value for his ninth victory of the season.

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Team-mate Tom Sykes also powered up the grid in order to complete a Kawasaki 1-2.

Saturday's winner Chaz Davies completed the top three as he struggled to get the incredible launch that the two Kawasakis enjoyed.

The result increases Rea's lead over Sykes to 59 points with Davies a further 56 points back, putting Rea in pole position to become a triple-world champion.

RACE RESULTS IN FULL

1 1 UK Jonathan Rea Kawasaki -

2 66 UK Tom Sykes Kawasaki 2.887

3 7 UK Chaz Davies Ducati 4.847

4 33 ITA Marco Melandri Ducati 17.159

5 12 ESP Xavi Fores Ducati 22.741

6 50 ROI Eugene Laverty Aprilia 26.377

7 36 ARG Leandro Mercado Aprilia 28.475

8 32 ITA Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 29.718

9 22 UK Alex Lowes Yamaha 33.044

10 60 NED Michael van der Mark Yamaha 33.541

11 6 GER Stefan Bradl Honda 36.756

12 40 ESP Roman Ramos Kawasaki 43.031

13 15 SMR Alex de Angelis Kawasaki 47.306

14 88 SWI Randy Krummenacher Kawasaki 50.488

15 45 USA Jake Gagne Honda 51.093

16 96 CZ Jakub Smrz Yamaha 59.197

17 37 CZ Ondrej Jezek Kawasaki

Ret 86 ITA Ayrton Badovini Kawasaki

Ret 2 UK Leon Camier MV Agusta

Ret 81 ESP Jordi Torres BMW

Ret 35 ITA Raffaele De Rosa BMW

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