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Alex Lowes takes first win in Race 2, Jonathan Rea crashes out after clash with Tom Sykes

Lowes takes first win, Rea crashes out following clash with Sykes

10/06/2018 at 12:23Updated 10/06/2018 at 15:58

Alex Lowes won his first ever race in World Superbikes after reigning champion Jonathan Rea crashed out following an incident with team-mate Tom Sykes.

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The Briton took victory in Brno in the Czech Republic, after holding off Yamaha team-mate Michael van der Mark, a double race winner in Donington, to win by just over a second.

Chaz Davies completed the podium after Rea clinched the overall wins record with his 60th victory in Race 1 on Saturday.

Rea crashed after he collided with Kawasaki colleague Tom Sykes.

Rea was only on his third lap when the touch between the two bikes occurred.

Video - 'He doesn't look pleased!' - Rea crashes after clash with team-mate Sykes

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Fourth place was taken by Eugene Laverty, like Rea, from Northern Ireland.

Lowes spoke after the race to give thanks to those who had helped him:

"I am really happy - thanks to everyone who got me here..

"I was consistent and tried to be as smooth as I could."

Championship standings

1. JONATHAN REA - 270 - KAWASAKI

2. CHAZ DAVIES -189 - DUCATI

3. TOM SYKES - 179 - KAWASAKI

Video - 'He's done it, finally!' - Lowes takes his first World Superbikes win

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4. MICHAEL VAN DER MARK - 176 - YAMAHA

5. MARCO MELANDRI - 156 - DUCATI

6. ALEX LOWES - 129 - YAMAHA

7. XAVI FORES - 126 - DUCATI

Video - 'I'll keep it short... before I start crying!' - Lowes reacted to first win

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8. TOPRAK RAZGATLIOGLU - 84 - KAWASAKI

9. LORIS BAZ - 67 - BMW

10. JORDI TORRES - 64 - MV AGUSTA

11. LEON CAMIER - 63 - HONDA

12. LORENZO SAVADORI - 62 - APRILIA

13. EUGENE LAVERTY - 47 - APRILIA

14. MICHAEL RUBEN RINALDI - 44 - DUCATI

15. LEANDRO MERCADO - 42 - KAWASAKI

16. ROMÁN RAMOS - 35 - KAWASAKI

17. JAKE GAGNE - 20 - HONDA

18. PJ JACOBSEN - 18 - HONDA

19. YONNY HERNANDEZ - 16 - KAWASAKI

20. LEON HASLAM - 14 - KAWASAKI

21. DAVIDE GIUGLIANO - 11 - APRILIA

22. BRADLEY RAY - 3 - SUZUKI

23. LUKE MOSSEY - 2 - KAWASAKI

24. ONDREJ JEZEK - 2 - YAMAHA

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