Winning double for Rea in Superbikes

Winning double for Rea in Superbikes

World champion Jonathan Rea from Britain has completed a stunning double in the opening round of the superbike world championship at Phillip Island by winning Sunday’s 22-lap race.

The Kawasaki pilot defeated Honda’s Michael van der Mark and Ducati’s Davide Giugliano to complete the clean sweep.

But it was a disaster for Chaz Davies (Ducati) who crashed on the final lap while trying to pass Rea under brakes at turn four.

Davies remounted and finished in 10th position, a fastest lap of 1:31.321 for the race scant consolations for what could have been.

BMW Motorrad’s Josh Brookes was the leading Australian in ninth place.

Rea also won race one on Saturday.

Rea’s perfect score was the first at Phillip Island’s WorldSBK round since Spaniard Carlos Checa in 2011.

Australia’s second rider, Mike Jones (Ducati), crashed on lap 12 while in 14th position.

Round two of the championship is in Thailand from March 11-13.

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