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Yamaha Racing – World Supersport Race Recap & Results – Silverstone

Chaz Davies was protagonist of the World Supersport race today at his home round at Silverstone, powering his YZF- R6 to claim his fourth race win of the season. From a less than perfect eighth place on the grid, Davies shot into third place at the start and worked his way up to claim the leading position by just lap three. Determined to impress his numerous fans at his home race, the Welshman fought hard to hold off his adversaries. Briefly surrendering his lead to Foret mid race, Davies reclaimed the position by lap eleven, from where he proceeded to the finish line, snatching the chequered flag. Davies struggled throughout the weekend’s qualifying sessions and was unable to secure a front row start for today’s race. The Yamaha ParkinGO team made impressive improvements on his R6 set up allowing the Brit to perform to his potential and deliver yet another race victory.

Teammate Luca Scassa had a less successful race day. The Italian encountered several issues throughout the weekend and had to settle for the third row on this afternoon’s grid. The Italian fought hard to push through the pack and climb up to ninth place. Struggling with the tyre issues, Scassa was unable to fight off his adversaries and was bumped down to 12th place by the end of the 16 lap race.

Chaz Davies remains at the top of the World Supersport championship on 146 points, 42 ahead of Salom in second place. Despite the less than perfect race, Luca Scassa managed to retain his fifth place and now has a total of 83 points, 12 points short of Parkes in fourth.

Chaz Davies

Yamaha ParkinGO Team – 1st

“It was great to get a win at my home race. It was definitely one of the best races of the year. There were a good few passes back and forth so it wasn’t easy to get the win. I was eighth on the grid, we struggled all weekend as I couldn’t get that fast lap in to get on the front row. I got off to a good start and did my best to hold the pace. I wasn’t sure which tyres to use so I think we must have made the right choice and I’m relieved with that. It was a great battle with the guys and I had so much fun. Thanks so much to my team, they did a great job and I want to dedicate the win to my sister, who celebrates her birthday today.”

Luca Scassa

Yamaha ParkinGo Team – 12th

“I thought I had resolved the issues I had in this weekend’s qualifying and I was sure I’d be able to fight for a podium. I got off to a good start and pushed hard to battle through the pack. I did my best to fight on but then I started to struggle with the tyres and began to lose positions. I’m disappointed but I’ll do my best at the next round in Nurburgring.”

2011 World Supersport United Kingdom

Silverstone 31/07/2011

race I
1 Chaz Davies Yamaha GBR 34’55.198
2 David Salom Kawasaki ESP 0’01.085
3 Fabien Foret Honda FRA 0’02.449
4 Roberto Tamburini Yamaha ITA 0’08.319
5 Massimo Roccoli Kawasaki ITA 0’11.283
6 Broc Parkes Kawasaki AUS 0’12.308
7 Balazs Nemeth Honda HUN 0’14.011
8 Miguel Praia Honda POR 0’14.814
9 Florian Marino Honda FRA 0’14.906
10 James Ellison Honda GBR 0’17.635
11 Gino Rea Honda GBR 0’25.109
12 Luca Scassa Yamaha ITA 0’25.230
13 Alexander Lundh Honda SWE 0’25.430
14 Ronan Quarmby Triumph RSA 0’33.084
15 Vittorio Iannuzzo Kawasaki ITA 0’43.631
23 Yves Polzer Yamaha AUT 2’05.404
24 Eduard Blokhin Yamaha RUS 2’00.000

Best Lap

Robbin Harms Honda DNK 2’09.771

World Supersport World Standing

Rider Standings After Race 8 of 12

1. Chaz Davies Yamaha GBR 146
2. David Salom Kawasaki ESP 104
3. Fabien Foret Honda FRA 101
4. Broc Parkes Kawasaki AUS 95
5. Luca Scassa Yamaha ITA 83
6. Sam Lowes Honda GBR 73
7. Gino Rea Honda GBR 62
8. Robbin Harms Honda DNK 59
9. Roberto Tamburini Yamaha ITA 56
10. Massimo Roccoli Kawasaki ITA 51
11. Florian Marino Honda FRA 51
12. James Ellison Honda GBR 42
13. Miguel Praia Honda POR 32
14. Balazs Nemeth Honda HUN 25
15. Vittorio Iannuzzo Kawasaki ITA 22
16. Alexander Lundh Honda SWE 21
27. Alessio Velini Yamaha ITA 3
28. Luca Marconi Yamaha ITA 3

Circuit Length:
5900

Temp:
24

Crowd:
64,000

Weather:
Sunshine

Lap Record:
2’08.717
(Kenan Sofuoglu, 01/01/2010)

Fastest Lap Ever:
2’08.527
(David Salom, 31/07/2011)

Manufacturer Standings

31/07/2011

1 Yamaha 176
2 Honda 149
3 Kawasaki 134
4 Triumph 23