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Thai WSB Results

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Round 2 of the 2015 WSB championship was held earlier today at the new Chang International Circuit in Thailand. Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea won both races in convincing style, with Leon Haslam (Aprilia) finishing second each time. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) finished third in Race 1, while Alex Lowes (Suzuki) finished third in Race 2.

Rea is leading the championship points after two rounds.  For additional details, results and points, visit the official WSB site.

7 Comments

  1. VForce says:

    Honda should have moved Rea up to Moto GP. As much as I love Hayden and want to see an American in Moto GP (and even though Honda USA paid for his ride), Rea probably should have got that spot. Have to love the politics.

    • Martin says:

      Maybe Rea wanted a title and knew SBK was his best shot? Maybe Rea was tired of getting beat by the green machine and pursued them? Maybe Rea takes Kawi back to motogp!

    • VLJ says:

      And maybe Rea didn’t want to waste his time in MotoGP on a bike like Nicky’s that will only allow a sniff of a Top 10 finish when there’s sufficient attrition up front to elevate the Aspar sled up five or six places.

  2. notarollingroadblock says:

    Yes, lead every lap, from pole, and I think he had the fastest lap each race. Totally dominant. I was hoping to get my moneys worth and see a repeat of Philip Island. I didn’t like the track so much either. It looks very flat and kind of featureless, on the screen anyway.

    • bikerrandy says:

      As stated, only the fastest bikes need apply at this track with multiple long straights. I’ll bet Tom Sykes is none too happy right now. If Rea keeps this domination up all year WSBK will be like MotoGP has been as far as fan interest in watching the races.

      • mickey says:

        Like it or not WSBK is just like MotoGP.. There are 4 riders who have won every podium place but 1 in the first 4 races and one of them is going to win the championship, 1 will probably be pretty close in points and the other two will be statistically unable to win the championship with several races to go. pretty much just like MotoGP.

  3. JustANomad says:

    Congrats to Mr. Rea. If I’m not mistaken, he led every lap. As a Kawasaki guy, I’m happy with the results, but I can’t say I was too thrilled with the track. To me, the track didn’t create much excitement. It seemed like passing opportunities were few and far between; allowing the fastest bikes (and not necessarily the best riders) an unfair advantage. Hats off to Alex Lowes and Jordi Torres for taking some risks and making things interesting.