Silverstone – Round 10 – SBK Race report

R10_Race1_startArriving back at the legendary Silverstone Circuit with its newly revised layout and surprisingly stable weather conditions, an armada of British riders filled the podium in both races. A stunning double victory went to Yamaha whose local rider Cal Crutchlow took the team’s first two wins today. Cal logged his fastest lap on the penultimate circuit in Race 2, having already set the circuit record of 2'05.259 on lap 13 in Race 1, showing in both cases the durability of Pirelli Diablo Superbike tyres to the race end. It is also fitting the popular tyre choice out of the 4 front and 3 rear tyres offered this weekend are available also in the British Superbike series that nurtured the talented pool of UK riders. The two Superbike race durations stopped the clock just one second apart, for an impressive consistency returning to Silverstone. It’s pleasing to see four different manufacturers across the Superbike race podiums. Honda’s performance in Supersport was absolute, taking the top three positions which included Intermoto Czech privateer team, whose 20-year old rider Gino Rea took home his first Supersport podium. Congratulations to BMW Motorrad Italia who made its first season perfect, winning the Superstock 1000 championship with Badovini at the helm and Diablo Supercorsa SC2 tyres beneath him