WSBK Magny-Cours : Sylvain Guintoli Shines and Maintains Suspense

Winner of the first race and second in the second in the Nièvre, Sylvain Guintoli scored a nice 45 points when Tom Sykes failed to reach the podium in the rain. Result, the official Aprilia can believe under before reaching the final in Qatar in a month.WSBK Magny-Cours  Sylvain Guintoli

Very fast in the dry, Sylvain Guintoli was not the least happy of climate change rather operated in the night from Saturday to Sunday and rain that hit the circuit of Magny-Cours during both races. Circumstances in perfect effect to make a big score and regain solid points championship leader and if Tom Sykes has not left trapped by the abundance of water on the track nivernaise unlike many of its rivals like Davide Giugliano or Jonathan Rea yet very fast, the Englishman could only limit the damage the championship.

WSBK Magny-Cours : Sylvain Guintoli

Fourth in the first race after teammate Loris Baz have given him a place in the final turn and again fourth in the second behind Leon Haslam, the reigning world champion loses big points against a Guintoli who made him the forcing and took risks to make up lost time. Winner of the first race being too helped by teammate Marco Melandri who watched the team orders allowing themselves back at the end of the race, finishing the Drômois this time behind the Italian in the second inning. What back to 12 points away from the top of the league and we promise a nice finish at Losail.

Round 1: 1 Guintoli (Aprilia) 19 laps 36’45.206; 2 Melandri (Aprilia) 2.257; 3 Rea (Honda) 5.954; 4 Sykes (Kawasaki) 15.670; 5 Baz (Kawasaki) 16,149; 6 Haslam (Honda) 29 411; 7 Giugliano (Ducati) 57,319; 8 Lanzi (Ducati) 59,306; 9 Neukirchner (Ducati) 1’12.274; 10 Barrier (BMW) 1’22.931 …

Round 2: 1 Melandri (Aprilia) 19 laps 36’25.402; 2 Guintoli (Aprilia) 2.669; 3 Haslam (Honda) 16.450; 4 Sykes (Kawasaki) 20,759; 5 Lanzi (Ducati) 46,689; 6 Neukirchner (Ducati) 58,490; 7 Baz (Kawasaki) 1’03.100; 8 Corti (MV Agusta) 1’24.699; 9 Davies (Ducati) 1’27.899; 10 Canepa-Ducati- 151.706.

Championship: 1 Sykes 378 pts; Guintoli 2 366; 3 Melandri 312; 4 Rea 301; 5 282 Baz; 6 Davies 195; 7 Haslam 176; Giugliano 8 162; 9 Laverty 154; Elias 10 151.

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