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Jonathan Rea (KRT) scored a second place finish in the last race today in Spain, after he had battled through to fourth in the earlier Tissot-Superpole Race. #leonhaslam was sixth and then fifth today, scoring valuable points.
Rea, having to start the ten-lap Tissot-Superpole race from the back of the grid after suffering a double penalty on Saturday, worked his way through the pack at speed. He finished fourth despite having the same pace as the leading riders. Haslam was eventually sixth after starting the race from fifth place on the grid, after changes to his machine’s set-up from Saturday.
The planned second full distance race of the weekend was a dramatic finale to complement the hot on-track action in Spain. Race leader #alvarobautista fell while leading and Rea took over his top spot, only relinquishing it to eventual race winner Michael van der Mark. The race was called to a halt after 18-laps, due to the after effects of a crash.
Rea was particularly keen to win the final race today to make up the maximum points possible on his championship rival Bautista. Jonathan did not quite have an optimal set-up for the second half of the race, but 20 points to Bautista’s zero means he leaves Spain 41 behind in the championship fight, and still in a clear second place overall.
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