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Taking place during a dry and bright bank holiday weekend, round six of the World Superbike championships at the UK's Donington Park was off to a great start. With no huge surprises in this round of the Superbike World Championships, the standings remain relatively stable with Rea, Haslam and Sykes yet again leading the way. At this stage in the competition, it appears that team GB have all three medals firmly within their grasp.

 

The opening 23-lap race at the Leicestershire circuit was won by Britain's Tom Sykes, after a long, drawn out struggle between himself and Britain's other favourite – fellow Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea. Following 16 winless races, Sykes has nevertheless won the last five World Superbike races on home turf.

 

However, storming ahead of the pack with 280 points to his name, Jonathan Rea is a solid 101 points ahead of Britain's other top contender Leon Haslam, of Aprilia Racing's Red Devils. Chaz Davies continues to hold fourth position, though at Donington Park he managed to claim the third podium position in round seven of the WSBK.

 

The season's standings reveal that Alex Lowes has 71 points - just one point behind the Ducati team's Matteo Baiocco. With Ducati's Leandro Mercado just one point behind Lowes, there's still every chance the tables will turn once again in round seven of the World Superbike race.

 

Pos. Rider Bike Points
1 J. REA KAWASAKI 280
2 L. HASLAM APRILIA 179
3 T. SYKES KAWASAKI 178
4 C. DAVIES DUCATI 155
5 J. TORRES APRILIA 117
6 S. GUINTOLI HONDA 92
7 M. BAIOCCO DUCATI 72
8 A. LOWES SUZUKI 71
9 L. MERCADO DUCATI 70
10 M. VD MARK HONDA 67
11 N. TEROL DUCATI 52
12 A. BADOVINI BMW 50
13 R. RAMOS KAWASAKI 42
14 D. GIUGLIANO DUCATI 40
15 D. SALOM KAWASAKI 40
16 L. CAMIER MV AGUSTA 40
17 X. FORES DUCATI 38
18 R. DE PUNIET SUZUKI 19
19 S. BARRAGÁN KAWASAKI 17
20 T. BAYLISS DUCATI 15
21 M. FABRIZIO DUCATI 13
22 S. BARRIER  BMW 10
23 I. TOTH  BMW 5
24 C. PONSSON KAWASAKI 3
25 G. RIZMAYER  BMW 3
26 N. CANEPA KAWASAKI 3
27 L. PEGRAM EBR 2
28 J. METCHER KAWASAKI 2

Round seven is taking place at Portugal's Algarve International Circuit, in two weeks' time. A 4.5 Km track with 15 corners, it's set to be an eventful race.

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