Superstock 1000 Donington, Race: Markus Reiterberger back to win

Markus Reiterberger is back! The German rider dominated Donington Park from the start till the end and this represents his third win in 2018 after those scored at Aragon and Assen. The alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW rider doesn’t want to stop and now his gap on Roberto Tamburini, who was third in today’s race, counts 10 punti. Still few, they may say, but Reiterberger is on fire and it will be very difficult to catch him…

DOMINION – The guy from Trostberg remained first after a good start and since then he distanced his opponents by performing many fast laps, till he won the race quite easily. An amazing performance from the three times Superbike IDM Champion, who repeated the race he had done at Assen after the setback had at Imola, where he ranked fifth after struggling in QPs. This is the fourth win in five races (from 2017 Jerez Round) for “Reiti”  and now his opponents, starting from Tamburini, must do their best to recover and stop him.

BATTLE FOR THE PODIUM – Behind Reiterberger, Maximilian Scheib was second almost all race long. The Chilean rider overtook Federico Sandi at the second lap and then he remained behind Reiterberger without keeping his pace. Towards the end Tamburini closed the gap with the Aprilia rider and after a slight mistake at Melbourne Hairpin he tried to pass him at Goddards. But finally Scheib defeated “Tambu” by just 18 milliseconds and so he scored his season best after two third-place finishes in a row.

THE REST – Outside the podium, Luca Vitali ranked fourth in front of Florian Marino, who finished fifth followed by Federico Sandi. The Ducati rider was very fast at the beginning, but the he had much trouble in the second half of the race. Seventh place for Riccardo Russo, who closed the top 10 together with Jan BühnAlex Schacht ed Eric Vionnet. Pity for Alessandro Delbianco, who crashed at Melbourne Hairpin after a great start and a great weekend.


Photo Credit: Philippe Damiens – WSBK Flat Out

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