World Superbikes: Sykes beats Rea for Donington double

Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea
Former champion Tom Sykes and current title holder Jonathan Rea were first and second at the Leicestershire circuit

Tom Sykes sealed his second win of the UK round of the World Superbikes at Donington Park to close the gap on leader Jonathan Rea to 56 points.

Sykes had won Saturday's first race and made it two from two after heading home Kawasaki team-mate Rea by just over two seconds in race two on Sunday.

Current world champion Rea, third on Saturday, pushed Sykes all the way but could not force a passing move.

Northern Ireland's Rea leads Sykes by 56 points in the 2016 title standings.

Ducati rider Chaz Davies from Wales made it a British clean sweep of the race two podium, but he drops to third in the overall championship points table.

Fourth went to the Ioda Racing Aprilia of Lorenzo Savadori from Leon Camier on the MV Augusta and Honda's Nicky Hayden.

Davide Giugliano, who was second in race one, finished seventh on the Aruba.it Racing Ducati ahead of Honda rider Michael van der Mark.

WSB Race Two result, Donington Park
1 Tom Sykes (GB) Kawasaki 33mins 55.601 secs; 2 Jonathan Rea (GB) Kawasaki 33:57.618; 3 Chaz Davies (GB) Ducati 34:00.038; 4 Lorenzo Savadori (Ita) Aprilia 34:02.024; 5 Leon Camier (GB) MV Augusta 34:07.409; 6 Nicky Hayden (USA) Honda 34:08.056; 7 Davide Giugliano (Ita) Ducati 34:19.813; 8 Michael van der Mark (Ned) Honda 34:21.532; 9 Josh Brookes (Aus) BMW 34:22.113; 10 Cameron Beaubier (USA) Yamaha 34:22.556.
World Superbike Championship 2016
RiderBikePoints
1. Jonathan Rea (GB)Kawasaki293
2. Tom Sykes (GB)Kawasaki237
3. Chaz Davies (GB)Ducati231
4. Davide GiuglianoDucati147
5. Michael van der Mark (Ned)Honda141
6. Nicky Hayden (USA)Honda136

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