Chaz Davies won his sixth straight race as he claimed honours in Race 2 of the World Superbikes championships in Qatar on Sunday.
Davies chose to make fast start at Turn 1 as he made a move on newly-crowned world champion Jonathan Rea, but the latter re-took the lead afer the second corner.
The 29-year-old Davies though did forge ahead on the opening lap after Rea ran wide which dropped the champion to 13th place.
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Local rider Saeed Al-Sulaiti, on a Kawasaki, saw his bike catch fire spilling oil on the track, which saw the race being red-flagged.
Tom Sykes, who past Sylvain Guintoli into second place, maintained his position upon the resumption but Welshman Davies rapidly extended the gap even further.
Rea fought back from his lowly position up into third place and soon had his sights on Sykes, who he went past with three laps remaining.
However, Rea did not have the overtaking capacity to beat Davies and let Sykes past him into second place on the final lap, allowing the latter to beat Davies to second in the championship standings.
Guintoli finished fourth, ahead of Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres while European Superstock champion and wildcard Raffaele de Rosa could only finish in ninth place.
1 Chaz Davies Ducati
2 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 5.855
3 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 6.376
4 Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha 8.493
5 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 11.862
6 Jordi Torres BMW 12.232
7 Nicky Hayden Honda 13.599
8 Xavi Forés Ducati 14.210
9 Raffaele De Rosa BMW 14.282
10 Alex Lowes Yamaha 14.414
11 Michael van der Mark Honda 15.169
12 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 19.401
13 Leon Camier MV Agusta 22.236
14 Roman Ramos Kawasaki 25.995
15 Markus Reiterberger BMW 29.701
16 Luca Scassa Ducati 33.205
17 Gianluca Vizziello Kawasaki 44.627
18 Dominic Schmitter Kawasaki 44.753
19 Peter Sebestyen Yamaha 45.186
20 Pawel Szkopek Yamaha 1'00.135
Did not finish
Karel Abraham BMW 1 lap
Alex de Angelis Aprilia 10 laps