WSBK: Rea wins opening race

By mid-distance Rea has got past Leon Haslam and Davies to catch and pass Sykes.

A late charge by Davies pushed Rea hard on the last lap but he managed to edge it for the won by 0.051s. 

Leon Haslam edged out Jordi Torres in a tight all-Aprilia battle for fourth while Xavi Fores claimed a fine top-six finish on his debut for the Aruba.it Ducati team. 

Full race 1 resultsat the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain:

1. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 18 laps 
2. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R 0.051s 
3. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 4.977s 
4. Leon Haslam GBR Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 15.088s 
5. Jordi Torres ESP Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 15.290s 
6. Xavi Fores ESP Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R 16.655s 
7. Nico Terol ESP Althea Ducati 1199R 17.365s 
8. Leandro Mercado ARG Barni Ducati 1199R 25.527s 
9. Sylvain Guintoli FRA PATA Honda CBR1000RR 34.464s 
10. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta F4 RR 43.013s 
11. Santiago Barragan ESP Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R 43.627s 
12. Matteo Baiocco ITA Althea Ducati 1199R 44.893s 
13. Roman Ramos ESP GO Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R 47.663s 
14. Christophe Ponsson LUX Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R 71.843s 
15. Niccolo Canepa ITA Team Hero EBR 1190RX 75.919s 
16. Javier Alviz ESP Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 80.816s 
17. Larry Pegram USA Team Hero EBR 1190RX 82.279 
18. Imre Toth HUN Team Toth BMW S1000RR 1 lap 
19. Gabor Rizmayer HUN Team Toth BMW S1000RR 1 lap 

Not classified: 

Alex Lowes GBR Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 5 laps 
Ayrton Badovini ITA BMW Italia S1000RR 2 laps 
Michael van der Mark NED PATA Honda CBR1000RR 9 laps 
Randy de Puniet FRA Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 11 laps 
David Salom ESP Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 12 laps 

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