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The Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours today witnessed the second race of the World Superbike French Round, with Honda #worldsbk Team’s #michaelvandermark and Nicky Hayden claiming fifth and ninth places on board their Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP machines.
Van der Mark spent the majority of his race fighting for fourth place with Leon Camier, who overtook him on lap 12. The Dutch rider did all he could not to lose touch but, after one last effort to bridge the gap to the tall Englishman, the 2014 World Supersport Champion crossed the finish line in fifth position, a result that allows him further to consolidate his fourth place in the Championship standings.
Hayden got a good start to the race and was running fifth, but he suddenly found himself in eighth place following an overtaking manoeuvre by Leon Camier at the tricky Adelaide hairpin. After dropping down to ninth, the American rider got up to speed again and managed to recover one place. As the race entered its final stretch, the ‘Kentucky Kid’ could not hold his position and once again slipped back to ninth place.
The penultimate round of the 2016 FIM Superbike World Championship will be contested at ‘Circuito de Jerez’ in two weekends.
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