But it was disaster again for Aprilia's Eugene Laverty who crashed out of the race on lap one, losing the front through the second corner which added to his retirement from race one and means he leaves Spain with no points on the board.
Laverty's exit left Kawasaki's Sykes in the lead with Davies second but the Welshman grabbed the lead when Sykes ran wide off the back straight, got his head down and put in consistently fast laps to pull out a big lead. The second win promotes him to second in the title chase.
Sykes had no response to the BMW man and concentrated on fending off his team-mate Marco Melandri and Althea Aprilia's Davide Guigilano, the latter giving him a hard time over the final six laps as Melandri dropped off the pace but Sykes was able to hold on for his first points score of the day.
Loris Baz fought is way from the back of the grid to take sixth place, ahead of countryman Jules Cluzel who had to start from pitlane after a problem on the startline. Carlos Checa took seventh with Leon Haslam eighth.
Haslam's team-mate Jonathan Rea pulled in with a brake problem on lap six but went back out after a spell in the garage. He finished in 15th but doesn't score any points.
Race 2 results: 1. Davies (BMW) 19 laps/101.536 km in 37'52.691 average 160.836 kph; 2. Guintoli (Aprilia) 5.035; 3. Sykes (Kawasaki) 7.677; 4. Giugliano (Aprilia) 12.549; 5. Melandri (BMW) 19.766; 6. Baz (Kawasaki) 23.855; 7. Cluzel (Suzuki) 26.926; 8. Checa (Ducati) 31.593; 9. Haslam (Honda) 35.308; 10. Badovini (Ducati) 44.497; 11. Fabrizio (Aprilia) 53.071; 12. Neukirchner (Ducati) 55.223; 13. Lundh (Kawasaki) 1'32.995; 14. Clementi (BMW) 1'41.979; 15. Rea (Honda) 1 Lap; RT. Sandi (Kawasaki); RT. Iannuzzo (BMW); RT. Laverty (Aprilia); NS. Aitchison (Ducati). Standings (round 2 of 15): 1. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia) 85; 2. Chaz Davies (BMW) 63; 3. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia) 45; 4. Marco Melandri (BMW) 43; 5. Michel Fabrizio (Aprilia) 42; 6. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) 38; 7. Jules Cluzel (Suzuki) 33; 8. Loris Baz (Kawasaki) 31; 9. Jonathan Rea (Honda) 30; 10. Leon Haslam (Honda) 29; 11. Davide Giugliano (Aprilia) 23; 12. Max Neukirchner (Ducati) 20; 13. Carlos Checa (Ducati) 17; 14. Leon Camier (Suzuki) 14; 15. Ayrton Badovini (Ducati) 12; etc.
Manufacturers: 1. Aprilia 90; 2. BMW 79; 3. Kawasaki 49; 4. Honda 37; 5. Suzuki 35; 6. Ducati 28.
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