WSBK Misano J2, after his withdrawal Toprak Razgatlioglu lost the title? Jonathan Rea answered

This is the worst scenario that Toprak Razgatlioglu has experienced during this first race of the fourth match of the WSBK season in Misano. Not only did he see that he was not armed enough to play for the victory over Jonathan Rea’s Kawasaki and Alvaro Bautista’s Ducati, but his Yamaha also died in the middle of the fight. This white result cost him dearly and made him lose contact with the two mentioned in the title race. Have you already destroyed your chances of retaining your crown? Jonathan Rea answers …

The pilot of the Ducati factory, Álvaro Bautista, has been able to extend its lead in the championship this Saturday during the first of the three days scheduled for this weekend in Misano, the fourth day of the season. With this victory, the Spaniard recovered five points Jonathan Rea. But they both grabbed their heels in front of one Toprak Razgatlioglu who experienced abandonment for technical reasons. The Yamaha official is now 77 points off the overall standings. Redhibitory, even!

Good luck to those who have already canceled it. He is a fighter. There is still a long way to go“Warns Kawasaki rider and six-time WSBK starter Jonathan Rea.” Alvaro already had a 61 point lead in 2019 and I finally won it by over 160 points. There are still a lot of races to do and everything is possible in the races. »

It is important to win on the tracks where possible. Make the most of the other tracks. I want to get it this year. I want to minimize my mistakes“says the Northern Irishman, explaining his strategy for the rest of the season. During this first race of the World Superbike Championship in Misano, Rea he had to settle for second place after leading the race for a long time. But Baptist he was significantly faster with his Ducati at the end and dug a comfortable gap.

Toprak Razgatlioglu is a fighter and there is still a long way to gor “

I’m happy with the 20 points. On the other hand, it frustrates me that we are no closer“, commented on the race. The driver Kawasaki feeling that he has made the most of his package. for victories, Kawasaki it must also help … ” We need to improve. I wish I had more power. Then I could take turns a little quieter and not have to risk so many“, Explain Rea. ” We make the most of the bike. I am very happy with the work of the boys in the pits. »

At his side, Álvaro Bautista he has, on the other hand, taken a step closer to the world title. But be careful: I don’t think about the championship. With this format, with three races every weekend, you can’t think of the championship. It’s too early for that“, specifies.” The championship is still long and there are still a lot of points. I want to stay focused on all the workouts and races and get the most out of them. I don’t care about the points“, Explain Baptistwhich thus explains his decisive bet Jonathan Rea : ” I knew it might not be the best place to get ahead because you’re so fast. It is a bend that approaches more than 280 km / h in fifth gear. But there weren’t many places where Jonathan could pass. “He says.

In the end, Bautista was celebrated by the Ducati executives present and the many fans. ” It’s always nice to win. Winning the Ducati home race here in Misano is very special. I am very grateful after two years of suffering. There were a lot of fans here. It was great to win with them to celebrate“said the championship leader.

WSBK Misano: Race Classification 1

Photo Ranking and Credit: WorldSBK

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