WSBK Superbike Donington Race 2: Toprak Razgatlioglu gets the hat-trick, the championship restarts

After Saturday’s win in Race 1, Toprak Razgatlioglu won the sprint race in the Superbike round in Donington. He immediately stepped forward and held it until the end, and no one managed to worry him. Another great performance of the current champion, who with this last competition of the day will seek the grand slam.

Second place for Jonathan Rea, who could not face his rival Yamaha. He gave it his all, but it wasn’t enough to recover Razgatlioglu. He is given one last chance to succeed on his British soil in this Race 2. The third was Scott Redding, on the first podium with BMW. Excellent performance from the English driver, finally competitive with the M 1000 RR. Already in the first race he finished fourth.

Álvaro Bautista he only finished fourth thanks to a final advance Alex Lowes. Sixth is the other official Ducati with which he rides Miquel Ruben Rinaldiwhich preceded Iker Lecuona i Andrea Locatelli. The last driver of the points is Loris Baz with the Bonovo team BMW. What will this last game have in store for us in a Donington field for a dry and sunny blow?

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At the start of the 23 laps, below 29 ° in the air and 43 ° on the track, it was still Razgatlioglu which is placed in front Rea i Baptist. Rinaldi keep going Redding i Alex Lowes. Rea take all the risks in this first round.

Razgatlioglu resists Rea i Baptist already released after two rounds. But he resumes thanks to the battle of draperies that takes place in front of him.

The battle is raging …

The six-time world champion is constantly harassing the man who took off his crown last year. Baptist observe with Redding in suction. At the moment, the Spanish in the Ducati maintains the lead of the general by 9 points and the Turk is at 39 lengths.

There are 17 laps left and the duel does not weaken.

There are 13 laps left to finish and the nature of the race remains the same. A Dantesque duel in front and a third thief in contact ready to take the chestnuts out of the fire. An idea that is also on the mind Redding which keeps the BMW in the wake of the infernal trio. But English is weakening, which benefits Rinaldi.

10 laps from the goal Razgatlioglu breathe some air Rea who does not know Baptist. The Turk whips his Yamaha and it’s worth it. Two laps later, he was approaching a second ahead of the Kawasaki. The liability increases with each turn. It seems to be called Mass. During this time, Loris Baz does the work …

Rea weakens what benefits Baptist who goes second. Rinaldi it becomes a danger to the Kawasaki with four laps to go.

Under the checkered flag, the reigning world champion gets a resounding hat-trick that puts him back in line in a title race where Baptist saves the essentials with a second place. Rea still dissatisfied with the third position. But the differences have narrowed … Baz is ninth and mahies 14th.

Results of the 2 Superbike race in Donington Park:

Rating credit: WorldSBK.com

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