World Superbike Portimao, Portugal – Results of Race 2

After two surprising crashes, Jonathan Rea bounced back to Portimao for a victory in the second race of the World Superbike, while Toprak Razgatlioglu fell due to a mechanical problem.

There was a weird moment at the end of the warm-up lap, which could have been very dangerous as the starting lights did not activate properly.

The race was therefore delayed before a revised race of 19 laps was announced.

It was a shocking start for Michael Van Der Mark and Loris Baz from the front row, while Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea were third and fifth after the first corner.

Rea, who crashed in the previous two races, then passed Razgatgliou and Andrea Locatelli on a breathtaking first lap for the six-time champion.

Rea then took the lead from Scott Redding in the second round, however, Redding and Razgatlioglu resumed their path.

Redding, who came back in front, made two small mistakes in the fourth round which allowed Rea and Razgatlioglu to come back.

Razgatlioglu set another fastest time in lap six before taking the lead in the first corner. However, the Yamaha rider left the door wide open towards Turn 11, which was enough for Rea to pounce.

Rea started to stand out in the eighth round after setting another fastest lap, while Redding tried to take second place from Razgatlioglu.

The Ducati rider joined Razgatlioglu in the first corner, but ran a bit wide, which allowed the championship leader to fall back under him.

Rea’s lead then narrowed once more in rounds nine and ten, but … then more drama happened as Razgatlioglu had a mechanical breakdown before the last turn, causing the crash to fall. Turkish pilot.

Razgatlioglu’s fall helped Rea create a 1.3 second gap on Redding, which then became two seconds as he pulled away.

For the remaining place on the podium, Locatelli came under intense pressure from Baz and Alvaro Bautista, before the two drivers overtook him on the starting straight.

Rea and Redding finished 1-2, however, there was some drama in the battle between Baz and Bautista.

The Honda rider edged out Baz after a small error on the penultimate lap, but the French rider tried to react by coming inside at turn five, a gap that was not there which led Baz to strike. and to overthrow Bautista.

World Superbike Portimao, Portugal – Race results (2)
Pos Rider Nat Team Time
1 Jonathan Réa GB Kawasaki Racing Team 19 laps
2 Scott redding GB Aruba.It Ducati + 5.425s
3 Loris Baz ENG GoEleven Ducati + 8.905s
4 Andrea Locatelli ITA PATA Yamaha + 12.289s
5 Garrett gerloff United States GRT Yamaha + 13.956s
6 Michael van der mark NED Motorrad BMW WorldSBK Team + 15.289s
7 Michel rinaldi ITA Aruba.It Ducati + 20.639s
8 Leon Haslam GB CRH team + 20.933s
9 Axel Bassani ITA Motocorsa Ducati + 26.031s
ten Eugene Laverty IRL Motorrad BMW WorldSBK Team + 26.276s
11 Leandro Mercado ARG MIE Honda Racing + 31.493s
12 Isaac vinales SPA Orelac Racing Kawasaki + 41.117s
13 Kohta Nozane JPN GRT Yamaha + 42.583s
14 Christophe Ponsson ENG Gil Yamaha + 48.074s
15 Jonas Folger ALL Benovo bmw + 51.009s
16 Samuele Cavalieri SPA Barni Ducati + 57.467s
17 Allvaro Bautista SPA CRH team DNF
18 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR PATA Yamaha DNF
19 Tito Rabat ITA Kawasaki Puccetti DNF
20 Gabrielle Ruiu ITA B-Max racing team DNF
21 Lachlan Épis AUS Pedercini Kawasaki DNF
22 Loris Cresson BEL Pedercini Kawasaki DNF

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