Razgatlioglu takes advantage of Rea’s mistake and also secures a Superbike 2 race in Donington

Razgatlioglu takes advantage of Rea's mistake and also secures a Superbike 2 race in Donington

Race 2 podium in Donington

Photo: WoldSBK / Grand Prix

After winning Race 1 last Saturday (03), Toprak Razgatlioglu, once again, extended his winning streak: With the Paw Yamaha, the Turk also won Race 2 after Jonathan Rey fell from a position of honor just one lap after passing Razgatlioglu for the lead. This is #54’s third straight win.

Riya managed to maintain the lead in the race of the closest competitor, but found herself under pressure from Razgatlioglu in the first 23 laps, after the Turkish, once again, regained its positions from the start, and took second place at the exit of Turn 1.

Toprak made his move on Ria on Lap 4 to move to the top of the race as he was looking for his second win over the weekend and to close the championship gap in Ria’s favour. Despite losing to Razgatlioglu, Jonathan continued to press.

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Razgatlioglu wins Superbike 1 and 2 in Donington

Razgatlioglu wins Superbike 1 and 2 in Donington

Photo: WorldSBK/Grand Prix

Riya’s pressure pushed on lap 10 when Razgatlioglu fouled in the same corner as Riya, allowing the pole to return to the top of the race. But after just one lap, the Welshman went off the track, crashed, and was no longer in the scoring area. He finished the race only in 20th place.

GRT’s Garrett Gerloff achieved his best result of the 2021 campaign with a second place finish, after capitalizing on the fall of Rhea and overtaking BMW’s Tom Sykes to finish 1-2 in Superbike history, ahead of third-placed Sykes on a podium for the second time. Straight . Behind him came Scott Redding, who put a lot of pressure on him but only finished fourth.

To close the top ten came Michael van der Mark, Alex Luiz, Chaz Davies, Michael Rinaldi, Leon Haslam and Alvaro Bautista. The next stage of the Superbike in Assen, The Netherlands, between July 23-25. As a result, Razgatlioglu took the lead in the tournament with 183 points. Behind him, Rea with 181, Redding with 117, Lowes with 114, and Rinaldi with 94.

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