Most WSBK: Razgatlioglu wins again in Superpole race
Yamaha rider Toprak Razgatlioglu cruised to his second win of the Most World Superbike event in Sunday morning's Superpole race after Jonathan Rea made another error while battling the Turkish rider.
Following his win over Scott Redding during Saturday's opening race, Razgatlioglu seized the lead at the first corner and led every one of the 10 laps en route to victory by just under half a second.
Poleman Rea shadowed Razgatlioglu closely for most of the distance, but was never able to make a pass, and on lap eight the Kawasaki rider ran straight on at Turn 1, the site of his first crash in Saturday's race.
The defending champion rejoined still in second place but now with the Ducati of Redding right on his tail, and at the start of the final lap Redding was able to pass Rea at Turn 1 for second.
Razgatlioglu's lead was out to nearly two seconds after Rea's error, but the Yamaha man was able to cruise for the final couple of laps en route to his fifth victory in nine races.
With Rea only third - albeit scoring his 200th WSBK podium - it means Razgatlioglu is now only seven points off the championship lead.
Some five seconds down on the lead trio, Andrea Locatelli was fourth on the second works Yamaha, followed by the BMW of Tom Sykes and the GRT Yamaha of Garrett Gerloff.
Impressive Motocorsa Ducati privateer Axel Bassani had been running as high as sixth but slipped to eighth in the closing stages behind both Gerloff and the Kawasaki of Alex Lowes.
Alvaro Bautista (Honda) and Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Ducati) completed the top 10, with wildcard Marvin Fritz (YART Yamaha) a solid 12th aboard his FIM Endurance World Championship-spec bike.
|1||54|| Toprak Razgatlioglu ||Yamaha||10|
|2||45|| Scott Redding ||Ducati||10||0.496|
|3||1|| Jonathan Rea ||Kawasaki||10||1.384|
|4||55|| Andrea Locatelli ||Yamaha||10||5.765|
|5||66|| Tom Sykes ||BMW||10||8.694|
|6||31|| Garrett Gerloff ||Yamaha||10||9.306|
|7||22|| Alex Lowes ||Kawasaki||10||10.152|
|8||47|| Axel Bassani ||Ducati||10||11.216|
|9||19|| Alvaro Bautista ||Honda||10||11.514|
|10||21|| Michael Ruben Rinaldi ||Ducati||10||12.344|
|11||60|| Michael van der Mark ||BMW||10||12.518|
|12||17|| Marvin Fritz ||Yamaha||10||14.342|
|13||91|| Leon Haslam ||Honda||10||15.591|
|14||7|| Chaz Davies ||Ducati||10||22.917|
|15||3|| Kohta Nozane ||Yamaha||10||24.924|
|16||23|| Christophe Ponsson ||Yamaha||10||30.155|
|17||32|| Isaac Viñales ||Kawasaki||10||30.249|
|18||94|| Jonas Folger ||BMW||10||30.804|
|19||84|| Loris Cresson ||Kawasaki||10||37.768|
|20||14|| Jayson Uribe ||Kawasaki||10||52.907|
|52|| Alessandro Del Bianco ||Honda||0|
|53|| Tito Rabat ||Ducati||0|
|98|| Karel Hanika ||Yamaha||0|
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