Sports newsroom, 16 July. Turkey’s Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) won Saturday in the first race in Donington Park (UK), round five of the World Superbike Championship, as Spaniard Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing-Ducati) went to the asphalt, after pulling out, despite His holding a temporary lead is now threatened by Briton Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki), who finished second.
Round one of the two at Donington Park saw complete domination by Razgatlioglu, who finished third in the overall standings and who dominated from start to finish. From the start, he took the lead and, little by little, was cutting distances away from his direct runners, already gaining about four seconds with 14 laps to go, which gave him peace of mind. And this time the tires did not collapse.
Behind the Turk there was a fight between Bautista and Rhea, the first fight in the general classification. The Spaniard went to fourth, but climbed up little by little until he reached second place.
It lasted until 15 laps, when Rhea overtook him and they got into a singles match between the two. The hardest hit was Bautista, who went to the asphalt 8 laps from the end and although he got on the bike and tried to continue, he had to leave. In previous appointments he was always on the podium.
Rea was already safely second, four seconds behind Razgatlioglu and had no trouble keeping it, as he had a good gap over Britain’s ALEX LOWES and SCOTT REDDING, who were battling for third place.
In the end, Razgatlioglu triumphed, and returned to enter the fight for the world championship, and Ria adds important points that bring him closer to Batista by only sixteen years, who is still the leader of the general classification. EFE
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