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WorldSBK Magny-Cours Race 2 Results | Rampant Razgatlioglu ticks off hat-trick

Toprak Razgatlioglu disarms Jonathan Rea in all three WorldSBK races at Magny-Cours to complete the first hat-trick of his young career

Toprak Razgatlioglu - Pata Yamaha R1


Toprak Razgatlioglu gave Jonathan Rea more reasons to fear his stunning run of WorldSBK Championship titles will come to an end in 2021 after defeating his decorated counterpart in a straight fight for victory in all three races at Magny-Cours.

Completing the first hat-trick of his WorldSBK career - in so doing extending a streak of four wins - Razgtalioglu simply needed to stick to the script in all three races, capitalising on his sheer strength under braking to repel any creative attack from Rea.

Indeed, though Rea would get ahead twice - including one particularly robust pass at Nurburgring on lap nine, Razgatlioglu would keep dominating his Kawasaki rival under hard braking into the Adelaide hairpin to consistently slip up on the inside of the ZX-10RR.

Breaking away in the closing stages, Razgatlioglu came into the weekend level on points with Rea, but leaves France now 13 points ahead with five rounds remaining.

Completing the podium was Aruba.it Ducati rider Scott Redding, marking a positive end to an otherwise satisfying weekend that has nonetheless dealt a blow to his burgeoning title hopes.

Andrea Locatelli made it 11 top four results in a row on the second of the Pata Yamahas, holding off Chaz Davies, who again recorded his best finish of a race weekend in the third and final outing on the Go Eleven Ducati.

Alvaro Bautista collected a top six finish for Honda - at the expense of team-mate Leon Haslam, who crashed out at Nurburgring - while Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Michael van der Mark - who survived a bizarre and almost nasty straight-line impact with Locatelli - Garrett Gerloff and Tom Sykes completed the top ten.

With attrition limited to just Haslam and Alex Lowes - who for the second time of the weekend crashed out of third place - Axel Bassani, Tito Rabat, Christophe Ponsson, Lucas Mahias and Kohta Nozane pick up the final points of the weekend.

2021 WorldSBK Magny-Cours, France | Race 2 RESULTS

2021 WorldSBK Magny-Cours, France | Race 2 RESULTS | Round 8 / 13
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPata Yamaha by BRIXXYamaha YZF-R121 Laps
2Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasakI ZX-10RR+2.908
3Scott ReddingGBRAruba Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+8.406
4Andrea LocatelliITAPata Yamaha by BRIXXYamaha YZF-R1+10.329
5Chaz DaviesGBRTeam GoElevenDucati Panigale V4 R+10.734
6Alvaro BautistaESPTeam HRC HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R+11.467
7Michael Ruben RinaldiESPAruba Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+13.901
8Michael van der MarkNEDBMW Motorrad WorldSBKBMW M1000RR+15.640
9Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha WorldSBKYamaha YZF-R1+16.254
10Tom SykesGBRBMW Motorrad WorldSBKBMW M1000RR+20.911
11Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R+39.410
12Christophe PonssonFRAGil MotorsportYamaha YZF-R1+42.808
13Lucas MahiasFRAPuccetti KawasakiKawasakI ZX-10RR+43.057
14Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha WorldSBKYamaha YZF-R1+44.106
15Tito RabatESPBarni Racing TeamDucati Panigale V4 R+48.202
16Jonas FolgerGERBonovo MGM ActionBMW M1000RR+49.557
17Leandro MercadoESPMIE RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+51.981
18Loris CressonBELTPR Team Pedercini RacingKawasakI ZX-10RR+1m >
DNFLeon HaslamGBRTeam HRC HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R 
DNFAlex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasakI ZX-10RR 
DNSIsaac VinalesESPOrelac VerdNatura RacingKawasakI ZX-10RR

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