WorldSBK Most Superpole Race Results | Razgatlioglu reels in Rea with victory

Yamaha's Toprak Razgatlioglu notches up his second WorldSBK win of the weekend in Most to reduce Jonathan Rea's lead margin to just seven points

Toprak Razgatlioglu, Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes

Toprak Razgatlioglu has reduced Jonathan Rea’s advantage at the head of the 2021 WorldSBK Championship standings with victory in the Superpole Race at Most.

After making significant in-roads into his rival’s lead with victory in race one, Razgatlioglu doubled up in Sunday’s 10 lap sprint as Rea once again buckled under the pressure being heaped on by the Yamaha rider.

Indeed, Rea came into the day reeling in the wake of an uncharacteristically error-strewn performance in Race 1 that led to two crashes and an eventual DNF.

Despite this, he was a match for Razgatlioglu around the Czech circuit but after losing the lead to the Turk on the run down to the first turn, struggled to get into a position to make a pass for the lead.

However, with three laps remaining Rea got his braking into turn one wrong and was forced to take to the escape road, allowing Razgatlioglu the breathing distance he needed to reel off his fifth win of the year.

Though Rea rejoined in second place, the loss of momentum allowed Scott Redding - whose victory hopes were dashed by a slow start - to pounce on the penultimate lap, leaving Rea in third position. With one race remaining this weekend, Rea now leads Razgatlioglu in the overall standings by seven points.

Andrea Locatelli followed in a lonely fourth place, ahead of a busy chasing pack led by BMW’s Tom Sykes, the 2013 WorldSBK Champion fending off Garrett Gerloff, Alex Lowes and Axel Bassani, with Alvaro Bautista in ninth as the final point scorer.

2021 WorldSBK Most, CZE | Superpole Race RESULTS

2021 WorldSBK Most, CZE | Superpole Race RESULTS | Round 6 / 13
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPata Yamaha by BRIXXYamaha YZF-R110 Laps
2Scott ReddingGBRAruba Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+0.496
3Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasakI ZX-10RR+1.384
4Andrea LocatelliITAPata Yamaha by BRIXXYamaha YZF-R1+5.764
5Tom SykesGBRBMW Motorrad WorldSBKBMW M1000RR+8.694
6Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha WorldSBKYamaha YZF-R1+9.306
7Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasakI ZX-10RR+10.152
8Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R+11.216
9Alvaro BautistaESPTeam HRC HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R+11.514
10Michael Ruben RinaldiESPAruba Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+12.344
11Michael van der MarkNEDBMW Motorrad WorldSBKBMW M1000RR+12.518
12Marvin FritzGERIXS-YARTYamaha YZF-R1+14.342
13Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R+15.591
14Chaz DaviesGBRTeam GoElevenDucati Panigale V4 R+22.917
15Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha WorldSBKYamaha YZF-R1+24.924
16Christophe PonssonFRAAlstare YamahaYamaha YZF-R1+30.155
17Isaac VinalesESPOrelac Racing VerdNatura KawasakI ZX-10RR+30.249
17Jonas FolgerGERBonovo MGM ActionBMW M1000RR+30.804
19Loris CressonBELTPR Team Pedercini RacingKawasakI ZX-10RR+37.768
20Jayson UribeUSATPR Team Pedercini RacingKawasakI ZX-10RR+52.907
DNFTito RabatESPBarni Racing TeamDucati Panigale V4 R 
DNFAlessandro DelbiancoITAMIE RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R