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WorldSBK Portimao Race 2 Results | Rea back in hunt after Razgatlioglu crash

Jonathan Rea wins final WorldSBK race of the day at Portimao to claw back significant ground in title fight after issue forces Toprak Razgatlioglu to fall

Jonathan Rea - Kawasaki


The meandering 2021 WorldSBK Championship title fight delivered another unexpected twist after Toprak Razgatlioglu suffered a dramatic high-speed crash out of race two in Portimao, allowing Jonathan Rea to recover a chunk of points lost this weekend.

Rea marched to a much-needed victory with an aggressive surge up the order from tenth on the grid, the Kawasaki man determined to get one over on Razgatlioglu after crashing out of both Race 1 and the Superpole Race from the lead.

This time, however, it was Razgatlioglu to suffer the drama after suffering an almost identical accident to that of Rea in Race 1, the Turk coming down over the crest coming into the long right-hand final bend.

However, while Rea’s fall was rider error, replays appear to show a front fender snapping off the Yamaha R1, which in turn snaps the chain, prior to the fall leaving him with no chance to recover it.

From 20 points to 45 to 49 and down to 24 again, Razgatlioglu and Rea will take their contracting 2021 WorldSBK title battle to pastures new next time out at the Mandalika Circuit in Indonesia next time out.

Redding completed a brace of second place finishes for Ducati, while Loris Baz achieved the same in third place, the Frenchman starring in only his second outing aboard the Go Eleven Ducati.

However, his achievement was not without some controversy after a collision with Alvaro Bautista on the penultimate lap forced the Honda rider to crash. The Spaniard ran wide into Turn 5, allowing Baz up the inside, the pair meeting on the apex to result in contact.

Andrea Locatelli battled with the leaders initially before eventually fading to fourth, ahead of Garrett Gerloff, who landed his best result since Donington Park in fifth place.

Pole man and Superpole Race winner Michael van der Mark couldn’t maintain his form in dry conditions but picked up good points for BMW in sixth place, followed by Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Leon Haslam, Axel Bassani and Eugene Laverty.

2021 WorldSBK Portimao | Race 2 RESULTS

2021 WorldSBK Portimao | Race 2 RESULTS | Round 11 / 13
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasakI ZX-10RR19 Laps
2Scott ReddingGBRAruba Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+5.425
3Loris BazFRATeam GoElevenDucati Panigale V4 R+8.905
4Andrea LocatelliITAPata Yamaha by BRIXXYamaha YZF-R1+12.289
5Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha WorldSBKYamaha YZF-R1+13.956
6Michael van der MarkNEDBMW Motorrad WorldSBKBMW M1000RR+15,289
7Michael Ruben RinaldiESPAruba Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R+20.639
8Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R+20.933
9Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R+26.031
10Eugene LavertyGBRBMW Motorrad WorldSBKBMW M1000RR+26.276
11Leandro MercadoESPMIE RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R+31.493
12Isaac VinalesESPOrelac VerdNatura RacingKawasakI ZX-10RR+41.117
13Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha WorldSBKYamaha YZF-R1+42.583
14Christophe PonssonFRAGil MotorsportYamaha YZF-R1+48.074
15Jonas FolgerGERBonovo MGM ActionBMW M1000RR+51.009
16Samuele CavalieriESPBarni Racing TeamDucati Panigale V4 R+57.467
DNFAlvaro BautistaESPTeam HRC HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R 
DNFGabriele RuiuITAB-Max Racing TeamBMW M1000RR 
DNFToprak RazgatliogluTURPata Yamaha by BRIXXYamaha YZF-R1 
DNFTito RabatESPKawasaki Puccetti RacingKawasakI ZX-10RR 
DNFLachlan EpisAUSTPR Team Pedercini RacingKawasakI ZX-10RR 
DNFLoris CressonBELTPR Team Pedercini RacingKawasakI ZX-10RR 
DNSAlex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasakI ZX-10RR